HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED SUPPORTWe would like to welcome you to Hershey High School's Gifted Support Services for the 2017-2018 school year. Please feel free to explore the various links at the left which provide information concerning upcoming academic events, activities and opportunities provided in our Gifted Support Program. New announcements are posted every month so check back for more opportunities.
JANUARY OPPORTUNITIESTHE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES (CMU)WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2018The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students and to encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research. Additional Governor School information may be found at the following links:
Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University: www.agsci.psu.edu/governors-school
Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University: www.lehigh.edu/pgset
Pitt University's Health Career Scholars Academy (Previously a Governors School): www.hcsa.pitt.eduTHE PENN STATE STEM SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2018Applications for Penn State’s STEM Summer Enrichment Program are now available. This is a free two-week program for high school students designed to improve their knowledge through hands on activities in a variety of STEM areas. The program will include field trips, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. The program will run from June 11 through June 22 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Participants will receive a calculator and other training materials.THE PERRY INITIATIVEWHO: ALL INTERESTED FEMALE STEM STUDENTSDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 26, 2018COST: FREEThe Perry Initiative is now seeking applicants for their Philadelphia, PA program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the February 26, 2018 application deadline. Additional information can be found on their website: www.perryinitiative.org The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/THE MARIE CURIE ACADEMYWHO: ALL FEMALE STUDENTSDEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018The Curie Academy is a one-week summer residential program for a high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on Junior and Senior girls who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Cornell University’s faculty and graduate students will lead Curie participants in classroom activities, lab sessions and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell Faculty, staff and students. Additional information may be obtained at the following LINKTHE PARADIGM CHALLENGEWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2018Participants in The Paradigm Challenge use their creativity and kindness to help save lives by generating home new ideas. The top 100 teams will win prizes ranging from $500 up to $100,000 from Project Paradigm. This year's challenge deals with wellness and health.* * *THE YEAR IN REVIEWThe Young Playwright Reading at the AllenberryJuly 2017Congratulations to Paige Beck for winning last year's Young Playwright Award. Her play was read at the new Allenberry Resort in July. So happy that the gang all showed up to support Hershey!!The Hershey Brain Buster Team2017 -2018Congratulations to Jonathan Haidet, Omer Qureshi, Jason Zaprazi and David Mailman for qualifying to be the new 2017 - 2018 Hershey Brain Buster Team.They also won their first competition this past November 4, 2017.Good luck in the coming year!Alternates are Avi Luckacher, Taylor Koda, Tuan Bui, John Zhuan.TheThe Pennsylvania School Boards Association ConferenceOctober 2017A big 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' to Kyla Blazer and Vladimir Kellachow--Derry Township's Student School Board members--for representing Derry Township in the exhibit hall at the Hershey Lodge. We had a booth to represent the National High School Memory Championships which will be held in Hershey this coming year!The33rd Annual Brossman Foundation and Ronald E. Frisbie Science Lectureship and CompetitionNovember 2017Cangratulations to Tuan Bui and Amy Wu for taking First Place in Millersville University's Brossman Science Competition.
Teams from over 20 school districts took the challenging examination covering science questions from geology, mathematics, biology, medicine, technology and other STEM fields. With questions posed by college professors from a number of departments, our Hershey High School teachers are to be commended in preparing our students for such challenges. Again, congratulation Tuan and Amy--you’ve made us Hershey proud !!The 2017 Statewide Distinguished High School StudentNovember 2017Congratulations to Paige Beck for winning this year's Distinguished High School Student. The award was presented by The Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education.The 2017 Statewide Get Smart Video CompetitionThe Voice of DemocracyCongratulations to Angie Bu for placing 2nd in the Pennsylvania Department of Health's 2017 Get Smart Video Competition. The top three winning videos will receive an award and will be published on the PA Department of Health's 'Get Smart' Youtube Channel to be enjoyed by a wider audience. Congratulations, Angie!!To see her work, check the following LINKAngie also took 2nd place in the regional Voice of Democracy essay competition.
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg's Poetry and Storytelling Festival & CompetitionJanuary 2018Congratulations to Fatima Asghar for taking 2nd place in this year's World Affairs Council's Poetry and Storytelling Competition. As part of the competition, Fatima had the opportunity to read a selection of her play, Come Spring, to the attending members. Congratulations Fatima.
Remember to look into a patient's eyes for the inspiration to try again.
An artist or writer?
It is what will give your work a heart.
It will connect you with your soul.
For all of those who fear being 'used' in this world, know that it is better to be used a little, than to be totally worthless.Prepared by Colette Silvestri, Gifted Support Teachercsilvestri@hershey.K12.pa.usPhone: 717-531-2244 X1132Website Updated: 1/16/18, Copyrighted 2017 - 2018 School Year