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Duchess Kate: Kate in Eponine London for XLP Mentoring …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the mentoring programme of the XLP1 (eXcel Project) at London Wall this afternoon.
In March last year the Duke and Duchess visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall2 and, clearly impressed by what they learned about the charity, decided they wanted to see another side of its work supporting vulnerable young people.
XLP works to create positive futures for young people from inner London boroughs and has been operating its XL-Mentoring programme since 2008. The programme is focused on at-risk young people who are facing exclusion from school, risk involvement in gangs and other anti-social behaviour.
The young people taking part are referred to the project by their schools, pupil referral units, youth services and the police. They are then matched with a mentor who commits to providing two hours face-to-face time each week for a minimum of twelve months.
Mentors are drawn from the local community.

They receive training and supervision from an experienced full-time co-ordinator, who manages up to twenty-five active relationships by supporting the mentors, mentees and families through the process. The results of the programme speak for themselves: over ninety per cent of beneficiaries have either remained in school or returned to school and are doing well after twelve months with a mentor.
The charity’s website shares a number of stories3 from young people who have benefited from availing of the programme and having a mentor in their lives.
Kate chatting with XLP founder Patrick Regan OBE.
William and Kate met mentors and mentees who discussed their experiences of the programme and how it has helped them.
Mentoring coordinators from around the country who have completed their training shared their reasons for wanting to help and how rewarding it has been for them thus far.

Among the topics discussed at the event were prison, homelessness, gun and knife crime.

The goal is to expand the project within London and to share expertise by operating a free training programme. Over a hundred organisations have already taken part in the two-day course for co-ordinators who are trained to run programmes and to train, in turn, their own mentors.
More from the Daily Express:4

The Duke of Cambridge put his hand up and grinned when a charity official asked if anyone in an audience of young people and youth mentors had heard of the show, which features a team restoring and customising old cars.

He and Kate heard how a former police riot van turned into a recording studio by the youth charity XLP had starred on the show in 2008.

The royal couple saw it last year on a visit to the charity in Gypsy Hill, south London.

When charity workers offered him and Kate a couple of gifts, a picture and a record made by an inspirational young woman who had overcome clinical depression and an eating disorder , William joked: “Do we get the van? I want the van.”

A lovely shot of the couple.
Kate debuted a new label today – Kensington-based bespoke firm Eponine London5. Kate’s red and white skirt suit is from the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection6.

The top features a boat neck and three-quarter sleeves while the skirt is A-line It’s a beautiful outfit and I love the silhouette, the lines, and the gingham pattern. Eponine shared news the suit retails for 1200. It’s very much a fresh Spring look reminiscent of Jackie O.

and perfect for a day time engagement.
The womenswear brand is inspired by the elegant lines of the fifties and sixties. Founded by designer Jet Shenkman, Eponine was born from her passion for clothes with a unique, relaxed silhouette. Jet s years of styling experience have equipped her with an expert eye for precision and an innate understanding of the female form.

Every garment is designed and made in London for women who seek out individuality and who desire to be both chic and contemporary. Below, three retro styles from the current collection.
There’s a lovely article in The Telegraph7 about the owner of the brand.

Oh my goodness, it s unbelievably nice, Shenkman told The Telegraph of how it feels to have Duchess championing her label.

The mother-of-four – whose design studio is in her Kensington home – said it remains a mystery how Kate discovered her. But within hours of pictures of the Duchess emerging wearing Eponine, her small firm was inundated with emails and sales enquiries.

I have never experienced anything like this! she added.

A mother of four, Shenkman s studio is in her family home – giving an air of intimacy she thinks her clients like. It can be a distraction from time to time, but I really enjoy it and am incredibly lucky to have a very supportive family who don’t mind loads of women traipsing through the house, she says of her children, who helped choose the name of her business after their favourite character in Les Miserables.’


The Duchess wore her black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps8.

