Rider University is holding its 40th annual writing contest, open to all high school students. The contest contains three different genres: essay, fiction, and poetry. All entries must be postmarked by December 20, 2019, and winners will be announced by May 2020. For more information please visit Rider University.
Hollins University sponsors the Nancy Thorp Poetry contest for high school-aged women. Scholarships and awards are presented, and entries must be submitted by October 31st. For more information, please visit Hollins University.
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women’s Studies at Seton Hall University is sponsoring their 23rd annual essay contest. The contest is open to all students attending NJ high schools. Applicants will write a 500-750 word essay depicting a female who has inspired and influenced them. Essays must be double-spaced with an attached cover sheet containing the following information: Student’s name, the title of the essay, high school name/address/phone number, and school official (Chris Maslonka, Assistant Principal, (908) 713-4164). The deadline for submission is in February, and essays must be mailed to Dr. Mary M. Balkun, Department of English, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. Seton Hall will not accept electronic submissions. For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Balkun, Professor of English at email@example.com.
Lake Effect, the literary magazine of Penn State University’s Behrend College, is offering a national poetry competition to all students grades 9-12. The highly regarded BFA program of study is offering prizes to top winners with a chance of publication in their literary magazine. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2019. For detailed information, please visit behrend.psu.edu/poetry contest.
All Voorhees freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT on October 16, 2019. This information from the College Board helps to explain what is on the PSAT and how it has changed: prepare for the new PSAT.
Please review the documents and information detailing how English 4 Honors students can receive concurrent enrollment credits for English 111 at RVCC.
Please view the summer reading web page for updated information for all English courses.
The document at the end of this post contains information from the media center about using Destiny to create reading lists and to review books. This document also explains how to get e-books from the Voorhees media center: directions for Destiny and ebooks.