Student Opportunities/Events

Reminder to all seniors that the Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarships are due next week by

February 15.  Be sure to visit the website to apply and submit all required materials.
If a transcript is needed, you will need to request this from Mrs. Hill in Guidance by February 15th.

College Goal Sunday at Vincennes University

Sunday, Feb 12th, is College Goal Sunday!
Vincennes University will have a computer lab open in the library from 1-3 pm Central time to assist families with completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA.  Students do not have to be committed to attend VU in the fall to receive our help. Everyone is welcome!  We will also have Counselors available at our Jasper campus too.
For anyone not wanting to travel to Vincennes, Ivy Tech in Evansville will be hosting as well. Here’s the link to find out other locations and times.>

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI)

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) announces Engineering Development Program designed specifically for 2017 high school graduates. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 31, 2017.
If you are interested in engineering this would be a great opportunity to gain valuable experience during the summer.  Details on the program are below.
This Engineering Development Program is designed {FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY} to develop skills through practical hands-on experience that will teach many aspects of our plant operations. In addition, participants will be exposed to multiple disciplines by actually doing these jobs in a highly productive environment. TMMI looks for students with some work history/experience and have participated in extracurricular activities… leadership roles are a plus.


  • Must be a graduating high school senior
  • Start college for the first time in the Fall of 2017
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program studying Engineering
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be able to work full time June-August 2017
  • Two summer commitment to the program
  • Must be 18 years of age by or before 6/5/2017 – due to age requirement to work on the production floor
  • Permanent local residence must be within 50 miles of TMMI (Princeton, IN)


  • Pursuit of ME, EE, MET, EET degree
  • Extracurricular activities w/ leadership roles
  • Some work experience and or volunteer experience

Starting pay – $15.85 per hour

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 01/31/2017

Questions contact Elexica McAlister at

How to apply:

  • Go to
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Visit Our Job Sites
  • Key Word Search = Engineering Feeder
  • Organization = TMMI
  • Apply

Literature Writing Contest

The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Competition.

Letter Writing Contest supported by the Library of Congress: Letters About Literature is open to youth in grades 4-12. Students are asked to write a letter to an author in response to a book that changed how they perceive the world. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and the national levels. State Winners win cash prizes and advance to the national level. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. Deadlines, guidelines and more information are included on the attached Indiana Entry Form. Feel free to email me to request this form if it is scrubbed from this email.

All Indiana semifinalists and finalists for both contests will be invited to the Indiana Youth Literary Day and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation on April 27, 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative writing workshops presented by Indiana writers, and will be honored at a ceremony following the day’s activities. All attendees will receive free books and are invited to an exclusive book-signing reception at the beautiful Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis following the ceremony.

Level 2 Deadline (Grades 7-8) January 9, 2017
Level 3 Deadline (Grades 9-12) December 2 2016

Literature Writing Contest 2016 Guidelines

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
*Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth.
Grades 9-12
Due:  January 4, 2017
1st Place:  $20,000
2nd Place:  $1,000
5 finalists:  $500
18 Continental Awards:  $100 each

n Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.
All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

27th Annual Deaconess/EVSC Health Science Institute

The Deaconess Health Science Institute is a rigorous, two-week summer program for high-achieving high school students in Southwestern Indiana who are interested in exploring healthcare careers. Deaconess Hospital in Evansville sponsors HSI in partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.
HSI is a valuable opportunity for students to experience a wide variety of health careers first-hand. Students live on the campus of Deaconess Hospital in Evansville for two weeks as they hear from 100+ health professionals, participate in 12 different clinical rotations (including witnessing surgery and hopefully a birth), and explore Deaconess facilities and local universities.
Over the past 25 years, more than 600 students have participated in the program; many are now serving in the healthcare field as physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and others.
The application process is online and can be accessed at or directly at
We have also created a short video that briefly describes the two-week course available at
Students must be current sophomores or juniors in a Southwestern Indiana high school or home school in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties who have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Interested students must submit the completed application and other application requirements (essay, transcript, science teacher evaluation sent via email to the science teacher, and counselor signature) no later than 4:00 pm CST on Friday, January 13, 2017 to:
Dr. Vic Chamness
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
951 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713

Health Science Institute Brochure 2017