Described as “sophisticated and elegant” they retail for $670 at My Theresa9.
Kate accessorised with her elegant Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings10.
Kate carried her Muse clutch again today.
You can watch a video from the engagement at ITN Source11.There’s a cute moment when Patrick Regan is giving a talk and compliments Kate, “you look absolutely wonderful this afternoon”. Check out William’s and Rebecca’s smiles when he says it. 🙂
Also today, Kensington Palace announced Kate will open the new East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices charity shop in Holt, Norfolk next Friday, 18 March. The new shop will form part of EACH’s portfolio of 21 charity retail outlets, and will play an important role in raising funds for the organisation, which largely relies on voluntary donations.

The Duchess, who has been Patron of EACH since 2012, will be taken on a tour of the shop and will meet staff. The shop is located quite close to Anmer Hall. The Palace also announced unexpectedly, Prince William will be attending the St.

Patrick’s Day parade and present sprigs of shamrock solo on 17 March. This is very surprising news as it has become something of a tradition for Kate to attend each year, and has been a longstanding tradition for a female member of the British Royal Family to do so. It is not known why Kate is not attending, however Richard Palmer tweeted “It was suggested to me that they wanted to get away from the expectation she’d do it every year.”.

We’ll see you on Monday for the Commonwealth service.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂

References

  1. ^ XLP (www.xlp.org.uk)
  2. ^ visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall (hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com)
  3. ^ shares a number of stories (www.xlp.org.uk)
  4. ^ Daily Express: (www.express.co.uk)
  5. ^ Eponine London (www.eponinelondon.com)
  6. ^ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection (www.eponinelondon.com)
  7. ^ The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk)
  8. ^ Gianvito Rossi pumps (bit.ly)
  9. ^ at My Theresa (bit.ly)
  10. ^ Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings (kiki.co.uk)
  11. ^ at ITN Source (itnsourcenews.com)

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 10, 2016

MS = middle school, HS = high school

To download a PDF version of our 2015 2016 calendar, please click here1.

Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar2

March

Thurs 10 Tonight: Freshman and Sophomore Parent and Student Information Session – Life After TSA – 6:30pm Sun 13 Daylight Savings Time Begins – clocks turned ahead 1 hour Sun 13 Screening of Most Likely to Succeed at Crossroads Academy at 4:oopm. Please see Community Events below for more information Mon 14 TSA Middle School Circus Interim Begins Wed 16 1:00pm Dismissal starts again for all Wednesdays – for the rest of the school year Fri 18 TSA Middle School 2nd Trimester Ends Mon 21 TSA HS Junior Exhibition Presentations Thurs 24 TSA Cafe Night at HS – 6:30 pm Fri 25 No School TSA HS Only – Teacher In-service Fri 25 The TSA MS Circus The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Sat 26 The TSA MS Circus The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00.

Mon 28 No School TSA MS Only – Teacher In-service Tues 29 Face-to-Face, Heart-to-Heart, with featured speaker: Author Jo Knowles, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Weds 30 TSA One Act public performance, 7:00 pm Please see Upcoming Events below for more information


TONIGHT: TSA Information Session for Freshman and Sophomore students and parents.
Join us for this free workshop: Preparing for College and Life After TSA , on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 pm.

  • How can I help my student prepare for life after high school?
  • Should my student be participating in special courses at TSA or outside of TSA in order to prepare for life after high school?
  • What does TSA do to encourage my student to think about life after TSA?

This one hour workshop will answer these questions and more. Join us! For more information, contact Ellen Bagnato, Director of College and Career Advising, at: EBagnato@SharonAcademy.net


Junior Exhibition Presentations: Monday, March 21.
All Juniors are required to complete a multi-faceted project, called Exhibition, through which students execute in-depth research into a topic about which they are passionate. Our Juniors have spent the past year researching their topics, and on Monday, they will present their findings to the school. Exhibition assessment is based both on a written component (8 12 pages) and on an oral presentation (20 25 minutes) and includes face-to-face feedback and evaluation from a jury of teachers.

