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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

(June 6 Deadline) June 13 - 15, Tuscaloosa: Summer Journalism Camp Grade 6 - 12

Journalism for 6th-12th Grades

Anyone considering Journalism/Newspaper/Yearbook or related topics for high school credit &/or extracurricular activity should consider attending the annual summer journalism camp held at the University of Alabama. There will be opportunities to attend 7-8 classes of your choice, take a tour of the UA media areas or campus, and spend time hanging out on campus with other teens. Students are grouped by 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders.

Everest Academy is considering an online journalistic project for the 2014-2015 school year. This project is in the planning stage and will be discussed & developed at The Long Weekend. It may be a yearbook, literary magazine, web page, or some combination thereof. Nancy Melkerson is working with Meredith Cummings at the camp to provide opportunities for homeschoolers to meet during the weekend and discuss possible plans for the coming school year. If you decide to attend The Long Weekend or have any questions about it or a school year project, please email Nancy (n_melkerson@hotmail.com). 

The Long Weekend 2014

The Alabama Scholastic Press Association at the University of Alabama invites middle and high school students (grades 6-12) to register to attend its summer journalism camp, The Long Weekend, on campus June 13-15. Students can attend with or without their media staffs and advisers. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to pro!

The cost for the weekend is $125, which includes room and board, tuition and all meals.

ASPA Director Meredith Cummings said the University of Alabama journalism department is proud to carry on summer programs, are a vital part of ASPA, a 77-year-old organization.

The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and electronic media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media.

The Long Weekend will feature day and evening classes to help participants gain the tools to produce prize-winning results next school year. When festivities and classes wrap up with an awards presentation, students will have a great start on the upcoming year, and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, Web site or literary magazine. If they attend the camp without a staff, they will leave with skills they need to do great journalism in any medium, and succeed in communication classes.

The deadline for registration is June 6.

For more information or to register for this event, go to http://aspa1.ua.edu/2014/02/the-long-weekend-2014/ or contact ASPA Director Meredith Cummings at 205-348-ASPA or aspa@ua.edu