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.
NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITIESTHE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES (CMU)WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2018APPLICATION: LINKThe 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.SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDSWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: DECEMBER 19, 2017The Scholastic Writing and Art Award submission is now open! Students must register at the following LINK Please print 2 (two) copies of the completed submission form and obtain required signatures. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Silvestri (Writing) or Ms. Brought (Artwork).THE POETRY OUT LOUD / SHAKESPEARE COMPETITIONSWHERE: HERSHEY THEATERWHEN: JANUARY 18, 2018WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSCOST: FREEHershey’s Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition will be held a bit early in January this coming year. This competition, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Participants should begin making their selections at the following LINK. Those interested in planning and volunteering for the event's annual tea should see Mrs. Silvestri in Room 132.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 LINK* * *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 !!
Do you hope be a great scientist or doctor?
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: 11/17/17 , Copyrighted 2017 - 2018 School Year