Successful completion of the Exhibition requires students to work independently, develop a thesis, think creatively, research complex topics, synthesize information from a variety of sources, and present confidently to an audience of faculty and peers. For more information, please contact Maria Piasecki at: mpiasecki@sharonacademy.net3

TSA s Cafe Night and Dinner, Thursday, March 24th: Dinner from 5:30-6:30, show starts at 6:30pm. Come join us in Moore Hall at the High School for our March Cafe Night and Dinner on March 24th!

Alumni parent, Toni Hover will be serving a delicious dinner by donation to raise money for the Seniors Graduation Book Project. Come eat, perform and enjoy! See you here at the TSA High School.

For more information, please contact Kate Sensenich at ksensenich@sharonacademy.net4

The Circus is Coming: Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th: The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus is back for another two performances filled with family-friendly, rollicking good fun! For the tenth consecutive year, TSA middle school students will be performing their hilarious, student-created circus that consistently draws huge crowds. Both performances will be held at The Sharon Academy High School:
Friday, March 25th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, March 26th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00 pm.

$3 admission.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Fun for the whole family.

Author Jo Knowles speaks at TSA, Tuesday, March 29th: On Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm, The Sharon Academy High School will be hosting a free event for parents, students, teachers and community members! For the first TSA FACE-TO-FACE, HEART-TO-HEART Speaker Night of the year, we have invited Jo Knowles, acclaimed author of six novels, including Living With Jackie Chan, See You At Harry s, Pearl, Jumping Off Swings, and Lessons from a Dead Girl.

During this event, Jo will be discussing her newest book, Read Between the Lines, as well as the power that literature has in giving a voice to adolescents and the struggles they face. We will follow her talk with a panel discussion that will include students, parents, and TSA staff. Please bring your parents, children, and neighbors for a night of stimulating and important conversations. Location: TSA High School, Moore Hall. For more information, please contact Kate Sensenich at: ksensenich@sharonacademy.net5

TSA One-Act Public Performance One Night Only!

Wednesday, March 30th, at 7:00 PM. A TSA tradition is to invite the public to come see our entry in this year s one-act festival and discuss the show with the cast afterwards. This year we re sharing the play Betweenity by Lindsay Price, a quirky creative look at those awkward pauses that exist in the spaces between . It s got comedy, drama, and perhaps even a message! Come enjoy the beauty of what happens when creative, intelligent students exercise their imaginations under the leadership of a patient, experienced, and respected student director, Robin Chadwell. Cast members include freshman Claire Jenisch, sophomores Joseph Campbell, and Kian Kaufmann, juniors Alex Binzen, Tray Fisk, Harvey Kelly, and seniors Clara Young, Otis Hudnut, Lucia Gagliardone, Izzy Byrne, and Quinn Thomashow. There is no admission charged, although in the interest of transparency, we ll probably put the hat out.

Going to festivals does cost money! (doesn t everything?!)

Great news from AVA Gallery and the Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition! Seniors Maie Kimball and Izzy Byrne placed first in printmaking and painting, respectively. This is a huge accomplishment for our TSA artists! More than 150 works of art by students representing 17 high schools are being exhibited at AVA through March 11. Congratulations Maie and Izzy!


Thank you to all that contributed to the effort to help dig a well for Fred Tubula, his family and his village.
Fred, our beloved exchange student from last year, lives in a rural area of Kenya where they lack close clean water.

But, thanks to the efforts of the TSA community and and an array of extended friends and family we have raised over $4,000 which will pay to drill a well. We could be looking as soon as April to complete this project. We will keep you posted with the progress. But, in the mean time: Thank you!

Thank you! Thank you!


Please see the TSA Athletics Section below for some spectacular statewide honors and local appreciations garnered by our students.


