Amazing Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

Students in Grades 9-12

The Norfolk State University School of Business is working with 19 local school divisions in the Hampton Roads area to provide students with college scholarships and cash awards, regardless of whether they apply and enroll at Norfolk State. Students in grades nine through twelve will compete and will have the chance to walk away with one of the three scholarships and cash prizes available.

The winners will receive scholarships and cash prizes as follows:

1st Place: $10,000 — $8,000 scholarship and $2,000 cash

2nd Place: $3,000 — $2,000 scholarship and $1,000 cash

3rd Place: $1,500 — $1,000 scholarship and $500 cash

Winners will be announced in May 2019.

The goals of the competition are to provide early intervention by preparing students for college and the labor market; awareness by alerting students about the importance of communication skills; and motivation by provoking, stimulating or persuading students to express themselves through quality communication.

This competition requires both written and oral communication skills using the topic of Robotics and its Future Impact on Humanity. Each of the 19 school divisions will choose a single winner and that student’s essay will be forwarded. Norfolk State will then choose finalists from the 19, who will compete until first, second and third place winners are chosen by judges in the final round to be held at Norfolk State University.

 Guidelines for the written essay:

  • Maximum total number of pages: 7
  • Font: Times New Roman 12 pt.
  • Line spacing: single
  • Structure:
    • First page: Business Communication Competition, Sponsor: Norfolk State University, Date: …, Name of the candidate, Name the candidate’s high school, Title: Robotics: Future Impact on Humanity, Theme: (candidate’s unique theme (two or three key words).
    • Second page: Abstract: (Maximum 500 words). This is to provide the reader with a clear idea about the main points argued and the approach taken.
    • Pages three thru seven • Background: Review this topic by citing multiple sources (Academic, government sources, mass media, etc. …)
    • Discussion: Explore this topic from your own point of view to present your arguments, reasoning, persuasion, assessment, etc. …

Timeline:

  • Students submit essay to their school’s ELA Curriculum Lead by February 25, 2019.

Warhill: Katie Maclauchlan

Lafayette: Valerie Smith

Jamestown: Liz Wilder

  • Each school will rate essays according to the rubric and rank order their student submissions.
  • A larger committee will then review the ranked essays from each school and select one student essay to move forward in representation of the School Division.
  • This individual’s essay will be submitted to The Norfolk State University School of Business NLT March 1, 2019.
  • Presentations are not due until students are notified.
  • Presentation Guidelines:
    • PowerPoint presentation (maximum number of slides: 5)
    • Discuss and do NOT read the slides as is
    • Presentation time: 15 minutes
    • Candidate: 10 minutes
    • Q&A: 5 minutes

 

EVALUATION

The written essay and the oral presentation will be evaluated according to the following rubric:

Criteria Very Good Good Poor
Composition Skills (Weight: 45%) Near perfect spelling, punctuation, and sentence skills: 100%

 

Minor flaws in spelling, or punctuation, or sentence skills: 80% Major flaws in spelling, or punctuation, or sentence skills: 60%
Objectives of the Essay (Weight: 15%) Accomplishes all objectives of the essay: 100% Approaches accomplishing all objectives of the essay: 80%

 

Minimally accomplishes all objectives of the essay: 60%

 

Presentation (Weight: 40%) Near perfect speech, organization, and delivery: 100% Minor flaws in speech, or organization, or delivery: 80% Major flaws in speech, or organization, or delivery: 60%

 

 

Announcements for February 8, 2019

Spring parking permits should be displayed NOW! Security will be checking for permits starting this week. See Mrs. Deal in room 206 to get yours TODAY!

Good morning, Students! Thanks for tuning in to our CTE Department’s Trivia Questions this week.  We hope you have learned a little about our Career and Technical Education Department and that you will sign up for a class in one of our Business Department, Technology Department, Engineering Department or Marketing Dept Classes in the Fall!  Our final Trivia Question for the week is:

 Which CTE teacher is the advisor for TSA?

If you know the answer, visit the school store to get your free treat!!!

 

Announcements for February 7, 2019

The SCA is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a Valentine’s dance this year – Cupid’s Arrow – on Saturday, February 9th, from 8 – 11.  Tickets are 10.00 and will include desserts and karaoke.  All proceeds will be donated to the Exceptional Eagles.  Tickets will be on sale during lunches from February 4th to February 8th. See you there.

Spring parking permits should be displayed NOW! Security will be checking for permits starting this week. See Mrs. Deal in room 206 to get yours TODAY!

Students: Are you ready for the Trivia Question from our CTE Department Contest? The question is this:

Which CTE Department gives students opportunities to participate in the SNAME Boat Design Competition? If you know the answer, go to the School Store today to collect your free treat! Stay tuned for One more Trivia Question tomorrow!

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The SCA is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a Valentine’s dance this year – Cupid’s Arrow – on Saturday, February 9th, from 8 – 11.  Tickets are 10.00 and will include desserts and karaoke.  All proceeds will be donated to the Exceptional Eagles.  Tickets will be on sale during lunches from February 4th to February 8th. See you there.

Spring parking permits should be displayed NOW! Security will be checking for permits starting this week. See Mrs. Deal in room 206 to get yours TODAY!

Students:  Today’s CTE Department Trivia question is this: One of the Workplace Readiness Skills which are taught in all of our CTE Classes is Showing Initiative.  If you can define this word correctly, visit the store sometime today during its open hours to pick up your free treat. Stay tuned to our next Trivia question tomorrow!

This week is Counselor’s week–when you see a Counselor, let them know you appreciate all they do.

The MTSS committee would like to congratulate our Students and Employees of the Month.

For October 2018, Lauren Crume and Brendan Berry

For November 2018, Lily Sines and Sara Acitelli

For December 2018, Campbell Burden and Peter Pritchard

For January 2019, Samuel Dezanni and Lee Williams

For February 2019, Audrey Lerz and Steve Turner

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