Our Faves – In The Running For Our Monthly Scholarship!

This months scholarship winner was selected – Congrats, Navpreet Khabra! We definitely had many other students who did a great job with their Student Pages though too. That’s why this weeks Our Faves are dedicated to some awesome runner-ups. Check out their Student Pages below to check out why they are such stand out students!

Rachel Hargrave

Rachel Hargrave is going to be a senior at Charlotte Latin School. Already a published poet winning many awards, Rachel is on her way to fulfilling one of her goals of having a future career in writing and performing! She is involved in ultimate frisbee as well as theater at her school, which has not only helped motivate her for future these future endeavors but also has shown her what being part of “a true team is”. We think she’s already well on her way to reaching her awesome aspirations, don’t you?

View her Student Page!

Caeley Campbell

Caeley Campbell is a home school student who graduated high school at the age of 16! On top of this amazing feat, she is an avid piano player and has many “ennouncements” of her piano accolades right on her Student Page! Her skills also include being an artist and proving to be a talented author, as she has already published her first book! Caeley sees her future as a teacher while still carrying out her passion of performing piano. She is also a member of the Children of the American Revolution, which is the oldest patriotic youth organizations in the United States. Caeley keep up the hard work!

Visit her Student Page!

Courtney Rollo

Courtney Rollo is a going to be a senior at Missisquoi Valley Union High School and she loves to sing. Her favorite subject is chorus and she is part of the Master Singers Advanced Choir. Although she likes singing, Courtney wants to go on to college and pursue a degree in health. She is already chasing her goal by being a volunteer at her local hospital where she is starting to learn the ropes of healthcare. Cross country as well as track and field are two sports she participates in at school and she is a member of many local groups in her community.

Visit her Student Page!

 Happy “ennouncing”!

Meghan & Melissa from GoEnnounce

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5 Fun Things To Do At The Beach

So its summer and you want to go to the beach, but you also want to not just sit around on the beach and do nothing. Well, there are plenty of things you can do in order to make the most out of any beach trip whether its just for a day or you are going to be there for a entire weekend.

1. Beach Games: Get a Tan and Have Fun At The Same Time

- Cornhole: A great and easy game to play on the beach. Throw beanbags into the otherteams hole for points.

How to DYI – Create a small, slanted area in the sand with a hole near the top. The holes need to be 27ft apart. Then just use some kind of ball or small bag (maybe old hacky sacks you have lying around) to play. Click here for the official rules.

- Ultimate Frisbee: Throw a frisbee down the field in order to reach the end zone (it’s like football meets freeze tag!).

How to DIY – Make a field any size you want with two areas that are endzones and with out of bounds areas. For the rules of the game, click here.

- Ladder Toss: Throw bolas (two balls attached by a rope) at a game ladder. Try to get them to stay on a ring of the ladder for points.

This is one game where you can’t really make it yourself but don’t let that deter you – This game is fun for everyone and you can keep it for summers to come!

2. Relax In The Water Or Catch A Gnarly Wave

One of the best parts of going to the beach is the water and the waves. There’s nothing better than on a hot day going swimming in some cool, refreshing water. But if you are not just content with floating around, there a a few things you can do in the water.

- Body Surfing: A fun and cheap way to enjoy the waves. Simply follow this guide and you will be riding the waves like a pro.

- Surfing: You will need to rent or borrow a board but surfing is a awesome way to spend a day at the beach.

- Paddleboarding: You will also need to borrow or rent one of these. This is a more relaxing and chill thing to do at the beach but a great workout!

3. So You Think You Can Craft: Sea Shell and Sea Glass Edition

One of the things you will find most at the beach besides sunburned people are seashells and sea glass. These can be collected and used to make really awesome and cool crafts, jewelry, and decorations for your current or future dorm room! Check out some ideas on our Pinterest board.

4. Save Some Money And Picnic At The Beach

After all of these activities, you will undoubtedly get hungry at the beach be starving! Beach food can be really expensive or even non existent depending on what beach you are on. Bringing food for a picnic can be a fun activity for you and friends while on the beach. Some food ideas for a picnic are:

- Chips and dip (Guacamole, Salsa, etc.)

- Sandwiches

- Homemade popsicles

- Fresh ice tea or lemonade

For more yummy beach food ideas check out our Pinterest board.

5. End Your Day With An Awesome Bonfire At Sunset

If you find yourself on a beach around sunset and you’re tired but still want to have fun, sitting around a bonfire is a great way to end a great summer day. You can make s’mores and just relax with friends and family. Just make sure you are on a beach where it is allowed and that you are careful around the fire.

Happy “ennouncing”!

Meghan & Melissa from GoEnnounce

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Abroad101 Student of the Week #0011 – Tori Koch

Our Abroad 101 Student of the Week honor goes to Tori Koch from Wake Forest University! She has decided that she wants to study abroad in Italy at the American University of Rome through International Studies Abroad! This ISA program will immerse Tori in the Italian culture and she will gain invaluable educational experiences. Check out her mission here!

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

Happy “ennouncing”!

 

What’s up with hiding the price tags?

By:Admitted.ly

We know, college can be really expensive, and sometimes when we look up the prices, we can never actually get an exact price out of them! It gets confusing and irritating, but our friends at Admitted.ly can help clear up some of those concerns! Take a look at what they have to say about this topic here!

Admittedly is the ultimate online college advisory platform for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors that is leveling the playing field for students at all budgets. We provide tools for students in 8th through 12th grade that are timely and relevant, and early enough to make an impact on improving students’ chances of admission.

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Ennouncing Our June Scholarship Winner!

Our “GoEnnounce Yourself” Scholarship awards one student $500 each month! This award goes to a student who’s doing a great job showcasing who he/she is by sharing school related “ennouncement” updates with Followers on his/her GoEnnounce Student Page.  We are pleased to “ennounce” June’s winner…the multi-faceted Navpreet Khabra!

Recent high school graduate from Tennyson High School, Navpreet will be heading to University of California-Santa Barbara this coming fall! During high school, Naverpreet was part of the AVID college readiness program, which has gotten her prepared and excited to tackle her major in Environmental studies at UCSB. She also has an interest in Economics and Statistics, and hopes to explore possible career pathways for those subjects (maybe even double major!).

It seems only fitting that Navpreet wants to major in Environmental Studies, as she is extremely interested in many things involving the outdoors. During high school, she was President and Founder of the Go Green Club, Publicity Representative of the Outdoor Adventure Club, member of the Students In Action Community Service Club, and bike riding is one of her favorite hobbies!

Navpreet loves using her GoEnnounce Student Page and has done a great job keeping all of her Followers  in the loop with what’s going on in her life. She’s been “ennouncing” exciting news such as an internship she secured at the Almeda County Fire Department in their Community Outreach Department, how she’s getting ahead with her college credits by taking online summer courses, a recent community service fundraising event she organized for the Go Green Club, and how her and fellow classmates created a virtual game for their stock market project! Interested in finding out more about Navpreet? Visit her impressive Student Page here!

Want a chance to “GoEnnounce Yourself” and win a scholarship too?  Learn more and enter here!

To all of our previous applicants – don’t worry if you didn’t win this month you still have a chance to be selected next month! Just keep “ennouncing” and inviting all of your relatives and friends to follow your education. We choose one student on the 10th of every month.

Good luck.

Meghan & Melissa from GoEnnounce

Abroad101 Student of the Week #0010 – Adrienne Ballreich

Our Abroad 101 Student of the Week honor goes to Adrienne Ballreich from Juniata College! For her junior year in college, Adrienne has been saving up (by working three jobs!) for a year long study abroad trip to Germany. While there, she will study Political Science, while also brushing up on her German. Also, Adrienne just found out that her request to sit in on master’s level courses in Germany was approved by her academic advisor (how cool!). We can all agree that this is a must have experience for Adrienne! You can learn more about Adrienne’s Mission here.

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

Happy “ennouncing”!

 

Must Go Places This Summer in NYC!

If taking a vacay is on your radar this summer break, you should definitely consider visiting the city that never sleeps – NYC! Not only does it have the best pizza around, but it has many other attributes as well. Here are some of the activities that people from the Big Apple partake in, maybe you can too!
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1. Take a selfie on the Brooklyn Bridge
One of the great things about the Brooklyn Bridge is that it’s free and it has a great view of the city! A lot of people like to walk across the bridge, some others like to bike. What ever your preference, get up there and see the city from a new perspective! And while you’re up there make sure to take a selfie!
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2. Visit the MoMA
A great thing about the Museum of Modern Art is that it has a huge collection of paintings and art pieces that you might just have a taste for! Not to mention they have a student discount!
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3. Eat lunch on the steps of The MET
Try living like Gossip GIrl stars Serena and Blair and have your lunch on the steps of the MET one day instead of on a table.
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4. Maybe dip your fingers in some Wax?
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is a sight everyone should see at least once in their life. Plus it will give you the chance to get a picture with your favorite celebrity!
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5. Visit the Zoo! 
Summertime is the best time for people to visit the zoo because you have a big opportunity to see more animals! In the winter time, a lot of them are indoors and not seen, but in the summertime , they are all out to play!
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Whether you are in New York, California, Michigan, or even London there are definitely places like these you can visit to enjoy the summer! Plan a day with some friends and start exploring!
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Happy “ennouncing”!
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Abroad101 Student of the Week #0009 – Marina Foster

Our Abroad101 Student of the Week honor goes to rising high school junior Marina Foster from Texas. At the end of July, Marina will be traveling to Costa Rica to volunteer at Proyecto Asis, an animal rescue center, in the county of San Carlos. For two weeks, Marina will live with a host family and volunteer eight hours a day at the rescue center cleaning and building cages, feeding animals, and taking part in animal surgery, all the while strengthening her Spanish speaking skills. Marina plans to attend college and pursue a career in design and lead an adventerous life of travel. You can learn more about Marina’s Mission here.

