The Florida Community College at Jacksonville's Nassau Center is continuing its fall registration for the Nassau Institute for Community Education (NICE).
The classes begin Thursday and continue through Nov. 18. The institute offers an exciting way for adults to explore a range of subjects at reasonable fees. Classes are in a relaxed atmosphere where the emphasis is on learning.
For registration information, call the student services office at 548-4400, or stop by the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee.
DAR ESSAY CONTEST
The Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has begun its annual American History Essay Contest.
The topic this year is "Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, May 1804-September 1806."
There will be two winners from each grade level. All students in fifth through eighth grade are eligible. All public, private and homeschool students can enter. The winners will receive $50 each. Deadline for getting the essay to the chapter is Monday, Nov. 29.
Winning papers from each chapter will be entered in the state DAR contest and the state winner continues to regional and national levels. St. Michael Academy's Grace Kunzelman, winner of the seventh-grade local contest last year, also won the state contest.
For more information, contact Mary Tom Drew at 261-5949, or Bobbie Dillard at 225-5504.
Applications are available in the guidance offices of Nassau County middle schools for the Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring program.
Take Stock gives deserving students from low-income families an opportunity to obtain a scholarship for college or vocational school. It also matches each student with a volunteer mentor to provide encouragement and support.
Any Nassau County middle school student whose family meets the income eligibility requirements can apply. Each application must include proof of income, a copy of the family's latest tax return, and copy of the student's grades.
Each student selected for Take Stock signs a contract agreeing to maintain good attendance and good behavior records, to maintain a 2.0 or better grade point average, to remain drug- and crime-free and to meet with a volunteer mentor one hour each week at school. Parents promise to encourage their child to develop positive relationships at school, to attend Take Stock in Children activities and meetings, and to keep in touch with Take Stock in Children staff.
If the student and parents honor the Take Stock in Children commitments, upon graduation the student will receive a four-year tuition scholarship to college, or a two-year tuition scholarship to vocational school.
Applications must be returned to …