News and Announcements

Current information can be found at the top of the announcement page.

Please check your student G-Mail accounts for FREE resources for ACT and SAT Test Prep, through Method Test Prep. For additional information, please see your Grade-Level Counselor.

Are you 16 or older, and interested in a PAID Summer Internship? Do you have reliable transportation? Are you available for 4 weeks between June 1st and July 31st? You can apply now! Please see the flyer attached below for how to apply, and follow-up with your Grade Level Counselor for additional information and assistance!


Announcements

The Crooked Road Offers Youth Music Workshops

Abingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road (TCR) is offering two youth music workshops as part of its Traditional Music Education Program. Professional Development Workshop for Musicians will be held on Saturday, March 16th.Build an Event! – a youth presenter workshop, will be held on Saturday, April 6th. Both events will take place from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA.

Professional Development Workshop for Musicians will serve 24 musicians from Southwest Virginia*, ages 16 and older, who are in the beginning to intermediate stages of their careers. Participants will gain a heightened awareness of importance of professionalism in self-representation and develop skills that will benefit their work as musicians. The workshop was conceived by TCR’s Education Committee in response to a specific need in our community: the need to improve the quality of artist bios, web presence, stage presence, and communication skills for artists who are representing themselves and who are interested in having a career in the music industry. Workshop topics include: Becoming a Professional Musician, Being Your Own Booking Agent, Writing an Effective Bio, Captivating an Audience, and Internet Marketing. Presenters will include: Sammy Shelor (Lonesome River Band); Richard Rose (Barter Theatre); Josh Trivette (Moonstruck Management); Katie Hoffman (Appalworks); and Kris Truelsen (Bill and the Belles).

Build an Event! is a fast-paced, hands-on workshop for high school and college-age students between the ages of 15 and 22 who reside in Southwest Virginia* to develop festival and event management skills. Interested persons age 23 and older may apply to attend the Build an Event! workshop for a $50 fee, and will be selected on a first come first served basis if space is available. The workshop will explore event conceptualization & marketing, programming (booking, artist relations and contracting), event logistics (event and festival management), and concert production (sound, recording, & lighting). Presenters include representatives from some of the region’s premiere festivals, institutions, and events including Richard Emmett (Blue Ridge Music Center), Charlene Tipton Baker (Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion), Jason Gallimore (Chantilly Farm), Jessica Taylor (FloydFest), Will MacMorran (ETSU & Northeast State Community College), and Charlotte Whitted (Tazewell County Fiddlers' Convention).

Both workshops are offered at no cost to attendees, and Build an Event! participants ages 15-22 will receive a $25 honorarium upon completion of the workshop. Lunch will be provided at both workshops.

To apply for the workshops, applicants must submit an essay of 200 words or less outlining their personal experience and telling why they would like to participate. Applicants should include workshop title and their name; age; school (if applicable); mailing address; email address; and telephone number at the top of each essay. Essays should be sent by email to admin@thecrookedroad.org, or by U.S. Postal Service to The Crooked Road, One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Essays for Professional Development Workshop for Musicians must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20th. Essays for Build an Event! must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 4th. Applications will be reviewed by members of TCR’s Education Committee and participants will be selected based on merit, experience, and enthusiasm. Applicants will be notified within one week of the application deadline. Interested persons are encouraged to apply for both opportunities.

These workshops are supported by grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Foundation.

For questions or for more information, please contact Jonathan Romeo, The Crooked Road’s Program Manager, at (276) 492-2409 or jromeo@thecrookedroad.org.

* Southwest Virginia includes the counties (and associated towns) of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe; and the Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford.

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Jonathan Romeo

Program Manager

The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

Tel. (276) 698-4999 / (276) 963-4993

jromeo@thecrookedroad.org

www.thecrookedroad.org

Youth Music Festival at Heartwood May 11, 2019

Mountains of Music Homecoming June 7-15, 2019

www.mtnsofmusic.com

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores

If you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses or working on your Associates Degree through Wytheville Community College your can attend one of several informational sessions.

Attending one of these meeting is very important to receive information and advising.

Tuesday, March 5 (6-7 p.m.) at the Marion Summit Center

Wednesday, March 6 (6-7 p.m.) at the Galax Crossroads Institute, Room 143

Thursday, March 7 (6-7 p.m.) at Wytheville Community College, Carroll Hall, room 118

How to find and apply for scholarships

Savvy students and families know that scholarships can play an integral role in meeting college costs.

“Scholarships are one of the most prevalent funding sources families use to help pay for college,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president at Sallie Mae, a student loan company. “The key is knowing where to find them and how to apply.”

