Youth orchestra to hold auditions
The Beaufort Youth Orchestra will hold its semi-annual auditions at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Beaufort High School band room for all interested students. Auditions will include brass, woodwinds, percussion and string instruments. The first rehearsal will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $100 for January through May; scholarships are available. The orchestra is taught by Fred Devyatkin, who has conducted the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra since 1992. Scheduled appointments are required.
Details: 843-263-2190, www.beaufortorchestra.org
District seeks money for migrant program
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The Beaufort County School District is seeking service groups willing to collect items for its summer Migrant Education Program, the largest hosted in South Carolina, said Terry Bennett, the district's director of grants management.
The district provides services for school-aged children at St. Helena Elementary School and for older students at the migrant camps. Each student receives instruction in basic English, math, health and life skills, as well as a welcome package that includes school supplies, a Spanish/English dictionary and toiletries.
The district is looking for groups to collect donations of school supplies and travel-size toiletries, such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Items collected can be taken to the school district office at 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort or to St. Helena Elementary School.
Details: Terry Bennett, 843-322-2332 or email@example.com
Contest open to high school seniors
Sunscribers, the writing club of Sun City Hilton Head, is sponsoring a Seniors to Seniors writing contest for all Beaufort County public high school seniors in the class of 2011.
The first-place winner will receive a prize of $200 and have his or her essay printed in The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette. There will be a $100 prize for second place and $50 prize for third. Winners will be announced in February.
The topic of the essay is, "What I Want to Do With My Life and how I Expect to Prepare Myself."
Students may submit one essay, and it must be between 350 to 500 words. Essays will be judged for their coherence and cogency by a panel of writers from Sunscribers.
No essay postmarked later than Jan. 31 will be considered. Mail essays to: Seniors to Seniors Essay Contest, 561 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909.
Governor's School accepts applications
The S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics is accepting applications from sophomores now through March 1 for its two-year, residential high school program.
The school is highly selective and considers aptitude, proven performance and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics.
Details: www.scgssm.org, 843-383-3944
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