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    RECRUITERS/COLLEGES - During Lunch in Lower Gym


    FHSU - Hispanic College Institute (HCI)

    Fort Hays State University is proud to announce the third annual Hispanic College Institute (HCI). This unique opportunity to assist high school sophomore and junior Hispanic and Latino students to pursue their educational and personal goals. The FHSU Hispanic College Institute will be held June 20-23, 2018 on the Fort Hays State University campus. This FREE institute is a great opportunity for all Hispanic and Latino students to gain lifelong skills that will help them succeed in today’s world after high school. Apply at www.fhsu.edu/hci. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.


    CHANGES TO THE FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    Starting with Academic Year 2017-18, the traditional FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission date of January 1 will change to October 1. Students enrolling for academic year 2018/2019 will submit a FAFSA beginning October 1, 2017; families should use their 2016 income tax information.   For more information: FAFSA Changes 


    American Legion - Boys State of Kansas

    American Legion Boys State of Kansas will be held on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. The dates for Boys State is June 3 through June 8, 2018. If interested register online at www.kansasboysstate.org/apply


    Junior Day - Kansas State University

    Juniors are invited to visit K-State for a Junior Day to explore all the opportunities available as future students. Spring 2018 Dates: April 9, 13, 26 and May 4. The program begins at 8:30 AM and will end at 4:00 PM. For more information and to register, visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/juniors.


    Junior Days - University of Kansas

    During a Junior Day visit, you'll be able to explore the academic information fair and speak with department representatives in an informal setting. If you're interested in scheduling a longer appointment with a specific academic department, you'll need to select one of our other visit options, such as a Jayhawk Day. Individual academic appointments can't be scheduled on Junior Day visits.  Spring 2018 dates:  March 12, 26, 30 and April 6, 23, 27.  To register, Junior Days Registration.


    Junior Preview Day - Cloud County Community College

    Cloud County Community College will be hosting their annual Junior Preview Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 8:45am-1:00pm.  To reserve a spot, register online at www.cloud.edu; call the Admissions Office at 1-800-729-5101, ext. 212 or email tstupka@cloud.edu by April 1, 2018.





    Next test date:  April 14, 2018 (Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018)
    Upcoming test dates: June 9, 2018, July 14, 2018
    For more information on test dates and registration visit: ACT Registration


    South High Student Opportunities...
    Please read carefully.  Some opportunities apply to a specific age/classification of student.  Additional information is available in the Counseling Office.

    Salina Area Technical College - Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors

    Salina Area Technical College has articulation agreements in place with several area high schools.  This enables students to earn college credit while still in high school.  Contact Student Services for more information.  For more information, visit Salina Tech's website.  To apply for admission to Salina Tech, go to their Application page.  


    Certified Nurse Assistant Classes

    Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Home are offering 4 summer sessions in 2018 for certified nurse assistant training.  Each session is limited to 12 students.  Classes meet Monday thru Friday. Tuition, books, fees and meals are underwritten 100%, with no cost to the student.  Four sessions will be available.  Session 1- 5/14-6/4, Session 2 – 6/1-6/22, Session 3 – 6/22-7/12, Session 4 – 7/13-8/1/18. Applications are due to Lindsborg Community Hospital by March 14, 2018.  Students accepted for the scholarship will be given a letter of approval for a particular class session to be used when applying to Hutchinson Community College.  Brochures with full details are available in the Counseling Office.


    Spring Jr/Sr Day at Hays Academy of Hair Design

    Hays Academy of Hair Design will be hosting a Spring Jr/Sr Day on Wednesday, March 28th from 9am to noon.  This program is for any juniors or seniors interested in cosmetology. We like this one to be more hands on so please make sure to RSVP by texting or calling Krista Waldman at 785-833-2280 or email Krista at krista@haysacademy.com by March 26, 2018.


    FHSU - Nightingale Experience

    Fort Hays State University will host The Nightingale Experience for sophomores, juniors and seniors on July 17 and 18, 2018.  This event is for anyone who interested in nursing but is unsure if the profession is for them.  The registration fee is $75 which includes room, board, materials and activities at HaysMed.  To apply visit:  http://www.fhsu.edu/nursing/Nightingale-Experience/  Application Deadline: April 1, 2018.  


    Youth Civic Leadership Institute

    Join other high school seniors selected from around the state for three days and two nights at the University of Kansas.  July 11-13, 2018.  This exciting opportunity is provided at no cost to the students and will focus on civic engagement and educating students for participation in democracy.  Contact Mrs. Wagner for more information!  The deadline is April 9, 2018.