To help students and families find and apply for scholarships, Sallie Mae offers six tips:

Get an early start. Apply for scholarships your junior year of high school and every year in college. Approximately 50 percent of available scholarships are for students already enrolled in college. There are also many scholarships available for graduate school.

Don’t miss out. To qualify for $150 billion in financial aid, including scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Schools use the FAFSA to put together financial aid packages, states use it to determine eligibility for state aid, and it’s required for many scholarships applications. Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, or from programs with limited funds, so the earlier families fill out the FAFSA, the better.

Remember, not everything is a deal. Never pay for scholarships and be wary of “guaranteed” money. Don’t be lured in by sites or organizations that charge a fee to access scholarship applications. School counselors and school financial aid offices can recommend reputable options.

Even small savings count. Many scholarships may just be for a few hundred dollars, but these can add up and can be used for a variety of college expenses. Apply for as many as possible — you’ll be surprised how much you can earn.

Take advantage of door busters. Some scholarships awards are as easy as showing up and registering. Sallie Mae, for example, offers $1,000 monthly sweepstakes for those who sign up for its free college planning tools.

Keep an eye out for unique gifts. Scholarships are not limited to athletics and academics. There is free money for college for just about any interest, including awards for left-handed students, skateboarders and bakers.

To find additional tips and to register for Sallie Mae’s Scholarships Search, home to 5 million scholarships collectively worth more than $24 billion, or the recently launched Graduate School Scholarship Search, home to $850,000 graduate school scholarships worth more than $1 billion, visit www.salliemae.com.

After filling out a brief profile, students are matched with relevant scholarships, their award amounts, application requirements and deadlines. The tool automatically sends updates when it identifies new matches. — (StatePoint)

Contact staff writer Chanel Hill at (215) 893-5716 or at chill@phillytrib.com.


SENIORS - The Pathways Flight Academies will immerse students in learning to fly while discovering the range of exciting aviation career opportunities available. Four, two-week residential academies will be offered during the summer of 2019 for selected students who have shown an interest in and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), and have career aspirations to become a pilot. Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight at the end of the academy! Interested students should see their Grade-Level Counselor in Student Services.

SAT Study Materials are now available in Student Services. Please stop by and pick up any materials you may need (e.g. Practice Tests, Student Test Day Guide, etc.) or, as always, you may practice for the SAT online at KhanAcademy.com. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brady in Student Services. Keep Informed - Check G-Email for Information On!  10th and 11th Grade Students - PSAT Scholarship information.  Duke Summer Session 2019. 

The 2018-2019 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia public, private, and home high school juniors and seniors. 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for High School students, and is FREE to all Virginia students: BLAST, VSCS, VASTS & VESSS. 

Students interested in the UVA School of Architecture  The Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan University. 

The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School is pleased to announce the 2019 law-related program for high school students. 

Monthly Dual Enrollment Informational Meetings held by Josh Floyd, Dual Enrollment Coordinator for WCC. 

10th and 11th Grade Students - information on PSAT Scholarship information.  Accessing College Blueprint, a self-paced online module, to assist with college admissions, paying for college, etc! If you have additional questions, please see Mrs. Brady in Student Services! 

Important score information for the NCAA Eligibility Center and delayed ACT score reporting! 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides various STEM opportunities. All of the programs are FREE to all Virginia students. The Program Online Course applications are OPEN for 10th, 11th , and 12th grade students to apply. Please check your student g-mail accounts for additional information 

Regarding the SAT, ACT and PSAT. SAT and ACT Test Dates for 2018-2019 have been sent to Student G-Mail Accounts and are also available in Student Services.

Flight Academies Offered for Virginia High School Students

For Release: November 1, 2018

The Pathways Flight Academies will immerse students in learning to fly while discovering the range of exciting aviation career opportunities available. Four, two-week residential academies will be offered during the summer of 2019 for selected students who have shown an interest in and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), and have career aspirations to become a pilot. Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight at the end of the academy!

Contact: Mary Sandy or Kris Kennedy

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

msandy@odu.edu or pkennedy@odu.edu

757-766-5210

Virginia Space Consortium Applications Open

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities. All of our programs are FREE to all Virginia students.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vscs.spacegrant.org/

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS


Josh Floyd with WCC will be providing weekly meetings to talk with parents and students about Dual Enrollment.

Dual Enrollment Meetings Josh Floyd, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment, will conduct open meetings/appointments at Crossroads Institute. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Monday, Oct. 22 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Nov. 12 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Dec. 10 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Jan. 28 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Feb. 25 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Mar. 25 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, Apr. 22 (5 - 8 p.m.) Monday, May 20 (5 - 8 p.m.) To RSVP, contact Josh Floyd, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment, at (276) 223-4110 (office), (276) 613-3639 (mobile/text) or email at jfloyd@wcc.vccs.edu.

