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Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net! á
Student Council
Instructor: Ms. Jackson   
Homecoming Week – September 17 -21, 2011        Chant practice will be held during Enrichment period and class counts will be taken as well.
Monday – Twin/Triplet Day – pick a friend and the two of you try to look alike (clothes, facial features, and etc)
Tuesday - Tacky Day - everyone dresses as tacky as possible Underwear can not be worn outside of clothing
Wednesday – Nerd vs. Prep Day – dress like a nerd or a preppy student ( high water pants, nerdy glasses, suspenders, blazers, ties, and etc.)
Thursday – Decade Day – dress according to the decade your class has been given.
                                            Seniors - 50’s
                                            Juniors - 60’s
                                            Sophomores - 70’s
                                            Freshmen - 80’s
Friday – Spirit Day – everyone wears their class shirts/ Trojan colors
All activities will be done on Friday. We will run the early release schedule and at 1:00 all students will report to the football field for the following activities:
Tug –of- war (Football field) Each class will need 5 boys and 5 girls. The
                        first pull will be btwn the Seniors and Sophomores, and the second pull
                        will be btwn the Juniors and the Freshmen. Then we will have a pull btwn
                        the two losing teams for 3rd and 4th places, and the final pull will be btwn
                        the winners for 1st and 2nd places.
Obstacle Course (Football Field) Each class will need to select 6 students to participate
 in the obstacle course. 
Balloon Pop – (Gym) Each class will select 3 students to pop all of the balloons in a plastic bag. The students must pop each balloon by sitting on it. One student will need to get the balloon out of the bag. One student will
place the balloon in the seat and the last student will pop the balloon by sitting on it.
Dizzy Bat – (Gym) Each class will need 5 boys and 5 girls. The teams will line up at one end of the gym and a staff member will stand at the other end holding a baseball bat. The students will race to the bat and place their heads on the bat and spin around 10 times. After their 10th spin, the students will race back to the other end of the gym and tag their waiting teammates.
Teacher Wrap – Each class will select a teacher and 2 students. The students will wrap the teacher in Saran wrap. Once the teachers are completely wrapped up they will race to the middle of the gym and back.

Once these activities have been completed we will then move into the gym for the remaining activities and the pep rally.
Chant Competition and Pep Rally
Banners will already be hanging in the gym.
Dress Rules: In order to be counted in the participation count, the students must have on more than one article of clothing. For example, on Tacky Day they must have on at least 3 items on in order to be counted as tacky. If they have their shirt turned inside out, they are not counted. If a Clemson fan has on a Carolina hat, they are not counted and vice versa.
1.    Please remember that the school dress code is still in effect.
2.    Underwear can not be worn on the outside of clothing on Tacky Day.
3.    Hats can only be worn if the student is participating in the dress of the day.
Charleston Women in International Trade - 2013 Scholarship Application
Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) is offering two $1,500 scholarships for high school seniors accepted to colleges/universities.  Females and males who demonstrate a serious interest in pursuing a higher education degree specific to international trade or related course of study are eligible to apply.  Applicants must be a full-time resident of South Carolina and a U.S. Citizen.  Deadline for submission is January 23, 2013.  The recipients will receive the awards at CWIT’s Soiree held on April 9, 2013. 
The scholarship application and criteria are available at www.cwitsc.org
Ordenza Marketing Group Spring Award
$500- 1 award -- Deadline: March 30, 2012

be between ages 16-25
submit answers to essay questions prior to deadline date
enrolled in college in Fall of 2013
GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application location: studentscholarships.org/php
Gilbraitti Scholarship
$500 - 1 award Deadline: March 1, 2013

Be between the ages of 16-20
must attend a college or university in the Fall of 2013
must complete the application and essay by March 1st.

Application is located at wwww.mortgagebrokerslangley.ca/application.php
Davidson Fellows Scholarships
$50,000 - 20 Awaards -- Deadline: Feb 6, 2013

To be eligible for the Davidson Fellows scholarship, an applicant must:
be 18  or younger as of Sept. 29, 2013
be a US citizen
complete a significant piece of work in a submission category
be able to demonstrate the work is original

