going to start moving fast as we head
straight towards summer. Up first is winter
retreat in February, followed by our parent
meeting/new student orientation in April.
After that itís all summer. Undoubtedly,
some are disappointed by the fact that they
were unable to come to the winter retreat.
The homework assignments are a small price
to pay for being in the UBMS program. During
our last round of school visits each of you
were asked to get your assignments to us.
Some did, and others did not. If you are
planning on returning for the summer portion
of the program then I encourage you to get
your assignments updated prior to
You will also be seeing a change in the
format of the assignments. Assignments will
be getting a little bit tougher from this
point forward. This monthís assignment deals
with looking up a scientific article and
answering some questions concerning the
article. As a heads up, next month we will
take a look at citing articles for reports.
Once you get into college all your work must
be cited. Generally, professors use either
MLA or APA format. We will send you a packet
in the mail which you may want to keep for
future reference that details each format.
We will then give you some magazine
articles, websites, scholarly publications,
and textbook examples and have you turn in
the proper citation for these.
This month we will be recruiting
students. Our goal is to interview and
select new students by the end of February.
If you attend Dawson Bryant, Greenup,
Ironton, Piketon, Ripley, or West Union and
know of a freshman or sophomore who may be
interested please give them a heads up on
when we will be at your school (see school
Continue to work hard and press on as you
move into the second half of the school
year. I would encourage Seniors to take a
look at the College Goal Sunday Program in
February in order to receive assistance with
financial aid. At this stage all of the
seniors should have already sent in your
applications to wherever you want to attend
Please be aware that many scholarship
deadlines have passed or are just about
ready to pass. Know dates and deadlines.
As a final note, I hope the New Year
brings each of you and your familyís, good
prosperity. Please call if you need anything
prior to school visits or the winter
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Hey All! I must begin my sphill here by saying
that I hope that each of you had a wonderful
holiday break. I had a great Christmas with my
family and friends, basically spending my ten
day vacation relaxing and visiting with them.
Santa was very good to me. He brought me neat
and wonderful gadgets for the office, which I am
finally settling into. If I could only keep
Timís little paws off of everything so I can
enjoy them. Now, itís time to sit down and
think of our New Years resolutions. I have
thought of many as this should be a very
exciting year for Big Momma.
Seniors, one of your goals for the early period
of 2007 should be getting those applications and
scholarships turned in. Most deadlines are
probably coming up soon, if they havenít passed
already. This is a very crucial time for you
guys and if you need anything at all, donít
hesitate to ask. Weíre only going to get to see
some of you on our upcoming school visits, but
our phone lines are always open and we
frequently check e-mail. I really enjoy hearing
of the college acceptance letters and
scholarships you all have been receiving, so
keep the student news coming. Juniors keep
working hard in school; talk up the program if
you are at one of the schools weíll be
recruiting, and keep up with your UBMS
homework. Iíd hate to see someone not be able
to return just because they hadnít turned in
their monthly assignments.
Well, I finally want to thank you for reading
the last edition of Steveís Sphill before we
root The Ohio State University to a National
Championship! Go Bucks!!! Címon, I know all of
you Herd fans can put on the Scarlet & Gray for
one night at least.
Again, if there is anything I can do for any of
you, give me a shout. Iím looking forward to
recruiting and interviewing new students,
talking with some of you again and especially
excited for Winter Retreat!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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The Denison University Upward Bound Scholarship
We are please to announce the Denison University Upward Bound
Scholarship! This scholarship, valued at $15,000, was
established by Denison for students who are involved in the Upward
Bound Program across the country. Successful candidates must
present strong academic credentials and be outstanding participants
in the Upward Bound Program. The Upward Bound Scholarship is
available to students for the four years they are at Denison as they
maintain a stipulated grade point average.
To be considered for admission to Denison and the Upward Bound
Scholarship, seniors must apply by
using the Common
Application. If you apply online at
www.commonapp.org we will
waive your $40 application fee!
Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio, 27 miles east of
Columbus, the state capital of Ohio. It is a
fully-residential, selective, four year, co-educational liberal arts
college. Nearly 2,200 students attends Denison and they
represent 49 states and 42 countries. The student body also
has a multicultural population of 17%.
Please contact Nancy Gibson, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions at
(740) 587-6791 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Upward
Bound Scholarship or Denison University.
The Dell Scholars
Program is about you, and your determination to
succeed. It recognizes your potential and rewards
your determination to achieve great things through
higher education. It looks beyond academic
performance and test scores. It can open up the
doors to opportunity through funding your college
The Dell Scholars Program is a need-based
scholarship that recognizes academic potential in
lower-income and underserved students. To be
eligible to apply, high school seniors that are in
an eligible college readiness program must meet all
Important dates are:
Semifinalist materials deadline
2007 Dell Scholars announced
University Grant Opportunity
The Trio Programs at Saint Louis
University, St. Louis, Missouri have collaborated
with the university administration to establish 50
grant aid packages for Trio students. They are
looking for 50 seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above
and an ACT score of 22 and above that will be
entering college in the fall of 2007. If you
are interested, we will send your name, e-mail, and
mailing address to SLU. Once received, they
will forward your information to the admissions
counselor from Saint Louis University who recruits
in our area so that he/she will be able to identify
you as eligible Trio grant recipients.
On average, Trio grant recipients
received over $15,000 in aid this year, making Saint
Louis University an affordable option for many
students. If you are interested, send Bubba an
e-mail with your complete mailing address and let
him know you want him to submit your name.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
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College Goal Sunday
money stand between you and a higher
Tackle the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
on February 11, 2007 at 2:00 P.M.!
Financial Aid professionals from Ohio
colleges and universities will be
available at sites throughout the State
of Ohio to assist you with your
questions. Visit the official website
to register at the location nearest
Remember, it is essential we
receive your assignment. If you are late, or do not complete
any two monthly assignments, you will not be considered eligible for
college visits or the winter retreat.
Choose an article about a significant
event involving math or science that occurred during
2006. An example might be an important scientific
discovery or breakthrough in medicine.
You must send
us the link to the article (if searching via the web),
or mail us a copy of the article. Along with the article
you have chosen we need a 1 page description of the
article that must answer the following questions:
Why did you choose the article?
When and where did the breakthrough or discovery
Who does the article impact? What is the impact?
What are the pros and cons of the article?
Will the discovery or breakthrough lead to other new
ideas? What are some new ideas that may arise from this
In order to receive credit for this assignment each
of the questions must be answered. Please take time to
provide some thought provoking insight to the article
and choose something that is of interest to you.
Remember, all assignments
must be up to date in order to be eligible for the
Assignments should now be
sent to Steve's e-mail address:
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From The Peanut Gallery
Each month, we will spotlight your creative writing
pieces from the October assignment! These will
appear in no particular order. Enjoy!
UBMS 2006 Play
by Conrad Douglas
[We were all
sitting down on the bus after spending
all evening at the mall. Everyone was
tired so we all just ran on the bus and
sat down, Conrad did not know Tina that
well but he sat down beside her anyway]
Conrad: Hey, umm...
can I sit here?
[ A few minuets
Conrad: So, is this
your second summer here?
Tina: Yea, I came last
summer and had a blast so I had to come
back this summer.
Conrad: Cool. So...do
you get homesick?
Tina: Not really... I
mean, I did at first last year, but it
got easier. Why, are you home sick
Conrad: Not really,
but I know I will be before itís all
Tina: Well last summer
I got homesick at first but after a
while you wont even think about it.
Conrad: Oh, yea?
Tina: Yea, and we get
to go home for fourth of July.
Conrad: Yea, I guess
it wont be that bad.
Tina: Nah, and if it
does get bad you can come and talk to
me...I know what you're going through so
you can talk to me anytime.
Tina: Youíre welcome.
[ another few
minutes pass and the two start talking
Conrad: So what is it
like after everyone gets adjusted?
Tina: Well, I know it
sounds sappy, but we all become like a
family. Everyone is close, well, not
everyone. But for the most part.
