Geek VS Jock

I don’t remember from whom or where I picked this up from, but I thought it was interesting.  Read on..

Michael Jordan makes over $300,000 a game (before retiring).
That’s $10,000 a minute, an average of 30 minutes per tame.  With $40 million in endorsements, he makes $178,100 a day, working of not.  If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugar plums dance in his head.

If he goes to see a movie, it will cost him (around) $7.00, but he will make $18,550 while he is there.  If he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he will make $618 while boiling it.  He makes $7,415 per hr. more than minimum wage (whenever this was calculated).  He will make $3,710 while watching an episode of friends.

If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.  If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 per second.

He will probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round.  Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax deferred account (401k), he will hit the federal cap of $9,600 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.

If you were given a penny for every $10 he made, you would be living comfortably at $65,000 a year (as a single person).  He will make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics.  He will make about $15,000 during the Boston Marathon.

While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he will pull in about $5,600.  This year (the year this was created-unknown), he will make more than twice as much as all U.S. presidents for all of their terms combined.

Amazing isn’t it?  HOWEVER, if Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 250 years, he will still have less than Bill Gates has today.

Game over. Geek Wins!

Have a fabulous day!!  🙂

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance Scholarship

**The information below was taken directly from the SEA’s website.  For more details, follow the link below.**

SEA Scholarships

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements that are inherent to the sport of surfing. Our goals are achieved through grassroots efforts, community involvement, education and humanitarian efforts. We engage in projects that strive to conserve the quality of our marine environment, preserve or enhance surf breaks, protect beach access rights, and safeguard the coastal surf zone from unnecessary development.

We are proud to announce our first scholarship opportunity.  Please read the following application guidelines and complete the application.

We are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic years. Please follow these instructions: 1. Carefully read the eligibility guidelines provided below before submitting your application and supporting documents. 2. Complete the Scholarship Essay Submission section in its entirety. ELIGIBILITY GUIDE-LINES1. High School students must be entering a 2 or 4 year college or university, currently enrolled and returning college and graduate students may also apply.2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and must enroll full-time for the Fall 2013 semester.

3. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

4. To be eligible for this award you must  answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, “Why is keeping the ocean pollution free, and accessible to beach-goers important to you?” and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, community activism, and personal ambitions.


Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by May 15, 2013.

Primary considerations for awards are: 1. SCHOLARSHIP.  Submit your essays and application outlining your aspirations and community involvement,   (The maximum annual award is up to $3,500.   SEA will award up to 6 separate scholarships for the 2013 – 2014 year.)2. EXCELLENCE. Official academic transcripts are required and must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.  Transcript must include grades through the second semester of the 2012-2013 high school academic year or the first semester of the Fall 2012 academic year for college/graduate students.  (Transcript should be sent to; Surfers’ Environmental Alliance, 543 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ  07740.

3. ACTIVISM.   One letter of recommendation is required from a community service organization with which the applicant has been actively involved.


Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision in early June 2013.  Awards are granted for one year only.

Updated Scholarship Bulletin

“A goal without a plan is just a wish!”

Larry Elder

Your goal to attend college will simply be a “wish” if you have no plan of action.  That said, It’s that time again!! What time? Scholarship time! Here is the latest scholarship bulletin.  I urge you to read it and…. do something with it.

Highlight all the scholarships that you qualify for.  Then…. set a goal of completing one application per day. It really is just that simple. 🙂

If you have questions about your GPA or class rank, contact your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Bulletin

Good Luck!!

Mrs. Cain

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

If you have an interest in a career in journalism, I strongly recommend that you apply for the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program. By the way, the 10 day program is ALL EXPENSES PAID!!  I repeat….. ALL-EXPENSES PAID!

  • To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:

    – They must currently be juniors in high school.
    – They must live in the continental United States.
    – They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
    – They must have an interest in journalism.
    – The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.

Note: This program is for students from low-income backgrounds. If the combined income of the custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and a student still wishes to apply, he or she may attach a letter explaining why his or her family qualifies as financially under-resourced.

“The program is entering its 12th year; since 2002, approximately 250 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism.

Classes at the program are taught by professional journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, CNN, NPR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and other outlets. Students meet with numerous Princeton professors, as well as Princeton’s president and dean of admissions. They report an investigative story, cover a professional sports event, produce a TV segment, and publish their own newspaper. And they receive guidance on the college admissions process not only during the 10 days of the program, but also during the fall of their senior year of high school.

Students selected for the program will have all their costs, including the cost of travel to and from Princeton, paid for by the program.

We will happily accept several students from the same school, so there is no need to worry about your own students competing for slots in the program. We have not determined the exact dates for 2013, but the program will run for 10 days from a Friday to a Monday. It normally runs during the last week of July or the first two weeks of August.

The application process will take place in two rounds. The first round of the application should be filled out online here:

Princeton must receive this part of the application by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 22, 2013.

Those students selected to advance to the second round of the application process will be notified in March. They will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2011 (or 2012, if available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter from a teacher; and clips from their high school newspaper or other publication (optional).”

Additional information about the program is available at

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at


Richard Just, Michael Koike, Gregory Mancini, Rich Tucker

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Directors