“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Field Trip

Girls in grades 9-12 are invited to a day of engineering fun! “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” will take place on Friday, February 23rd from 9 am-1:30 pm at Elizabethtown College. Students will learn about several engineering fields through hands-on activities facilitated by members of Elizabethtown’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. They will also participate in an admission information session and campus tour.

This is a fantastic opportunity for girls interested in learning more about a career in Engineering. Space is limited. Field trip permission slips are available in the Counseling and Gifted Offices. Please return completed forms to the Counseling Office by February 9th.

Penn Manor Education Foundation (PMEF) Scholarship Workshop Sessions

Each year, the Penn Manor Education Foundation (PMEF) awards over 70 different scholarships to graduating Penn Manor High School seniors, with total awards in excess of $120,000. The application period runs from January until March 13th, 2024.

Applicants should have their current high school transcript, resume, and essay ready to complete the general application form. The essay prompt is as follows:

So many life experiences guide and shape your perspectives and inspire your decision-making processes. In a one-page or less essay, discuss how the following have impacted the choices you have made in pursuing your desired career path:

           –Your participation in school, community, and/or faith-based activities

           –Your personal and/or family struggles

           –Your natural abilities and strengths

We will be offering Scholarship Workshop Sessions to assist you with the process of applying for PMEF Scholarships on January 31st, February 28th, and March 13th during Flex Day 3 in the Counseling Office Career Center. The registration form can be found here (you will need to be logged into your Penn Manor account) and is also posted in the Senior Google Classroom.

SEARCH Academy Free Virtual Healthcare Training

SEARCH Academy is a virtual career exploration program for high school students interested in healthcare.  It is offered by the Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Its goal is to help students identify and pursue career paths in healthcare.  

SEARCH Academy will be hosting the following training sessions free of charge during the month of February from 6:30-8:30 pm:

Thursday, February 1, 2024: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Training  

Thursday, February 8, 2024: Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse

Thursday, February 15, 2024: Medical Imaging 

Interested students can apply online here. All presentations include hands-on activities. Parent/guardian permission is required to receive materials.

Sight & Sound Theatres “Shadow Day” for High School Students

Are you interested in the arts and live theatre? Have you ever wondered what the behind the scenes process looks like for a production? Sight & Sound Theatres will be hosting a “Shadow Day” for students in grades 9-12 to experience a “day-in-the-life” of their Show Operations teams on Friday, February 16th from 10 am – 3 pm. 

This event will take place as they prepare for their 2024 premiere of DANIEL, creating an opportunity for students to observe many teams working together to create a show. Throughout the day, they will have people from different Show Operation departments speak to the group of students, provide information, and answer any questions they may have. 

Students will need to apply individually and provide their own transportation. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The application can be found here and is also available in the Counseling Office. Students should email their completed application to Leilani Torres at leilani.torres@sight-sound.com.

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

Looking for an exciting summer program that will look great on a college application? Boston University Summer Term is offering five exciting programs for high school students. Here is a brief overview of their programs:

High School Honors is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2024.

RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week non-credit residential or commuter program, open to domestic students. The program provides students with the unique opportunity to conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty member. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2024.

Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week non-credit residential or commuter program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic. This summer they are offering four AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; Creative Writing; and Business (new for summer 2024). All four tracks combine classroom work with hands-on experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2024.

Summer Challenge is a two-week non-credit residential program in which students take two seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2024.

Summer Preview is a one-week non-credit residential or commuter program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2024.

More information about these wonderful opportunities as well as how to apply can be found here.

Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program

Interested in a career in medicine, health, or biomedical science? The Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program will be held at Lebanon Valley College from July 22-27, 2024. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to register. 

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of disciplines such as molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, immunology, physiology and other medical sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, nursing and biomedical laboratory research.

The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional!

The registration portal for the camp is now open and can be found here. Space is limited, so it is recommended for students to submit their registration as soon as possible to secure a slot. 

All Star Code Summer Intensive 2024

All Star Code’s Summer Intensive 2024 program stands as a beacon of opportunity and advancement for young men of color in high school. This free-of-charge transformative program offers a unique and empowering journey into the world of technology.

Whether choosing the immersive 3-week sprint or the comprehensive 6-week marathon, participants will embark on an educational computer science adventure that combines rigorous coding instruction with essential professional development.

The curriculum is designed not only to teach coding but to inspire innovation, cultivate leadership skills, and foster a strong sense of community. At All Star Code, they are committed to equipping their students with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving tech industry, preparing them to become the next generation of diverse tech leaders.

The application and more information can be found here. The application window opens January 15, 2024. 

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Webinars

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is offering the following webinars in January to help students and families prepare for higher education.

Borrowing for Education – Which Loan is Right for Me?  

Thursday 1/11/24 at 6:30 pm and Thursday 1/25/24 at 12 pm

I’ve found the schools I’d like to attend. After filing the FAFSA and State Grant Form, applying for scholarships, researching higher education costs and calculating the funding gap, I see that education loans are a necessity, but where do I go from here?  What loan programs are available?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types?  Join Suzanne Sparrow and Daniel Wray of PHEAA for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option. Suzanne and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.

Deep Dive into Credit Related to Education Funding

Tuesday 1/9/24 at 12 pm and Tuesday 1/23/24 at 6:30 pm

For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs.  Join Dan Wray and Suzanne Sparrow of PHEAA for a 1 hour webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit, how to maintain or improve ratings, and comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.

Register Here