Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York

ACE is an afterschool program for high school students who are interested in a career in architecture, construction management, or engineering. For the application and more information, click on

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Internship at a Museum

Here is an opportunity for a high school student to get an internship at the Btooklyn Museum.
Click here for more information.

Richmond County American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program

The Richmond County American Legion will be conducting its 73rd Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program on Saturday, December 5th at St. John’s University in the Kelleher Center on the 2nd Floor.
The program will begin promptly at 10:00 AM

The Oratorical Contest began in Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935 in a state wide competition and went National in 1938. The contest was developed primarily to instill a better knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States in high school students. Other objectives include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Another purpose of the program is to assist students in paying the high cost of a college education. The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides the scholarship money for the program. The first place winner takes home $18,000 and the next two finishers receive $16,000 and $14,000.

Click here for the RULES.

Richmond County American Legion will award the following prizes for the county winner:

1st Place = $300 Savings Bond

2nd Place = $200 Savings Bond

3rd Place = $100 Savings Bond

If you have any students interested, please contact the Richmond County Oratorical Chairman so that we can get more information to you. The program Chairman contact info is:

Danny Venezia, Richmond County Oratorical Chairman
199 Lamport Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

Home Phone: 718-720-5139
Cell Phone: 917-607-4391

Auditions for Staten Island Idol

Open Auditions to all Staten Island high school students in grades 9-12 will be held at:
Hemsley Hall, 4 Arthur Kill Road, Richmondtown.

Open Auditions
One has to sing an 8-bar a cappella song
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 - 7 - 9 PM
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

By invitation only
Prepare a one minute song with piano accompaniment
Contestants must bring sheet music
October 24, 2009 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Top 10 contestants compete performing a full song with a 3 piece band (Piano, Bass, Drums)
Practice time will be arranged with top 10 contestants during the first 2 weeks of November.
The winner will be determined by LIVE AUDIENCE VOTE.
November 13, 2009 - 7 - 11 PM
Tickets are $35

For more information call 718-351-0900

Monday, September 14, 2009

Information About the ACT

What is the ACT?
The ACT test evaluates the general knowledge of high school students and the ability to do college level work.

--The multiple choice test covers for content areas: English, math, reading and science.

--The writing test measures a student's skill in planning and writing an essay.

Why take the ACT?
The ACT test is closer to the type of information covered in your high school classes.

ACT Schedule
Cost - $31 + scores to four colleges
Cost - $46 + scores to four colleges + the writing test

Test Dates Point & Click for More Information
October 24, 2009
December 12, 2009
February 6, 2010
April 10, 2010
June 12, 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's Talk About Scholarships - Seniors

Calling all S-E-N-I-O-R-S!
Now is the time to apply for scholarships.
There are scholarships for every, and I mean every
type of quality that makes you a distinctive individual.

The biggest search engine for scholarships is FastWeb.
Click here to have access to a free, comprehensive list of scholarships.

Click here to find billions of dollars worth of college scholarships.

Click here for scholarships that celebrate African American heritage.

Click here to find out information about Historic Black College Tours.

Click here for scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino heritage.

Click here for scholarships for individuals who enjoy being inventive, intuitive, artistic, and dare to show their flair.

Click here for the Ron Brown Scholarship Application.

Click here for the AAA Travel High School Challenge.

Click here for a national essay contest for high school students, the Holocaust Remembrance Project.

Click here for a tool from the College Board that will find scholarships, internships, grants and loans that match your education, talents, and background.

Click here for the Random House Inc. Creative Writing Competition for high school seniors.

Test Prep Review Site

For SAT Review: point and click on the Number image or click right here to go to, for FREE online preparation for the SAT. That's right, it is totally FREE. The key is to start and be consistent. Make a plan that you will do SAT practice for at least 1 hour a day and stick to it. Another option is to dedicate 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday to strengthen one's performance on the SAT.

For ACT, PSAT and SAT 1 and SAT 2 Review: Point and click on Test Prep Review image or click right here to go to Test Prep Review, a great FREE test preparation site. It is another site that offers a range of FREE online practice.

There are many free test preparation resources. Remember, the key is to begin and be consistent in blocking at least 1 hour each day reviewing the information for the SAT. Another option is to schedule 3 hours each Saturday and Sunday. Why? Practice will help one become familiar with the type of strategies to use and the knowledge one should master.