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BERRYVILLE 6-12 Gifted and Talented Seminar Classes
BO.S.S. Business Opportunities for Student Success
Through Capsim Foundations students make business decision for a multi-million dollar company for 8 years (weeks). The Capsim Foundation simulation experience is an engaging, immersive exploration of core business processes. Participants learn by running a business that simulates the management decision processes in a competitive environment. The Foundation simulation provides solid exposure to the essential elements in business such as the critical relationships among the key business areas of research and development, marketing, production, and finance. Two additional functional modules, Human Resources (HR) and Total Quality Management (TQM) are available with Foundation.
Fed Ex, Harrison Arkansas is the corporate sponsor for this business simulation competition for schools in the O.U.R. Coop. They sponsor a 1 day shareholders meeting that includes student presentations before a panel of experts from Fed Ex. This competition is held each fall and spring of the school year.
NHD (National History Day)
National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit education organization in College Park, MD. Established in 1974, NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.
In addition to facilitating the discovery of the past, NHD also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical for future success:
Sometimes, NHD students even change the course of history. The court-martial of World War II Navy Captain Charles McVay was overturned as a result of the research conducted by an NHD student, Hunter Scott, who became a Navy helicopter pilot. Four NHD students from Kansas City, KS, discovered the forgotten story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust heroine who saved the lives of 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto. As a result of their work, the impoverished and overlooked Sendler was recognized, memorialized, and had a trust fund established to care for her until her death.
And three 16-year-old NHD students in Illinois who produced a group documentary on the Mississippi Burning case, the murder of three Civil Rights workers in 1964, led the U.S. Congress to pass a bipartisan resolution calling on federal prosecutors to reopen the high profile case. Because of these students’ exhaustive research – reviewing more than 2,000 documents and conducting dozens of interviews – more than 40 years later, in 2005, the FBI’s original prime suspect, Edgar Ray Killen was finally arrested, tried, and convicted of murdering James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman.
More than five million NHD students have gone on to careers in business, law, medicine, and countless other disciplines where they are putting into practice what they learned through NHD. Come and discover National History Day – more than a day, a learning experience!
*****This academic contest is facilitated regionally by Dr. Jamie Forrester at NWACC in Bentonville, AR. Regional competition cost is $5.00 per student and includes a t-shirt for each student. Regional competition is held in March each year on a Saturday, on the campus of NWACC (Northwest Arkansas Community College)
Dr. Pat Ramsey at UCA, Conway, AR is the State director. State competition is held in April each year on a Saturday at University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.
The Mock Trial is a two-day competition every year for high school teams who compete as lawyers and witnesses. Our competition this coming year will be held on March 3&4 2017 in Little Rock. Teams will compete in real courtrooms at the Pulaski County Circuit Courthouse and Richard Sheppard Arnold United States Courthouse in Little Rock. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three competitions. We have a very large turnout every year, with schools from as far away as Izard County and as close as Little Rock competing for the state championship. Judges and lawyers from around the state will preside over and judge each competition. The winning team will represent Arkansas at the national competition in Idaho. The Bar Association will pay for most of the expenses associated with that trip.
The competition is a great way for students to become acquainted with the legal system and to get experience thinking on their feet in front of real judges. Some of our committee members competed in this competition while in high school, and they say it influenced their decisions to become lawyers.
|October 31, 2016||Case Materials Available|
|December 15, 2016||Team Registration Closed / Registration Fee Due|
|February 10, 2017||Official Team Lists, Certificate of Eligibility & Photo/Video Release Forms Due|
|February 23, 2017||Last Day to Submit Questions on Case & Rules|
|March 3-4, 2017||
State Tournament - Little Rock, AR
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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY