WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23, 2015

GUIDANCE: The Lambda Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority announces their annual scholarship competition, open to seniors, both male and female. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required. The application deadline is April 11. Visit Schoology for more details or see Mrs. Kasper in guidance for an application.

Students interested in working with animals can take part in a career camp at SeaWorld/Orlando and get hands-on experience in a variety of animal related careers. Visit Schoology to learn more or see Mr. Kasper in guidance.

The Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling is offering several one-time $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors that may be used at any Ohio College or University. Students from underrepresented populations with a grade point average of 3.0 or better are eligible to participate. Application deadline is March 16. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details and an application form.

Attention seniors living in Euclid: This year the Kiwanis Club of Euclid is offering four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Euclid. Application deadline is March 20. See Mr. Kasper in guidance or Schoolgy for more details.

The Alpha Omega Foundation, established by the Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, is offering scholarships to seniors ranging from $500 to $1000. Among the criteria for the application is a minimum 2.5 GPA. Application deadline is March 14. For more details and application forms, see Mr. Kasper in guidance.

DeJohn Funeral Home is again offering the Ross and Carmella DeJohn Scholarship Awards to seniors who have exemplified the FIVE STAR STANDARDS of independence, integrity, excellence, fairness, and professionalism. Awards are for $500 and the application deadline is April 1, 2015. An essay is required. For details and an application form see Mr. Kasper in guidance.

The Lebanese Syrian American Junior League is awarding three $1,000 college scholarships to men or women of Lebanese or Syrian descent who live in the Greater Cleveland area. Among the requirements is a B or better scholastic average. March 31 is the application deadline. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for an application and more details.

Ohio State University and the Ohio Society of CPA'S are offering an all-expense paid, week-long intensive accounting career exploration session at the main campus of The Ohio State University. See Schoology or see Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details. Application deadline is April 1. Applicant must be a minority high school student. This scholarship is also sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants.

The William D. Squires Educational Foundation is offering 15 scholarships ($3,000 per year, renewable for four years) to graduating seniors. Minimum requirements require: a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and absolute financial need. There are other requirements. Applications are accepted from February 1 until April 6. Visit Schoology or see Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details.

The Americans of Italian Descent Society is again offering college scholarships to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga Counties. Financial need is desirable. At least one parent must be of Italian descent. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. The application deadline is May 15. For an application see Mr. Kasper in guidance or Schoology for more details.

The Esperanza Scholarship Program annually awards college scholarships to eligible Hispanic students who reside in Cuyahoga County.  Requirements include:  2.5 accumulative grade point average and at least one parent who is fully Hispanic or birth in a Hispanic country.  See Mr. Kasper in Guidance or Schoology for more details.

Attention, seniors: The 2015 Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Legislative Scholarship Program for Ohio graduating seniors are offering over 220 scholarships from $2,000 to $44,000. Deadline for applications is April 10, 2015. See Schoology for more information.

The Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland is again awarding a scholarship (ranging in value from partial to full tuition) to a high school senior woman from the greater Cleveland area that will be entering Ohio University as a freshman in the fall of 2015. Among the selection criteria: A 3.5 GPA and a minimum of 25 on the ACT. See Schoology or Mr. Kasper for application forms and more details.

SERVICE: All juniors are reminded that if a service proposal is not submitted by Monday, March, you have made yourself ineligible for all after school activities.

STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council and Class Election season is upon us. Being an officer is a great way to be sure you have an active participation in the design of school and class events. Also, this is a sure fire way to fulfill the leadership requirement for National Honor Society. To run for office you must see Mr. Minadeo after school next week, Monday through Wednesday, to receive your petition briefing. All petitions are due on Monday, March 9.

VASJ TRANSPORTATION: All transportation students will be picked up in the circular drive in the front of the school.

VIKING ATHLETICS: Congratulations to our Lady Vikings in their 76 to 15 sectional semi-final victory over the Whitney M Young Lady Warriors last night. The Lady Vikings will play in the sectional final game this Saturday here at VASJ at 1 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Vikings on the road to Districts!

Good luck to our varsity and JV boy’s basketball teams as they travel to St. Ed's tonight! JV tip-off is 6 pm. The game is expected to be a sell-out so get there early and get your seat! A few tickets still remain in the principal's office for $6 each. Also... bring your school spirit, feel free to paint your faces, wear all your favorite Viking gear, bring your loudest voices and be prepared to cheer your hardest to support our Vikings!! We ARE the Vikings and the Vikings are ONE!!!

Anyone interested in outdoor track - there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 4, after school in the VA room (upper library), immediately after school.