New Scholarship (deadline January)

How to Face a Disaster?

Submissions to be posted
October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon one’s home due to war or persecution at the hands of a tyrant. Some disasters may seem smaller at first glance, but can feel just as consequential – a first gray hair, a failed class, getting passed over for a promotion … the list goes on and on.

A life with no disasters is a fantasy. All of us face them – both personally and globally – sooner or later. Then, how should we face a disaster? Just as we take measures while constructing buildings on a fault line, can we be always prepared? How do we defend our inner peace when facing danger?

Tell us how you survive difficult times. Give us your best advice. Share your greatest life lesson.

  • Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018
  • Contest open to all writers worldwide
  • Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500
  • Essays must be submitted as Word document only through the essay contest page at
  • Cash prizes:
  •                           1st Place – $1,000
  •                           2nd Place – $500
  •                           3rd Place – $300

Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each

Essay submission deadline For more information:
January 31, 2018

Congressional Award Internship Opportunity

JOIN THEIR TEAM NEXT SPRING!  (Short time left to apply)
Gain valuable work experience on Capitol Hill through an internship with The Congressional Award National Office. We’re accepting applications for the spring term (mid/late January to late April).
Ideal candidates have academic, career, or social interests in political science, non-profit management, leadership development, youth/civic engagement, and/or event management.

Apply by November 24, 2017 for spring internship 

We accept internship applications on a rolling basis. However, the following are deadlines for each term:

  • Spring 2018: Application Deadline: November 24, 2017
  • Summer 2018:Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
  • Fall 2018:Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Questions? Contact Molly Geiser, Internship Coordinator, at 
(202) 226-0130 or

Way to Go Burak!!!

Saturday Burak Cetinkaya participated in “Mount Prospects River Trails obstacle course race” He did an amazing job and took 4th place, earning a metal, out of 30+ kids his age. He said the course was  fun and challenging, but he didn’t like running through the water and sliding down the hill and getting all soapy and messy. He explained the hardest part of the course was carrying the heavily weighted bag on his back up the steep hill. We are proud of our KYC representative. Way to go Burak!

Way to Go Talha!!!!

Sack attack: Talha Ayhan makes most of opportunity for North Central (Thank you to the Sun Times for this article) 

“It was a great game,” Ayhan said. “The sacks were great. The record is great, and it’s going to stay in the books. But now it’s time to move on. This game is over. We have Wheaton next week.”

Ayhan, from Glenbard South, entered camp as a linebacker. Listed at only 5-foot-10, 208 pounds, he moved to defensive end three days in. He slowly worked his way into the rotation, recording a sack each of the past two weeks before Saturday’s breakout performance.

“I wanted to make an impact for this team,” Ayhan said. “I moved back to D-line and it works amazing. I love it.”

NCC defensive coordinator Mike Murray is finding opportunities for Ayhan, who didn’t even appear on Saturday’s two-deep depth chart.

“He’s got a great motor,” Murray said. “You try to put him in situations where he uses his assets and we try to eliminate as many of the liabilities as we can. There is a size thing there, but his motor is so good that there will be certain times where he will give us a great burst off the edge. People are going to have to take a peek at where he is.”

He connected with the Cardinals’ leading receiver, Andrew Kamienski, for a 25-yard TD and running back Austin Breunig for a 41-yard score, both in the second quarter as NCC built a 21-0 halftime lead.

Breunig and Dominick Muoghalu each scored rushing TDs. Muoghalu has scored seven TDs in the past three games and a team-high nine overall.

The Cardinals added a 27-yard field goal by Liam Crotty and a safety off of Matt Sutherland’s blocked punt.

The story, however, was the defense. North Park averaged less than a yard per carry, gaining 31 yards in 33 attempts. North Central recorded seven sacks and Zach Greenburg had an interception.

“It’s finally coming together where we’re seeing a championship-caliber defense, which we know we can play,” senior linebacker Tom Sora said. “We just had to put the pieces of the puzzle together. We know what this defense is capable of.”

Now, the Cardinals can look ahead to Wheaton. On the line is the Little Brass Bell, redemption for last year’s playoff loss to the Thunder and the inside track to the CCIW title.

“We hadn’t had any type of next-week talk at all until it went to 0:00 on the clock,” Murray said. “We still had so much that we wanted to improve on from our last performances, so our guys were really present, in the moment and focused.”

Paul Johnson is a freelance reporter for the Naperville Sun.

Look Whats New at KYC!

Dear Students/Parents,

We are so excited to tell you we have a new media board yaaaay!!! Ok I’m  too excited I know, but I think it will be a great addition.

This board and case is for our students/parents to showcase their awards and artwork and other items they think would be great to go in the case. On the board you will be able to find up to date news on what’s happening in KYC and also its a place where you can list your jobs wanted like “baby sitter”, “Home sitting”  “Cat or fish sitter” or Car Cleaning, or “this or that” for  sale or find a job from parents looking for sitters etc.

If you would like to post something in the case or on the board, please come to the KYC off in the Cultural center Suite #134 and show me your flyer. It must be professional looking, and will be up for two weeks with permission. Be the first to show off your trophies and school rewards.

New Fun Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Deadline October 31st ahahahahaaaa!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

Requirements (if you match and would like to earn $2000 scholarship Click Here)

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online written response to the question:“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.” (250 words or less)

The Trails Challenge



This is a really fun way for all of your children ages 6-14 to join into the community, meet other families and kids, exercise and really have fun doing it. Cost is relatively low and your child will receive a t-shirt, medal and goodie bag and bragging rights for participating. It is so important that we as Turkish families encourage our students to participate in activities where we can make friends with other community members outside of our immediate cultural center.

We will be there! Please click on the link above if you have further questions or call the River trails park district in Mount Prospect  at 847-255-1200.  or you’re more than welcome to contact me for more information too.

Early registration until Oct 5th $23.oo

Day of registration $28.00