New this week:  May 24, 2012

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Still Space Available:

CHHS Summer’s SAT Prep Course: This course will occur over 2 weeks, three sessions each week. This course will cost $175.00. Registration will occur in the CIC before school and during lunch beginning May 2, 2012. The dates are:

Tuesday, June 19           1-4pm

Wednesday, June 20          1-4pm

Thursday, June 21              1-4pm

Tuesday, June 26           1-4pm

Wednesday, June 27          1-4pm

Thursday, June 28          1-4pm

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CFNC College Redirection Pool Now Available: The College Redirection module on CFNC.org opened April 1st and will be available to students until August 31st.  The College Redirection module was established primarily to assist students who have been denied admission from the institution of their choice and are seeking opportunities to pursue Higher Education in the fall.  The goal is for every student in the College  Redirection Pool to be contacted by, at least, their local North Carolina Community College. In nine years, over 6,300 students have participated in the College Redirection Pool. Many of these students receive recruitment materials from a number of colleges across North Carolina and continue on to enroll in those institutions for upcoming terms.

The College Redirection Pool can be accessed from the www.CFNC.org    home page.

Please contact Katie McInerney, prosserce@northcarolina.edu , if you have any questions.

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SUMMER AND ENRICHMENT:

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SAT PREP CLASSES with Moore’sTestPrep, LLC:    www.moorestestprep.com 
Classes are available
each semester at Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Road, Chapel Hill 27514, in order to offer your child reinforcement in both content and test-taking strategies for the SAT. Students may choose to attend class on either Wednesday or Saturday (no class Labor Day weekend).  

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2012 Leadership, Excellence, and Development (LEAD) Programs

Last chance to register for this phenomenal summer program! The deadline has been extended a final time to May 31st 2012 for the 2012 Leadership, Excellence, and Development (LEAD) Programs! There are separate programs for high school and college students, and those that have a prior degree. The LEAD program is a one day event and an excellent opportunity for professional and leadership development, exposure to a career in the pharmaceutical sciences, and learning how to gain the competitive edge in admission processes. We offer a doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), PharmD-MBA, and a PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Program participants will have an opportunity to meet with Students and Pharmacists and Researchers from a variety of practice settings to explore the exciting career paths in the pharmaceutical sciences. http://pharmacy.unc.edu/lead  for more information on LEAD 2012.

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Redesigning Our Future: A National Environmental Summit for High School Students will give students many opportunities to learn and use their creativity, and to connect with other students from across the nation and build relationships. Students will learn how to apply techniques used by Rocky Mountain Institute, one of the world's most successful solutions-based, sustainability-focused organizations, to their school and home life. They will also be empowered to use their unique talents and interests to create changes in the way we live and steward this planet. Students may have talents and interests in writing, science, acting, music, public speaking, organizational ability, computing, creativity, nature, critical thinking or research. Not only will they get to explore their particular interests in small groups of students who share their passion; they will also learn the specific skills that environmental leaders need to create a sustainable world.  Please share this great opportunity with your students as soon as possible.  Students can apply by visiting www.centerfortheenvironment.org  or calling 704-637-4727.

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Harvey Mudd College 5th Annual Fall FAST Program (Future Achievers in Science and Technology): Sept. 14-15, 2012. Looking for high- achieving, college bound high school seniors from populations that are underrepresented in Math and Science. Class visits, hands on workshops, overnight stay, and more. Program is FREE for participants including all meals and travel expenses. For more info or to download an application visit: http://www.hmc.edu/fastprogram  Deadline to apply: August 13th.

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'Redesigning Our Future' A National Environmental Summit for High School Students: Deadline Extended for National Environmental Summit for High School Students. SALISBURY, NC - The deadline to apply for the 2012 National Environmental Summit for High School Students has been extended to June 14. The event, "Redesigning Our Future," is an intensive experience which is open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the 2012-2013 academic year.  It will be held July 9-14 on the Catawba College campus.  "Applications arrive every day," says John Wear, executive director of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. "We have students coming from Maine to Florida, from Colorado to Virginia. By extending the deadline, we hope to give students a few extra days to get all parts of their applications in at this very busy time of the school year." Colorado to Virginia. By extending the deadline, we hope to give students a few extra days to get all parts of their applications in at this very busy time of the school year." Read more about the summit at www.centerfortheenvironment.org

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Recently Posted Job Opportunities:

May 15, 2012

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Galloway Ridge at Fearrington is hiring part-time employees, mostly servers. Must be 16+. Apply online: www.gallowayridge.com  and click on careers.

