Film Festival

The White House Student Film Festival is asking students K – 12 to submit shorts films about paying it forward, community service, and what making a difference looks like. Deadline to submit is Feb. 2: http://www.whitehouse.gov/FilmFestival

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Youth Preparedness Week

Celebrate Youth Preparedness Week and get prepared!

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Rubik’s Cube Tournament

Did you know that Rubik’s Cube Tournaments exist? I did not either, until I heard about a Cubing Tournament that was held by Franklin High School’s Red Cross Club. FHS, of Somerset County New Jersey, held the tournament in mid-December, where over 100 students between the ages of 6 to 18 participated in the tournament.

All proceeds from the Tournament, which was a day-long event, were donated to the American Red Cross.

Justin Mallari was the winner of the event. Mallari has been competing in Rubik’s cube competitions for four years, and is the two-time national champion in solving a Rubik’s Cube.

Congratulations Franklin High School, for your creativity and success in the fundraising event!

Check out a video of the event here!

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January is National Blood Donor Month!

This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare. As 2015 gets underway and winter weather sets in across much of the country, the Red Cross thanks donors for their support and encourages individuals to roll up a sleeve in areas where conditions are safe to do so.

Read more on redcross.org!

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National Geographic Video Contest

Calling all high school students! National Geographic wants to hear how you’re making a difference in the world and giving back to your communities. Show your passion for community service through a short video highlighting your involvement with an organization or project that makes a positive impact in your community. The grand prize-winner will travel on a community service trip of his or her choice to Costa Rica, Peru, Nepal, Fiji, or Thailand in summer 2015. Plus, your organization or project will receive a $500 grant!

Visit the contest website for more information about contest rules, prizes, and how to enter. http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/2015-video-contest/

 

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