The Las Vegas Scholars Program: For Computer UNLVScience & Computer Engineering Students is funded by a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Who should apply: We are seeking high school seniors who will be incoming freshman at UNLV in Fall 2019. In addition, the student must: (1) declare a major of computer science or computer engineering; (2) be accepted into UNLV’s College of Engineering as a full time student; (3) demonstrate financial need; and (4) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (for a complete list of eligibility, please see website under eligibility).
How to apply: Applicants must submit the following: (1) online application to the UNLV Las Vegas Scholars Program; (2) unofficial high school transcripts; (3) two letters of recommendation; and (4) a personal statement.
The application deadline is January 14, 2019.
Here are just a few of the benefits of being a Las Vegas Scholar: receive up to $6,200 in an annual scholarship per student for up to 4 years. Learn how to bridge the gap between high school, work, and college expectations by participating in a one-month summer bridge program where students will meet new friends, learn about the department and campus, and earn 6 college credits towards their university degree.
For more information about the program and application process, please visit our website at http://lvscholars.sites.unlv.edu/.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for November: Valeria Sanchez-Zavala, Fernanda Angulo, Angel Ndubisi, Sydney Dube, Zella Jones, Luke De Ocampo, Kevin Sanchez, Tobey Behrman, Savanna Lawson, Jeremy Co, Brenda Vargas, Naika Belizaire, Gabriel Mauger, Craig Hammond
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for October: Matthew Quiriarte, Thomas Haile, Marryam Qureshi, Mitzi Capulong, Jordan Serna, Uriel Valles, Lilly Lucero, Juan Garcia, Lauren De Los Santos, Evelynne Nivera, Sebastian Yepez, Nathaly Alves, William Rith, Jorge Peral, Bethlehem Damena
Students are encouraged to celebrate Halloween at A-TECH by wearing a costume on Oct. 31st. However, all costumes must meet CCSD dress code requirements and faces must remain uncovered so that students are easily identifiable.
Mavericks, mark your calendars. Board Game Marathon is Friday, November 2 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the SAC.
The Homecoming Dance will be on October 20th from 7-10 PM. Tickets are $20 and will be sold during lunch starting today until Friday, October 19th. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for September:
Lorena Garcia, Karla Carmona, Joseph Moses, Tey’Veon Fears, Salvador Aguilar, Adrian Bell, Kenny Peng, Alexander Diaz, Thomas Moore, Robert Smith, Alexander Pilks, Tommy Yim, Gabriel Musngi, Tasha Geter, and Gavin Ide
2019 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the names Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students qualified as Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. These three students scored amongst the highest on the PSAT in the state of Nevada and represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest scoring entrants in each state.
This year A-TECH has three students who have qualified as Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. If you see these student please feel free to congratulate them on their outstanding efforts and scholastic achievement.
Congratulations to A-TECH’s 2019 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semifinalists:
Gabriel Adrian Musngi
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.
We wish each of our Semifinalists the best as they continue in the competition and have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in the spring.
Congratulations to the students who represented A-TECH at the INTEL ISEF Awards Banquet. A-TECH’s First Place recipients were Aleem Ahmed, Daniel Chong, Shiva Kittusamy and Abhishek Ravi. Both Shiva Kittusamy and Abhishek Ravi qualified for the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Each year more than approximately 1,800 student finalists earn the right to attend the Intel ISEF as a result of winning an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair at a local, regional, or national level. Intel ISEF finalists compete for on average $4 million in awards and prizes and are judged on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects. Congratulations and Good Luck as you move forward!
Congratulations Mavericks on being named the 2018 #1 School in Nevada by U.S. News & World Report. A-TECH is also ranked #137 out of more than 20,500 schools in the United States. A-TECH’s rank jumped over 150 places this year which is a testament of the hard work put in by students, staff and administration to make A-TECH a diverse, dynamic and challenging place to learn.
A-TECH’s Overview: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/nevada/districts/clark-county-school-district/advanced-technologies-academy-12252
Top Ranked Nevada Schools: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/nevada