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Participation & Nomination

Funding for the 2020 TJSHS is available for 100 participants; this number includes students and their teacher mentors. Each high school may nominate up to three students to participate in the symposium in oral competition and two students to participate in the poster competition. Schools having more than the allotted number of talented students eligible for nomination are expected to conduct their own internal screening to select the top students for each category to represent their school.

  • Student nominees must be responsible and sufficiently mature to handle the independence of being away from home and able to behave in a manner that will not be a distraction from the program.
  • Every student, whether a presenting or non-presenting participant, must be accompanied by a teacher who has been approved by the school principal. If a student’s teacher mentor cannot attend the TJSHS, another teacher from the student’s school who is approved by the student’s school principal may accompany the student. The TJSHS offers professional enrichment for teacher participants who accompany students to TJSHS and is, therefore, a good investment of teacher time.
  • In the case of home-schooled nominees where the parent is the teacher of record or de facto teacher, the parent may accompany the student nominee as a teacher mentor.

Note: Schools may nominate three students for oral presentations and two students for poster presentations.

Nomination and Registration for the 2020 event is open.

Notification of Nomination Status/Invitations to Attend

Students and teachers who have submitted nominations will be notified of their status by February, 2020.  Nominees selected to attend as well as nominees not selected to attend will receive notification.