Westmont Hilltop Junior-Senior High School Bulletin for Wednesday, October 23, 2019
LOST AND FOUND AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Attention Students: If you are using the lost and found for sports, all sports bags and equipment must be on a shelf, if the shelves are full, they must be away from the stairs and exit doors. Thank you for your cooperation.
Westy haunted halls will be held on Saturday, October 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Any students wanting to help with decorating the halls or to work the stations, or dress up to scare should email Mrs. Sbeitan at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a good opportunity to get your service hours.
Please sign up outside of room 206 to help with the Kiwanis Halloween Party at the Grove on Sunday, October 27th. Report to the event at 1:30 pm.
If you are a senior or junior high student looking for practice with new concepts or help with your homework, the academic success center is now open! ASC is run by NHS students on Monday through Friday before school. The center is open from 7:15 to 7:50 in the stem center between the knowledge commons and the gym. We hope to see you there!
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Attention any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball this season: Tryouts for junior high girls basketball will be held on the first day of practice, Monday, November 18th, at 5:00 pm in the junior high gym. Any 7th or 8th grade girl who is interested in playing should attend. All are welcome! Any questions please contact Coach Olivia Marabito.
VARSITY SWIM TEAM
Swim Team sign-ups are located at the Athletic director's office. Please make sure that your sport physical is turned into the athletic office before the first day of practice. The informational kickoff meeting and suit order will be on October 29th. First day of swim team practice will be November 18th. Sign-ups are available to all 9-12 graders.
Tabletoppers Club: This week's gathering is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will resume our schedule in November.
MIX IT UP LUNCH
Tomorrow is Mix it Up Lunch! This is an event planned by students to encourage all students, teachers, administrators, staff….everyone to eat lunch someplace different and with someone different. We hope it will be an opportunity to meet new people and to make new friends. As you enter the cafeteria, grab a colored square of paper. After getting your lunch find a table that has been identified with that same color paper. Sit down and enjoy lunch and meet some new people.
FRA AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST
ATTENTION GRADES 7-12: The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)is announcing its 2019-2020 essay contest, which is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay. This year’s topic is “What My Vote Will Mean to Me”. Entrants must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. The grand prize is $5000.00! All entries shall be postmarked no later than December 1, 2019. Stop in the counseling office for additional information and contest rules or online at www.fra.org/essay.
OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Junior Girls: Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program. In addition to being a fun filled, learning experience, last year, the Outstanding Young Woman program awarded over $24,000 in cash scholarships and over $60,000 in tuition scholarship assistance from various colleges and universities. Any junior class girl interested in participating in this year’s OYW program can pick up an application in the Counseling Office. Also, you can print out an application on line by going to the OYW website at: www.cambriasomersetoyw.org. There will be an OYW information session and ice cream social on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1440 Scalp Avenue. Be sure to check out Cambria-Somerset OYW on Facebook. Counseling Office deadline is October 30, 2019.
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION ESSAY CONTEST
Open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school. Essay is between 500-1000 words on a topic chosen by the committee. This year’s Essay Contest title is: “Does the US Military receive the respect they deserve?” Essays must be turned into the counseling office by January 10, 2020. Additional information is available in the counseling office or online at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/. First place winner will be awarded $3500.00.
PA AMERICAN LEGION HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST
Open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania School. Consists of two parts, a memorized oration and an extemporary oration on an assigned topic. The topics can be found at www.legion.org/oratorical/topics. Applications are available in the counseling office or online at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/. Students must submit an application to a local Post for sponsorship by December 7, 2019. First prize is $7500.00.
ROBERT TRACE ESSAY CONTEST
Open to students 15-18 years of age who is a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of a Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism. Complete a 300-500 word essay on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship-What America means to me”. Winner receives $500.00. Applications are available online at http://pa-legion.com/programs/studen-programs/ or in the counseling office. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020.
Advanced placement exam commitment forms are available in the counseling office. Forms must be turned in by Tuesday, November 12, 2019.