Students from Sabrina Sears’ 6th grade science class at Elizabeth City Middle School participated in the NASA Cassini essay contest.
The Cassini spacecraft took images of Saturn, and students chose one of three images of Saturn, its rings, and/or moons and wrote an essay detailing why it was the best choice to learn more about. On January 3rd students who participated in this contest were awarded certificates from NASA.
Those students were Samuel Bingham, Skyler Russell, Jordan Tatem, Nakiya White, and Brandon Williams. In addition to certificates, NASA also sent Mrs. Sears a package of solar system related materials, including posters of Saturn, Titan, and Juno, a solar system lithograph set and some other lithographs, bookmarks, a DVD about the Cassini mission to Saturn, and links to NASA websites.
Are you college bound?
Northeastern High School hosted a financial aid workshop recently. A representative from the College Foundation of North Carolina spent the evening explaining the process of applying for financial aid, with a focus on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). About 65 students and parents attended the free event. On Feb. 23, Elizabeth City State University and the local State Employees Credit Union will host a FAFSA Day to help students complete and submit their FAFSA from 8 a.m. to noon.
Middle schools name school-wide top spellers
Collin Upright, 8th grader at Elizabeth City Middle School, and Maki Reed-Jones from River Road Middle School were winners of the “school-wide” spelling bees.
These young men will participate in the Virginian Pilot Spelling Bee on Feb. 9.