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Bruegger’s Bagels is hiring part-time for weekends and evenings. You must be 16+. Apply online: www.brueggersjobs.com.

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Wolf Camera, University Mall. Needs part-time help, 16+, applications in CIC.

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Talbots at East Gate has part-time openings. Come to store and complete applications. phone: 919-960-9629, must be 16+

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Chico’s FAS, INC, University Mall, has part-time openings: Applications in CIC. Must be 16+

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Cameron’s University Mall, part-time openings. Applications in CIC. Must be 16 + to work.

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Subway Eastgate, must be 16 plus. Manager says come in  person. Won’t need  help until June.

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Foot Locker, must be 16 plus, needs part-time help. Applications in CIC.

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TRADER JOE’S, must be 16 +, will have part-time jobs later in the summer. Can turn in applications and turn in now. Keep on file 6 months.

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Bath & Body Works, must be 16 +. Part-time help, University Mall. Applications in CIC.

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A Southern Season, must be 17 +. Need part-time and summer help. Applications in CIC.

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Chick-fil-a - Must be 14 & older. Needs help for summer. Applications in CIC.

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Evo’s is hiring part-time. Must be 16 and older. Go to Evo’s. com and then apply and go by the store.

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Roses Department Store, 16 +, University Mall. Needs summer and part time work. Applications in CIC.

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Scholarships:

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Balanced Man Scholarship: Sigma Phi Epsilon: available to any male attending the University of Michigan in the fall of 2012. recognizes outstanding individuals in the areas of academics, athletics, and community service. Application can be found at http://uofmsigep.chapterspot.com/page.php?pageid+6 All materials are due May 31st, 2012.

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International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) Foundation scholarship. Searching for high school seniors (particularly students of African descent originating from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and African nations) with excellent aptitudes in mathematics currently pursuing academic interests in the Actuarial Science discipline. The International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation (IABA Foundation) scholarship program advances its mission by providing scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level to qualified black students who are interested in pursuing an actuarial career. Seeking outstanding minority applicants for our 2012-2013 scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be renewed upon reapplication and continued eligibility. The Foundation awards amounts typically ranging from $500 - $4,000/year towards educational expenses including tuition, books, housing, research, etc. and is based on full-time status during the 2012-13 school year. Application materials for this year are available online only at http://blackactuaries.org/scholarships . The deadline for submitting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year is May 31, 2012. If you have any questions, our Executive Director, Kate Weaver will be glad to help you. Contact her at: iaba_ed@blackactuaries.org  ,(P) 860.219.9534 * (F) 860.219.9546

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JUNE

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180 Medical Scholarship Program: Must be a high school senior, or current college student under a physician’s care for spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, or transverse myelitis. Awarding 3 $1000 scholarships. Deadline is June 1, 2012. visit www.180medical.com/scholarships   for application

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Eye Health Scholarship from Buy More Contacts

http://www.buymorecontacts.com/topic/27/1000-scholarship-essay-contest.aspx  

1000 word essay on a topic such as the importance of eye health, or how blindness would affect your life.

$1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2012

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Click Inks Printer Ink Scholarship Contest

http://www.clickinks.com/printer-ink-scholarship.html  

1000 word essay on a topic such as the importance of art in education or in society, or improving an urban community with art.

$1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June1, 2012

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Brad’s Deals Shop Smart Scholarship

http://www.bradsdeals.com/scholarship     

500 word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift.

Five (5) scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.

Deadline: June 1, 2012

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DUCK® BRAND DUCT TAPE STUCK AT PROM® SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

You and a date attend Prom wearing duct tape. Send in your photo for a chance to win. Details : http://www.duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx The ShurTech Brands, LLC ("ShurTech") "Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest" ("Contest") begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), March 7, 2012, and ends at 12:00:00 p.m. ET, June 13, 2012

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DUCK® BRAND DUCT TAPE STUCK AT PROM® SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

You and a date attend Prom wearing duct tape. Send in your photo for a chance to win. Details : http://www.duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx   The ShurTech Brands, LLC ("ShurTech") "Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest" ("Contest") begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), March 7, 2012, and ends at 12:00:00 p.m. ET, June 13, 2012

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BIGSUN SCHOLARSHIP: Deadline: JUNE 22, 2012.