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

Happy “ennouncing”!

Top 5 July 4th Firework Celebrations That Will Take You By Surprise

We’ve all heard of New York City’s Macy’s 4th of July fireworks or Washington, DC’s Independence Day extravaganza on the National Mall. But this Friday, celebrations will ring out all across the country in cities big and small. Here are the top 5 places to watch firework celebrations that give big cities a run for their money!

1. Saratoga, New York

This small town boasts an impressive history. In 1777, the Americans won the decisive Battles of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War. Besides a parade, Saratoga’s Fourth of July celebration isn’t complete without BBQ, face painting, carousel rides, car shows, fireworks (of course), and a live reenactment of 18th century America.

2. Independence, California

With a name like that, it’s no wonder this town made it to this list. Don’t let this town’s small population of less than a 1,000 fool you. When July 4th comes around, the entire town comes together to host its celebration, complete with fireworks, parades, a pancake breakfast, a 4K run, an arts and craft show, and a BBQ. Oh, and lots of pies and ice cream.

3. Allegan, Michigan

The town of Allegan does things a little differently, particularly by beginning its July 4th celebration on July 3rd with its “July 3 Jubilee.” Hosted along the Kalamazoo River, the celebrations include musical performances, inflatable ativities, pony rides, free shows, and, of course, fireworks.

4. Maplewood, New Jersey

The circus is in town! The town of Maplewood really knows how to throw a unique celebration. Yes, it has parades and fireworks, but what really makes this town so special is that it hosts The Zerbini Family CIrcus. Complete with acrobatic and trapeze acts, clown shows, and even elephant performances, the circus is there for all to enjoy.

5. New Castle, Pennsylvania

Dubbed the “The Fireworks Capital of America,” this 8 square mile town is home to some of the largest fireworks companies in America. While many of the town’s fireworks end up all around the country, New Castle hosts its own Fourth of July celebration, complete with an artists market that features an art competition, food carts, street vendors, and tours of the historic North Hills.

Do you think your town deserves a spot on the list? Take a photo this Friday of your favorite 4th of July activity and share it with us on insta by tagging @goennounce with #FunOnthe4th- we may even REGRAM you!

Also, we’ve curated an awesome 4th of July Pinterest Board with some DIY – food, decor, and fashion fun just for you!

Happy “ennouncing”!

Meghan & Melissa from GoEnnounce

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2014′s Summer Blockbusters!

This summer is one of those summers that have amazing movies coming to theaters. Movies are exciting, if only for 2-3 hours, but they are a way to get you up and out of the house. Especially in this summer heat! Lets see what movies are the around the corner from being blockbuster hits this summer!

1. Maleficent

Remember the evil witch from Sleeping Beauty? Well, this movie portrays the story from the villainess’s point of view. Angelina Jolie transforms into the famous Disney villain, Maleficent, and plays a complex character dealing with grief, anger, and love. With a worldwide box office of more than $587 million, Maleficent is a must-watch!

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction

Yes, the first 3 transformer movies had the amazing Shia LaBeouf in it and we are so sad to see him go, but on the bright side, the new male lead was taken over by Mark Wahlberg! Though the movie has been released only a few days (release date was this past Friday, the 27th) the fans and media have been going wild about the release of this movie! According to Entertainment Weekly, the early estimates in China have reached a near $90 million! Making this movie the highest box office hit in China! Definitely a must-see movie this summer!

3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

We loved the first Planet of the Apes with Caesar and James Franco, but this next follow up story line will blow you away! It continues from the last Planet of the Apes, with Caesar taking over, and we guarantee you will ask this question: “What if we actually lived in a world that was taken over by Apes?” Watching this movie, you will feel like it is a definite possibility! Check this blockbuster hit out on July 11th!

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

This next big Marvel movie stars Chris Pratt as the leader of a team of superhero misfits, including a talking tree and an anthropomorphic raccoon. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of a bunch of ragtag extraterrestrials as they prevent the villains from getting their hands on an all-powerful orb. Perhaps the oddest Marvel superhero movie yet, Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on August 1.

5. How to Train Your Dragon 2

The cat-like dragon lovingly called Toothless returns to the big screen! In fact, did you know that Toothless was animated and modeled after a cat? Taking place 5 years after the events in the first How to Train Your Dragon, the second installment follows Hiccup and Toothless as they try to stop the evil conqueror Drago Bludvist from breaking the peace between humans and dragons. This movie will make you wish you had your own dragon.

We know, there are so many more movies that you can check out, but these are the movies that everyone, critics and fans, have been raving about! So don’t be left out of the group! Go check out these movies so you can get in on those social media conversations about the hype around these hits!

Happy “ennouncing”!

Meghan & Melissa from GoEnnounce

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