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Daily Announcements: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today in History: September 11, 2001

"September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. The attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., caused extensive death and destruction and triggered an enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism. Some 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania (where one of the hijacked planes crashed after the passengers attempted to retake the plane); all 19 terrorists died (see Researcher’s Note: September 11 attacks). Police and fire departments in New York were especially hard-hit: hundreds had rushed to the scene of the attacks, and more than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed."

"September 11 attacks." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1 Aug. 2018. school-eb-com.scsl.idm.oclc.org/levels/high/article/September-11-attacks/394915. Accessed 10 Sep. 2019.

Tribute Video: 9/11 Sounds of Silence Tribute Video by Steve A. 

Beta Club Announcement: Due to the hurricane, the deadline for Beta dues is being extended until the end of school on Tuesday, September 17. No dues will be accepted after this time.

Teacher Cadet Scholarship: Any senior who took Teacher Cadet with Mrs. Floyd last year, please see her this week for scholarship information.

Drama Club: Audition material for the Fall production “The Library” will be available in Mrs. Cammie Gamble’s guidance office at JMS today (Wednesday afternoon) at 3:00. Please come by her room and pick up your audition packet. Auditions will be held, Monday, September 16 @ 3:00 in the JMS gym.

Guidance Announcements:

Francis Marion University will be coming to JHS on Monday, September 23rd to hold their annual FMU Interview Day. An FMU representative will meet with any SENIOR interested in attending Francis Marion University for the Fall of 2020. The FMU rep will review your high school record and standardized test scores and give you an admissions decision on the spot! Your $41 college application fee will be waived and they will also discuss scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for at FMU!

Any SENIOR interested in interviewing with the FMU representative needs to sign up in the guidance office with Ms. Tracey Washington so she can set up the interview appointment schedule and prepare your school records for the interview. The deadline to register is Thursday, September 19th.

FMU College Fair: Francis Marion University will be hosting the 2019 Pee Dee Area Educational Opportunity College Fair on Monday, October 14th, 2019 on the campus of Francis Marion University. This is the area’s largest college fair with more than 50 colleges and universities who will be in attendance. Any junior or senior who would like to attend the Pee Dee Area Educational Opportunity College Fair, should see Mr. Dicks in the guidance office for a permission form.

College Application Information for Seniors:

All seniors are also reminded to start the college application process for the college/university of their choice. Most colleges/universities have online applications that can be completed quickly and easily. Each college/university has its own individual cutoffs and deadlines so pay close attention to these deadlines. As a general rule, October 15th is considered the best deadline to have all of your college applications completed and submitted! Once you have submitted your college applications, please let Ms. Washington in the guidance office know where you have applied so she can send them your standardized test scores. You will also need to request your transcript through Parchment to complete the application process. If Ms. Washington is not available, fill out the guidance request form in the front office and leave it in her box.

SENIORS are also reminded to check out the Scholarship Board outside the back door of the Guidance Office on a regular basis for scholarship information and opportunities that come through her office.

Also check out the guidance web page on the school website for more information and links to college and scholarship opportunities.

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