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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Community Events/Summer Programs

 Alabama State University has been awarded a $44,400 grant and is looking for 16 local high school students for an all-expense-paid summer camp on transportation. The Federal Highway Administration and the Alabama Department of Transportation awarded the grant to ASU’s Division of Continuing Education, in partnership with ASU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The 2014 National Summer Transportation Institute Camp, which will help 16 ninth- and 10th-grade students from Montgomery and Alabama’s Black Belt region learn more about the many promising careers in transportation, is May 31-June 28 at ASU. Camp administrators need local and Black Belt area students, teachers or their parents to nominate them so the 16 spaces for students will be filled by May 1. For student criteria and additional information, visit www.alasu.edu/nsti or contact the NSTI director, Dr. Carl Pettis, at 229-4465, or the NSTI program coordinator, Dr. Michelle Foster, at 229-6842.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is sponsoring its annual “Reach for the Height” Oratorical Contest.  The deadline to enter the contest is April 18. Students are required to write a speech based on the contest theme “Reaching for the Height: Empowering Myself While Impacting My Community.” The prize is a $100 savings bond and plaque. All contest participants will be recognized. Applications are available in the guidance office. For more information about the contest, call Loukisha Brooks at (334) 285-4263. IP 64010.

Montgomery Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department is hosting its 11th Annual Career Tech Extravaganza celebrating the Theme: Career and Technical Education... A Blueprint for Success!” on May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue. Join us as we salute the outstanding accomplishments of our middle and high school career and technical education students representing more than 16 program areas! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the MPS Career and Technical Education Office 1153 South Lawrence Street, 36104