Victory Preparatory School, at 110 Masters Drive, will participate in Pinwheels for Peace. This is an art installation that has been celebrated worldwide for 10 years on Sept. 21. Last year, 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in more than 3,500 locations worldwide promoting and inspiring worldwide peace.
Students will place their pinwheels in the ground around the school at 9:15 a.m. and will “reflect on worldwide peace” at that time. Students will write words promoting peace, harmony and nonviolence on one side of the pinwheel.
The St. Johns County Medical Alliance has awarded academic scholarships to St. Johns County high school graduates pursuing their education in a medical related field of study.
Scholarship applicants are evaluated on academic ability, school involvement, financial need and community service.
This year’s awards have been presented to Jensen Thompson of Bartram Trail High School, who will attend the University of Florida to study biology on a pre-med tract to follow her interests in pediatric cardiology, and Cynthia Hund of St. Joseph Academy, who plans to pursue a pre-med major in biology at Clemson University.
YMCA offers ‘Youth in Government’ program
Students motivated to learn more about how government works will want to sign up for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast Youth in Government program. Through this program, teens have the chance to build leadership skills, gain self-confidence and discover how our government operates. Students learn debate techniques and earn community service hours, scholarship opportunities, college credit and an experience to remember at state assembly.
St. Johns County high school and middle school students will begin meetings Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Nease High School Media Center starting this month. Registration for the program is $75 which includes all materials and a T-shirt. Registration forms can be downloaded from the YMCA website. For information, go to firstcoastymca.org.
EMT program starts in January at SJR State
St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the EMT program through Sept. 15. Classes will begin in January. The program includes a blended format of online and classroom work with field experiences.
For questions regarding the programs, call 386-312-4291 or 904-808-7465, or go to SJRstate.edu.