Thank you to all of our parent and student volunteers
(too numerous to mention here) that helped out with putting together our most successful TSA Arts Day ever! We estimate we had over 150 attendees (at least 50 more than we have ever previously hosted). People of all ages came from: Strafford, Sharon, Tunbridge, Hartland, Randolph, Stockbridge, Enfield, Hanover, Norwich, Lyme, Chelsea, Bethel, Lebanon, and Thetford. Thank you all attendees and volunteers!

Congratulations to the TSA Middle School Climbing team. They concluded their season this past Saturday 3/5/16.

The top three teams from Rutland and the top three teams from Quechee came together for the State Comp, TSA placed 5th overall. Great Job Climbers! To see photos of the team, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonAcademy/

Congratulations to Eleanor Frost! Eleanor Frost received Honorable Mention for her contributions and participation in ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Affairs Council) at Dartmouth Model UN s 11th annual conference February 26-28th. Eleanor represented France as one of 38 students discussing ways to support Least Developed Countries (LDCs). This recognition placed Eleanor among the top delegates in her committee. Great job, Eleanor!

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TSA now has an Instagram account!
This is being managed by TSA Alum, Jennifer Sensenich.

She is looking for photos of TSA events including spring sports, any art projects, fun goings on in advisory or electives, what kids are doing on lunch breaks for fun, extracurricular activities, past trips, etc. What she wants to see is fun and exciting things that wouldn t be seen otherwise. Think of TSA s Instagram as a way to document what TSA is and what it means to you.

If you have photos, please send them to Jennifer at insta@sharonacademy.net7 and please give context as to where it was taken and what is happening in the photo. Keep in mind that we will use photos at our discretion.


Lily Crowley ( 17) is in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the semester.
Since Hungary closed it borders last fall, Slovenia has become the crossing point for Syrian refugees from Croatia to Austria and onto Germany. Some refugees will stay in Slovenia and Lily has been in touch with the philanthropic organization, Slovenska Filantropija, an organization her mother has worked with. There is a need now for help, not just at the camps, but with the refugees who are being welcomed to stay in Slovenia. Lily will be working in this capacity at the Ljubljana center.

Some people from home have asked about donations. Slovenska Filantropija has said that baby bottles and underwear are needed. If you d like to donate these things or send a donation to Lily, who will buy the things here and bring them to the center, the address is: Lily Crowley c/o Tour A.S. d.o.o.

Mala Ulica 8, SI Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia. Or you can send things directly to Slovenska Filantropia Poljanska Cesta 12 Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia. You can also reach Lily via email at: lcrowley@sharonacademy.

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Calvin Prize Essay Contest for Vermont Youth:
For writers aged 19 years and younger currently living or attending school in the State of Vermont. The first place prize of $1500 and the runner-up prize of $500 are awarded for the article, essay or poem under 800 words that best answers the prompt of this year s prize: What are the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship? Application deadline is May 27, 2016. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog/2016-calvin-prize-for-vermont-youth/9


Paid Internship Opportunity for Foster Youth:
Foster Club All-Star Application open until March 9. There is an opportunity for a young person from Vermont to be selected for the internship.

This is for a young person who has great leadership potential and is looking for an awesome summer experience. Foster Club is now accepting applications for the 2016 All-Star Internship. As a Foster Club All-Star Intern, youth receive leadership training, help improve outcomes for foster youth transitioning out of care, educate peers and field professionals, and change public perceptions about foster youth. Apply by March 9. For more information: https://www.fosterclub.com/_allstars/article/about-all-stars10

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Phoenix Sports


Don t forget to get your TSA Sports Booster Club Local Business Savings Card!
Get your card from Cynthia at the TSA High School, or Catherine at the Middle School, or contact Kim Knoerlein at: kdk13vt@hushmail.com


Congratulations to Jay Knoerlein 16,
who was voted by the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association as one of the top seniors in Vermont Division III and Division IV Varsity Boys basketball.

