News for November 13

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Happy third day of Writer’s Week! During PREP, students will be working on scholarship writing. You can still sign up to make cards after school today for orphans, hospitalized children, servicemen and women, and the elderly. Tomorrow during PREP, you can work on submissions to The Watermark, and after school you can help address and mail the cards we have made this week. Sign up outside of Ms. Troxel’s room, C222. 

Girls basketball tryouts have been changed for Friday, times are now: Varsity- 2:30-4:00 and JV- 4:00-5:30 

FCPS encourages female high school students interested in STEM* careers to attend the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) meeting tonight from 7-8:15 PM at the FCPS Earth and Space Science Lab** Meet Dr. Kelly Warfield, Vice President Vaccine and Anti- Infectives Research and Development Emergent BioSolutions. 

Reminder: Boys’ Basketball tryouts are this Friday. Varsity starts at 2:30 and JV at 4:30. Please see Coach O’Connor with questions. 

Linganore Drama is proud to present their fall play, It’s a Wonderful Life, based off the famous Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart. Opening night is this Friday at 7 PM, and there are also two shows this Saturday at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $5 for students, and $10 for adults.

Applications for the National Business Honor Society are due tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 by 2:30 to Mr. Rich. Applications can be found on the National Business Honor Society Schoology Group. If you need access please see Mr. Rich in C127 

Attention juniors with an interest in science, medicine, research, information technology, graphics and media, bioinformatics, security, computer programming, or scientific writing: 

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Intern Program at National Cancer Institute- Ft. Detrick. These internships last a full one year with eight consecutive weeks of summer training before the senior year (with pay), and continuing half day during the entire senior year (for weighted credit). To learn more about these competitive internships contact Ms. Radil-Harris. 

Do you have an interest or talent for public speaking? Want to be considered for scholarships and prizes from $500 to $1800? Then you should enter the National High School Oratorical Contest! Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest. If you are interested please see Mr. Burch in room A215 or go to the website legion.org/oratorical. 

The Key Club is collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Please pull the tab from your cans at lunch and bring in your tabs from home. Collection bins are located on the pillars in the cafeteria or in the main office. 

Good morning from the French Honor Society. Rocks decorated by our members are hidden in different places around the school. If you find a rock, bring it to C229 for a special prize. Two rocks were found, we have twelve more, so keep looking. 

Here is today’s question: French was the official language of which country from 1066 until the early 15th century? 

Teachers, please dismiss your seniors to the auditorium with their belongings for the senior class presentation. 

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