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Bank of America Student Leader Program

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
·         A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
·         The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, 2015. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with kno…

2015 Golden Globe Nominations

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Best Drama "Boyhood" "Foxcatcher" "The Imitation Game" "Selma" "The Theory of Everything"
Best Comedy "Birdman" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Into the Woods" "Pride" "St. Vincent"
Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Ava Duvernay, "Selma" David Fincher, "Gone Girl" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Actress in a Drama Jennifer Aniston, "Cake" Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything" Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Best Actor in a Drama Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher" Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" David Oyelowo, "Selma" Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Actor in a Mu…

Morris Award Finalists Announced

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. Here are this year's finalists:

The Carnival at Bray written by Jessie Ann Foley In 1993, the grunge movement is at its height and Maggie Lynch is living comfortably in Chicago, near Nanny Ei and Uncle Kevin, her musical guru. After her impulsive mother marries and moves the family to a tiny Irish village, Maggie struggles to adjust to the changing world around her. 

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim written by E.K. Johnston Owen is training to be a dragon slayer, a crucial job in a world where dragons bring death and destruction. With help from their friends and family, Owen and his bard Siobhan seek the source of a growing dragon threat.

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces written by Isabel Quintero, Aspiring poet Gabi Hernandez is having a complicated senior year: One of her best frie…