Application is fournd at www.studentscholarship.org/scholarship.php
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Graduating high school seniors may apply for one of four scholarships.  The deadline is December 20, 2012 and be found at www.rmhc.org
James F. Byrnes Scholarship
The 2013 James F. Byrnes Scholarship is available to students who have lost one or both parents and plan to seem a bachelor's degree at a 4-year college or university. The $3,250 scholarship can be renewed each year for 4-years if satisfactory requirements are met.  To qualify students must:

have one or both parents deceased
be a South Carolina resident and United States citizen
plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited 4-year college
have a satisfactory acadmeic record
have SAT/ACT scores available prior to submitting application
demonstrate excellence in character and ability
have need for fiancnial assistance

Applications must be submitted after January 2 and before February 15th.  Applications are located at www.byrnesscholars.oirg
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 2001 by the husband (Abraham) and family members of the late Janice Marie Scott (nee: Holmes) to honor her legacy as a tremendous advocate for youth and a dedicated supporter of community service within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC.  Mrs. Scott was one of the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon.  The amount of each scholarship will be $2,500.  These scholarships will be issued on a one-time basis. 


US Citizen or permanent resident of US
GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia starting at the beginning of the fall semester or quarter of 2013.
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities
Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $100,000.

See Ms. McBride By February 28, 2012 for the application forms.
The William-Gregg Scholarship
A $6,000 a year scholarship for children whose parents worked for Avondale Mills as of September 30, 2005 or for a student residing in the Gregg Park Civic Center service boundaries.  Those whose parents served 25 years or more at Avondale Mills are also eligible to apply.  If you qualify under these parameters, see Ms. McBride by January 15th for the application form!
American Legion Scholarships
For more information visit: www.legion.org/needaliftwww.legion.org/needalift
Aiken Electric Scholarships
If you have service with Aiken Electric, your student is able to apply for the three $1,000 scholarships they offer.  One is need-based and students must have a GPA between a 2.3-3.0.  One scholarship is academic related for a 4-year and one scholarship for a 2-year school.  Please come by guidance for the copy of the application.  This is open until March 1, 2013.
Ronald McDonald House US Scholarship Program
Students who are role models in their communities should apply for the scholarship at aim.applylists.net/rmhc

For more information visist www.rmhc.org

Deadline: December 20, 2012
Watson-Brown Scholarship
The 2013-2014 Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship Application is available at: www.watson-brown.org/scholarship.

February 15, 2013 is this year's scholarship deadline. The application process involves an online portion and mailed documents (transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, tax forms). Please know that the application must be submitted by February 15 and the documents must be postmarked (all together in one envelope) by February 15.
One new feature of the system is the ability for students to request and submit online letters of recommendation. This year, students may opt to mail written letters of recommendation OR request that they be sent through the application online system.
They will award 200 new scholarships!  Scholarships are $3000 or $5000 a year and are renewable for up to 4 years.  Please remember, recipients may attend any 4-year accredited non-profit college in the country.
7th Annual CNTA High School Essay Contest - 2013
$1,000 Student Scholarship + $500 School Award
Juniors/Seniors, submit an essay on one of the following topics:
  ~ The Role of Small Modular Reactors in Developing Nations
  ~ The Origin and Value of Radioisotopes
  ~ The Application of Nuclear Science and Technology in Medicine
  ~ Open to any Junior or Senior attending school in Aiken, Richmond, or Columbia
  ~ Counties in SC & GA
  ~ Open to family of a CNTA member regardless of school location

1000 – 1,500 word essay, Proper citation of sources is required, One submittal per contestant, Electronic submittals preferred (no faxes will be accepted), See additional fliers for complete Essay Contest Rules.  They are located at the bottom.

Essay Deadline February 28, 2013
Earlier Scholarships
Please note due to space availability, earlier scholarships that still are available to apply for are located at the bottom of the page in a work document.
Harry Hampton Scholarship
Students interested in natural resource disciplines such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.  Four year scholarship: $2,500 a uear.  Deadline: 1/31/2013. Apply at www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.htmlwww.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html
David M. Cline Scholarship
Students interested in natural resource disciplines including law enforement/criminal justice, wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.  One year scholarship: $2000 a uear.  Deadline: 1/31/2013. Apply at www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.htmlwww.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html
James O. Thomason Scholarship
Students interested in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications.  This scholarship requires the student to submit a topical essay (see application for information). Four year scholarship: $1,000.  Deadline is January 31, 2013.  Apply at:htmlwww.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html
Wallace F. Pate Scholarship
Students interested in natural resource disciplines such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.  One year:$1,500 a uear.  Deadline: 1/31/2013. Apply at www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.htmlwww.hamptonwildlifefund.org
Nursing Scholarships
Check out this web site for a ton of nursing scholarships --- www.nursingscholarship.us
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