August Wilson Monologue Competition
Applications being accepted
Center Theatre Group (CTG) is now accepting applications for the national August Wilson Monologue Competition and the CTG August Wilson in-school residency program. Student applications for the August Wilson Monologue Competition are due Oct. 11. Local in-school residency applications are due on Oct. 22. Applications for both programs are available online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/AugustWilson.
The program is designed to introduce high school students to August Wilson’s works and help them find their own voices. The preliminary monologue competition will take place at Center Theatre Group on Oct. 20. The semifinal competition will take place on Jan. 19, at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga as a part of the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) High School Theatre Festival. For information, call (213) 972-7376.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ office is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, and the deadline for submissions is Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.
This annual competition is open to all high school students who reside or attend school in the 43rd Congressional District and offers young people an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent and compete to have their submission displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year.
The city of Lancaster is now accepting applications for its annual Youth in Government program, to be held during the month of February. Each year, this month-long program presents local high school students with the opportunity to interface and experience city government firsthand.
The game, as they say, is the thing.
It’s the thing at your house, that’s for sure. Ever since your child’s friends started playing sports at school, it’s been the No. 1 topic around. He craves competition. She wants to sign up yesterday. He sees trophies and medals and honestly, you see them, too. After all, having a pro athlete in the family is a good thing, right?
For your child, it’s all about the game. Still, you’ve got lots of reservations and, according to Robert Cantu, M.D., that’s great.
The Watts Learning Center Charter Middle School is holding summer session for students in grades six to eight through Aug. 12, and the focus is on science, technology, engineering and math.
The free educational program, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, will particularly focus on teaching science and will give the youngsters a head start on what they will learn next school year.
Sign-ups are still being accepted, and parents are being urged to go to the school, 1265 E. 112th St., Los Angeles, and enroll their child.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Millions of dollars would flow back into the economy of the Greater Los Angeles area if just half of the high school students who dropped out last year completed their education, according to a study released today.
The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area was among 16 MSAs in the state analyzed by the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education, which studied the economic returns lost as a result of young people leaving school early.