Scholars

REGIONAL
STUDENT CONTESTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

ACADEMY OF NOTRE DAME
PLACEMENT TEST, SCHOLARSHPS

Starting in fall 2016, the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsborough, Mass., will award $5,000 Presidential Scholarships to the top two incoming freshmen who score the highest on the high school placement tests offered at the academy. The test will be administered Dec. 5. Information on scholarships: 1-978-649-7611, ext. 327, or admissions@
ndatyngsboro.org. To register for a test prep course: 1-978-649-7611, ext. 313, or enrichment@
ndatyngsboro.org.

AMERICAN HISTORY, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTESTS

The Matthew Thornton, Nashua, chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has sent out essay contest packets to the schools in Nashua, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack and Pelham. Grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in the American History essay contest: "A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act." Grades 9-12 are eligible for the Christopher Columbus essay: "Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic." The essays are due Nov. 21. Certificates will be given to winning students in April. If your school did not receive a packet and you are interested in participating, contact Carol Flewelling at:cawflew@
yahoo.com or 889-2518. Information about the DAR: dar.org.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: RECORDS OF THE FUTURE

Guinness World Records announced the launch of its second annual kids contest, The Records of the Future Challenge. The contest challenges kids 7-12 to think about a record they would like to break in the next 20 years. The entries can be a poem, song, video, rap, poster or short essay. The grand prize winner will win $750 and a Guiness World Records 2016 book, and will be featured in the 2017 Giuness World Records book. The grand prize winner will also be able to nominate a teacher who will receive $250 for classroom supplies. Ten semifinalists will each receive a copy of the Guiness World Records 2016 book. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality. Kids can enter online or by mail. Information: guinnessworldrecords.com/future records. Deadline is Dec. 1.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS

Applications are available online only at www.elks.org/enf/scholars for high school seniors who wish to apply for a scholarship in the Elks National Foundation’s annual "Most Valuable Student" contest. Scholarship application information is also available from the guidance departments of area high schools or from the lodge scholarship chairman, Past District Deputy Albert W. Savage, 86 Robinson Road, Nashua, at 888-0064. Application deadline is Dec. 4. Scholarships available at the statewide and nationial levels.

STUDENT PRO-LIFE ESSAY CONTEST

The N.H. Knights of Columbus’ Student Pro-Life Essay Contest is open to any students in grades 8-12 in New Hampshire. The Knights will make up to six cash awards of $100 (three junior high awards, three high school awards). The theme for this year’s contest is: "How Can I use My Unique Gifts and Talents to Advance the Culture of Life?" Essays may not be longer than 500 words, typed, and submitted as a PDF or Word document and emailed to matu19@comcast.net. Include student name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone, parish and email. Students may obtain help and information, including from parents, teachers, friends and Internet, but the essay must be their own work. Deadline is Dec. 15. Further details may be obtained from KofC N.H. contest Chairman John P. Matuszewski at 434-4098 or KofC N.H. State Pro-Life Chairman Ron Distasio at 595-7837.