Today’s SATs Delayed 3 Hours in Hong Kong

Today’s SATs were delayed about three hours in Hong Kong because the subway system had been shut down by the authorities in response to protests by thousands of citizens opposing the heavy hand of China in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong is 12 hours ahead of eastern daylight time.

The Wall Street Journal reported, “Thousands of students from Hong Kong and mainland China take the test each year in a cavernous exposition center near the airport.” Imagine the stresses on these kids as they went in to take their SATs.

If you haven’t been following the protests in Hong Kong, you should be. Why? Because of their effect on China. The protests take place on the weekend and are now in the 18th weekend. They began in opposition to a China-sponsored bill that would have allowed people to be sent for trial in mainland China’s opaque justice system. Additional civil rights demands have been added as the number of protestors has grown to tens of thousands.

Rising Seniors! Listen up!

The first College Board Scholarships Deadline is July 31. Don’t miss out.

The first scholarship, the Build Your College List scholarship, will close on July 31st for the class of 2020. Be sure to build your list of 6+ colleges on BigFuture to be eligible for the $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship.

You must participate in all six scholarships to be eligible for the $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship, but if you miss the July 31 deadline, there are five more drawings for scholarships, each with its own deadline.  So, check out the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for the rules.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2020 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2021 will be eligible next year. For more information, please see Official Rules.

Good luck.