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Angela Jeffrey
AIG Specialist for Laney High School
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Upcoming Events and News 

YOUTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY: Application Due April 2, 2021
The 2021 YLA is scheduled for May 1, 2021.
Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA) is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions and vote on issues concerning local, state and national government.

The conference allows high school students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the workings of local, state, and national government. Active participation in YLA increases the students' confidence and ability to debate current issues. Any high school student in good standing at a public, private, charter, or home school in North Carolina is eligible to participate in YLA. Just complete the student application; you do not have to have a member of the NC General Assembly to sponsor you to participate in the Youth Legislative Assembly.

For more information contact Erica Gallion at (919) 301-1372

NCSU Summer Programs for Hispanic, African American, and Native/American Indian Students: Deadline to Apply is April 16, 2021
CAMINOS: Your Journey to College
A virtual program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Hispanic/Latinx culture.
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Emerging Scholars Academy (ESA)
A virtual program for rising juniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American culture.
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Native Education Forum (NEF)
A virtual program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Native American/American Indian culture.
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Gifted Advisory Council Zoom Meeting, February 15, 2021 at 5:30
At the meeting parents will meet the GAC members, enjoy a presentation from an expert in the field of gifted education, and learn ways to advocate for your gifted child. Please complete the Google Form by clicking on the link by Friday, Feb. 12th. You will be sent an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

AIG Rising Freshmen Transition Program for 2021-2022
For current 8th grade students  who will be  in 9th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedics and/or engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online mock orthopaedic surgery simulations and biomechanics experiments. Offering dates in September, October, November, and December. Register to attend ASAP...dates fill up quick! Register @

MENSA for Kids Excellence in Reading Program
To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. Earn a commemorative certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement and get an Excellence in Reading T-shirt, too! For more information, visit the website @


ATTENTION Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors:
Laney High School will not administer a Fall PSAT test this year. We have elected to administer a Winter PSAT test this year. Information for the Winter testing date as well as registration and payment will be announced later this semester.

SENIORS: Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Webinar Information Sessions: August 25 or August 27, 2020

The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. The comprehensive program provides 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or Duke Universitas well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.Students and counselors are invited to participate in Webinar where they will hear directly from the Director of Selection, as well as alumni and current scholars. This is an opportunity to learn about the Robertson’s program offerings and our application process. There will also be a live Q&A section for students and counselors to pose questions. Registration is required. Register @ this link :

Columbia Engineering Experience: Deadline August 31st
Each fall, Columbia Engineering offers a free selective program designed for high school seniors who are interested in learning about our unique engineering education. This fall, the Columbia Engineering Experience will be offered virtually. Admission remains highly selective. The application is available now and the deadline to apply is Monday, August 31. Please note that all students who apply to CE2 will receive a fee waiver in the general application process, no matter the CE2 decision. Apply to the Columbia Engineering Experience here.  For more information, visit their website @

CDM Fall Window Now Open: Application Deadline is September 4, 2020

Students who want to accelerate their coursework to achieve their academic goals may apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM). The CDM process allows students to earn credit in a particular course by demonstrating proficiency in the subject without completing the classroom instruction.   All North Carolina students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery in the available courses.  For more information click Here.

John Hopkins HOME Program Applications Due September 21, 2020
Applications are now open for HOME (Hopkins Online Multicultural Program), our signature event that connects African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community. Visit their website for more information and to apply. John Hopkins HOME Program

NCSSM Student Information ZOOM Meeting: September 30th @ 2:30pm
The NCSSM will host a student information Zoom meeting for Laney High School students in grades 9 and 10 who may be interested in applying to the NCSSM for the 2021-2022 school year. The Zoom session will be held on September 30th @ 2:30pm. Interested students should register to attend the Zoom meeting. Registered students will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. Registration Link:

NC Governor's School Student Information Session, October 8th: Applications Due October 23rd.
Governor’s School Informational Zoom meeting for interested students on October 8, 2020 at 6:30pm. Students must register @ to attend the Zoom meeting. Governor's School applications are due to Angela Jeffrey, on or before October 23, 2020. Juniors and sophomores are encouraged to apply. Visit the website @ for more information and the student application packet. The nomination packet is also attached here: GS2021_packet final.pdf

CFNC and New Hanover County Library Presenting College Webinar Series for High School Seniors September 15th -October 27th
Register for one or more of the webinars on the New Hanover County Public Library Calendar of Events.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Deadline: November 10, 2020
Are you a high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, a scholarship and an invitation to the program's national recognition events! The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 9-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications are now open for 2021 awards. Apply online @

The North Carolina HOBY Leadership Seminar: Application Deadline November 16, 2020

The HOBY Leadership Seminar is a 3-day leadership program for rising high school juniors (current Sophomores) held each June in Raleigh at NCSU. HOBY Ambassadors have an opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills, learn about their personal leadership styles, and form an appreciation for community service. They attend panel sessions featuring prominent speakers from our government, businesses, media, and educational communities. They participate in leadership development workshops and activities. HOBY Ambassadors also participate in a community service project and learn how they can lead in service in their own communities. As a result of their experiences, the high school Ambassadors return to their schools and communities eager to make a difference and share what they have learned. The HOBY NC East 2021 Seminar will take place June 11-13, 2021 at NC State University. Applications are due to Ms. Jeffrey via email on or before November 16, 2020.

Make a copy of the Application @Laney HS HOBY Application 2020-2021 to complete online and email your completed application to me @ Laney High School will select one student nominee to represent Laney at the leadership conference.

High School AIG Nomination Window November 10-24, 2020
The AIG Nomination Window to nominate new students for the New Hanover High School Gifted Program is November 10-24, 2020. This nomination is for students who are NOT currently in the gifted program at Laney High School. Students may be identified for the high school gifted program in grades 9th-12th. Parents, students, and/or teachers may nominate a student for the gifted program. If you would like to nominate a student for the high school gifted program at Laney High School, please complete the nomination form  @ AIG Nomination Form . 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

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JUNIORS: Carson Scholarship Nomination Due December 4, 2020

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States.  An interested student must be nominated by an educator at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Each year, we nominate one Junior. Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed or religion. For more information about the scholarship, visit the website @

We are seeking current juniors who meet the underlined criteria above to nominate for the Carson Scholarship. If you would like to be considered as a school nominee, complete the Carson Scholarship Nomination Request Form or before Friday, December 4, 2020. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and nominate one junior as the school nominee for the Carson Scholarship. Students will be notified of their selection status on December 18, 2020. The student selected as the school nominee will then complete the Carson Scholarship Application online no later than January 15, 2021.

United States Senate Youth Application Deadline: December 6

The USSYP provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science to spend a week in Washington D.C. meeting Senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and officials from various federal agencies and the White House.  Due to the circumstances posed by the current pandemic, the upcoming Washington Week experience will be held online the week of March 15, 2021.  

  • North Carolina applications will be available for students October 1, 2020 – December 6, 2020. 
  • Two student winners will be selected to represent North Carolina. 
  • These two winners will each attend the Washington Week online program and receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship.

For application, entry forms and information about eligibility visit the North Carolina Senate Youth website at  

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Application Due December 14, 2020

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community. LEDA practices holistic admissions, but Scholars typically have an unweighted GPA of 3.6 unweighted and have an annual family income of less than 90K. First generation college students are given particular consideration. For more information, visit the website @

Our application can be found here. The deadline to apply is December 14th

Cultural Arts LIVE Conference, December 15th and 16th Students are invited to a free remote learning conference. They have engaging experiences for students including:

  • 10 Virtual Field Trips to North Carolina Historic Sites and Museums with Live Discussions
  • Workshops in Poetry, Dance, Music, Journalism, Art, Drama and Chorus
  • Performances by North Carolina Musicians and Dancers
  • And much more.
This is an excellent FREE extracurricular opportunity for your high school resumes! Register for the Conference @