Please check your student g-mail accounts for information on accessing College Blueprint, a self-paced online module, to assist with college admissions, paying for college, etc! If you have additional questions, please see Mrs. Brady in Student Services!

Please check your student g-mail accounts for important score information for the NCAA Eligibility Center and delayed ACT score reporting!

Please check your student g-mail accounts for important information regarding the SAT, ACT and PSAT.

SAT and ACT Test Dates for 2018-2019 have been sent to Student G-Mail Accounts and are also available in Student Services.

Special Opportunities

Please be sure you visit the scholarship tab under Student Services for current information!

Announcements will be made as soon as scholarship information becomes available. Applications are available in Mr. Stanbery’s Office. Make sure you follow application deadlines.


*NASA Opportunities for students! Please notice deadlines for applications...

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vscs.spacegrant.org/

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESS


*Please check your student g-mail accounts for important score information for the NCAA Eligibility Center and delayed ACT score reporting!









ACT

Test Prep

It’s free!

Just log on to https://www.kaptest.com/act/free/practice , create a user name and password, select free test prep under the ‘More’ tab and follow the ACT practice OR visit https://academy.act.org/ and select ‘Start Practicing with ACT Academy!

For other resources, visit:

Twitter – follow @ACT and @ACTStudent

Facebook – like facebook.com/actstudent

Instagram – follow @actstudent



ACT

Date Registration Deadlines

September 9th, 2018

August 4th, 2018

October 28th, 2018

September 22nd, 2018

December 9th, 2018

November 3rd, 2018

February 10th, 2019

January 12th, 2019

April 14th, 2019

March 9th, 2019

June 9th, 2019

May 4th, 2019

July 14th, 2019

June 15th, 2019

ACT ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE

2018-2019 School Year Test Dates

To Register :

1. Visit www.act.org

2. Select the icon “ACT Registration”

3. Select the icon “Register Now”

4. Create a user name and password

5. Follow the prompts

Our School Code (Carroll County High School): 471075

For test prep, please visit: https://www.kaptest.com/act

Did you know?

You can practice for the NEW SAT through the Khan Academy?

It’s free!

Just log on to www.khanacademy.com, create a user name and password, select test prep and follow the SAT practice!

For other resources, visit:

Twitter – follow @CollegeBoard, @OfficalSAT and @SATQuestion

Facebook – like facebook.com/thecollegeboard

Instagram – follow @collegeboard

Snapchat - follow - thecollegeboard

SAT

Date Registration Deadlines

August 25th , 2018

July 27th, 2018

October 6th, 2018

September 7th , 2018

November 3rd, 2018

October 5th, 2018

December 1st, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

March 9th, 2019

February 8th, 2019

May 4th, 2019

April 5th, 2019

June 1st, 2019

May 3rd, 3019

SAT ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE

2018-2019 School Year Test Dates

To Register : 

1. Visit sat.collegeboard.org

2. Select “Register Now”

3. Create a user name and password

4. Follow the prompts

PLEASE NOTE: SAT Subject Tests are NOT given in March.

Our School Code (Carroll County High School): 471075

*If you do NOT have internet access, please see Mrs. Brady for information on registering by mail*

SWVGS

Southwest Virginia Governors School

10th grade students interested in attending the SWVGS should contact Mrs. Mishoe in Student Services at dwmishoe@ccpsd.k12.va.us.

SWVGS gives students the opportunity to take responsibility for their learning, develop their identities, and prepare for their future. The school provides challenging academic courses as ell as chances to participate in world opportunities.

Students travel to Pulaski each day from CCHS at 7 am and spend the first half of the school day participating in math and science classes to earn college credit. They return to CCHS for the remainder of the day to take required courses.Students obligate themselves to participate in the program for two years. Application is required and may be acquired in Student Services.


DUKE SUMMER SESSION

Dear Students,

Improve your college application and go to college while still in high school!

At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities. By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting.

Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today:

Application for US Students

Application for International Students

Or earn a certificate in one of our shorter programs: Summer Academy or our Accelerated STEM Academy !

Sincerely,

Nicki Charles



George Mason University will be hosting their 33rd annual Northern Virginia Regional Fair on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the EagleBank Arena, at the GMU Fairfax Campus. Please check your student G-Mail accounts for additional information. If you have any questions, please see your Grade-Level Counselor.


The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. To find the application and learn more, click here.

Sincerely,

Office of Undergraduate Admission

University of Virginia

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Attention current 10th and 11th grade students identified as Gifted and Talented ....

There will be a speaker from Linwood Holton Governor's School available to speak with students that are interested in applying to take classes for the 2019-2020 school year in the near future. If you are interested in learning more about this virtual governor's school that offers advanced sophisticated distance learning for gifted and talented students , please stop by Student Services and sign up to attend the informational session to be offered soon.

