New Albany Scholars recently announced an opportunity for one NAPLS student in each building to win a 529 College Annuity valued at $500. Thanks to the generosity of the program sponsors, this is the inaugural year for what will be an annual event, featuring students’ video essays based on each building’s New Albany Scholars Author Visits.
While the original plan for this year was to include all four buildings (K-1, 2-5, MS & HS), we have had to alter this year’s program as follows:
- MS & HS entry deadline has been extended by one week to May 13 due to student interest, but busy end-of-year schedules. These school’s author visits occurred earlier this year.
- K-1 & 2-5 programs will not take place this year due to the lateness of these schools’ author visits (mid & late May), which has been determined to not allow adequate time for the schools to continue the planned lessons on the authors prior to their visits, as well as assist students with their video essay preparations.
All four buildings will participate next year.
MS and HS students interested in participating in the video essay contests should review the entry instruction flyer for complete details. Students should prepare entries according to the flyer details: NA Scholars Flyer for MS/HS
Once ready to enter, videos should be submitted to http://new.getacceptd.com/nascholars. Once on the site, entrants will be prompted through the entire process of registering, completing entry form and uploading video.
Student entries should be based on their own school’s author. New Albany Scholars Visits this year:
These programs have been made possible by the generous donation of the New Albany Community Foundation and the Carolyn and Lance White New Albany Scholars Endowment, in conjunction with New Albany Women’s Network, and New Albany-Plain Local Schools PTOs. The 2-5 Elementary also greatly appreciates the generous support of the Elementary School Library Book Fair Fund for its significant donation to bring Candace Fleming.
Additionally, acceptd.com is sponsoring the video essay contest entries on their website as a service for our students’ benefit.
New Albany Scholars Mission:
Motivated by the opportunity to provide students K-12 with personal interactions with inspiring authors, New Albany residents Carolyn and Lance White initiated New Albany Scholars by establishing an endowment fund with the New Albany Community Foundation. The author residency program facilitates up-close and personal interactions between students and award-winning authors, who explore the creative process together. To touch every student and promote a love of reading, the endowment program brings an author to each building as chosen by the teaching staff on an annual basis. Further, one student (New Albany Scholar) from each building is eligible to earn a scholarship based on a competitive essay contest related to the author visits. New Albany Scholars also receives financial support from the schools’ Parent Teacher Organizations and New Albany Women’s Network.
Learn more about New Albany Scholars at http://www.facebook.com/nascholars.