Events and Contests

Walmart Scholarship for High School Grads Deadline June 1

2017 “Walmart Scholarship For High School” is available for a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States who have graduated from high school /home school, have obtained a GED, or are a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.

The maximum award amount is $16,000 for the winners over a period of 6 years. The application deadline is June 1, 2017. You can get more information through http://usascholarships.com/walmart-scholarships/?PR=1

Animations Contest
Pylon Animations hosts an ongoing monthly contest that encourages young people to create animations, explore their creative talents, and win great prizes. Here is the link: http://www.pylonanimations.com/contest
P.S. Pylon Animations was created by two homeschoolers

Ayusa Global Youth Exchange is a non-profit high school exchange organization dedicated to developing the next generation of global leaders and world citizens. By connecting extraordinary international students with host families in the U.S., we cultivate leadership skills, develop intercultural awareness and enhance global knowledge not only through education but through experience.We have had many homeschooling families host to enhance world history studies right in their own home.For more information go to https://www.ayusa.org/

Learn about Invasive Plants in our Lakes and Rivers
New Hampshire Rivers Council. We are a statewide river organization dedicated to protecting the rivers and their resources in New Hampshire. We have a special volunteer program called River Runners which teaches the recreating public how to identify invasive aquatic plant species in our rivers and provide that information to the state for response. We can present a program to homeschoolers in a centralized venue. Please visit our organization’s website at www.NHRivers.org and click on River Runners to learn more about our program. We welcome the opportunity to provide this free training to you.

New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Created in 2006, the NH LYAC is a statutory committee of the New Hampshire legislature. Serving as a link between young people and New Hampshire government, LYAC is a group of 19 high school and college students (from age 15-22) who are appointed from every county in the state. A state senator and representative are also appointed as members of the Council.
LYAC analyzes issues that pertain to New Hampshire youth, brings ideas to the legislature, advises the legislature, and promotes civic engagement among youth.
The Council generally meets once a month in Concord from September to May. Meetings are held on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. In addition to monthly meetings, Council members have the opportunity to attend special meetings with other organizations and councils. Students may also participate in annual forums that the Council holds, including an August forum for new members. Some LYAC members also choose to testify at public hearings for legislation on behalf of the Council. Want to learn more? Email granitestatelyac@gmail.com

Tours of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
The New Hampshire Supreme offers tours to students on Mondays and Fridays. Several homeschooling groups have already taken advantage of our tour and have really enjoyed their experience. It is a great compliment to your government curriculum. The tour begins in the court room. When available, which is more often than not, a judge comes in for a question and answer session with the students. If it’s available, the students will visit the conference room and the law library. Tours of the Supreme Court can be done in conjunction with State House tours.
If you are interested in just a Supreme Court tour contact, Laura Mitchell at lmitchell@courts.state.nh.us 271-2646 x 2362. If you would like to arrange a tour of both the Supreme Court and the State House contact Virginia Drew at virginia.drew@leg.state.nh.us to schedule both.
We look forward to hearing from you and showing you around.

YMCA Summer Camps
Homeschoolers are welcome to register for YMCA Camps. Camp Mi-Te-Na for boys http://www.campmitena.org/, and Camp Foss http://www.campfoss.org/ for girls.

PAX-Program of Academic Exchange Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from Germany, Thailand, Norway, Brazil, China, Spain, Belgium and Mexico or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Visit the PAX website at www.pax.org.
Call PAX Community Coordinators Shannon at 603-393-5616 or Jean at the PAX national office, 1-800-555-6211, ext. 310.

Experience The Japanese Culture
LABO International is a cultural exchange program that offers the opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 20 to host a Japanese student in their home for approximately one month, starting at the end of July. Labo students arrive with everything that they need in order to share the everyday life of a New Englander. There is never a need to plan expensive vacations or costly trips. The student simply wants to be apart of an American family and to share their culture with them. Simple things as a bike ride, hiking, family cookouts are treasured moments for them. If your child is going to camp during this time Labo will pay $250.00 for the Japanese student to be a part of this as well. http://labo-exchange.com/