    ASVAB Testing - Salina Area Technical College

    Salina Tech now offers the opportunity for students to take the Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) every month! The ASVAB is a great way for students to assess their own skills and abilities, and to learn about potential careers that fit with those abilities that they might not have considered previously. Any students may take the ASVAB, and it is not required to share the results with the military. The last available testing date will be April 2nd from 8 a.m.-noon. It will be on our campus – 2562 Centennial Road – in the downstairs computer lab in Building A.  It is first-come, first-serve. The deadline to sign up will be two weeks before each testing date. Dates after April 2 are to be determined – stay tuned!


    Wichita State University ACT Prep Workshops

    Wichita State University's Counseling and Testing Center offers a workshop to help high school students prepare to take the ACT.  The workshop will provide general test-taking tips and information for all four subjects of the ACT exam - English, Math, Reading and Science.  The cost for the workshop is $32.  We also offer an ACT Math Prep workshop for $25.  Registration can be done online at www.registerblast.com/wsu.

    ACT Prep - May 5, 2018


    KSU - EXCITE Shadow Days

    High school students (grades 9-12) are invited to come experience a day in the life of a college student! Each participant will be paired with a current K-State student who shares similar interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. Together they will attend class, tour campus, share lunch, and discuss what it's like to be in a STEM major at K-State.  Visit Shadow Days for registration information.  The final EXCITE Shadow Day will be April 11, 2018 (registration deadline is March 28).


    FHSU - Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science - Summer Camps

    These camps are residential (hosted by Fort Hays State University), affordable ($100 per camp), led by FHSU faculty members, and loaded with fun.  KAMS camps are for students who will be freshman and sophomores druing the 2018-2019 school year.  Students do not have to be interested in attending KAMS to participate in our summer camps.  Please go to www.fhsu.edu/kams/summer-camps for additional information and registration.  Priority deadline is April 1, 2018.




    Scholarship/Contest Opportunities for Juniors...



    Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA

    You could be the next Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA. For more information visit: Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA Website


    Davis Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Award: $1,000 To apply visit:  Davis Scholarship Application

    • There is no age restriction
    • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
    • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.


    Samsung American Legion Scholarship 

    Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grand child, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. To apply visit: Samsung Scholarship Application


    Eagle Scout of the Year 

    The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500. Further information is available from department adjutants or the Americanism and Children & Youth Division. Student must have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. For more information visit: Eagle Scout Scholarship


    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship 

    Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. Applications for these scholarships are available at Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Application





    Junior Year & Financial Aid Checklist



    Ø  Take challenging courses in core academic subjects and stay on track to complete state-required curriculum for college admission requirements. Colleges look for:

    o   Challenging coursework

    o   A strong GPA

    o   Involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sports, volunteer work, or church

    Ø  Request a catalog andadmission information about a variety of colleges and universities

    Ø  Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations by college representatives

    Ø  Explore careeroptions and their earning potential in the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/oco  



    Ø  Stay involved in school and community-based activities

    Ø  Dare to dream—take on a new leadership role

    Ø  Apply for institutional scholarships (Don’t miss deadlines!)

    Ø  Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com



    Ø  Estimate my federal financial aid eligibility with the FAFSA 4caster at www.studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/estimate 




    Ø  Visit college campuses (and talk to Financial Aid while I’m there)

    Ø  Narrow my college choices to 5-7 schools

    Ø  Ask your teachers or community leaders for recommendations for professionals who you can job-shadow for a day

    Ø  Take the ACT and practice, practice, practice

    Ø  Talk to parents/family about my goals after high school


    Ø  Begin drafting a scholarship essay

    Ø  Ask teachers, counselors, and employers for recommendation letters to include with scholarship applications

    Ø  Review and apply for local scholarships geared toward juniors

    Ø  Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com  


    Ø  Estimate college costs using each college’s Net Price Calculator




    Ø  Visit college campuses and talk to Financial Aid while I’m there

    Ø  Narrow college choices to 5-7 schools

    Ø  Begin applying to colleges


    Ø  Prepare a second draft of your scholarship essay

    Ø  Visit www.college.gov and click on “how to pay” to see how other young people paid for college

    Ø  Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com  


    Ø  Visit www.college.govand click on how to pay to see how other young people paid for college

    Ø  Review www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/guide  for different ways to pay for college

    Ø  Save money from my summer job to pay for college applications and college costs

    Ø  SAT...ACT...PSAT


    Helpful Hints to Score Well

    • Register in advance to give yourself time to prepare appropriately
    • Take advantage of test-prep opportunities through your high school, online, or through colleges
    • Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the test and get several good nights of rest in the days before the test


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