Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School News: March 2020

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is proud to announce Ben Petters as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Ben is one of over 15,000 scholastically talented high school seniors to have an opportunity to continue in the competition for thousands of Merit Scholarship awards, worth millions of dollars. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, students must fulfill several requirements and about one-half of the Finalists are selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar title. As a finalist, Ben has maintained outstanding academic records throughout his high school years, has been endorsed and recommended by his school principal, and has earned SAT scores that confirm his qualifying test performance. Ben also had to submit a detailed scholarship application, including a self-descriptive essay and information regarding his participation and leadership in both school and community activities. Petters is currently the President of the High School Science Olympiad team, Vice President of the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Club, Marching and Concert Bands, and is currently working on his Eagle Scout project. Ben is the son of Brian and Vicki Petters of Montgomery. This content has been generated by!

You probably read this on many other articles, but it reigns true. Colleges, especially the top schools, are impressed with a student who's well-rounded in academics, volunteering, and extracurricular stuff. If you can stay active in clubs (maybe earn a leadership position or two) while keeping your grades up, you'll be succeeding far more in high school than the norm. By the way, your personal limitations also apply to the clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities you do. Prioritize 103: choose what’s most important if you can’t do all you want to do, and let the others clubs be. A lot of energy devoted into a few clubs is better than little energy spent into many. 7. Ask for Help. There are some things you must do on your own, and you must have self-reliance to overcome those trials. But especially with school, if you are struggling, ask for help. Your teachers are willing. Some classmates are willing. Tutors are willing (with money, but still). Getting over your pride/fears and asking for help shows maturity, a desire to succeed, and substantial improvement if you are willing to put in the effort. This is a skill I had struggled with in high school, but I later asked for help for help on this skill to succeed in it. Ask-ception, if you ask me! Master this tip, and people will acknowledge your perseverance sooner or later. 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Data was generated with the help of Essay Writers!

From the references of The Waste Land, Ellison learned of other great modernist writers. Soon he was reading the works of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, and Ernest Hemingway. His readings thus got him interested in writing. Through Harrison, Ellison met famous Howard University professor, philosopher, and anthologist Alain Locke, who visited the Tuskegee campus in the mid-1930s. After his third year, Ellison moved to New York City to find summer employment to earn enough money to return to his studies in the fall to complete his final year. The economic impact of the Great Depression limited his chance of finding work as a trumpeter. Unable to raise the money to return to school, Ellison decided to remain in New York.. He supported himself by taking jobs as a waiter, free-lance photographer, and file clerk. He had originally intended to study sculpture during his stay in the city. Unable to find an opening with Harlem artist Augusta Savage, he studied for one year with Richmond Barthe.


He made acquaintance with the artist Romare Bearden. As his interest in sculpture waned, he returned to the study of music composition. On the day after his arrival, in New York , he met with Alain Locke who introduced him to Langston Hughes who was accompanying him. Hughes later asked Ellison to deliver two books--Andre Malraux's Man's Fate and Days of Wrath--to a friend after reading them. But after reading , Ellison found the writings important sources of inspiration that drew him closer to the world of literature. Ellision's most important contact would be with African American writer Richard Wrioght with whom he developed a long though complex relationship. It was Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes who helped him to meet Wright. New Challenge. Ellison met him in the office of the Daily Worker on 135th Street in Harlem, in 1937. After becoming engaged in a discussion about literature, Wright asked Ellison to write a book review of Walter Turpin's These Low Grounds for the first edition of the short-lived periodical New Challenge.

After Ellison wrote the book review, Wright encouraged him to pursue a career in writing fiction which resulted in his writing his first short story, "Hymie Bull", for the 1937 winter issue of New Challenge. Not long afterward, he became a regular contributor to the left- wing cultural periodical New Masses and to the Negro Quarterly. His writing career was thus begun with Richard Wright being the first person who encouraged him to write. The summer Ellison came to New York, the Great Depression had sapped America's economic and industrial growth. The Harlem Renaissance, which depended heavily on white philanthropy for its existence, ran out of steam with the crash of 1929, because many of its patrons were not able to continue their financial support of the movement. Fortunately, the New York Federal Writers' Project was established by the WPA, and Ellison like Wright and other writers were able to continue their careers by joining it . During this time he worked in the Black community gathering and recording folk material that became an integral aspect of his writing of Invisible Man. From 1938 to 1942 Ellison worked for the New York City Federal Writers' Project.