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.   Information & application: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/   

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JULY

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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP   Deadline: July 16, 2012  This scholarship is for current baseball players who will be on a 2011 American Legion Baseball team.  Players must include 3 letters of testimony attached tot he application. Information:  http://www.legion.org/documents/baseball/baseball_scholarship.pdf

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AUGUST

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Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil  worth $180,000 +. Deadline: August 1st. But turn it in earlier for a better look. Go to the website for more information and a list of participating schools.

May 14, 2012

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CFNC College Redirection Pool Now Available: The College Redirection module on CFNC.org opened April 1st and will be available to students until August 31st.  The College Redirection module was established primarily to assist students who have been denied admission from the institution of their choice and are seeking opportunities to pursue Higher Education in the fall.  The goal is for every student in the College  Redirection Pool to be contacted by, at least, their local North Carolina Community College. In nine years, over 6,300 students have participated in the College Redirection Pool. Many of these students receive recruitment materials from a number of colleges across North Carolina and continue on to enroll in those institutions for upcoming terms.

The College Redirection Pool can be accessed from the www.CFNC.org  home page.

Please contact Katie McInerney, prosserce@northcarolina.edu  , if you have any questions.

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ECHHS Summer’s SAT Prep Course: This course will occur over 2 weeks, three sessions each week. This course will cost $175.00. Registration  has started in the CIC before school and during lunch. The dates for the course are:

Tuesday, June 19 1-4pm

Wednesday, June 20 1-4pm

Thursday, June 21 1-4pm

Tuesday, June 26 1-4pm

Wednesday, June 27 1-4pm

Thursday, June 28 1-4pm

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SUMMER and ENRICHMENT

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UNC Chapel Hill NC-MSEN Pre-College: Middle School Summer Academy (MSSA), High School Summer Academy (HSSA), STEM Academy. focus on preparing students for the 2012-2013 academic school year. Students will explore science, mathematics, technology, careers, communication and through inquiry and investigations. Spaces are limited. www.unc.edu/depts/ed/pcp/ Deadline to apply: May 25, 2012.

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Fashion Board: in which high school students come to learn about the latest trends in fashion at Nordstroms. Talk about careers in buying, merchandising, advertising and marketing. Being on fashion board is a great opportunity for students who are interested in making a career within the fashion industry. Applications are in the CIC.  If those who are interested can please complete the application by Friday, May 18. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact: Catherine Van Eron, BP Assistant Manager, Nordstrom Streets at Southpoint, 919-806-3700 ext. 1570

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The NCCU & Hyatt Hotel Group Summer Bridge Program - is a new program aimed at educating aspiring teens on future careers in hospitality and tourism.Students will have the opportunity to visit local hospitality businesses, listen to industry professionals, learn about the university and its offerings, and participate in hands-on activities that will further educate them on this specialized field.This year’s program will begin June 17,2012. Program Description: North Carolina Central University’s Hospitality and Tourism Administration Program within the School of Business was one of five (5) Historically Black    Colleges and Universities to be selected by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation to implement a Hospitality Management High School Summer Bridge Program.  The Program in collaboration with Durham County High Schools will select 20 rising seniors interested in careers in Hospitality and Tourism to participate in four days of immersion, interactive and “hands-on”   experiential learning. These immersion events will be designed to allow high school students to explore the unlimited diversity of career opportunities that exist for emerging hospitality leaders.  The program method of delivery will be “hands-on” interactive, invigorating, and very informative for today’s high school students.It is our hope that these students will become future associates at Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. CRITERIA FOR PROGRAM SELECTION: Must have GPA of 2.75 or above, Must be a rising senior, Must be interested in a career in Hospitality and Tourism, Complete Application and  essay, Pay a $25 application fee if selected to participate, Participate in Program Orientation on June 17th—6:00 p.m., Dress Business Casual, Keep a Reflection Diary, Write a Final Essay, Participate in Graduation Program. Application Deadline:  May 31st 2012. Applications in the CIC.

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Immersion Island: Spanish Immersion Camps for high school! Come enjoy all the activities of a traditional summer camp while completely immersed in Spanish.  Improve your spoken language skills immensely in just five days while doing daily tasks, conversation groups, role play, food preparation, games, song, dance, sports, swimming, movie night, game night, campfire night, dance party night and mucho mucho más!  More information at info@immersionisland.org  or http://immersionisland.org

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Duke Youth Programs: Where summer never ends. field trips, tours, exciting residential life activities, wide range of camp options. www.learnmore.duke.edu , youth@duke.edu, 919-684-6259.

