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Think!! Write!!

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Think!! Write!! is a week-long workshop held in two locations across the Wiregrass region. These workshops provide opportunities for Southeast Alabama teachers and students to come together in interactive, grade-level learning sessions led by Wiregrass Writing Project Teacher Consultants. Developed and coordinated by the Wiregrass Writing Project staff and Teacher Consultants, daily sessions focus on holistic strategies for learning.  The sessions include an interactive model where demonstrations of best practices are included in the learning activities. Students are dismissed at 12:00 PM  and teachers remain for an additional hour for group discussion and sharing.

 Think!! Write!! High School Preparing for the Submission of a College Scholarship Application.

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Think!! Write!! High School Preparing for the Submission of a College Scholarship Application. This 2 day program provides opportunities for Southeast Alabama teachers and students (in grades 10 -12), to come together in interactive sessions lead by Wiregrass Writing Project Teacher Consultants. Developed and coordinated by the Wiregrass Writing Project staff and Teacher Consultants. Sessions focus on: Day 1- Completing the College Application; Addressing the Criteria of the Scholarship Application; and College Entrance Examination Requirements; Day 2- Securing an Outstanding Letter of Reference and Participating in the Interview with the Scholarship Committee. Students are dismissed at 12:00 PM and teachers remain for an additional hour for group discussion and sharing.

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Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assesmbly (SAMUN)

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The Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly gives students in middle school the opportunity to experience the United Nations first hand. Each delegation of 4 – 7 students represent a different nation and demonstrate their proficiency in persuasive writing, research skills, and public speaking, while deciding important issues that affect the world in this mock assembly. This is achieved through exploration and writing across history, geography, mathematics, economics, and science curriculums. Participation promotes the development of skills in research, problem solving, consensus building conflict resolution, and compromise and cooperation.

Registration is now open for participation in the 2020 Southeast Alabama United Nations Assembly. Please register your team by the October 30, 2019, deadline using the following link. SAMUN 2020 Registration Form:

March 5 & 6, 2020 - Southeast Alabama Model United Nations

Co-Sponsored by:  Wiregrass Writing Project & 
  Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center 

Model United Nations

The Wiregrass Writing Project and the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center at Troy University will host the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN), March 5 & 6, 2020. Students will have the opportunity to experience the United Nations first-hand. Each delegation, limited to 7 students, will represent a different nation and decide important issues that affect the world. 

Native Dress

All delegates are expected to dress in native dress of their nation.

Nation's Flag

Each nation's delegates shall make their own nation's flag. The flag must be made out of fabric, foam or felt, and the dimensions are to be precisely 9 inches by 11 inches. The flag is to be attached to a stick that is 18 inches long. A holder should also be prepared that will enable the flag to sit on the desk of the nation's delegation. 
NOTE: The flag will be used by all nations' delegates to gain recognition in the General Assembly and will be used in the opening Roll Call of Nations. 

Roll Call of Nations

At the opening session, a roll call will be made of every nation present. One member of each nation's delegation will give a 30-second welcome in the native tongue of the nation; a second delegate will interpret in English (more on this in the confirmation packet).

Number of Delegations

The number of delegations will be limited to 40. Delegations must be accompanied by a teacher, but can also have parents assist the advisor. 

ALL DEADLINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED TO GIVE TEAMS ADEQUATE TIME TO PREPARE FOR SAMUN.

Special Recognition

Special recognition will be given to the following: 

  • Outstanding Native Dress
  • Outstanding Delegates (Boy & Girl)
  • Outstanding Resolution 
  • Outstanding Delegation
  • Outstanding Flag/Presentations

Eligibility & Cost

  • Any student in grades 6, 7, or 8
  • Nation fee $40.00 per nation
  • Students $40.00
  • Advisors & Parents $40.00 each (On-site Parents $55.00)

Cost includes materials, badges, placard, and lunches.

Pre-Registration

A request for a nation will be made by completing the attached PRE-REGISTRATION sheet. The deadline for the pre-registration requesting a nation is October 30, 2019.  Upon receipt, the SAMUN Committee will notify each advisor their assigned nation(s) via email the following week. The Delegate Registration Form is included with this flier, along with a sample resolution and instructions for writing a resolution. The United Nations Charter can be found online at: 
http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml.

Resolutions & Registrations

Each advisor must submit a Delegate Registration Form by November 22, 2019 and Resolution for each nation by December 5, 2019. Resolution Book:  After all Resolutions and registration forms listing all delegates' names are received, the SAMUN Committee will distribute one copy of the Resolution Book to each registered delegate and advisor. We will also provide a Resolution Book for the number of parents listed on the Delegate Registration Form. The Resolution Book will contain all Resolutions, plus other information to be used in preparing a delegation to attend SAMUN. 

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Scholastics Art & Writing Awards: Writing Competition 2020

Writing Competition 2020 information

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards     Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Submission portal is open September 12 - December 12, 2019

For a full list of category descriptions click the link below: 
https://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/categories/ 

How to Enter:
https://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/AL001W/ 

 

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