Brandeis University – Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine
Brandeis University’s Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine will be held June 24-June 30, 2018. At the Summit, students will discuss how health and medicine are rapidly evolving with leaders in the field, participate in cutting-edge simulations, and work in dynamic small teams to develop their own solutions to complex medical challenges.
Caddo Magnet High School can nominate up to five outstanding students to attend the 2018 Summit. To qualify, you must be a current sophomore or junior, be interested in a career in the medical field, rank in the top 5% of your class, and demonstrate strong academic performance in challenging course work. If you are interested in being nominated for the Summit, submit a one-page essay describing why you should be chosen as a nominee. Ensure your name and email address is listed at the top of your essay. Essays are due to Mrs. Britt, Junior Counselor, by Tuesday, January 23.
For more information on the Summit, go to: http://www.brandeis.edu/youthsummit/medicine/index.html
*Costs are associated with the program but financial need scholarships are available through Brandeis University. A detailed fundraising guide will also be provided.
AHEC’s A Day with Doctors deadline has been extended to January 16! Eligible students must submit:
- a completed application
- current transcript (3.0 or better)
- personal essay explaining why you would like to participate in the program
For more information contact the Counseling Department at CMHS.
The Day with the Doctors program is open to eleventh and twelfth grade students with at least a 3.0 GPA. The program gives students the opportunity to spend a day at the LSU Health Shreveport or New Orleans or Tulane School of Medicine campuses. Students learn about medical problems, work with specimens and microscopic slides, practice basic life support techniques, explore the anatomy and/or pathology labs, interact with medical students and faculty, and receive medical school admissions information and more. The program deadline to apply is
November 14th. The Day with the Doctors program is held once a year in January.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 36th Annual Open House on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The theme is One World, One Health. Open House is an opportunity for everyone in the family to discover the fantastic world of veterinary medicine and the latest developments in animal health care, welfare and biomedical research. A self-guided tour will take visitors through the Veterinary Medicine Building, where students, faculty and staff will provide information and exhibits on veterinary medicine and biomedical science. In addition, the anatomy laboratory, intensive care units, surgery suites and radiology suites will be featured on the tour, along with other areas of the veterinary hospital.
Sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT received their paper score reports through their English classes last week. According to CollegeBoard, freshmen who took the PSAT/9 may not receive their paper score reports until as late as mid-January. There are two ways freshmen can receive their PSAT/9 scores:
- Wait on the paper score reports that CMHS will receive
- Log in or create an account on College Board and view their scores
- If the student provided a valid email at the time of testing, they should have received an email stating how they can login to view their scores—check spam or junk mailboxes.
If you run into problems, you can contact CollegeBoard at the following number and they should be able to guide you through the login process: 866-433-7728
CARSON SCHOLARS FUND
The Carson Scholars Fund recognizes students in grades 9 – 11 who earn the highest level of academic achievement and who also display strong humanitarian qualities. The scholarship winners will be designated as “Carson Scholars” and will receive a $1,000 scholarship award to be held in trust until he/she is accepted to a four year college or university (for a bachelor’s degree program) in the United States. Winners are also honored at a regional banquet where they receive a medal and certificate of accomplishment.
In order to qualify, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale in the combined academic subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language. Students must also be involved in community service activities.
Caddo Magnet High School can nominate one student to compete for the scholarship. If you believe you meet the qualifications listed above and would like to be considered as a nominee, please put together a list of the community service activities you are involved in and submit to Mrs. Britt in the Counselor’s Complex by Monday, December 18.
Congressional Essay Contest
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) in cooperation with the Washington Workshops Foundations is pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to high school juniors and seniors. Winners of the essay contest receive an all expenses paid trip to the Congressional Seminar in Washington, DC, June 23-29, 2018.
- 7 days in the nation’s capital
- Guest speakers on the legislative branch, federal government, and the media
- Meet US Senators and Representatives
- Visit the National Mall, Mount Vernon, The Pentagon, and the memorials and monuments of Washington, DC
- Campus housing at a DC area university
- Exposure to future career exploration
- Breakfast and dinner each day of the seminar
- Chartered motor coach transportation in and around the Washington, DC area
Applications and Essays are due December 1, 2017 (postmarked) to:
NSCDA Congressional Essay Chair
820 Slattery Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71104
Essay information/requirements are attached. The fillable application can be found at http://nscda.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-NSCDA-application-fillable-10-4.pdf.
Additional information on the contest can be found at http://nscda.org/student-resources/congressional-essay-contest/.
NSCDA Congressional Essay Contest