By Juan Santiago
As we all know, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the results were traumatic and devastating to the people of Puerto Rico. Many of the students that attend East high School have families there. So Chef Jeff came up with an idea to fundraise by selling Puerto Rican themed food, such as rice and beans, chicken, salad, and also flan. This was a very big hit and the East High Community ended up raising about $1300 from food sales. All of the funds were donated to the Red Cross to aid in their recovery efforts. So when Chef Jeff says “we’re changing the world, one plate at a time,” he really does mean it!
By Rosa Soto
A scholarship is an award of financial support for a student. They are based on various criteria you need to win the scholarship. Some criteria are essays or high grades, but it turns out there are way more unusual ones. Have you ever heard of a Courageous Crusaders scholarship? Or a sweet diggity dog scholarship? Or even a stuck at prom scholarship? There are other scholarships that are open to more than just essays, and here are a few.
Courageous Crusaders is a scholarship open to all high school students in 9-12th grade, given by the Courageous Persuaders Company. Each year, more than 10,000 young people, ages 16 - 25, die as a result of alcohol use. The criteria of the Courageous Persuaders is to help them make a film to dissuade high school students from underage drinking. You have to create a TV commercial about 30 seconds long targeting underage drinking and the dangers of it. This scholarship allows you to have fun and get creative, while helping the community, and possibly win a $2,000 award. If you like acting or film, this is your scholarship. To get more information regarding this scholarship visit, http://www.courageouspersuaders.com.
If you don't like writing long essays or applications then apply to the Sweet Diggity Dog scholarship. It's a one stop shop scholarships that requires one small request from you with a big award amount. The SDDS given by the company Zinch allows you to win their scholarship without doing all the extra work. All you need to do is fill out the online application and you can be one step closer to the $20,000 award the give you at the end. This scholarship is open to current high school students graduating with a minimum of a 2.0 or higher GPA. For more information on this sweet scholarship go to http://www.zinch.com/scholarships.
Are you creative? Do you have a boyfriend? Do you have a taste for fashion? If the answer is yes to these questions, then the Stuck at Prom scholarship is made just for you. The “Stuck” at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship is provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC Company. This company allows you to do a hands on project with duct tape to win the award amounts either $500, $5,000, plus money for your school. Contestants must enter as a couple, and must attend a high school. The criteria is for the couple to create an original prom attire creation and accessories out of duct tape, and other materials incorporated to make the design complete. You cannot copy or incorporate anybody else's work, or you may face disqualification. For more information regarding this sticky scholarship visit, www.stuckatprom.com.
To receive more information enter your email on each website so you can be open to their deadlines and rules. Why not apply for unusual scholarships where you can be creative? They're fun and they give out an award that can help you towards your future college. You might be the next winner.
By Aalize' Allen
Senior meetings, Senior Class Trip, Senior class pictures, Prom, Fundraising, College applications, Scholarships applications, SATs, and last but not least, being accepted into our dream college. This is quite a list of “To-Do’s” for seniors who plan on graduating and continuing onto their next chapter in life. All the while we’re definitely reminded daily that money do not grow on trees. Make your favorite events a priority and remember, the sooner the better.
Senior meetings are important so you can be involved in decisions. We will discuss topics dealing with prom, graduation, senior trip, and more. So be sure to clear your schedule and attend. We listen to the students so if no voices are heard and no ideas are given out, then do not complain if you don’t agree with what is chosen or done.
This is mandatory, just like we need oxygen to live we need money to get things going. So let’s get these gears turning and get a move on selling those coupon books.
Senior Yearbook Quote
“A Senior yearbook quote is the place to sum up your personal philosophy, your goals in life, or your time in High school, all in one place. Take advantage of this opportunity and be remembered for who you were and who you plan on becoming…”
Also there’s going to be a page included in the yearbook to dedicate to those teachers who held a special spot in your heart during your time at East High. So feel free to leave a recognition or shout out.
If you plan on applying for scholarships there are deadlines, some as early as December 31st. Please mark this down, January 18th is the deadline for Senior pictures, Baby pictures, your senior quote and/or Teacher shout-outs.
All submissions must be made by January 18th to Ms. DeHollander in room E109 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.