Reminder that there is no school on Monday October 3rd and October 4th in observance of Rosh Hashanah, school will re-open on Wednesday October 5th.
A ribbon cutting for the new HARBOR/SWIFT program will take place on Wednesday October 5th at 6PM.
I am proud to announce that the Big Blue pride was loud and clear last week as we were the winner in the AMP 103.3 contest. More details to follow shortly.
On Friday October 7th, the Big Blue Football team will be taking on Salem High School at 7:00 PM under the lights at Blocksidge Field. We have had lights donated by people/organizations in both communities and this game will raise money for cancer awareness. Aside from some great football, at the game pink commemorative t shirts will be on sale for $10.00, and fans will have the opportunity to buy a football shaped card to write in honor of someone and put on the Wall of Hope which will be displayed at the HS. Shirts will also be on sale at the high school during lunch on Wednesday , Thursday and Friday (for HS students and staff) as well as after school - 2:30pm to 3:15pm (for HS students, staff and the community) on those days. All money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Thank you all so much for your help and support for this great cause and Lets make Blocksidge Field a sea of pink! GO BLUE!
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Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Program (Evanston, Illinois) Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. NMSC, a not-for-profi t organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. -moreCaution: Using numbers of Semifinalists to compare high schools, educational systems, or states will result in erroneous conclusions. The National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The program does not measure the quality or effectiveness of education within a school, system, or state. For more information about the competition, please visit NMSC’s website at www.nationalmerit.org. NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, Illinois 60201-4897 (847) 866-5100 Contact: Eileen Artemakis or Matthew Budreau Phone: (847) 866-5100 Public Information E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nationalmerit.org Add one Semifi nalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program Steps in the 2017 Competition About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalists academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. National Merit Scholarships Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2017. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit® $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 230 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 190 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 323,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title