Pathways for Future Engineers

Pathways for Future Engineers is a FREE Virginia Tech multi-year program for first-generation students that includes pre-college activities (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree. Program expenses are completely covered for students and a “Pathways Partner”- a family representative, mentor, coach, etc. Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Zooming In >> Pathways Summer 2019

When: June 22nd- July 6th, 2019

Where: Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA

Pathways for Future Engineers Summer 2019 Program will kick off on June 22nd with 180 first-generation students and 180 Pathways Partners from across the state of Virginia.

Who is a Pathways Partner?

We know that community support plays an important role in supporting students on the pathway from high school to college. Therefore, the Pathways for Future Engineers includes all-expenses-paid programming for a “Pathways Partner”- an adult representative from a student's community who agrees to emotionally and mentally support the Pathways participant on their educational journey. The Pathways Partner will accompany the student—all-expenses-paid—on various campus visits at no cost to them. We are excited to connect student's home community to the Virginia Tech community, and the Pathways Partner will play an important role in this.

Schedule at a Glance

Lodging, Food, and Transportation:

All transportation, food, and lodging for students and Pathways Partners will be provided by Virginia Tech. More details will be provided after Pathways participants and partners are selected.

Apply to Pathways

Applications are due by March 1st, 2019. Decisions will be sent out by April 1st, 2019.

Applications will not be reviewed until ALL application components are completed. Pathways Application components include:

1. Student Application Form

2. Pathways-Partner Contract

The two application components (Student Application Form and the Pathways-Partner Contract) can be completed online OR on paper using the downloadable PDF files on our website. Paper applications should be mailed to:

Pathways

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

490 Old Turner St

215 Hancock Hall (0275)

Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Questions?

Please contact:

Ashley Taylor

Director, Pathways for Future Engineers

215 Hancock Hall (0275)

490 Old Turner Street

Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061

540-231-2226

pathways@vt.edu



Carroll County 4-H is sponsoring

ANTI-DRUG FILM AND VIDEO CONTEST

The contest is open to all youth in Carroll County ages 9-18. Entries are due by March 20, 2019. For more information see Mrs. Mishoe in student services.


Society of Women Engineers

SWE HSV UVA

– SEAS PO BOX 400751

351 MCCORMICK RD

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22904-7451

January 23, 2019

Dear Student, The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites you to apply to our High School Visitation Program on March 30th , 2019. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through speakers, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. The spring session will take place on March 30th , with an application deadline of March 4 th . The application and selection criteria can be found on the UVA Society of Women Engineers’ website: http://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv . Interested students may be selected to spend Saturday night (March 30th ) in UVA dorms with SWE members. There will be a non-refundable confirmation fee of $25 for students accepted to the program. Acceptances will be sent out no later than March 11th at 11:59pm, with commitment required by March 18th at 11:59 pm. This will be a great learning experience for young women who would like to explore various aspects of engineering. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at uvaswehsv@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Megan Mazzatenta & Kiri Nicholson High School Outreach Co-Chairs, UVA SWE

Want to see if Engineering is right for you?

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites you to apply for a our High School Visitation Program happening on March 30, 2019. About the Program: The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, lab tours and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. This spring session particularly targets high school juniors and seniors, but sophomores can also apply. Interested students may be selected to spend Saturday night (March 30th) in UVA dorms with SWE members. Program Activities: The High School Visitation Program teaches young women about the different types of engineering as well as UVA’s engineering curriculum through fun and interactive experiences. Some of the events throughout the day are: ● Design Activity ● Engineering Majors Fair ● Scavenger Hunt around Grounds ● Lab and Dorm Tours ● Professional and Student Panels ● Tour of UVA How to apply: The application to apply for Fall High School Visitation can be found at our website: http://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv. This page will also include: ● Further information about the High School Visitation Program ● Copies of documents found in the application ● Contact information for any questions about the program or application Sincerely, Megan Mazzatenta & Kiri Nicholson High School Outreach Co-Chairs, UVA SWE u



Student Essay Contest Opportunity

FROM: James F. Lane

Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Student Essay Contest Opportunity

We frequently receive requests to disseminate information regarding student opportunities. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit would like to share information about their essay contest.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2019 essay contest. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “How has the right to freedom of speech established for public school students in the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines evolved in the 50 years since it was decided?” The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by April 15, 2019.

Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000. Winners will be announced in July, and travel will be provided to the court’s Constitution Day event in September 2019.

For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest-2019.

For questions, contact the Fourth Circuit Clerk’s Office at essaycontest@ca4.uscourts.gov or (804) 916-2706.

Please note: Children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or members of the household of a federal judge or federal judiciary employee are excluded from the competition.