Prudential Spirit of Community Award

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Attention Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors! You’ve all been making the world a better place, so lets recognize your dedication to the community. We hope you consider applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.Graphics-medallions

 

To apply you must do the following:

  • Apply online at www.nassp.org/spirit before November 4th.
  • Print a copy of your application and mail or hand deliver it to Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 4900 Augusta Avenue, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230 to the attention of Sheila Johnston, Chief Operating Officer before November 4th.

A panel of Girl Scout volunteers will review all applicants and choose one to nominate to the state level competition. You must complete both steps to the application process in order to be considered for the next level of competition.

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KaKY presents. .. College Night at Richmond Community High School

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KaKY presents…College Night at Richmond Community High School was held Thursday October 16, 2014.  We had over 15 colleges from Virginia and North Carolina in attendance.  Some colleges included: Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University, North Carolina A&T, University of Richmond, Longwood University, Bryant and Stratton and more.  We were also honored to have special guest speaker Micah “Bam Bamm” White open the event with an inspirational speech.  His encouraging words provided the youth with a real life look into the importance if making good decisions.  He also stressed the importance of the friends you may choose and how they can impact your future.   Finally, Mr. White left us with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, ” Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”. 

Yet another successful event planned by Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth.  If you wish to plan any events for your school or youth organization, contact us at kakymail@yahoo.com. 

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College Night at Richmond Community High School

I’m excited to announce comedian “Micah Bam Bamm” will be the speaker at KaKY presents College Night at Richmond Community High School.    Arrive early.  Event starts at 6pm and door prizes (gift cards, school supplies and more…) will be given out at 6:15 p.m.   Please share!

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Essay Guidelines –Master the Basics

Source:  Infinite Scholars

 Pay attention to details for a high quality essay for admissions and scholarships.

Get organized. Brainstorm to generate some good ideas and then create an outline to help you get started.

Demonstrate originality and creativity. To catch the attention of the reviewers, find a hook that will get the reader interested right away.

Show, don’t tell. For example, if you’re describing an activity you participated in, don’t describe it in general terms. Be specific! What duties did you perform? What affect did it have on your life or the lives of others?

Develop a theme that fits the school or scholarship. What sort of student is the college or the scholarship program looking for? Include elements in your essay that complement the college’s or sponsor’s expectation (without pretending to be someone you aren’t).

Turn in a professional-looking essay. Write a second draft to catch mistakes and better organize your thoughts. If possible, type and doublespace your essay. Check spelling and grammar. Also, share your essay with friends, family or teachers for another proofread.

Did you answer all the questions? Double-check that you haven’t forgotten any required information.

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