Conrad: But I mean are
the classes hard, do the RAís get mondo-strict,
and most importantly...how is the
Well, the classes arenít that bad. The
RAís are cool, but even they have their
moments, and the cafeteria food is
pretty good. Trust me after a while
youíll love it here, itíll feel just
Conrad: Kewl, thanks
Tina, I feel better now that someone has
actually talked to me about everything.
Tina: Well like I
said, you can talk to me anytime.
arrived at the dorms and everyone went
back to their rooms, Conrad had peace of
mind now that he had talked to someone]
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of the Month:
Wright State University
Home of 2006 RA George Diehl!
The University: Nationally accredited, comprehensive, state university with 109 undergraduate degree programs and 46 graduate and professional degree programs
Founded: 1964. Granted full university status in 1967
Location: 12 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio
Campuses: WSU is a 557-acre campus surrounded by a beautiful biological preserve; the WSU Lake Campus near St. Marys and Celina, Ohio, offers associate and pre-baccalaureate degrees.
Enrollment: Approximately 13,000 undergraduate students, 3,900 graduate students
Student Body: Approximately 93% Ohio residents, 13% underrepresented students, and international students representing 65 foreign countries
Student Organizations: More than 150 student organizations
Athletics: The Wright State Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball.
Faculty: 750 total faculty; 80 percent hold terminal degrees in their fields
Average Class Size: 25
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Libraries: The Paul Laurence Dunbar Library contains 703,000 bound volumes, 3,200 current print subscriptions, over one million microfilms, 440,000 government documents, 6,600 videotapes and other media, 7,300 music recordings and 15,900 musical scores, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository Collection. The Fordham Health Science Library includes over 135,000 print volumes, 1,000 journal subscriptions, 12,400 microfilms, and 3,605 video cassettes and other media.
Computer Resources: State-of-the-art computer labs are located throughout campus. World Wide Web access is available to all students and faculty.
Residential Facilities: Hamilton Living/Learning Center (double and triple rooms); The Village (efficiency, deluxe efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments); The Woods (double, triple and quad suites); Honors (double suites); Forest Lane Apartments (two bedroom units); College Park Apartments (four bedrooms, two baths); University Park (four bedroom, two baths)
Financial Assistance: In 2004-2005, 79 percent of all students were awarded some form of financial aid.
Scholarships: Wright State offers many merit-based scholarships, including: academic performance, talent, and competitive honors.
For information on tuition, fees, and other expenses, visit the following link: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/undergrad/dollars/index.html
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If you will not be at school on
the day we are visiting, please call Sarah at 1-877-SSU-UBMS
and let us know.
Greenup County (Sophomores)
Greenup County (Freshman)
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UBMS Photo Page
came up with the idea of sharing summer photos with one another
through the internet. She has setup a webpage through
photobucket.com in which UBMS participants can share their photos
and order a CD of photos if they desire. The following are
directions and a link so that you can view and upload your own
save your pictures to a folder on your computer
put in these two items:
sign in name:
click on browse and find the folder your pictures
double click on the picture (it will bring you back
to the main page) then click submit
itíll take some time
depending on how fast or slow your computer is, but your picture
will load up there.
keep adding pictures from the summer, the final
trip, anything to do with UBMS
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2006-2007 SAT Test Dates
January 27, 2007
December 20, 2006
January 4, 2007
March 10, 2007
February 2, 2007
February 14, 2007
May 5, 2007
March 29, 2007
April 11, 2007
June 2, 2007
April 27, 2007
May 9, 2007
2006-2007 ACT Test Dates
Late fee Required
February 10, 2007
January 5, 2007
January 6-19, 2007
April 14, 2007
March 9, 2007
March 10-23, 2007
June 9, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 5-18, 2007
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January Birthdays |
Zach Kiser |
Cassie Brown |
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student news and we'll put your name in print!!
Flowers-Inducted into the Logan High School
National Honor Society
to Miami University's Honors & Scholars Program
to The Ohio State University
of the 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman Award for West Union