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Students between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to participate in the 2015 Interntational Aviation Art Contest. This is an excellent opportunity to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering and science. The Federal Aviation Administration, Wester-Pacific Region, will coordinate the California segment of this contest, in cooperation with the Aeronautics Division of the California Department of Transportation, the National Association of State Aviation Officials, the National Aeronautic Association, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

This year's theme is World Air Games. All entries must be postmarked by January 23, 2015. and be accompanied by the contest registration form. Photocopies (and enlargements up to 8-1/2" x 11") of the certificate of authenticity are acceptable. Contestants will compete for state, national, and international honors in three age groups, based on the contestant's age. Computer generated art is not accepted.

At the state level, certificates will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each age group as well as certificates for honorable mentions. All participants in the contest will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The first, second, and thrid place winning entries from each state, for each age group, will be forwarded to Washington, DC, to particpate in teh national competition. National winners will receive certificates, ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork with the original being forwarded to FAI for the international competition. The national first place winners from each age group advance to the international competition.

Please submit all entries to:

Dolores Corpus, AWP-31
Federal Aviation Administration
P.O. Box 92007
Los Angeles, CA 90009

Any questions, please contact Dolores Corpus, Executive Services Team, at (310) 725-3809.

For full rules and more information :

2015 Official Contest Rules and Past Winners

2015 Official Brochure and Entry Form

    


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ACADEMIC DECATHALON


The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) promotes student achievement by providing a forum in which teams in grades 9-12 may engage in rigorous academic preparation through cooperative interaction. This year’s theme is “New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation,” providing challenge, powerful academic growth, and tremendous rewards for the students involved.

What is the Academic Decathlon? Like the Decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon consists of ten exciting competitions. While the Greek events were contests of physical strength, the San Bernardino County event is a test of academic strength and endurance.

The goals of the Academic Decathlon are: to encourage students to develop a greater respect for knowledge, to promote wholesome inter-school competition in academic areas of study and interest; to stimulate intellectual growth and achievement; and to encourage public interest and awareness of outstanding programs in secondary schools.

Academic Decathlon Events: Seven core-curriculum areas are tested for academic strength, as well as three areas of communication skills.

Tests/Communication Skills: Math, Economics, Science, Music, Art, Language and Literature, Social Science, Essay, Interview and Speech.

Registration Fee: There is an $850.00 registration fee per team.

Team Selection: Each participating school sends a team of six to nine students to the County competition. A full team consists of nine students from the ninth through twelfth grades. The team may be comprised of all freshmen, all sophomores, all juniors, all seniors, or a combination. These members can be any combination of males and/or females. Each full team includes three Varsity, three Scholastic, and three Honor students. Although a team may have fewer than nine students, it should not have fewer than six students in order to be eligible for awards. Those six students must be 2 Honor, 2 Scholastic, and 2 Varsity.

Varsity = 0.00 - 2.99 GPA
Scholastic = 3.00 - 3.74 GPA
Honor = 3.75 - 4.00 GPA

Awards and Recognition Banquet: Individual and team winners in all events will be recognized at an awards ceremony held February 12, 2015, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Orange Show.

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