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    As part of Hopkins County’s 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, all students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in an Essay Contest and a Visual Arts Contest. We hope to see a lot of entries! The guidelines and entry forms for both contests are attached. Please share this with your students!

    The theme is “How Can You Use the Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Promote Unity and Make a Difference in our Community?” Entries should be turned in to your school by Friday, Nov. 22.

    The celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium on the Madisonville Community College Health Campus, 750 Laffoon Street. An overall winner will be recognized in both Visual Arts and Essay at the celebration, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age division.

    Please contact Lori Harrison (lori.harrison@hopkins.kyschools.us) with any questions. Thanks!

    Guidelines for Schools

    Essay Contest

    Essay Contest Entry Form

    Visual Arts Contest

    Visual Arts Entry Form

     

     
     

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    Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

    Applications will be available for high school students on November 15th.  One change for this year is that GSE will not accept team applications.  Applicants will apply as individuals and teams will be formed by GSE.

    For more information:  https://www.smore.com/2q8ju-governor-s-school-for-entrepreneurs?ref=email-content#w-8076205542
     
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    PressPoint 2020 is currently taking submissions.
     
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    Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2019 is now available on the KAGE website at http://kagegifted.org/summercamps/  Webpages for each camp are hyperlinked on the pdf. Many of these camps have early registration deadlines, so contact them as soon as possible if you are interested. All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

     
     
    2019 Super Saturdays
     
     
     
    Please consider joining us for Super Saturdays in January!  Available for grades 2-8.  Visit our Super Saturdays website for more information.  Click here for a form to mail.
     
     

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    The Idea Competition is an annual event sponsored by the Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation.  There will be a cash prize of $1,000 to the 1st place winner!  This is an exciting event and great opportunity for our local high school students. Please consider entering the 2019 Idea Competition.  Please note, new this year, the competition has been opened up to surrounding counties listed above.  The deadline for applications will be December 14, 2018.

    To read contest details and information click the brochure here.

    The link to register is https://www.westcentralky.com/rules-for-idea-competition.html.   

     


     
     
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    As part of Hopkins County’s 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, all students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in an Essay Contest and a Visual Arts Contest. We hope to see a lot of entries! The guidelines and entry forms for both contests are available by clicking the links provided.

    2019 MLK Essay Contest Details - Entry Form - complete online, save as PDF or print

    2019 MLK Visual Arts Contest Details - Entry Form - complete online, save as PDF or print

    The theme is “How has the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired You as a Potential Leader in our Culturally Diverse Community?” Entries should be turned in to your school by Friday, Nov. 30.

    The celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium on the Madisonville Community College Health Campus, 750 Laffoon Street. An overall winner will be recognized in both Visual Arts and Essay at the celebration, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age division.

    Please contact Lori Harrison (lori.harrison@hopkins.kyschools.us) with any questions. Thanks!

     

     
    2018 Summer Opportunities in Kentucky of Interest to Gifted and Talented Students
    Compiled by the KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED EDUACATION (KAGE)
     

    KAGE has compiled the 2018 list of summer opportunities/camps in Kentucky of interest to gifted and high-ability students. This list has enrichment opportunities that are either specifically designed for gifted young people OR focus on activities that would be especially appealing to high ability students (e.g., chess, math, sciences, arts, creativity, languages, environment, etc.). CLICK HERE for 2018 summer list.

    The list is provided as a SAMPLE of the opportunities available to gifted students. We try to include a wide variety of subjects and options from all across the state, and is not meant to be all inclusive. Your child’s teacher or district G/T coordinator may be able to provide you with additional options.  We suggest that you think about your child’s interests and look accordingly (e.g., universities, community colleges, city government, museums, libraries, theater groups, art galleries, parent magazines, news media) to find out about camp offerings. At the end of the list will be some websites with listings for these and other compilations for area summer camps.  Please let the camps know that you heard about them through KAGE.

    Many of these camps have early registration deadlines, so contact them as soon as possible if you are interested. All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Inclusion in this document does not mean a recommendation or endorsement by KAGE, but is offered only as a service to families and educators of gifted children. It is not to be considered an exhaustive list. 

    http://kagegifted.org/summercamps/
    Please become a member of KAGE and support efforts such as this compilation of opportunities.
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    Hopkins County Primary Talent Pool and Gifted and Talented students are working on the creative "Dream Out Loud Challenge" for a chance to win a $1,000 college savings account and $500 for their school. 
     
