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Torie has recently been accepted to two tertiary institutions to study for a pre-medical degree. Both of these schools have offered Torie significant merit-based scholarships in recognition of her high school studies through the International Baccalaureate MYP and DP, and her college-readiness test scores. She is also likely to qualify for advanced credits for her performance in her IBDP Higher Level subjects. Well done Torie!
Florida Southern College, FL
Torie’s admission letter states that, “The admission committee was very impressed with your application and chose you from a pool of immensely talented applicants. FSC believes that you are the type of student who will appreciate the numerous opportunities to participate in a dynamic, engaged learning environment.”
The U.S. News & World Report, ranks Florida Southern among the Top 10 Regional Universities in the South (2020). Founded in Orlando in 1883, FSC is the oldest private college in Florida. Now located in the college town of Lakeland, Florida, the location appeals to students for offering a range of social activities and for its creative energy, stable economy, strong job market, and high quality of life.
At FSC, students learn within small classes, which engage them with hands-on activities, discussions, presentations, guest speakers, and experiences designed to bring their education to life. Internships are a key part of their experiential education because they allow students to apply what they are learning in the classroom in real-world settings. Their educational experience can be further enhanced through undergraduate research: working closely with a faculty member to pursue scholarly research and creative activities in their field of study. Moreover, FSC’s Junior Journey program provides every new full-time undergraduate student a guaranteed domestic or foreign travel experience, which enables each student to take a journey, exploring new geographic and intellectual areas. www.flsouthern.edu
University of Tampa, FL
Torie has also been accepted to attend the University of Tampa. This school is a medium-sized comprehensive, private university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
UT is regarded as one of the nation's best 384 institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Only 15 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. share this honor. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UT in the top tier of the category Regional Universities (South), and for 2020 includes UT on five additional lists: Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Undergraduate Teaching, Best Value Schools, Most Innovative Schools, and Top Performers on Social Mobility.
UT students distinguish themselves by taking an active role in campus life and the community. Motivated to ‘make a difference’, or simply to make friends, students find more than 140 clubs and organizations, including four major student publications and top-ranked NCAA Division II sports.
In the wider community, there is much more to Tampa's location than beautiful beaches and pleasant year-round temperatures. With 2.7 million people, the Tampa Bay area is West Central Florida's center of government, commerce, communications, business, health care, scientific research, sports, culture, and entertainment. www.ut.edu
Lakehead University, Canada
This week, Zelio received her first acceptance. This is to study for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Lakehead University in Thunderhead Bay, Ontario.
Students in Lakehead’s School of Kinesiology study the science of human movement, physical activity, and their relationship to health, well-being, and performance. The multidisciplinary Kinesiology program explores how the body moves and the psychological, sociological, and cultural factors that influence physical activity in all populations. This breadth of study teaches students to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team, and to deliver the best quality of care in diverse healthcare settings. Lakehead’s balance of in-class and hands-on courses provide its students with the experience necessary to assess movement across the lifespan.
Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centered, Lakehead acknowledges all of its students as valued leaders of tomorrow whose education and success are paramount. Both Lakehead’s campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity, with a rich variety of social and recreational activities.
Lakehead also promises excellence in research: it is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as the world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and its Biorefining Research Institute. www.lakeheadu.ca
Brigham Young University, ID
Scout also received her first acceptance this week. Her application to Brigham Young University - Idaho, to study for a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Neuroscience emphasis, was successful. Brigham Young University-Idaho is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints. With a student to faculty ratio of 23:1, the school is composed of seven colleges, physical sciences and engineering, performing and visual arts, foundations and interdisciplinary studies, language and letters, education and human development, business and communication, and agriculture and life sciences. The US News & World Report ranks Brigham Young University - Idaho #20 in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges West.
Brigham Young University-Idaho provides a unique educational experience with the goal of preparing students for lifelong learning, for employment, and for roles as leaders in the home, Church, and community.
From internships, practical assignments, and career preparation, BYU-Idaho classes are designed to give its students real-world experience. So are the thousands of opportunities to participate in a wide array of activities outside the classroom. Students will find opportunities to get involved at every level of responsibility, whether they choose sports, outdoor activities, the arts, service, and more. These programs are organized and led by students who then develop skills and confidence valuable to employers.
The field of neuroscience is a modern science concerned with the study of the way the human brain and nervous system works. Neuroscience is a very complicated study area and its core foundation is built by bringing together a set of different science disciplines. It mainly draws on biology, medicine, and psychology.
In recent years, Neuroscience has gained particular interest. Scientists all around the world are working hard on a day-to-day basis to reveal the hidden secrets of our brain. There have already been remarkable discoveries that will profoundly change our view, but the unknown remains large.
All that said, it is for sure that studying Neuroscience provides an exciting and highly rewarding professional career. www.byui.edu
Library Closed through the Thanksgiving Break
Early this week, the contractor identified a defect in the installation of the trusses for the lower roof in the library/admin building. This caused several of the trusses - and the ceiling suspended from them - to sag.
The engineers and truss manufacturers have identified the problem and the contractor has begun remediation works. Unfortunately, we will have to close the library for the duration of these works, which will be through the Thanksgiving holiday. This will allow sufficient time for the contractor to do the work, the engineers and City Council to inspect the work, and for the library to be cleaned of any dust from the process. We will not move back into the space until we are 100% sure that the repairs have been properly completed and the space is clean.
I recognize that the library closure will create significant inconvenience for many. I appreciate your patience as we conduct this important work.
What I am excited about this week…
Flash Gordon Redux: Lusaka 2019! You won’t want to miss our upcoming theater production, which is a take on the old comic hero, Flash Gordon. Please come out to support our scholar-actors and stage crew who have been working hard for many weeks. Showtimes will be at 18:00 on 21 November, 20:00 on 22 November, and 13:00 on 23 November in the Tiyende Pamodzi Theater.
Merit Scholarship Application Process for 2020-21! We have begun the search for two highly capable merit scholars to join our ranks in 2020-21. The Merit Scholarship program is open to highly capable Zambian students who are 13 or 14 years old. Selection for the scholarship is based on both merit and need. Two Merit Scholars join the school each year in Grade 9. Please see the poster later in this newsletter and pass it along to eligible scholars.
Do you ever wake up in the morning to beautiful birdsong outside your window and find yourself wondering, what is that bird? Do your children point to different yard bird species and wonder what their names are?
Wonder no more- for the new Birds of Zambia app launched last month to great reviews. This $20 app available through iTunes for iPad or iPhone is “an up-to-date identification guide to all recorded birds of the country created by Derek Solomon, Frank Willems and Rory McDougall.” Now you can get started on identifying some of the 779 bird species of Zambia!
The app’s features include:
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