Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for students in grades 9-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to their community and family. Students who apply to the YEA! should be responsible individuals who pursue goals with tenacity. Prior experience in business is not required.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an AWESOME program that teaches young people how to build their own business, including making a business plan, budgeting, and marketing, among other things. They also have the opportunity to meet with many local business people on Staten Island and around NYC and build their professional networks. The culminating event of this program is a "Shark Tank" type of panel where students present their business plans to a panel of investors who actually invest money into the businesses.

YEA alum from McKee HS include Adam Said (Neph-Thys Studios), Jessica Padillo (Creations by Jay), and Stephon Barrett (Re-Furb). The students who have participated in this program have always raved about it and everything they've learned from the program. Apply now to be a part of this great program!

Applications are accepted and student interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. The YEA will grant admission to a max of 24 students annually. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be accepted until such time as the class cap is achieved. Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office by your Guidance Counselor (Ms. Pecora Jrs & Srs; Ms. Ippolito Fr. & Sophs; Ms. Licata AVID).


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Scholarship Contest holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest.

Any student over the age of 16 is eligible and students simply need to submit a 300 word essay responding to that month’s essay prompt. The winner is selected each month by personnel.

The scholarship contest can be found at: and you can apply every month! 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

West Point Day at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn

USAGF Fort Hamilton and United States Military Academy, West Point would like to invite every high school student to West Point Day at Fort Hamilton on April 18.

As you know, the very prestigious US Army Military Academy has afforded young men and women the opportunity of worldly education while molding them to be outstanding leaders in our nation's Army. Now for the first time here in NYC, the Academy will be showcasing itself at "West Point Day." The one day will include the US Army Military Academy parde with Pass and Review, and college day activities. Highlights from the event will also include a parachute ump, USMA Catholic Choir, String Ensemble, Drill and Pipes and Drums performances, static displays, admission information and demonstrations by various clubs, including Power Lifting, Competitive Cyber, Hell Cats, Boxing, Grappling, Law Enforcement and numerous others.

Fort Hamilton and USMA would like to afford every student in NYC an opportunity to receive information on this academic and leadership opportunity and to showcase USMA to the diverse population of NYC.

Find out what it means to be a member of The Long Gray Line

WEST POINT DAY at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY

8:00am - 1:00pm Saturday April 18, 2015 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Staten Island Federation of PTA Scholarship



A $2,000 scholarship award is given to one graduate of each Staten Island public high school and one District 31 special education student. Any student in the January, June or August 2015 grduating class amy apply. The scholarship award application can be obtained from uour Guidance Counselor in room 307 or at

The Criteria is
- Written essay based on this year's essay question
- Completed student information sheet
- Essay recipient must be present toa ccept the award on June 1, 2015 at the scholarship Luncheon held at The Hilton Garden Inn

The essay, which is to be written by the student, is to be no more than 500 words (2 pages) and typed in a 14-pt plain font with double spacing, Be advised that the student's name MUST NOT appear ANYWHERE on the essay.

QUOTE: "We rise by lifting others." By Robert Ingersoll

 What does "giving back" mean to you? Please include an example(s) of how you have given back to your community, school or family, or how someone else's giving back has influenced you.

Please return the completed Student Information Sheet and Essay to Ms. Pecora in room 307 by March 6, 2015.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Check out these great FAFSA videos

Are you ready to attend college or career school, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Check out this video to learn how the office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds. Visit to learn more. Check out this video!

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