    Students will submit an original drawing, video, essay or poem answering the question, "How will I change the world after I go to college?"
    The Dream Out Loud Challenge is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT). For more information please visit KYSaves.com/DreamOutLoud
     
    All entries and entry forms are due to your school's GT Cooridantor for Mrs. Lindsay Arnett by March 2, 2018.  Video entries must be submitted online by parents.
    Dream Out Loud Challenge 2018
    Public Service Poster Contest
    For more information visit the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Website.

    MSU SS Spring 2018
    See the full MSU Super Saturdays Brochure for Spring 2018 session in the attachments at the bottom of the page.
     


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    For information about 2018 Super Saturdays click here.

     


     

    WKU - The Center for Gifted Students

    A travel/study program to selected points of interest in England for eighth grade and High School honor students, as well as interested adults.  

    Spring Break in England

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     Other Opportunities:

    The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) is for students completing grades 6-8.  Dates are June 10-22

    The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) is for students completing grades 7-10 with a qualifying ACT or SAT scores.  Dates are June 24 - July 14.

    Camp Explore is a day camp for children completing grades 1-3 this year.  Dates are June 4-8.

    Damp Innovate is a day camp for children completing grades 3-5.  Dates are July 9-13.

     

    All applications with more detailed information can be found: www.wku.edu/gifted

     


     


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    School Guidelines

    Hopkins County’s 35th Annual MLK Celebration

    2018 Essay & Visual Arts Contests 

    1. Student entries are due to their school’s principal or curriculum coordinator by Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
    2. Each school should submit the top 3 entries per grade to the district contest.
    3. School entries must be delivered to The Messenger, 221 S. Main St., Madisonville, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, or Friday, Dec. 8.
    4. Detailed information is available in the contest rules.
    5. If you have questions, please contact Lori Harrison, Hopkins County Schools, at 270-825-6000 Ext. 22249, or harrison@hopkins.kyschools.us, or Whitney Bundren at 270-821-5517, Ext. 6.

     

    Hopkins County’s 35th Annual MLK Celebration

    Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 2 pm

    Byrnes Auditorium, Health Campus of MCC

    750 Laffoon Street, Madisonville, KY 42431

     
    2018 Essay Contest

     “Keeping the Dream Alive: How is the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Relevant to Your Generation?”

    Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream alive, students are asked to creatively express how the works of this great American leader are relevant to today’s youth.  Students should reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of service to explore innovative approaches to positive social change. 

    Who May Apply?:  All K-12 students are eligible to participate in the essay contest.  Contest divisions will be: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, 6-8th grade, and 9-12 grades. 

    Requirements:

    • Participants must be enrolled in a Hopkins County school.
    • The essay should be inspired by a Dr. King moment or speech and how it has influenced the student’s thoughts on the theme: “Keeping the Dream Alive: How is the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Relevant to Your Generation?”.
    • Entries must be 500 words or less
    • Videos and films will not be accepted.

    All writing entries will be judged on the criteria listed in the Kentucky Writing Scoring Rubric: purpose, awareness of audience, idea development, organization (sentence structure and transitions), language, and correctness.       

    Awards: 1st place winners in each division will receive a personalized plaque.  2nd and 3rd place winners will receive certificates.  Contest winners will also receive chamber checks.  Winners will be recognized at the 2018 MLK Celebration. 

    Deadline: The essay contest will run from Oct 30-Dec 1, 2017

    How to Submit Entries: Students should bring entries to their school’s curriculum coordinator or principal.

    Information to Include with Entries:

    • Student’s name, address, and grade level
    • Parent’s name and contact number
    • School name
    • Teacher’s name
    • Entry Form (Printable)

    If you have any questions, please contact Lori Harrison at the Hopkins County Board of Education at 270.825.6000 or Whitney Bundren at 270.821.5517 x6.


    2018 Visual Arts Contest

    “Keeping the Dream Alive: How is the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Relevant to Your Generation?”

    Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream alive, students are asked to creatively express how the works of this great American leader are relevant to today’s youth.  Students should reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of service to explore innovative approaches to positive social change. 

    Who May Apply?:  All K-12 students are eligible to participate in the essay contest.  Contest divisions will be: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, 6-8th grade, and 9-12 grades. 

    Requirements:

    • Participants must be enrolled in a Hopkins County school.
    • Artwork should be inspired by a Dr. King moment or speech and how it has influenced the student’s thoughts on the theme: “Keeping the Dream Alive: How is the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Relevant to Your Generation?”.
    • Artwork must not exceed size limit of 3ft X 3ft X 3ft.
    • Videos and films will not be accepted.

