As if graduating from high school wasn't enough of an honor, some Metro students could be on their way to graduating as Presidential Scholars!
Five high school seniors in our district have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Education as Presidential Scholar Candidates, meaning they will go through a rigorous national application process. They are among 3,000 candidates in the nation, a number that will shrink to 560 semifinalists and ultimately to 141 Presidential Scholars.
Our candidates are:
They were chosen for outstanding academic achievement, particularly for scoring highly on the ACT or SAT.
We are so proud of them, and you can bet we'll be tracking their progress. Check back for updates!
Want to meet students who are a lot smarter than you and I? Then meet these semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Four students from Hume-Fogg Magnet High and three from Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High won the distinction for their work done through the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.
Read more about the award.
Apply for the School for Science & Math at Vanderbilt
Alice Sanford, Latin teacher at Hume-Fogg Magnet, is next week’s News 2 Teacher of the Week! She will be featured during News 2 at 10, Thursday, Oct. 11, and again during the 6am news Friday, Oct. 12.
Grātulātiō, Domina Sanford!
(We hope we got that right!)
Three Hume-Fogg students are organizing a great benefit concert with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF.
There will be a wide range of performers including bands such as Peter and the Tinseys, Joey and the Indian Wonders, and HFA's Silver Jazz sax quartet; dancing, from traditional Indian dance to hip-hop dance; and covers like Celine Dion's Aun Existe Amor, Beatles songs, and Edward Sharpe's Home by extremely talented singers!
Come support these great artists and also donate to a great cause.
Friday, May 25th
1556 Bell Rd, Nashville, TN 37211
Dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Performance starts at 7:30.
Tickets are $3; dinner not included.
On May 11, 2012, McGavock High biology teacher Nae'Shara Neal is hosting the Second Annual Science Symposium.
This is a competition between high school students and includes a variety of science projects from Overton, Hume Fogg, and McGavock High Schools. The students invited to the symposium are all part of a National Science Foundation Grant called GK12.
These are original science research projects completed by Nashville high school students with the help of “real” scientist mentors. There will be no vinegar/baking soda volcanos. The mentors participating in this program practice in a number of different scientific fields. The students have used the scientific method to investigate their projects and have worked with their science mentors for the last 7 months.
The Middle Tennessee area is one of only two such National Science Foundation programs currently in place in Tennessee schools. This symposium will showcase the hard work of the students, teachers, and their science mentors.
Students will be at the competition from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McGavock High School. Feel free to stop by at your convenience!
Hume-Fogg Magnet High School has been selected by the College Board and Cambridge International Examinations as one of only 20 schools in the world to pilot the new AP® | Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential program. This rigorous new program, which was designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that are increasingly valued by colleges and necessary for life in an interconnected world, combines the in-depth subject matter offered through AP courses and exams with the interdisciplinary global seminar curricula and the assessment of research projects and presentations offered by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
The pilot program, which will determine how the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential can best be implemented across the range of schools that AP serves, will begin this fall. Hume-Fogg Magnet was selected as a pilot school based on a number of factors including Advanced Placement® participation and performance, and a commitment to providing equitable access to AP for all academically prepared and motivated students.
The College Board and University of Cambridge International Examinations created the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program based on feedback from colleges and universities requesting that high school students develop stronger backgrounds in independent research, collaborative teamwork, and 21st-century knowledge and skills now essential for success on college campuses and in today’s global marketplace.
“The students from Hume-Fogg who participate in the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program will be engaged in some of the most challenging issues facing our world today,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of Advanced Placement and College Readiness for the College Board. “With its concentration on research methodology, global issues and challenges, and team collaboration, this program will enable motivated high school students to take their advanced studies to the next level.”
One and all were invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hume-Fogg Academic High at its Centennial Block Party!
There were games, food, performances galore, and two brand new flavors of Hume-Fogg ice cream developed by Jenny Piper of the Pied Piper Creamery. Music was provided by the winners of the 2012 Battle of the Bands, the HFA Jazz Combo, the HFA Gospel Choir, and the HFA Steppers. Headliners were The Co., which includes 2004 alumnus Troy Akers. There was also an historical exhibit of HFA memorabilia from the last 100 years displayed in the front hallway and recognition of Alumni outside at the stage.
It's one of the top national awards a high school student can receive, and Metro students earned three of them!
The National Merit Scholarship is given to students who have "the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies." Narrowed from a starting group of 1.5 million students (!) down to 15,000 finalists, just 2,500 Merit Scholars are chosen nationwide.
Three of our graduating seniors will receive honors and $2,500 to be used at the university of their choice.
What an honor!
Frank L., 11th grader at Hume-Fogg Magnet High School, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journal Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. this summer!
The scholarship is given to rising seniors interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.” Frank and other students will take an all-expense paid trip the conference where they will learn the vital role of the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy and how to inspire students to pursue journalism careers.
Frank earned the honor for strong writing in both his essays and collected works from the school newspaper, The Knightly News.