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Morning Announcements for Wednesday, January 21

January 21, 2009

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, January 21

Any junior who qualifies for a PARKING PASS and would like the opportunity to be put in for a lotto spot, if there are any available after seniors, can sign up in the Main office Today.To qualify for a parking pass, you must have good attendance, be IHSA eligible, and have few disciplinary actions in your file. Parking pass for second semester is $25. If selected, you must provide proof of current registration, current insurance and a valid driver's license.

Seniors! Please see Mr. Lawson for more information on the following scholarships!
Scholarship for an outstanding Catholic Female High School Senior.
The Lions Club is offering a scholarship to Seniors who plan to major in Health Care.
The Scottish Rite Scholarship.
General Casualty Insurance company.
Orthopedic center for students majoring in a healthcare related field.

Sangamon County Community Foundation Scholarships has six different scholarships they are offering.
For African-American students.
For women in leadership.
For a member of the Boys & Girls Club.
For a student majoring in a medical career or veterinary medicine.
For Latino students pursuing a medical related degree in Sangamon County.
For Latino students with a 2.0 GPA.

A local accounting firm, Sikich, is offering a renewable scholarship to a senior who plans to major in accounting. See Mr. Lawson ASAP.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors: The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is offering two summer Research Apprentice Programs. RAP 1, for 9th and 10th graders is titled Career Awareness and Exploration Component and RAP II for juniors is Laboratory/Research Component.
For information visit http://www.summerprograms.aces.illinois.edu/rap or call 333-3380 or e-mail:
Application deadline is March 1.

St. Jude Fact of the Day: St. Jude was the first institution to develop a cure for sickle cell disease with a bone marrow transplant and has one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs in the country. According to St. Jude Math if 300 Springfield High School students participate in Rally and send 25 letters to individuals that they or their family know SHS could raise more than $35,000 for St. Jude kids battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Learn more about Rally and how to register at the Rally Table during your lunch period! Registration ends January 21st.

SENIORS: It is now time to be working on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA is required before you can receive any free money, federal loans or even some scholarships. The first step in filing FAFSA is applying for a PIN number, which is your electronic signature. Apply for your PIN now at: www.fafsa.pin.ed.gov
Save the date, February 11 for a FAFSA/financial aid presentation at 6:30p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Operation smile is an organization that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children worldwide born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities. To join Springfield High School's chapter of Operation Smile and help raise funds and awareness, come to room 366 after school Thursday, January 22. New members are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing soccer this spring on Friday, January 23 after school in room 324. The meeting will take no more than 15 minutes. Winter Sport athletes need not attend. If you cannot make it for any reason, please see Coach in room 324.

Tickets for Boys Basketball City Tournament are on sale in the Main office Today and during lunch in the commons. Tickets for each night are available for $4 a ticket, tickets will be $5 at the door. Scarlet Line Poms perform Thursday, the Senators band perform Friday, and SHS tips off at 8 PM Thursday night, and 6:30 Friday & Saturday. Remember to win the Spirit Award there are a few sportsmanship/spirit rules to follow! No balloons, noisemakers, whistles or milk jugs of any kind, confetti, toilet paper rolls, silly string, dry erase boards, hand-held posters or newspapers are allowed. Also this year there is the Spirit of Giving Award, in 2008 Southeast came in first place and SHS last. The Spirit of Giving award is won by the school that collects the most cans and food brought to the tournament. All food collected goes to the St. Martin DePorres center and is distributed back to our community and families in need. You can show your Senator Pride by flooding the PCCC with red & black and bring food to donate! Tomorrow we will have a pep assembly to kick off the City Tourney frenzy at 2:10 PM and get you pumped up!

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield has announced that they will be sponsoring their 15th high school student delegation to Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan from June 12 -22, 2009. An informational meeting for the public will be held at Lincoln Library tonight. The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the Carnegie Room South on the main floor. Attendance is not required for participation in the delegation, but application materials will be available at meetings or can be requested from delegation leaders. The application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2009

The Prevention Club meeting is rescheduled for this Thursday, January 22. We'll meet after school in room 350. New members are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Blood Drive on Friday, January 30th, from 9am - 2pm. Students & staff will have an opportunity to donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. Students must be 16 or older. Students aged 16 must have a parental consent form signed by a parent or guardian. The sign-up sheet, parental consent form, and information sheet can be found in the Guidance Office. You can sign up during lunch, before school, or after school, and everyone must sign up by 3:30 pm on Thursday, January 29th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

Seniors! Listen up.....Class of 2009 Senior Panoramic Picture has been rescheduled for Monday, April 27th at 8:30 AM!

The Consumer Education Proficiency exam will be on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:30 AM in the Library. Students who are not currently in the consumer education class can sign up for the test in the Guidance office.

Boys & Girls Tennis meeting at Springfield Racquet & Fitness Center Friday, January 23rd at 5 PM.

The Senators wrestled well last night in defeating Taylorville 67 - 15 and shutting out Decatur Eisenhower 75 - 0. Jon Hahin and Kris Kramer were double winners. The City Tournament is this Friday at Lanphier starting at 5 PM. The Senatprs record is 12 -1

The Lady Senator basketball team earned a hard fought win against Taylorville last night by the score of 65 to 54. Leading SHS in scoring was Kelly Korza with 17 points, and Kasi Korza and Zahna Medley each added 14. Next up is a home game tomorrow night against Chatham for the conference lead. Good job ladies.