College Scholarships for Kids Under Age 13 (For Mom and Dad) May 26th, 2013
You’ve always had an eye toward achieving your goals–and if you are under age 13, you are in luck because there are college scholarships available for kids like you!
It turns out you don’t need to wait until high school to begin finding ways to pay for college. Just pass it along to your parent or guardian, okay? Let them weed through the list and help you.
College Scholarships for Kids Under 13
Christopher Columbus Community Service Awards — Students in 6 – 8 grade can get a head start on paying for college with unique college scholarship opportunities like this one! Grab your pals, this scholarship prize is open to teams. Solve real world community problems with technology and science–and maybe win a 00 scholarship prize in the process!
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program — How do you make a difference in your community? Girls that have made valuable changes to their community are eligible for a ,000 first place prize.
Letters About Literature — Pick an author, living or dead, and write them an honest letter detailing how their work changed your way of thinking or your life! There are different age levels and multiple winners for each level.
Davidson Fellows – Have you already accomplished something phenomenal? Have you made a significant contribution toward the betterment of society in fields like math, science, or philosophy, music, or literature (among others)? This scholarship hands out a fantastic prize (,000 for first place) to match!
Doodle 4 Google — You are probably already familiar with the Google Doodles. How about creating one of your own? Not only is it fun–but you can win a large grant for your school. That will probably look exceptionally nice on your future college application, too!
Paying for College
You’re child has got plenty of time to figure out how to pay for college–but don’t forget about the more traditional methods of payment for the future, either.
Financial aid, student loans, there are a lot of options. When your child hits high school? We’ll be here with the information you need to make informed decisions.
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King’s Academy loses 3A Regional Final 9-4 May 25th, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH – King’s Academy’s bid for a trip to Fort Myers and the state tournament was derailed Friday when visiting Clearwater Central Catholic defeated the Lions 9-4 in the Class 3A regional finals.
The Style Of 24 Inch Wheels May 25th, 2013
There’s something spectacular in relation to 24 inch wheels on a classic car, or any type of automobile, for instance. Any time you incorporate the appropriate tire to that wheel, it can make a blend that can turn heads and obtain individuals’ interest. It does not matter if your rims are black colored machined or chrome; the ultimate appearance is still destined to be awesome.
Custom colored rims offer a unique appearance
If you want a little inventiveness with your 24 inch rims, then you need to check out a selection of customized color wheels. Your current dark colored and red fancy car would certainly look awesome coming down the street with dark and red rims upon it. After you add a little bit of silver accentuate on the lugs, you will have something that supplies a distinctive but awesome appearance. On the subject of choosing the right type of rims, it can often be mentioned that design is just as necessary as materials.
Stand out of the norm using 24 inch wheels
Once you choose the best website for your 24 inch wheels, it will be easy to choose from selections for example custom colored attachements or an entire rim that’s painted to match your motor vehicle. A set of four red rims to offset the green trim for your dark colored car or pickup will be awesome. It gets a lot better whenever you position the black tires around the wheels and bring the whole thing together with each other. There are few auto components that supply a feeling of style and the design options that custom rims give.
Be sure to find the proper specifications for your car or truck
Before you choose a set of 24 inch wheels, you must 1st be sure that your car or truck is designed for them. Some cars or trucks were created with extremely certain size tires which may mean that yours won’t be able to cope with the kinds of wheels you desire. As these designer wheels created by recognized manufacturers can be significant assets, it’s important to ensure your car or truck can hold them before making your purchase.
Get 24 inch rims with beneficial company names
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Jeff Dellenbach eyes turnaround at Boca Raton May 24th, 2013
The former Dolphin and American Heritage-Plantation coach excited to start anew with Bobcats
BOCA RATON — When Jeff Dellenbach accepted the head coaching job at Boca Raton , he brought with him “opportunities.”
WCSSAA rugby championships no longer at Jacob Hespeler May 24th, 2013
Game of Thrones Fashion: Inspired by House Tully May 23rd, 2013
Welcome to the sixth post in our series on “Game of Thrones” fashion. If you haven’t read them already, be sure to check out our previous articles on fashion inspired by House Stark, House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Baratheon, House Tyrell and House Greyjoy.
Photo: HBO official promo wallpapers
Guys, I’ve gotten to the point where basically the only thing I can think about is “Game of Thrones.” Seriously, how can there only be two episodes left of this season? Don’t worry, I have a strict no-spoiler policy; I’m just saying – I cannot deal with the craziness. We’ve gotten to know so many new characters this time around, and that means it’s time for a post one one of the lesser-known Great Houses of Westeros – House Tully.
