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Weekly School Announcements

The announcements on this page are school-wide announcements, not counseling specific.  If you wish to place an announcement in this bulletin, you need to email Mrs. Brenda Hamilton - bhamilton@forsyth.k12.ga.us with all the pertinent information no later than Tuesday at noon.


Announcements will be posted weekly on Wednesdays.
 
 
They are updated each week.
August 9, 2013 - 8.9.2013 Click here for announcements
September 5, 2013 - 9.5.2013 Click here for announcements                         
September 13, 2013 - 9.13.2013 Click here for announcements
September 19, 2013 - 9.19.2013 Click here for announcements

Opportunities for Students -
Converse College Junior Scholars Program - Female junior students who are interested in attending Converse College in South Carolina can see their counselor for a possible nomination for this program.  Counselors must submit nominations for interested students no later than April 1, 2014. 


Rising Juniors and Rising Seniors Opportunity at Furman University - Furman University Summer Scholars Program - Summer 2014 - Gives you an opportunity to learn the way Furman Students do - through collaboration with their peers and professors both in and outside the classroom.  Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more.  Application deadline is April 15, 2014 - One week session is $1200; Two week session is $2200.  They are July 6-12 and July 13-19.  Go online for more information:  www.furman.edu/admission


United States Military Academy: WEST POINT - Outstanding Juniors should start their applications right away.  Go to www.apply.usma.edu for more information.  You can also get more information at www.discover.usma.edu/guide


University System of Georgia - Virtual College Fair - Students have the opportunity to chat live with representatives from different colleges around the state of Georgia.  Lots of information will be given.  Excellent way to communicate with schools from the comfort of your own home!
Virtual College Fair Flyer 2014

Valdosta State University 2014 V-State Experience - VSU is hosting a program at Buford Community Center on Jan 30 @ 6:30pm.  Inviting all students and parents to a reception to explore all that VSU has to offer.  Representatives will be on hand to discuss academic programs, student affairs, admissions, financial aid, housing, athletics, and more.  Event registration and details are on the VSU website. 


Career Scope measures aptitude and interests. Anyone who is undecided about their future may consider utilizing the Career Scope information assessment. It is offered for free through Lanier Technical College. Student will need to set aside 1 and ½ hours to take the assessment and go over results with a career specialist. Please contact Deanna Orza at
dorza@laniertech.edu for an appointment.
Any student interested in the United States Naval Academy can attend the November 25 meeting at Crawford Media Building in Druid Hills. See the attached flyer. US Naval Academy Information Session FLYER - November 25.

Gap Year Fair
- Will be held at Pace Academy on Wednesday, February 19 (966 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327) from 6:00 - 8:30pm, with the presentation from 6:00 - 6:30pm. Dynamy Internship Year and Thinking Beyond Borders, in collaboration with local supporters are spreading the word about the growing array of opportunities for personal growth through experiential education. More and more students are finding that post secondary gap year programs enhance their traditional academic experience and lead them to a clearer direction and motivation for college studies and/or a career path. This event will include a presentation from The Center for Interim Programs, a leading consulting organization that is committed to serving the needs and interests of young adults, parents, and fellow professionals as they explore their own exciting next steps in life's education. You can find out more about Dynamy Internship online at www.internshipyear.org or for more upcoming gap year fairs visit www.usagapyearfairs.org.