Sophomore Year: Top Five Keys to Success πŸ—πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“

Sophomore Year: Top Five Keys to Success πŸ—πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“
Last week, we discussed five things ninth graders should do to ensure success their freshman year and to lead to continued accomplishments throughout their high school and post-secondary careers. This week, we are moving on: sophomores, it's your turn.Yes, you're only in tenth grade. Yes, you are not even halfway to high school graduation. Yes, you...
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Top Ten Poetry Contests for Teens βœοΈπŸ…

Top Ten Poetry Contests for Teens βœοΈπŸ…
Show the world your brilliance -- your expressive emotion through the power of words -- by submitting your poetry to the following contests. Some come with monetary prizes, others with scholarships to workshops, still others with publication. All come with the recognition and prestige that you deserve for the beautiful words you have written from t...
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Class Tech Tips' opinion on KudosWall

As you look to make the most of both traditional and digital experiences, you'll definitely want to check out KudosWall. I think it's a great option for keeping student work organized, accessible and ready to celebrate. It provides an easy-to-use space for remembering every big and small moment and capturing student work to show off accomplish...
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Humanities and History Competitions for Students

Humanities and History Competitions for Students
History is such an important subject of study, and for those students with a passion for the past, take a look at these competitive opportunities.Davidson Institute: The Davidson Institute's Young Scholars Program is a culmination of services designed to "nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligen...
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10 Competitions for Kids with Disability

10 Competitions for Kids with Disability
Adaptive Track & Field USA: This organization is a wonderful force that provides competitions for para-athletes and also serves as an advocate for high school-aged individuals with disability. World Para Athletics: Okay, yes, this is a bit ambitious, but for a really incredible (and entertaining) taste of what your child could potentially one d...
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7 Vocal Competitions for Students

7 Vocal Competitions for Students
​Let me begin by clearing something up, right from the get-go: you will not be forced to hear me sing today, no sir. Never fear, readers. I leave that unlucky fate to the inside of my shower and my poor car, Moneypenny. She's an attentive and unbiased listener and loves me no matter what, thank you very much.Now to the matter at hand. If you're rea...
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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 πŸ₯˜πŸ©πŸ°

Culinary Camps for Kids πŸ₯˜πŸ©πŸ°
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 πŸ”¬

6 STEM Competitions to Make this Summer Count πŸ”¬
​​​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 πŸ–Œ πŸ“½ πŸ“·

9 Youth Art Competitions πŸ–Œ πŸ“½ πŸ“·
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
pasΒ·sionˈpaSHΙ™n/ 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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