Going Beyond:  Opportunities for Student Achievement

Use the links provided or see the moderator listed for additional information about these regional and national opportunities to highlight student work.

Opportunity Description Submission Date Moderator
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Approved Contests & Programs Various subjects and disciplines.  A very large data set  See website. Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Scholastic National Writing Contest Multiple forms and genres Dec. 13, 2018 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Scholastic National Art Contest Multiple forms Dec. 13, 2018 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Global Student Voice Film Festival Creative short video on the theme,
"Activating Change"
Dec. 17, 2018 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
American Computer Science League Contests Show your Comp Science chops
by solving coding problems.

Contest #1: Dec. 21, 2018​

Contest #2: Feb. 1, 2019

Contest #3: Mar. 8, 2019

Contest #4: Apr. 19, 2019

Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
NPR Podcast Challenge

Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then submit it with help from a teacher.  This contest is aimed at students between 5th and 12th grade. Each podcast should be between three and 12 minutes long.  The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Submissions accepted Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
JFK Presidential Library "Profiles in Courage" Essay Contest Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Jan. 18, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Bill of Rights Institute "We the Students" Essay Contest Essay prompt:  What are the essential qualities for a citizen in your community in 21st century America? Feb. 14, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Gilder Lehrman History Essay Contest The U.S. Civil War Feb. 25, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Gilder Lehrman Documentary Video Contest The U.S. Civil War Feb. 25, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest Divisions for contrived (arranged), natural,
and multiple image photos
Mar. 1, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
U.S. Institute of Peace and American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest Essay topic:  Why diplomacy and peacebuilding matter. Mar. 15, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Poetry Out Loud Spoken word; a progressive poetry recitation
TBD Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Sons of the American Revolution--George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. June 1, 2019 Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Teen Ink Cover Art Contest Artwork or photograph for nationally published teen magazine 2018 submission date passed Ms. Praszker (Library)
Earth Science Week Photography Contest Original photo on the theme "Inspired by Earth" 2018 submission date passed Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)
Teen Ink Oil Pastel Contest Oil pastel artwork on the theme, "Modern America" 2018 submission date passed Ms. Praszker (Library)
Bennington College Young Writers Awards For 10th, 11th and 12th grade writing in poetry, fiction and non-fiction categories. 2018 submission date passed Mr. Vallez-Kelly (Library)