Jay will be playing in the VBCA Senior All Star Game, this Saturday, March 12th at Windsor High School at 1:00. Please come and show your support.


Congratulations to the following Central Vermont League selections for basketball:

Mallory Lloyd 17, 1st Team CVL, Varsity Girls Basketball
Jay Knoerlein 16, 1st Team CVL, Varsity Boys Basketball
Harvey Kelley 17, Honorable Mention, Varsity Boys Basketball


Thank you to Chris Gish 16 and Jordan Stevens 16 for doing such a great job managing the Varsity basketball teams this winter.


Thank you to Cal Hale 18
for keep statistics for the Varsity Boys team, as well as making player announcements for the home games. Thanks also to Laurel Mendelsohn 16 for singing the National Anthem so wonderfully during our home games.


Congratulations to Chris Gish 16 for winning the prestigious honor of the Vermont Indoor Track Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Chris was selected as the top track athlete in the entire state of Vermont for the winter season! This is an incredible achievement.

You can get even more TSA Phoenix Sports News and Pictures on the TSA Athletics Booster Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tsaboosterclub12

You can also check out pictures of Phoenix Sports events at: https://tsaphoenix.shutterfly.com/#13 it does require a Shutterfly Registration but it is Free!


Middle School News

Troy Wunderle of Big Top Adventures will arrive early this coming Monday morning, March 14th, to unpack a large truck filled with circus props and equipment.

During the following two weeks, Troy will mentor students through the creation of an hour-long show that will be performed in the high school gym on Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th. Academics will continue on a part time basis until March 18th. From then onward school days will be devoted entirely to circus preparation.

Please closely watch your email and the weekly newsletter to learn how you can help and to keep abreast of important scheduling information. Please also note that on Monday, March 28th the middle school (only) will not have school. This is our circus recovery day.

Student Early Birds Needed: We need at least six student volunteers to arrive at school by 7:10 on Monday morning, March 14th, to help Troy unload his circus equipment.

Students who participate will receive an hour of community service for their efforts. (No need to tell us ahead of time just show up at 7:10.)

Reminder to MS Students: Bring in a box to store your circus costumes!

Parent volunteers needed to help with the TSA MS Circus sign up here:
TSA Circus Volunteer Spreadsheet14


The Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) visited our middle school science class again this past Monday.
Through a series of hands-on wind, solar, and hydro stations, students tested variables and collected data, in order to answer basic questions about a method of electrical generation. For example, at the wind station one group of students tested the effect of turbine blade angle on voltage produced. The kids seemed to really enjoy it!

To see photos from the visit, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonAcademy/15

Middle School Dance:

  • Date: Friday, April 1st,
  • Time: 6:30 9:30pm
  • Location: The Middle School
  • Admission: $1 or a donation for the food shelf.

Summer Opportunity for MS Girls: Dirt Divas is a one-week summer day camp that helps girls cultivate confidence, courage and leadership through outdoor adventure. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice mountain bike skills and bicycle mechanics, as well as games, swimming and self-defense. It s a safe, supportive, girl-centered atmosphere that emphasizes leadership, team-building and healthy body image with lots of fun woven in!

A place where girls are encouraged to build strong bodies and minds in the beautiful Vermont outdoors. For more information, please visit vtworksforwomen.org/dirtdivas16 or contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net17.

Summer Opportunity for MS Girls: Rosie s Girls is a Trades & STEM exploration program for middle school girls! Rosie s Girls is a one-week summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, connection and expanded possibilities as they explore hands-on STEM- and trades-related activities.

Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice the skills of carpenters and engineers as they invent, design and build cooperative projects. It s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment and emphasizes friendship, teamwork and healthy body image with tons of fun woven in! A place where girls can get their hands dirty, take positive risks and try something new.

For more information, please visit vtworksforwomen.org/rosiesgirls/18 or contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net19.

