Community College admissions counselor, Seth Davidson, is visiting Burris on
December 4th. It will be held
in the Counseling Center at 9:00am.
There is a sign up sheet in the Counseling Center for any students
Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at
7:00 p.m. in the Burris Auditorium.
Honor Society officers, Kaylen Jones, Hannah Bolander, Claire Moorman,
and Connor Kurek will be presenting the program, along with special guest
speaker, Mr. Byrum. Everyone is welcome
to attend to celebrate Burris’ newest Honor Society members.
be an Honor Society meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 3:05 in room 206. We will be finalizing plans for the Induction
Ceremony. All Honor Society members
should be there. If you cannot attend,
make sure that you talk with president Kaylen Jones about what you will
who have not finished ACCUPLACER testing that began on Thursday will finish on
Monday, November 23. See Mrs. Maugherman
with any questions.
are now available for the 2015-2016 Optimist International Essay Contest. This year’s official topic is “Lead by
Example: Reality or Fiction.”
Participants are required to write an essay on the given topic between
700-800 words. The submitted essays will
then be judged and winners announced.
First-place winners receive a $2500 College Scholarship to the school of
their choice. Students who wish to enter
can come down to the counseling center to pick up a list of rules and an
application for the contest or to have any questions answered.
College in Plymouth, Indiana is having their “Access Ancilla Day’ December 1st.
The Open House includes a campus visit, lunch, and information sessions with
current professors, financial aid representatives, or advisors. Students will get to see all that Ancilla has
to offer. Lunch and parking for this
open house are free with a reservation.
In order to reserve your spot, please visit the website
seniors interested in adding college classes or internships or independent studies
to their second semester schedules should begin planning now. Proposal forms for internships and
independent studies are now available.
They will be due no later than December 4th, so that they may be
approved well before second semester.
Talk to Mrs. Maugherman by December 4th if your plan includes online or
on campus Ball State or Ivy Tech classes for second semester.
for the 2016 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest is now available in
the counseling center. The contest is
open to all 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
graders under 20 years of age.
Contestants will be required to deliver an 8-10 minute prepared oration
and a 3-5 minute assigned topic oration.
The subjects of topics will be chosen from a field of topics of the United
States Constitution. There are
sequential levels of the contest District, Zone, and State. Contestants who win their District will
receive $200, winners of Zone receive $800, and three state finalists receive
$1000 and a plaque. The State Champion
receives $3400 in addition to all other rewards. Students who are interested in competing must
request information from the counseling center no later than December 4th.
Prindle Institute for Ethics is holding an essay contest for all high school
students on ethics-related topics. They
will award 5 prizes of $300 each for the best-written essay. This year’s prompt is “Does the United States
have a moral responsibility to intervene in countries where human right
violations are occurring?” The deadline
to submit completed essays is February 1, 2016.
The website to find guidelines, rules, and submission information is
The answer to last week’s question “What were
the names of the turkeys that President Obama pardoned in 2014? was letter D. Mac
and Cheese. This week’s winners are: Jesse Brogdon, Tessa Bracken, Lilly
Howell, Christopher Hill, and Izzy Comber. Please come to the Counseling Center
to get your prize.
Here is this week’s Question:
How much did the heaviest Turkey ever weigh?
Please come to the Counseling Center with your answer to the
Question of the Week and any questions about these announcements. Thanks for listening and have a great week!
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