    All visual art and media entries will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Creativity and originality: artwork reflects a unique style or expression
    • Theme: artwork addresses the theme of the contest

    Awards:   1st place winners in each division will receive a personalized plaque.  2nd and 3rd place winners will receive certificates.  Contest winners will also receive chamber checks.  Winners will be recognized at the 2018 MLK Celebration. 

    Deadline: The visual arts contest will run from Oct 30-Dec 1, 2017

    How to Submit Entries: Students should bring entries to their school’s curriculum coordinator or principal.

    Information to Include with Entries:

    • Student’s name, address, and grade level
    • Parent’s name and contact number
    • School name
    • Teacher’s name
    • Entry Form (Printable)

    If you have any questions, please contact Lori Harrison at the Hopkins County Board of Education at 270.825.6000 or Whitney Bundren at 270.821.5517 x6. 


    Idea Competition

    Apply today for the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation’s Idea Competition!

    Enter yourself or with a team.  Video application (3-minute limit) is due December 15, 2017.

    If chosen for the top 10, you will be given the opportunity to “pitch” your idea to a panel of judges on March 8.  Once you pitch, you could be selected to win cash prizes!  (If on a team, all money will be divided equally.)

    1st Place - $1,000

    2nd Place - $500

    3rd Place - $200


    Rules for Competition

    1. Applicants must reside in Hopkins County and be a full-time high school student or home-schooled full-time high school student.
    2. Business idea must be a NEW For Profit Business.
    3. The idea must be the original work of the applicant(s).
    4. If working as a team no more than five students per team.
    5. Participants must submit a 3-minute video to rpadgett@westcentralky.com.
    6. A participant is only allowed to be a part of one team for the competition. *A minimum of 25 applicants or groups must apply for the competition to take place.
    7. All applications must be sent to Ruthann Padgett, rpadgett@westcentralky.com by 4 pm on December 15th, 2017. The application may also be mailed to PO Box 745, Madisonville, KY 42431 (postmarked by December 15th, 2017)

      Questions for Video

    1. What is your idea?
    2. What is the perceived problem you believe you are solving?
    3. If your product or service is marketed, who would be the customers? (What products or services are they now using that your idea will replace?)
    4. Why would your prospective customers need or want to purchase your product or service?
    5. Describe the needs, as you see them, to get your product or service into the market, or available to potential customers.
    6. Who will be the competitors if your product or service goes to market?
    7. If your product or service goes to market, can it be defended from duplication by competitors with a patent, copyright or other devices?
    8. Is your product financially feasible? Be prepared to answer questions about how much it will cost to make and distribute your product.

     Competition Application and Videos are due by 4:00 pm, December 15th, 2017

    The applications will be reviewed and the top ten will be selected to pitch their Idea on March 8th, 2018.  Each finalist will be notified by January 15th, 2018.

     The Finals

    1. Each team in the final ten will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea to the judges.
    2. Each pitch is followed by Q&A from the judges,
    3. One PowerPoint presentation of no more than 15 slides is required for the presentation.
    4. No more than $50 can be spent on props or prototype for this project. 

    On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the finals of the idea competition will take place at Kentucky Innovation Station, 38 West Arch Street, Madisonville, KY to determine the cash prize winners.


    Voice of Democracy 2017-18

    Theme “American History: Our Hope for the Future”
    Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017
    Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
    Grand Prize: $30,000 Award 

     
    For more information click here.


     

    Would your school want to compete in a science-centered quiz competition?

    The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® is a nation-wide system of high school knowledge tournaments in the critical areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). 

    The Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC, in Cincinnati) and Cincinnati State College are working together to hold the Greater Cincinnati Regional High School Science Bowl on 17 February 2018 @ Cinci State.  Registration begins October 2, and closes in January, but is limited to the first 24 teams. 

    Participants need to be grouped as 4-person teams. There will be questions in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, computers, earth science and math.

    Check out www.emcbc.doe.gov/ScienceBowl, or call John Wood at (513) 246-0505.


     
    Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2017 is now available on the KAGE website at http://kagegifted.org/summercamps/   Webpages for each camp are hyperlinked on the pdf.  (Please note: this list of summer opportunities is not inclusive and is not meant as an endorsement by KAGE but rather to serve as a clearinghouse as a service to parents and others.) Many of these camps have early registration deadlines, so contact them as soon as possible if you are interested. All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.  

    Your membership in KAGE helps support programs such as these!  If you are a current KAGE member, thank you.  If not, please join now at http://kagegifted.org/about/join-kage/
     
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