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High School News

TSA High School Students Go to Poetry Out Loud Finals! Over 5000 students set out in pursuit of the state championship in Vermont in the Poetry Out Loud program, requiring each pilgrim to memorize and recite two poems from a list of over 800. Today, only ten remain, and one of them is TAITE CLARK! Yesterday, Taite earned a slot in the finals, which will be taped next week at the studios of Vermont Public Television. We ll pass on the airing date as soon as we know it. You can check out Taite s two poems by going to the Poetry Out Loud website, and looking for the poem Very Large Moth by Craig Arnold, and Request for Toy Piano by Tony Hoagland.

Also attending the semi-finals was Kaelan Heston, this year s TSA runner-up, and local participants Hailey Swett and Meadow McGalliard. The girls were challenged to see who could name the highest number of finalists correctly, and first prize went to Kaelan, who named all five from our region. And for perspective, what schools were among those represented at the semi-finals?

Harwood, Montpelier, Rice, Spaulding, St. Johnsbury, Mt. Mansfield, South Burlington, Burlington, and Milton! Congratulations, Taite!!


Junior Exhibition Presentation D
ate: Monday, March 21. We have changed the date of this all-school event to take place on Monday, March 21st, so that students are not presenting the day after we Spring Forward . Please contact Maria Piasecki with any questions or concerns regarding this change to the school calendar. For more information, please contact Maria Piasecki at:
mpiasecki@sharonacademy.net21


Summer Driver Education Begins June 13th; 9:30 to 11:30.
Driver Education classes will be offered this summer beginning the day after the High School Graduation.

This class will be open to TSA students only until April 8th (the Friday before break). After that date it will be open to students from other schools. If you want to take this class, be sure to send your application to Janice asap along with a check of $100 made out to TSA to hold the class.

Applications can be found at yankeedrivingschool.com; any questions please call Gabriella. 802 558 28972223

Summer Biology for High School Students at Duke University. Duke University is pleased to offer more Biology classes than ever this summer! For summer 2016, you can earn credit at Duke while learning about such hot topics in Biology as:

(1) Humans and the Environment;
(2) Truths and Lies about Genetically Modified Organisms;
(3) Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms;
(4) The 3-D Genome and Human Disease;
(5) Microbes and the World Around Us.

Visit Duke Daytime Courses to learn about all Duke credit-bearing courses offered through Summer College for High School students.

For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students24

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Community Service Opportunities

TSA now has an active community service page on Facebook. Like the page to be notified about current community service events and opportunities:
https://www. facebook.com/SharonAcademyCSC?

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Have a community service opportunity that you wish to notify people about?Email communityservice@ sharonacademy.net26 with the information and we will let our staff and students know about the opportunity.

Students: Want to fill out our Community Service online form? Click here27


Community service Opportunity at the Montshire Museum.
The Montshire is looking for volunteers to help them clean up after their annual auction. On Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:30 pm -12:00 am, 4 6 people are needed to help the Montshire to clean up after their auction.

On Saturday, May 7, from 8:00 am 10:00 am, 4 6 people are needed to help put exhibits back in place and do light cleaning. For more information: Call Burke Cunningham at 802-649-2200 x240 or email burke.cunningham@montshire.org


PathStone National Farmworker Jobs Program
provides Past/Present Agricultural Workers Free Training in either agriculture or a field of your choice. Call 877-764-4109 to get more information. For more information, please contact James Cooper at 877-764-4109 or visit www.PathStone.org28

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Scholarships and College Info

For previously posted scholarship information, check out the TSA web site at: Scholarships30


Scholarship for residents of Barnard, Pomfret, Royalton and Sharon:
The Community Club of East Barnard is pleased to announce that Luna Moore Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the Broad Brook watershed and plan to further their education.

