Congratulations to Jessica von Zastrow, a seventh grade student at New Albany Middle School, whose video essay based on author Gordon Korman’s books and visit, has been selected as the winner of the first New Albany Scholars Video Essay.
Earlier this year, the New Albany Scholars program announced an opportunity for NAPLS students to win a 529 College Annuity valued at $500. This is the inaugural year, with plans to make the scholarships available to students at all buildings beginning in the 2012-2013 school 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 PTO organizations.
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.