EWHS Enrichment Opportunities

UNC Catalyst Conference - The UNC Catalyst Conference brings a selected group of 100 high school students from across North Carolina to UNC-CH for a weekend-long exploration of social justice issues affecting both America and the larger world.  Through leadership and personal development sessions, the aim is to empower participants so they can serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities.  This year's conference will take place from Friday, February17 to Sunday, February 19.  For more information go to: https://unccatalyst.wordpress.com/ 

SOPHOMORES - 10th graders interested in applying to North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics are invited to attend a presentation by one of the admissions counselors from NCSSM.  If interested, please see MDugan in Student Services before Monday, November 7, 2016.

NC STATE COLLEGE OF DESIGN - NC State offers workshops through their College of Design. October and November workshops include:
High School Architecture Workshop - Abstraction as a Creative Process...in this workshop, students will practice the creative process of abstraction by gaining inspiration from real-world works of architecture to create and build physical models of abstracted structures.  Through creative thinking, sketching, and model building, students will gain an understanding of howto move from pure imitation to generating a structure that is both novel and original. Oct 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.//$75
High School Graphic Design Workshop - Mapping the Mind...dive into the design process and learn about some of the creative and critical thinking tools Graphic Designers use when brainstorming and developing their ideas.  Participants will practice mind mapping and ideation techniques and apply these skills to create a design-thinking booklet to serve as a resource for future design projects.  Oct 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.//$75
High School Fibers Workshop, Nov 5.  
Middle School Animation Workshop, Nov. 12. 
Contact the NC State University College of Design.
Design Explorations Camp, June 12-16, 2017 - Design Explorations Camp is a day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders focused on introducing students to design thinking through a series of hands-on design challenges that explore a range of design disciplines.  Studio activities are designed to stimulate creativity and strengthen students' creative problem solving and visual literacy.
Design Foundations Camp, June 10-14, 2017 - Design Foundations Camp is an intermediate day camp for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  Camp participants are introduced to the design process through a series of interdisciplinary projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design focused on design fundamentals and the application of design in the real world.
Design Immersions Camp, June 25-July 1 or July 23-29, 2017 - Design Immersions Camp is an overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th graders.  Camp participants work with camp faculty o projects in the following design disciplines: architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design.  In addition to studio projects students participate in other activities all aimed at stimulating their creativity, strengthening their thinking, deepening their understanding of the design field, and preparing them for college and beyond.
Design Lab Summer Studios Program is a series of discipline-specific art and design pre-college programs for high school students.  Each studio is one week long and will include a variety of projects, small group critiques, and final project presentations.  Additionally, instructors may plan field trips. invite guests to share their work and participate in reviews. There are 2 Summer Studios, Session A, June 12-16; Session B, July 10-14, 2017.

SOPHOMORES - HOBY LEADERSHIP TRAINING - Sophomores interested in applying to represent Eastern Wayne High School at the HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Leadership Training) seminar should see mdugan in Student Services for additional information.  Every spring, nearly 10,000 students across the country join one of the 70 State Leadership Seminars and return to their community inspired and focused on making a difference in the lives of others.   All meals, lodging, and training materials for the 3-4 day seminar are included in the registration fee.  Additional information can be found at HOBY.org or call 818-851-3980 X400.  Only one student in the sophomore class will be invited to attend this seminar.  The seminar date and locations for North Carolina are currently to be determined.

NCSSM - NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS - NCSSM  is the nation's first public residential high school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math.  Criteria for admission into this highly competitive school includes: legal residency in NC; interest in science, math, and technology as shown by participation in clubs, competitions, supplemental programs, and other related activities; leadership positions; above-average grades in freshman and sophomore classes; enrollment in accelerated and challenging courses; strong evaluations from teachers and counselor; SAT test results; and NCSSM math test.  Applications are due January 15, 2017. Additional information may be obtained at Admissons@ncssm.edu, clayton@ncssm.edu, thomas@ncssm.edu, hudson@ncssm.edu; or newbauer@ncssm.edu.  The electronic application for admission is available via: www.ncssm.edu.  See mdguan in Student Services for additional information.

SERVICE ACADEMY DAY - Congressman G. K. Butterfield is hosting a Service Academy Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.  The location is The Centre at Halifax Community College..  For more information contact: Congressmen Butterfield's Durham Office at 919-908-0164.   Representatives from each of the academies (US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy) will provide detailed information on each academy's programs and admissions process.  Out service academies offer an excellent four year education a well as an opportunity to serve our country.  Each academy provides a bachelor's degree and graduates automatically enter their chosen branch of the military as an officer.  In exchange for signing up for 5 years of active duty, while attend the academy, students receive free tuition, free room and board, free books, and free medical and dental insurance.   

TEEN COURT VOLUNTEERS - Teen Court is a diversion program designed for youth offenders who have no prior criminal record, and are still enrolled in school.  Youth make restitution for their offense through community service, jury duty, and educational opportunities.  If you are between the ages of 14-18, you can serve as a teen volunteer.  After completion of training, student volunteers can serve  any number of positions, such as Prosecuting Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, Jurors, Bailiffs, and Clerk of Court.  Teen Court is held every 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 until 8:00 pm in a courtroom on the second floor of the Wayne County Courthouse.  To get involved, contact Communities in Schools at 919.735.1432 or email teencourt2@ciswayne.org.  Applications are also available in Student Services.
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