Even though the magnificent Catelyn Stark hails from House Tully, we didn’t know too much about them until this season, when we were introduced to The Riverlands and the Tullys’ ancestral castle, Riverrun. Like the Greyjoys, Tullys spend a lot of time around water, which holds deeply important symbolism for them. No wonder their sigil is the silver trout.
House Tully’s motto is “family, duty, honor,” and its members take those words to heart. Tullys are fiercely protective of their own, which manifests itself in Catelyn’s unwavering devotion to her children and even Lysa’s, um, rather extreme form of parenting.
Inspired by the Tullys’ nautical surroundings and deep love of family, I’ve put together three breezy, beachy looks that are perfect for any sun-loving “Game of Thrones” fan. Excited? Read on!
Lord of Riverrun
This nautical-inspired outfit combines House Tully’s signature colors: red and blue. Sometimes I think combining these hues can be a bit tricky – it can be a bit cutesy and reminiscent of a Fourth of July barbecue if you’re not careful. Play with volume to create a chic, sophisticated look combining these colors: Tuck a billowy blue-and-white striped top into a cherry red skater skirt, then cinch your waistline with a white woven belt.
Next, add sea-inspired accessories for a signature Tully vibe, like a fishbone necklace and sailboat-shaped studs. For the finishing touch, go back to basics – accessorize with simple strappy sandals and a matching brown bag to create a refined look that’s still fun and youthful.
Laughter is Poison to Fear
Inspired by my favorite Cat Tully (okay, Stark) quote, this ensemble totally sums up the Tully philosophy. Create a whimsical, fun-loving look that’s as fierce as it is playful by pairing a graphic tank (gotta have that fish!) with deep blue, tailored shorts. Then, add a splash of red with a woven bracelet.
Next, it’s all about the extras. Grab a wave-patterned clutch for that relaxing-by-the-river vibe. Fish hook hoops and a matching bangle are a nice little nod to House Tully symbolism, while gladiator wedges finish the look with an edgy touch.
Family, Duty, Honor
Create a breezy and fun formal look by pairing a vibrant red minidress with a wide array of blue accessories. First, cinch your dress at the waist with a woven brown-and-white belt to create a more casual, effortless ensemble.
Then it’s time to pile on the jewelry. Inspire arm candy envy with a braided anchor bracelet and a matching striped bangle – and don’t forget you can always add more! Emphasize the sea theme with an embellished fish cocktail ring and anchor-shaped studs. Complete the outfit with a splash of color – a bright aqua clutch should do the trick nicely.
What are your predictions for the rest of series three? (But no spoilers, please!) What do you think of the outfits? Be sure to let me know what you think of this series in the comments – I love hearing your thoughts!
For more than a half century, Lincoln has competed in Class 4A. It has a lot of natural rivalries with other Dallas ISD schools in 4A, which is where most of the Dallas schools fall. The DISD’s other 4A schools are Adamson, Carter, Kimball, Molina, Pinkston, Seagoville, South Oak Cliff, Bryan Adams, Conrad, Hillcrest, Thomas Jefferson, Samuell, Spruce and Woodrow Wilson.
But Lincoln is really making it tough on itself by requesting to stay in 4A despite having numbers in the middle of the 3A … [visit site to read more]
Fashion Inspiration: Disney’s BoardWalk May 21st, 2013
One of my absolute favorite places at Walt Disney World (besides the parks themselves) is Disney’s BoardWalk. In my opinion, it’s one of the resort’s best-kept secrets for a little nighttime fun. From the restaurants and shops to the performers scattered throughout, Disney’s BoardWalk is a fun tribute to boardwalks of the past.
Although you may not be traveling to Walt Disney World anytime soon, you can collect pieces for your closet inspired by the BoardWalk’s vintage charm! Below, I’ve created two cute summertime outfits inspired by Disney’s BoardWalk. Scroll down to see them!
Step out on the wooden walk in this light and airy getup. Wear a pretty pinstriped dress under a boyfriend cardigan, then slip on some sensible, yet chic accessories like a pair of wedges and a crossbody bag. Finish the ensemble with a bow-accented cloche, anchor motif earrings, and a fun pair of retro sunnies.
Nauti or Nice
Rock a low-key nautical vibe with seersucker shorts and a brightly-colored tee. Pair with boat shoes, a sailboat-print scarf, and a canvas tote, all of which capture that perfect seaside flair. Grab a pair of vintage-inspired sunglasses and a braided rope bracelet to complete the look.
What do you think?
Are you inspired by vacation spots? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in a comment below!
Jupiter falls 4-0 to Lake Brantley in 8A State Semifinal May 21st, 2013
FORT MYERS — The Jupiter baseball team worked all season to reach new heights.
Study Abroad Style: Fashion Inspired by Rome May 19th, 2013
Photo Credit | All other photos taken by me.
