Special Opportunities/Programs

  • U.S. Senate Youth Program

    Qualified junior or senior high school students applying for this opportunity must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and / or community service. Qualifying students MUST show an active history of serving and representing their peers and working in service of others.  Each student must be actively serving in a qualified leadership position, enrolled in high school, and living the entire school year in the state they will represent.  The two student delegate winners selected by a committee at the state level will represent their state in an intensive educational program during a week-long experience in Washington D.C.  Each of the two winning delegates will also be awarded a $10,000 undergraduate college Scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.  https://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ 


    Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership

    Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. This is a summer leadership opportunity available to current 10th graders. Nomination packets will be available in guidance for interested students. LHS is able to nominate and send 1 student. For more information, visit http://www.hoby.org/about/what-is-hoby .


    North Carolina Governor's School

    A six week summer program focusing on English, Math, Science, World Language, and Performing Arts (you apply for the area you want to study). Applications are online and in guidance and additional information is available on the Lincoln County School's High School Education website. This opportunity is available for current juniors. For more information and the nomination packet, visit http://www.ncgovschool.org/


    • Summer Ventures and Governor’s School webinar - This coming Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 pm. Hosted by the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics. Students and families: wondering what academic enrichment opportunities you might line up for next summer? Teachers and counselors: know a great student who would benefit from a summer enrichment program, but not sure what to recommend? Learn more about North Carolina’s two signature programs offered to high school students, Governor’s School and Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehb13dpc933a25ea&oseq=&c=&ch=

    Summer Ventures

    A five week summer program for rising juniors and seniors located on various UNC system campuses. This program focuses on specific areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Apply online for this opportunity.  http://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures


     Martha Guy Summer Institute


     C-CATS - Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students

    C-CATS is a program designed specifically to introduce high-achieving 9th & 10th grade students to Clemson University through exciting weekend adventures that engage them in the academic, social, and recreational opportunities offered at Clemson.  You must be nominated by your counselor to attend.  See your counselor in the guidance office for more information.


    Summer at Duke

     Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
    Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
    Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.



    Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


    Furman Summer Scholars


    The Shelton Challenge


    NC State University Satellite Camp

    What’s SATELLITE? Glad you asked!

     It is a 5 day Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp!

     It is hosted by NC State faculty and students and you will be staying on NC

    State’s campus!

     You will participate in cool labs (like making paper!) and lectures from NC

    State professors!

     Learn about the college application process and college life!

     Meet other students with similar interests from all across the state!



    NIAHD Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History



    GAMMA Day at NCSU



    Hampton University High School Leadership Summit



    Columbia College Summer Leadership Institute



    UNCC Leadership Journey Learning Community

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