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Campus College Visits and Silver Knight Applications

Seniors and Juniors are invited to attend college information sessions facilitated by a college admissions representatives from the schools listed below. An overview of the college experience and admissions criteria will be discussed with the students. Students will also have a chance to ask meaningful questions directly to the college officer pertaining to the college application process. All information sessions are held in the Diener Family College Counseling Suite.

Upcoming College Representative Visits:

Monday, October 16, 2017: Boston College -10:00 am
Monday, October 16, 2017: Emory University – 10:45 am
Monday, October 16, 2017: Duke University -11:30 am

Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Trinity College – 9:45 am
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Brandeis University – 11:00 am
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Bard University – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Lynn University – 1:30pm
Friday, October 20, 2017: Tulane University – 9:45 am
Friday, October 20, 2017: Nova Southeastern University – 11:30 am

Monday, October 23, 2017:  Yeshiva University – 1:00 pm

Students must register at least 24 hours in advance though Naviance and ask their teachers permission to attend all college information sessions.

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Seniors, now is the time to begin your 2018 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards applications. The Silver Knight Awards recognize outstanding seniors who have not only maintained good grades but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their school and community (devoted hundreds of hours to a specific organization or cause). The essential qualification for this competition is service. The program is open to all seniors with a minimum of a 3.2 unweighted GPA. Seniors may be nominated in one of fifteen categories: Art, Athletics, Business, Digital & Interactive Media, English & Literature, General Scholarship (usually the senior with the highest GPA in the class), Journalism, Mathematics, Music & Dance, Science, Social Science, Speech, Vocational Technical and World Languages. The Posnack School nominating committee will select one student per category. Nominees must be available to attend the Silver Knight interview on March 14, 2018 or they will be disqualified. Students will apply online and can include up to 12 pages of support documents. All final applications must be locked, stamped, and submitted by Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm. There will be internal deadlines to meet the final submission date.

The Silver Knight Awards ceremony will be held at the James L. Knight Center on May 17, 2018. The Silver Knight winners (one per category) will receive $2,000, a Silver Knight statute and a medallion presented by American Airlines. Honorable Mentions are presented $500 and an engraved plaque.

Tracy Stuller and I will meet with the senior class on October 18 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm to provide information about the Silver Knight application process.