Black History Month Announcement:
Julian Abele was the chief designer and draftsman at Philadelphia-based Horace Trumbauer Architect, the firm responsible for creating the Duke campus we know today. Abele, also the first black architecture student at University of Pennsylvania, helped design Duke’s most well-known landmarks, such as Duke Chapel, Rubenstein Library and Wallace Wade Stadium. Despite Abele’s influence, original drawings of the campus were credited to the Horace Trumbauer firm. Abele only started signing his work after the death of the firm’s namesake founder in 1938. Duke students rediscovered Abele in 1986, sparking interest in the legacy of the talented African-American architect who received little attention for his accomplishments during his lifetime. This past December, Abele’s portrait was placed in the Gothic Reading Room in Rubenstein Library, alongside former Duke presidents and university dignitaries. “Julian Abele envisioned the physical world of Duke University,” President Richard Brodhead said in a news statement in December 2015. “It is time to ensure that his legacy is clearly known so that future generations of students and faculty can be inspired by his genius.”
Reminder that TODAY is the deadline to apply for the Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain experience in the field of television programming. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Durham Bulls season. If interested, please see Ms. Keller or Ms. Price ASAP.
The Red Cross needs more donors from younger generations to stand out and commit to building and maintaining our nation’s blood supply. You can be among them, and help change a life. See Dr. Rathbone in the cafeteria at lunch.
To all Running/Walking Club members: If you plan on joining Ms. Sims on a weekend run, please contact her before you leave today so she can have an accurate count.
Have you ever wondered how grass football fields look so good? Are you interested in a career in turf management? Then you should attend a virtual field trip by Texas A&M, held in Ms. Shelly’s room, room #209, on March 15 at 1:00 – 1:45. Email Ms. Shelly ahead of time if you are interested.
Yearbook Club will meet TODAY from 4:00 – 5:00 in Room 239. See Ms. Bridges if you have any questions.
TODAY is the day for the Middle School Dance! Friday, February 23 from 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5 and concessions will be sold.
Juniors & Seniors—Are you looking for a discount on that tuxedo or prom dress? Stop by to see Ms. Street because she has some important information that you will need to help alleviate some of the cost.
The 3-on-3 basketball tournament scheduled for Saturday, February 24 has been cancelled.
Karaoke Friday is this week with the theme “Michael Jackson vs. Bruno Mars”. Remember it is only $2 to sing and $1 to request a song.
To commemorate the last week of Black History Month, YWE would like to invite SCS students and staff to participate in our Black History Month theme week!
Friday, February 23—Traditional Culture Dress Day
Monday, February 26—Gele Day
Tuesday, February 27—Pan-African Day (Wear red, green, and black which are the Pan-African colors)
Wednesday, February 28— Historical Figure/Artist Day (Students are asked to pay tribute to their most respected African-American public figure or artist.)
Prom tickets are here!!! If you already purchased a ticket or would like to buy a ticket, please see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. Prom will be held on May 5th and tickets cost $65.
Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria.
There are many items for collection. Please check Ms. Price’s blog for the complete list. Here are a couple of featured collection items.
–Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps
–Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches
Thank you in advance for your participation!
On February 26, SCS will have a Black History Month Open Mic Poetry Slam in the cafeteria during all lunches. We are looking for all poets, singers, song writers, spoken word artists, and story tellers. This event is being sponsored by the Creative Writing Club. Anyone interested in joining the club, we meet every Tuesday until 5:00 p.m. See Mr. Lucas with any questions.
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
There are several new scholarships opportunities available. Awards range from $1000 – 20,000.
- Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship Foundation is awarding $10,000 to students with at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a 4-year college/university. Applications due by February 28.
- GSK Opportunity Scholarship is open to students of any age that have overcome or faced significant adversity. This scholarship provides up to $20,000 towards educational expenses. Applications are due March 15.
- Citrix Scholarship valued at $20,000 for all seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA planning to enroll at NCCU, Shaw University or St. Augustine University and plans to major in STEM or a computer science field.
- Achievement Scholarship for refugees and immigrants of Wake County is valued at $1000 – $4000 for 1st generation U.S. Citizens, refugees, or immigrants (documentation is not required). You must have a 2.5 GPA and be pursuing a 2 year or 4 year degree.