Annual scholarship grants will be $500 each with no more than three grants being given in one year. Recipients will be chosen based on scholarship, character and financial need. To apply, applicants should send a letter which explains future education plans and thoroughly describes his/her academic records and achievements, community involvement and financial need. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2016. Please send your letter of application to Paige Gibbs, 828 Walker Hill Rd, South Royalton, VT 05068.
For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net31


Scholarship for Pittsfield Residents!
The purpose of the 2016 Sherburne Women s Club Community Service Award is to recognize a Killington/Pittsfield-resident high school senior, who demonstrates impressive service and volunteer work during his or her time in high school.

The primary selection criterion for this award will be community service. A single $1000 award will be granted. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2016. Please see Ellen Bagnato for an application and selection criteria, or email her at: ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Scholarship for Students Pursuing a Career in the Health Professions:
Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary, an organization of 140 members dedicated to support the Gifford community, offers scholarships for qualified area students attending college in pursuit of a career in a health profession. The amount of this award varies.

To be considered a student must: demonstrate financial need, pursue a higher education program in a health profession and be a resident of either Barnard, Bethel, Braintree, Brookfield, CHelsea, Granville, Hancock, Northfield, Pittsfield, Randolph, Rochester, Roxbury, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, Williamstown or Woodstock. To apply fill out the application and attach a brief essay explaining your overall educational and professional goals and two letters of reference from a non-family member. Application deadline is May 12, 2016. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Vermont College Fair, April 5th.
Guidance counselors from across the state have organized a series of college fairs for high school students and their families to attend. Attendees will be able to meet with college and university representatives to ask questions and gather other valuable information. Norwich University is proud to host this year s Central Vermont Fair held on: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9:30 11:30a.m in Kreitzberg Arena. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Canadian College Fair in Hanover, April 5; 6:30 8:30.
Hanover High will be hosting a college fair on on April 5 from 6:30-8:30.

All of the colleges in attendance will be Canadian colleges. The event is free. This is a great opportunity to learn more about attending college.

Keep in mind that most Canadian colleges are more affordable then colleges in the United States. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Free College and Career Planning Workshop:
Now in its 15th year, College Pathways offers free workshops to help guide juniors and sophomores and their parents wherever they are in the college planning process. Whether students are just beginning to explore their path after high school or highly motivated to figure out their college options, they ll find info they need on

  • applying to college, the step-by-step process
  • tips for applying to highly selective institutions
  • writing an essay that stands out
  • strategies for the SAT & ACT tests
  • the college search: factors to consider & tools to use
  • college costs & financial aid
  • playing intercollegiate sports
  • and more!

New this year: What I wish I had known: student panelists give perspectives on what worked (and what didn t!), plus the challenges, successes, and surprises of their first year.

Students and parents can choose from three dates and locations:
Saturday, March 19, St.

Michael s College (9:30 am 2:45 pm)
Saturday, April 2, Castleton University (9:30 am 2:00 pm)
Monday evening, April 4, Lyndon State College (with the NEK College Fair)

Workshop details and registration at: www.vsac.org/CollegePathways32

Summer Programs at Champlain College: Wondering how you will spend your summer?Champlain college has a fantastic line-up of summer programs available to high school students. From Digital Forensics and Cyber Security to Social Entrepreneurship for Young Women to Young Writers, Gaming Academy as well as Art & Design Portfolio Building. These programs are considered pre-college programs and allow participating students to live on campus while learning exciting new skills with professionals and interesting peers.

For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.champlain.edu/ prospective-students/future- undergraduate-students/pre- college-summer-programs?utm_ source=CounselorEmail&utm_ medium=email&utm_content= Attention+poster&utm_campaign= summer16.3334

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 10, 2016

Community Events

Most Likely to Succeed , A Provocative Look at the Future of Education, Sunday, March 13th at 4 PM. Film Screening at Crossroads Academy, at the Bancroft Campus Center, 95 Dartmouth College Highway, Lyme NH. One of the most compelling films ever done on the topic of school, directed by Greg Whiteley, one of America s top documentarians.

Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and continued on to be selected by numerous exceptional film festivals and has been the opening night feature at top education conferences. Visit www.mltsfilm.org36 for more information and to view the trailer. Panel discussion following film featuring educators and administrators from some of the best schools in the Upper Valley, including Michael Livingston from The Sharon Academy. Children s film and babysitting available for children 3 and up at $10/child, $20/family in the library, provided by Crossroads middle school students. Sponsored by the Crossroads Parents Association.


Teen night at Artistree: Free Open Mic, Pizza Party, Live Music!

Friday, March 11, 2016; 5 to 9pm. Paint the Gallery Walls, 5 to 7pm. Open Mic hosted by Coquette, 7-9pm. Acoustic Set by Coquette.

Pizza & Refreshements! FREE and open to all Teens! For more information, please contact Florence Tolbert at ftolbert@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.artistreevt.org/teen-open-mic.html37


Youth Activism Summit Youth Power!

April 30-May 1; 9am-6pm. Join us for the 2016 Youth Activism Summit April 30-May 1st. Come to workshops, create art together, have fun, meet other awesome young folks, and sharpen your understanding of how your talents can make change in the world! The Youth Activism Summit will take place at Montpelier High School as part of the Vermont People s Convention and Just Transition Assembly.

The People s Convention will feature a broad diversity of grassroots groups working for social and environmental justice. The Youth Activism Summit and the People s Convention will work together to offer participants rich opportunities to collaborate with one another and build a more abundant intergenerational movement for justice! We re looking forward to workshops on: Racial Justice, Sustainability, Direct Action, Climate Justice, Gender and Sexuality, Bike Mechanics, Poetry, Silk Screening, Self-Defense and lots more!

We re also pumped for a night time variety show, bring your acts! For more information, please contact Erik at youthactivism2016@gmail.com or visit http://www.vermontpeoplesconvention.org3839


Do you want to be in School of Rock ?
Northern Stage in collaboration with Tuck s Rock Dojo presents the currently running Broadway musical: School of Rock. They are looking for youth musicians to play at the musician pit and youth actors to bring this rocking story to life
– If you love the empowering story of School of Rock
– If you are free in the month of July this summer
– If you are between the age of 12-18
– If you want to be part of an amazing team lead by professionals
– If you want to push your performance/musical skills to the next level
– If you want to rock out on the state-of-art stage of the Barrette Center for the Arts
– If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 10, 2016

Classifieds

Seeking a small bookcase or table: TSA is searching for a small bookcase or table to place in a bathroom. If you have one that is not being used, please let Christa know.

For more information, please contact Christa Wurm at cwurm@sharonacademy.net40

Tom Diamond s mother has decided to stop driving and her little-old-lady-who-drove-it-to-church-on-Sundays car. And now it is for sale. Seriously, it s a 2009 Mazda 3 4-door sedan with only 27.5k miles. That s NOT a typo, a 2009 with 27.5 thousand miles.

The body is solid, no bad dents, not speck of rust, but it does a have a few minor dings. A perfect first car for a teenager or second family car. It has many years of service left.

We re asking $5,000 (firm, it s more than worth it) because are hoping for a quick sale. It s in Massachusetts but Tom can bring it up if you re interested. Contact Tom Diamond at tdiamond@sharonacademy.net if you have any questions.

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Ramaphosa reiterates govt's plan for food security

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Ramaphosa reiterates govt s plan for food security

An inter-governmental technical working group was set up two years ago to develop the plan.

FILE: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

Cyril Ramaphosa,drought,worst drought in decades

Local Politics

CAPE TOWN Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa s defended the government s work on developing a plan for national food security.12

An inter-governmental technical working group was set up two years ago to develop the plan. The inputs received from a range of stakeholders have been incorporated into a draft plan; further consultations will be conducted with provincial government as well as key stakeholders prior to the finalisation to the plan.

This work is critical, particularly in the light of the current drought in our country that is having a severe impact on food.

Ramaphosa s responding to questions3 in the National Council of Provinces.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)



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