While I have absolutely loved traveling to cities such as Paris and Madrid during my semester abroad, I knew that my time in Europe just wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop in The Eternal City – Rome.
After our program ended, my friend Nicole and I (we’re both graduating in May), decided to skip out on senior week festivities and instead see Italy before returning to Boston. We spent three days in Rome, then headed south to Sorrento, a gorgeous little city close to the Amalfi Coast. Like Paris, Rome is an intoxicating city full of narrow streets and delightful discoveries. Let’s take a trip to some of the most famous monuments of Rome!
All Roads Lead to Rome: About The Eternal City
- Rome is the capital of Italy and the 5th most populous city in the European Union. According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus on Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
- The storied city has seen the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the dazzling creativity of the Italian Renaissance, and the 1861 unification of Italy. No wonder they call it the Eternal City.
- If you plan on visiting, make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes! The abundance of history also means less-modern pavement and transportation methods. The Roman metro, for instance, doesn’t really span the entire city because it’s not easy to build subway tunnels due to all the ruins that are underground.
- Also, keep in mind that you can be turned away from churches if your shoulders and knees aren’t covered. So, remember to keep a cardigan or shawl as well as a pair of tights with you just to be on the safe side.
The Colosseum is, well, colossal. (Oh, how my rhetoric dazzles.) This ancient amphitheater, the largest in the world, began construction in 70 A.D. under the Roman emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 A.D. under Titus’s rule. The Colosseum, or Colosseo, could seat 50,000 people and was used for events such as gladiator matches, mock sea battles (in which the entire arena was flooded with water), animal hunts, and theatrical productions.
Take a trip back in time with this ancient Roman-inspired ensemble. Confession: I actually saw a girl wearing this exact dress during my visit to the Roman forums — which are right next to the Colosseum — and creepily followed her for a bit because I liked the dress so much. (I may or may not have cried a little when I was unable to find the dress in my size in any Mango store.)
The cutout back of the dress is such a fun detail, while its flowy fabric pairs perfectly with understated gladiator sandals. Add a pair of claw earrings and a sword bangle to represent the Colosseum’s entertainment offerings. Finally, stow your belongings in a cute red cross-body bag for a fun pop of color!
St. Peter’s Basilica
While I’m not religious, visiting Saint Peter’s Basilica was seriously awe-inspiring. Even while we were waiting outside in the square, the domed exterior of the building was incredible. Inside, the jaw-droppingly beautiful statues, inlays, and carvings cover every inch of the basilica – one hardly knows where to look! According to Roman Catholic tradition, Saint Peter’s burial site is located under the basilica, which was consecrated in 1626.
As with most churches in Italy, the Basilica holds its guests to a respectful dress code – shoulders and knees must be covered. Admittedly, I forgot to bring a long-enough skirt and had to buy myself a pair of 3-euro leggings, which I wore as pants. (Forgive me.)
Look perfectly put-together in this monumental house of worship with a dusty rose blouse and crisp jacquard trousers. A sharp jacket with a slight metallic sheen adds a bit of edge to the outfit, while a pretty gold necklace recalls the gilded decoration of the basilica.
Fontana di Trevi
I was shocked when I saw the Trevi Fountain – it looks just like the one outside of Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, doesn’t it? (Joking!) In all seriousness, this fountain was one of the Roman sites I was most excited to visit, and for good reason! The enormous Baroque fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi and completed after his death in 1762.
Oceanus, the god of water, is the centerpiece of the breathtakingly dramatic fountain. According to tradition, throwing a coin into the Trevi guarantees that you’ll return to Rome.
The Trevi is literally a fountain of inspiration: a flowing cerulean skirt references the crystal-clear water, while a white top and pale gray cardigan allude to the complex stone sculptures. Make sure to choose graceful fabrics that drape well. Metallic flats and stone drop earrings are simple but chic. Finally, slip on a jangly coin bracelet to make sure that you’ll return to Rome!
You have to feel a little sorry for the French – they were the ones who actually paid for the famous Spanish Steps! (They are named so because they connect the Spanish Embassy at the base of the steps with the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.) The Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, as it’s called in Italian, is the widest staircase in Europe, and is the perfect place to people-watch while enjoying a gelato.
While I have still never actually seen the movie, I don’t think an inspired-by Rome post is complete without an outfit referencing Roman Holiday!
Audrey Hepburn would surely approve of this sweet and classic ensemble. A Peter Pan blouse and high-waisted skirt are perfectly complemented by a sky-blue cardigan and pretty peep-toe flats. A chic scarf and preppy satchel finish off the look.
What did you think?
Would you wear these outfits? Have you been to Rome? What was your favorite place to visit? Have you seen Roman Holiday? (It’s on my to-watch list!) Let me know in the comments!