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Around the State – January 16, 2019


1. Pathways Flight Academies Program – Lynchburg & Danville – Application Deadline Is January 25

Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia

Averett University
Danville, Virginia

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University, and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a free, two-week, intensive, residential flight academy during the summer of 2019. Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight. Students will immerse themselves in the field of aviation and discover exciting career opportunities while learning to fly.

Students will choose their first two preferences from a selection of four sessions–May 28–June 8 (Liberty University), July 7-20 (Averett University), July 8-19 (Liberty University), and July 22-August 2 (Liberty University).

Students must be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and 16 years old by the start of the academy. They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.

For more information, contact program coordinator Kris Kennedy at 757-766-5210 or vsgcpfa@odu.edu.

Download the PDF of the application here.


2. HSLDA 2019 Art Contest – Submission Deadline Is February 1

The HSLDA 2019 Art Contest is accepting submissions through February 1, 2019. The contest is open to homeschool students ages 7 to 19. Submission fee: $15/entry for non-HSLDA members, $10/entry for HSLDA members. Students may submit up to two pieces of art; each submission requires a separate fee. This year’s themes are post-impressionist art, expressionist art, and surrealist art.

For more information, rules and guidelines, and entry forms, visit the website.

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