Opportunities

Opportunities:

 

What is the Future of Food?

Submit your application by

November 7, 2016

 

Apply at eftours.com/GlobalCitizen

 

SOLVE A GLOBAL FOOD CHALLENGE + WIN A FREE TRIP

Food excites us, brings us together, and ultimately sustains us. And yet people all over the

world struggle daily with food-related issues such as extreme hunger, obesity, limited access

to healthy food choices, and food waste. Finding sustainable solutions to food production and

consumption issues requires that we examine the role that food plays in our daily lives and

consider how our actions today impact future generations.

 

With that in mind, we want to hear your thoughts about food. Apply to become an EF Global

Citizen and, if selected, you’ll travel for free on a Global Leadership Summit tour to Europe in

July 2017. Culminating in Milan, Italy with a two-day conference addressing the Future of Food

theme, this experience will bring together Global Citizens from across the U.S. to explore how

food shapes our culture, environment, and economy.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Create a video, digital media project, or essay that addresses these questions:

1. Think about food issues you see in your own community, as well as across the globe.

Which one is most significant to you? Why do you feel strongly about it?

2. Share one idea you have for addressing this issue.

What impact will your solution have in your own community or around the world?

 

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WHAT IS THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY PROGRAM?

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s)

premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete

for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing

and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is,

My

Responsibility To America.

WHY SHOULD I ENTER?

Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level.

Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.,

Feb. 25 - March 1, 2017, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its VFW

Auxiliary and receive their portion of $153,000 in national awards, the top

scholarship being $30,000.

THE RULES

Who can enter?

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Nov. 1 deadline,

who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study

program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Although U.S.

citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or

have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been

denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by

law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of

Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are

ineligible.

What do I need to enter?

Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a

flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. When burning your CD, make sure

that “Create Audio CD” option (or similar) is selected so the program can properly

convert your sound file and burn it to CD. After it has finished, be sure to play back

your audio CD on a system other than your computer, such as a standard radio or

car CD player, to verify that the conversion/burning process was successful. You will

submit the recording, typed essay and this completed entry form. Provide these items

to your school/group competition or local VFW Post for judging. In addition you

can submit your emailed entry form, essay, and audio file to the VFW Post upon

approval. You must be the sole author of your essay. The recording must be in your

own voice and in English. Hearing/speech impaired students should email the Voice

of Democracy National Office at

kharmer@vfw.org

for special instructions. No music,

singing, poetry or sound effects are allowed. The body of the essay must not identify

you in any way, (including, but not limited to your name, school, city, state, race, or

national origin) although the recording & typed essay should be labeled with your

name, to show ownership. You may enter only one competition at one Post (if

otherwise eligible) per year. At any time during the contest, additional participant

personal information could be requested by the VFW, including but not limited.  For more information visit

www.vfw.org

 

Career Coach- Ms. Spenser is here on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays- Make an appointment with her to ask her SAT, ACT, Scholarship and college questions.

 

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors and juniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

 

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2016 Application. This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website at http://www.virginiaswe.org/#!hsv/c15b8

 

 

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016.