Scholarship Sundays with Dr. Dary

Episode 13


Happy Palindrome Sunday!


Today is a very special occasion -- the date is a PALINDROME, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards. It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020. This is the only time such a date will occur this century.


The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: "Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It's also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!"


It's also Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day. Human brains are naturally inclined to look for patterns, and many consider such dates lucky. Daniel Hardt, president of Life Path Numerology Center in Indianapolis, called it a "powerful day."


A palindrome is any word, phrase or sequence of numbers that reads the same whether you read it forward or backward, such as "mom," "race car" 


Palindrome comes from the Greek words "palin," which means "again, back" and "dromos," meaning "running," according to So palindrome is a word or phrase that runs back on itself.


- Taken from CNN

Happy 119th birthday to my great grandmother Mary Chambers who we called, Mama Mae! She was truly a role model to all of us!

Happy 8th birthday to my great nephew Robert and 74th birthday to Ms. MaryAnne McDonald!

Happy 60th wedding anniversary to my parents, Sheryle and James Griffin. God has blessed us with amazing parents who have best the odds! This Wednesday, February 5th, they will be married 60 years! Congratulations Mommie and Daddy!

Today is also Ground Hog Day and he saw his shadow which means an early spring!

Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champions!! Kansas City Chiefs

Happy Black History Month!!!

Educational Basics

November 30th was the deadline to to apply to the University of CA and the California State University campuses. The UC campuses are closed but the CSU website says that CSU Humboldt is still open until February 28th, Maritime - February 14th,

Pomona March 1st for hospitality management,


Please remember that each student must have a FAFSA completed by Sunday, March 1st. Please don’t wait until the last minute! Complete it today!!! 

Reminder- 11th grade scholars It’s time to register for the SAT or ACT for this Spring!  I recommend you not wait until your senior year! 

A-G Review


Sunday Acronymn: ACT

A ppreciate life

C onsistency

T alk things through

Scholarship Information

Cox Scholars College Scholarship

Deadline: 2/5/20

Available to: High School Seniors in CA Counties: Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara

Award Amount:$5,000

The Cox Scholars College Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in Southern California who live in a Cox service area. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge


Available to:High School Juniors through High School Seniors

Award Amount:$5,000 up to $20,000 The MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge is open to high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 16 and 18. In this challenge, students will be given 14 continuous hours to solve an open - ended, realistic, applied math - modeling problem focused on a real - world problem. The challenge is entirely internet - based. Students choose which day they wish to work on challenge weekend. Each high school may enter up to two teams of three to five students.

Doodle 4 Google Contest


Available to:Students Grades K through 12

Award Amount:$30,000 The Doodle 4 Google Contest is open to students in grades K through 12. To be considered, you must use your creativity to create your own interpretation of the Google logo. Your doodle must be based on the following theme: "I show kindness by..."

Next Sunday, Scholarship Sundays with Dr. Dary will broadcast live from my parents home as we’re with family and close friends celebrating 60 years!!!

Tell a friend and join us next Sunday at 6:30pm!

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