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Columbia of Missouri Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership

Current sophomores (soon to be juniors) apply now for next year!  Junior Leadership Columbia is a program for high school juniors, sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Fair Missouri Foundation. Junior Leadership Columbia is designed to motivate students and develop their potential for community leadership by acquainting them with the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community.

Application is due May 6

Apply here: http://columbiamochamber.com/chamber/news.php?view=post&item=4064

Camp Citizen Jane

Summer School Deadline Quickly Approaching

The deadline for enrolling in credit advancement summer school is Wednesday, April 16th. After this deadline, enrollment will continue on a space available basis. Credit advancement refers to courses students take in order to get ahead on credits. Enrollment will also continue for credit completion, which is offered for core courses students have no passed during the regular school year. Summer school applications are available in guidance or by going here.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

This group has been developed specifically to provide

support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Participants can expect a caring and nurturing environment

in which to explore their feelings about their tragic loss.

First Tuesday of Every Month


Parlor Room

Missouri United Methodist Church

204 S. Ninth Street

Columbia MO

Parking available in the church parking lot to the east of the church

Overflow parking in the Hitt Street Garage, to the east of the Upper Crust

Please contact Beth Eiken at beth@stu22crew.org for more information.

2014 IBM High School Internship Program

Do you have an interest or a background in information technology? If so, consider applying for this PAID summer internship with IBM. Check out the Enrichment tab on our website and choose “Internships/Jobs” for more information. Act fast — applications are due April 20th to Bragg Stanley at bragg.stanley@dese.mo.gov.

College 101 Presentation

Parents of current Juniors, if you missed College 101 Night on Thursday, March 21st, don’t worry! You can access the PowerPoint presentation via our website. Just click on the link titled Post-Secondary Plans and select “More Information.”

Website Glitch…Sorry!

Over spring break our IT Department made some updates and unfortunately caused us to lose all information posted to our website after December 2013. Please know we are working to re-upload all of the important information that we’ve lost! Thanks for your patience and for continuing to access our site for updated information.

-Battle Guidance Team

Summer Leadership Opportunities!

  • Attention current FRESHMAN: On June 22-25, 2014, the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation will be hosting the 18th annual Leadership In Practice statewide leadership development camp.  The program will be held on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO.  Leadership In Practice is one of the state’s premier leadership immersion programs for students between their freshman and sophomore years (Class of 2017).  To attend, students must submit the application and any letters of recommendation to the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation by April 15, 2014.  This year we will be limiting the number of students to 150.  Please be prompt if you want your students accepted into the program.  We will notify students of their status on May 1, 2014.  For more information and an application visit  http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=LeadershipinPracticeStudents
  • The Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Program (July 17-19, 2014) provides opportunities for Missouri youth (current 10th & 11th graders) to gain skills that will assist them in becoming leaders in their communities and schools. This program promotes the importance of leadership, physical fitness, higher education, and a healthy life-style.  During the 3-day conference, student will engage in several activities that will encourage them to step up and be leaders among themselves. All of the students will participate in both indoor and outdoor team activities. They will attend a luncheon as well as a dinner banquet where they will have the opportunity to listen to some of our state’s outstanding leaders. There is NO COST to participants. All food, lodging and transportation to and from the conference is provided by the Show-Me State Games. Interested students may download and complete an application at:  http://smsg.org/pdfs/AWYLapplication.pdf

The Joyce Ivy Foundation

Applications for the 2014 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program are available now and due February 24.


Summer Scholars spend the summer at: Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, and Washington University in St. Louis.


Who are Summer Scholars?

Summer Scholars are talented female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Summer Scholars have demonstrated academic and leadership potential, and are typically in the top 10% of their high school class. Most Summer Scholars are current sophomores and juniors, though we will also accept applications from exceptional freshmen.

Summer Scholars come from a range of backgrounds, and scholarships are granted based on financial need. Typically 45% of the group comes from lower-income families, 45% from middle-income families, and 10% receive merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are granted to students who do not demonstrate financial need, but who have exceptional academic, intellectual, and leadership qualities.


How do students apply?

Step 1. Review the Joyce Ivy Foundation list of partner summer programs.
Step 2. Submit an application directly to the summer program(s) you are interested in attending.
Step 3. Submit your Joyce Ivy Foundation application online by February 24 to be considered for a Joyce Ivy Foundation scholarship.

Full instructions for completing the application are available on the Joyce Ivy Foundation website:



Application Available Now

Deadline: February 24, 2014

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