Music Competitions for Students

Music Competitions for Students
Sinatra. Crosby. Cole. Hendrix. Armstrong. Grohl. What do all of these incredibly talented individuals have in common? No matter what year they launched their careers in, they all are still considered to be the best singers, trumpet players, and drummers of modern times. They became "the greats," but they all started at the beginning.If your studen...
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The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil

The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil
Hey everyone, Hannah from KudosWall here. Instead of imparting my usual wisdom on writing a recommendation letter or preparing for freshman year or standing out as an intern, I've decided to tell you all a story about your favorite edtech rockstars, Jag and Nikhil Vootkur. This father-son dynamic duo has redefined the meaning of the phrase "family ...
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What are transferable skills?

What are transferable skills?
Hoping to land a job or internship but not sure you have the right skills for the role? You'd be surprised! When you consider the skills you have gained from school, hobbies, sports and jobs in unrelated fields, you have a lot more to work with than you think. Here's some information about transferable skills you might want to know:What are transfe...
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Culinary Camps for Kids 🥘🍩🍰

Culinary Camps for Kids 🥘🍩🍰
There's no doubt about it, summertime can be something of a nightmare for parents. While yes, it is wonderful having the kids at home and happy and homework-less, it is also difficult to balance them and their needs with work and everything else life throws into the mix, when they don't have school to occupy most of their time.For many parents, the...
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7 Culinary Competitions for Teens

7 Culinary Competitions for Teens
Make no mistake - I cannot, and will never pretend to be able to, cook. My idea of fine dining is successfully bringing a pot of water to boil and not over-or-undercooking the pasta I clumsily pour into it. Past roommates of mine have intentionally disconnected our fire alarm when they know my dinner plans include baked potatoes. I am the twenty-so...
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6 STEM Competitions to Make this Summer Count

6 STEM Competitions to Make this Summer Count
​​​Summer is a time for relaxation, vacation, and...concentration? The summer months speed by but a good way to make sure you're using that precious time effectively is by setting a goal and working towards it. So, check out these STEM competitions, grab a glass of lemonade, and make this summer count!Regeneron Science Talent SearchEvery year, the ...
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9 Youth Art Competitions

9 Youth Art Competitions
There are various ways to keep your child in an active pursuit of their passions, and the following competitions even provide the chance to win recognition and monetary awards. Art competitions serve as a way for middle and high school students to earn money, learn from others, and be assessed for their work.CelebratingArt.Com Student Art Competiti...
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Recommendation Letters: A Guide for Educators

Recommendation Letters: A Guide for Educators
First things first, I must applaud those of you who work in the pursuit of shaping the minds of young, angsty teenagers. This truly is a noble profession, one in which there is little recognition or commendation. At the same time, high school seniors and juniors face the stress of growing up and applying to college under the overwhelming blanket o...
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5 Summer Must-Reads for 2017’s Youths

5 Summer Must-Reads for 2017’s Youths
I know what you're thinking: the school year just ended! Why must you make me use my brain?Calm down, friends. I'm merely encouraging you to use some of your free time doing that wild and crazy thing called reading for pleasure. You likely didn't have time for it throughout the school year, and there's no way you're going to spend every last minute...
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How to Prepare For Your Freshman Year

How to Prepare For Your Freshman Year
The summer after high school graduation truly is a magical time; you're stuffed to the brim with grad-party food, your responsibilities have all but blown away with the end of high school, and you're looking forward to a huge life change. These three months can be daunting as you look to the future of uncertainty, but there are things you can do to...
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The 'I' in 'Internship': How to Stand Out as an Intern

The 'I' in 'Internship': How to Stand Out as an Intern
From the beginning of high school to the end of college, it seems as though you can't get through a day without someone lecturing you about internships and why they are the golden ticket to your dream job; your fast-track to the corner office. The pressure of having that resume-worthy experience, coupled with an already full academic load, and an a...
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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
We wish all the mothers out there a very very happy mother's day!  Thank you for all you do!- KudosWall Team
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What a 10-Year-Old Taught me about Passion

What a 10-Year-Old Taught me about Passion
pas·sionˈpaSHən/ noun1.strong and barely controllable emotion.Many of the greats have attempted to define passion to show their drive, interest and obsession with something. The ever-quoted Steve Jobs said, "I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do t...
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KudosWall reviewed in School Library Journal

About School Library Journal:School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and othe...
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8 Scientifically Proven Study Tips

8 Scientifically Proven Study Tips
1. Get movingMultiple studies, including this one published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, suggest that exercise can help improve memory. Factor in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a couple times a week to get your blood pumping. 2. Close the textbookThis might be counter intuitive advice ...
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9 Competitions for Tech Savvy Students

9 Competitions for Tech Savvy Students
Whether you would like to pursue a career in computer science, want to learn more about programming, or simply want to put your skills to the test, you should check out these competitions: Technovation Challenge Focused on offering opportunities to girls, this challenge calls girls around the world to identify an issue in their community and create...
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7 Competitions That Teach You How To Be An Entrepreneur

7 Competitions That Teach You How To Be An Entrepreneur
We've already discussed DECA, a great organization for anyone interested in entrepreneurship. However, there are many opportunities to learn and practice entrepreneurship in high school and middle school. Here are some examples: Diamond ChallengeThe Diamond Challenge is a unique entrepreneurship challenge as it offers two competition tracks. A trad...
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14 Weird Scholarships You Might Qualify For

14 Weird Scholarships You Might Qualify For
There's a scholarship out there for everyone. Scholarships for the creative...The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship fosters creativity by asking students to submit an essay regarding what they would do if a zombie apocalypse hit their campus. The winning essay writer will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The Make Me Laugh scholarship is for students who l...
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50 Competitions Every Student Needs To Know About

50 Competitions Every Student Needs To Know About
​Looking for a way to challenge your skills, inspire growth in yourself, and motivation to try your hardest? Check out this list of 50 competitions that might help you do just that!Academic National Economics Challenge - While not available in all states, EconChallenge is an online competition for high school students. Winning teams can eventually ...
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After School Club, I started and the Things I learned

After School Club, I started and the Things I learned
Many moons ago, being a doctor was the profession I was going for. I felt like the medical world was for me, so naturally, I wanted to do all that I can to achieve my goals. I wanted to exemplify leadership, therefore I started a medical club at Nashua High School South. Little did I know the club would help me with finding a passion in business.&n...
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