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Duke W.R.I.T.E. for College: enhance academic writing skills, learn to use citation correctly, assess, evaluate, manage and use info from multiple sources, create digital stories, and more. www.learnmore.duke.edu for grades 10-12.

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Broyhill Leadership Conference: personal development and leadership training for teens. June 24-28, 2012. Queens University of Charlotte, NC. www.broyhill-leadership.org

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College Application Boot Camp: Rising seniors, get a head start on tackling your college applications before the headaches of senior year. Joint program through: A2Z College Planning and Peer2Peer Tutors. register at www.a2zcollegeplanning.com/shop2.html ($225 registration fee).

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The WRITE Workshop: Chapel Hill, NC. Learn how to write college application essays.For rising seniors, juniors, sophomores, and parents. June 11-15, 2012. visit www.bellleadership.com or call 919-967-7904 for more informationa dn applications. $800 tuition includes books, and writing materials. Need-based scholarships are available.

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2012 Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy: North Carolina School of Business, July 23-August 3, 2012. Open to 20 high achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCS. Free program. 2 week academy with lectures, corporate visits, business plan development and team competition.  Application due June 1, 2012. For more information and for an application, email dlaws@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6458

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Summer Scholars at Clemson University: pre-college enrichment for academically talented students. For middle and high school students. challenging courses, fun recreational and cultural activities. Visit www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars A letter of recommendation from a school official and a current high school transcript with a GPA must be submitted. Variety of programs and classes offered.

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Summer Workshops at Shodor Using Scientific Computing for 6th-12th graders who like math, science & computers: Various weeks and topics, http://www.shodor.org/calendar

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Summer Internship Opportunity:

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DUE TOMMOROW!!!

Summer Internship offered through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Project GRACE (Growing, Reaching, and Advocating for Change & Empowerment): Seeking 5 high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors for a 6 week summer internship at UNC-CH or a partner organization in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Interns will experience first hand the objectives and goals of community partnerships, HIV prevention practices utilized in community research, data collection tools and methods and systematic approaches to addressing health disparities in rural communities. Receive $500 stipend and 60 community service hours. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, and be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applications due May 15, 2012. https://unc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eSgwHxyWCiZL6y8

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CONTESTS:

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The Step into America 2012 video contest asks you to film how our nation's public lands keep your body and mind healthy. Create a 30-120 second video and share how public lands energize you! Contest winners will receive great outdoor gear and apparel from REI, such as a bike, tent or camping gear.  Prizes total more than $1,500 in REI gear and apparel. The Step into America 2012 video contest is an ideal opportunity for outdoor and recreation enthusiasts to showcase what they enjoy doing on public lands to keep their bodies and minds healthy. In a 30 to 120 second video, share: What activities you do at one or more public spaces you love to visit, How America's public lands benefit your body or mind. Need inspiration? Watch the Contest Promotional Video for ideas of outdoor activities to put in your video!  Help promote the contest by sharing the contest flyer.     

Public lands can range from a wide-open area like Olympic National Park in Washington to an urban place such as Boone Street Garden in Baltimore. No matter where you live, there is a public land nearby that can keep you fit and healthy. You do not need to participate in National Public Lands Day in order to enter the contest. All you need is a video camera, a love of the outdoors and a copy of the complete rules!   Enter the Contest: Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT All contest participants must be residents of the U.S. and meet all eligibility requirements.

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SCHOLARSHIPS:

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North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals, scholarships for latino minority students:  website: http://www.thencshp.org/resources/students/index.shtml

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CHCAE (Chapel Hill-Carrboro Association of Educators)  is giving four (4) future teacher scholarships this year.   These scholarships are for students who will be attending college in order to become educators.   Each scholarship is for $500.00.  The goal is to give one (1) scholarship to a student at each of the high schools. Please visit Mrs.Robinson in Quad C Counseling for an application. Students must submit completed application, transcript, essay, and teacher recommendations (2), to Ms. Judy Jones in Room 103. The application forms are due Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

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USDA Multicultural Scholars Program Poultry Science Scholarship at NCState: available to minority students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Poultry Science. Students must be rising seniors (current juniors) who will be applying to the Department of Poultry Science at NCSU in Fall 2012. Total Scholarship Package: $40,000 over the course of a 4 year undergraduate career. If interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jackie Golden by emailing: jackie_golden@ncsu.edu

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