Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

For Your Information

Week of October 9, 2006

Prudential Spirit of Community Award    October 20, 2006
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship    October 30, 2006
Coca Cola Scholars Program    October 31, 2006
Earl Collins Foundation Kiwanis Scholarship    November 17, 2006
Toyota Community Scholars Scholarship    November 17, 2006
Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Scholarship    November 20, 2006
Boston University: Trustee Scholarships    December 1, 2006
AXA Achievement Scholarship    December 5, 2006
Ayn Rand Essay Contest: Anthem – Sophomores Only    March 20, 2007
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program    April 13, 2007
Ayn Rand Essay Contest: The Fountainhead – Seniors and Juniors Only    April 25, 2007

Toyota Community Scholars Scholarship - Open to seniors with an outstanding academic record (3.0), a US citizen or permanent resident, effective leadership skills, and has a well-documented record of community service within and outside the school setting. PBHS will be able to nominate one student. Attach a 1-2 page essay about your volunteer activities and how they have benefited you. If you would like to be considered, you should pick up an application in the Guidance Office. PBHS deadline is November 17, 2006.

The Ayn Rand Institute is sponsoring the 22nd annual essay on Ayn Rand’s Novel The Fountainhead for juniors and seniors. Students will have to select one of the three topics to write the essay. The essays are judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead. Essay must be postmarked or submitted online by April 25, 2007. For more information you may come to the guidance office or go online at
The forms for the PSAT Test have arrived. Juniors and sophomores who are enrolled in strong academic classes should take the test. This is a national scholarship competition test for juniors. Sophomores take the test for practice. The test is formatted on the SAT College Board entrance exams. The test day is Saturday, October 21, at 8:00 a.m. The fee is $14. When you pay you will receive a study guide and a sample test for practice. This is the only time the PSAT will be given.
ATTENTION Sophomores:

Each ear the National Association of Secondary Principals and the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminars offer the opportunity for high school sophomores to participate in a 3-day leadership program. All sophomores are eligible. If you want to learn to think critically, enhance your leadership skills and want to be a contributor to PBHS and your community, complete an application found in the Guidance Office. Write a 75-150 word essay on “The most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community”. An interview will be held with the applicants. The PBHS deadline is November 14, 2006.

The Ayn Rand Institute is sponsoring the 15th annual essay contest for sophomores on Ayn Rand’s novelette Anthem. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. The Anthem essay contest materials must be postmarked or submitted online by March 20, 2007. Check in the guidance office for more information or the web address at

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University cordially invites you to attend Yale Information Session, Saturday October 14, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at the Little Rock Main Library, Darragh Center Auditorium, 100 Rock Street in Little Rock, AR.

October 14, 2006    Yale University in Little Rock, AR
October 21, 2006    Time Out for Tech – Louisiana Tech University
October 23, 2006    An Evening Session with Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, and Vassar College. Statehouse Convention Center from 7:30-9:00 pm-Little Rock, AR
October 29-30, 2006    Autumn visit – Pumpkins and Parfaits – Randolph Macon Woman’s College – Lynchburg, Virginia.
November 7, 2006    Henderson State University – Reddie for Henderson Day (Seniors only)
November 9-11, 2006    Sewanee: The University of the South – Multicultural Day.
November 13, 2006    Autumn visit Tradition and Turkey – Randolph Macon Woman’s College – Lynchburg, VA.
February 1, 2007     Arkansas Tech University - Time-out for Tech – Academic preview day for Seniors only.
February 17, 2007    Time Out for Tech – Louisiana Tech University
April 12, 2007    Henderson State University – Reddie for Henderson Day (Juniors only)



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