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    Rau for Art Scholarship Competition

    Eligibility

    To qualify for participation in the Competition, you must meet the following Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany or St. Charles Parish (public, private, or home-school equivalent)
    • You DO NOT have to be enrolled in an art class
    • Your entry must be your original work created during your high school career
    • You can only submit ONE work to the Competition, created ONLY by you
    • You must follow the Accepted Media requirements
    • Your entry must demonstrate adherence to the competition’s theme

    Scholarships

    • 1st Place – $7,500 (with option to study in Italy) plus $500 to your school’s art department
    • 2nd Place – $3,000
    • 3rd Place – $1,500

    Only one entry is accepted per student, although there is no limit to the number of students allowed to participate from each high school.

    Online Registration Deadline:

    Friday, January 12, 2018, Register Here!

     

     

     

    The Fire Free Speech Essay Contest

    High school juniors and seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, student must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.

    1 $10,000 first prize

    1 $5,000 second prize

    3 $1,000 runner-up prizes

    4 $500 additional prizes will be awarded

    Deadline to enter is December 31, 2017, enter HERE.

     

     

    The Princeton Review is offering free ACT Practice tests online and also at the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Public Library. Please see the link below for dates and to register.

    2018 U.S. Senate Youth Application

    The Department and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 United States Senate Youth Program. Two outstanding students from Louisiana will be selected to spend a week in Washington, D.C. in March of 2018, and will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Hearst Foundation.
    High school juniors or seniors who hold elected or appointed offices in school or community groups should see their counselor regarding this opportunity!
     
     
     

    NEW CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION REQUIREMENT!!!

    Louisiana requires public school students graduating spring 2018 and beyond to take one of the following steps as part of their Individual Graduation Plan:

    1. Complete the FAFSA; or

    2. Complete the Louisiana TOPS form; or

    3. A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: non-participation LEA form/Letter); or

    4. Receive a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.



    For information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please see the link below:

    Reporting Parent Info on FAFSA

     

     



    FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Seniors must sign the transcript request form to have final transcripts sent to the college of choice. Forms are available in the main office.

     

    TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

    Forms are available in the main office for students to request copies of their transcripts.

    Fees: $2.00 per copy mail out

    ALERT: ALL SENIORS/JUNIORS MUST HAVE A CONSENT FORM IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Student transcripts will not be submitted to the state if this form has not been signed and turned in to the guidance counselors. Please check with your counselor to make sure your information has been received. Colleges can NOT access your transcripts once you apply if consent has not been given. Please don't delay in turning in your consent!