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    RECRUITERS/COLLEGES - During Lunch in Lower Gym

    Tuesday, September 25 - Air National Guard

    Wednesday, September 26 - Central Christian College of Kansas

    Wednesday, October 3 - Newman University

    Wednesday, October 17 - University of Kansas

    Monday, October 29 - Fort Hays State University

       

    PSAT (NMQT) Test – Juniors

    Juniors - It is time to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Do you want to do better on the SAT and qualify to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program as well as other scholarship competitions? Get matched to colleges and scholarships?  The PSAT will be given the morning of Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at South High.  Register with Mrs. Bennett in the main office now thru October 1. The cost is $18 and a limited number of fee waivers are available for juniors who meet income guidelines.   Study guides will be provided upon receipt of payment.  For more information visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.

     

    ACT Prep - Career Cruising

    Students can take advantage of ACT PREP in their Career Cruising Account. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the ACT test.  Student can access it by signing into Career Cruising and clicking on "My Plan". Next click on the "ACT Link".

     

    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 

     

    Sunflower Girls State

    American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State will be held on the campus of the University of Kansas June 2-7, 2019.  ALA Sunflower Girls State will visit the State Capitol and Justice Center on Friday, June 8, 2018.  The cost is $325 per delegate. The registration process is as follows:  Download the registration form located above and fill out the form by typing in the fields. Print form and sign where indicated.  By Mail:  Complete the information has stated above, attach a picture and mail the form and registration fee back to the Secretary/Treasurer - PO BOX 462, Lawrence, KS 66044.  Online:  Print the registration form by clicking on "Registration Form" located above.  Complete the information has stated above, and email a scanned copy of the signed form and a digital photograph to the Secretary at secretaryksgirlsstate@gmail.com. You will be responsible for mailing in the registration fee separately.  Registration closes May 1, 2019 or when capacity is reached. Refund deadline is May 31, 2019.  To begin, go to:  http://www.ksgirlsstate.org/registration/

         

     

     

     
     
     
     

     
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    ACT
     
    Next test date:  October 27, 2018 (Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018)
    Upcoming test dates: December 8, February 9, 2019, April 13, 2019, June 8, 2019, July 13, 2019
    For more information on test dates and registration visit: ACT Registration
     
     

     
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    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.
     
     
     

    College Planning Conference

    KSU Polytechnic is hosting a College Planning Conference for Saline County high school students on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).  Students have the opportunity to visit with college representatives from across the state and nation.  Juniors, Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.  GoToCollegeFairs.com will provide students with the option to create a personalized barcode to replace the tedious process of filling out inquiry cards for each college.  Visit:  gotocollegefairs.com to register.

     

    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.  

           

    KSU - EXCITE (Exploring Science, Technology & Engineering) Shadow Days

    High school students are invited to come experience a day in the life of a K-State student! Each participant will be paired with a current K-State student who shares similar interests in science, technology, engineering, and/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.  The mission of EXCITE Shadow Days is to increase girls' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.  Shadow days are from 9am-3:30.  Visit their website to register.

    Fall Events - October 3, October 17 and November 14

     

    University of Kansas - Preview KU Event

    High school students and parents are invited to Preview KU at Tony's Pizza Event Center on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7-8pm.  For more information and to register for Preview KU, go to https://admissions.ku.edu/previewku .

     

    High School Field Day - Hutchinson Community College

    Hutchinson Community College is having their 20th annual High School Field Day Event on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 (9am-4pm) at their Hutchinson Fire Science Campus and would like to invite Junior and Senior high school students that may be interested in becoming a firefighter. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about different careers in the fire service. Space is limited, and fills quickly. Don't forget to register at: www.hutchcc.edu/fieldday

     

    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.  It will be on our campus – 2562 Centennial Road – in the downstairs computer lab in Building A.  It is first-come, first-serve. 

       

    Diversity Leadership Symposium - Wichita State University

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wichita State University will host the Diversity Leadership Symposium on Thursday, October 25 from 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  Wichita State University welcomes sophomores, juniors, and seniors from diverse backgrounds to a day full of fun where they will have the opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of a Shocker. Learn about our leadership opportunities academic resources and hear from current WSU students. Information on campus life and student organizations will also be provided. This program is the ideal time for students from all backgrounds to break out of their normal routines and visit campus to learn more about WSU’s academic and social resources. FREE to attend!  All students in attendance will receive a WSU t-shirt and a free lunch. You can RSVP at wichita.edu/visit.  For more information about the Diversity Leadership Symposium, call the Office of Admissions at (316) 978-6426 or e-mail alexus.scott@wichita.edu.  Please be sure to RSVP by Monday, October 8.

     

    JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas. The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.  The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2018. The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.  For more information, visit:  JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest  

     

     


     
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    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

     
     

    ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING

    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  

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    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

     

    FINANCIAL AID

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

     

    JANUARY - MAY

    ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING

    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

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    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  

    FINANCIAL AID

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

     

    JUNE-JULY

    ADMISSIONS& COLLEGE PLANNING

    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

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    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  

    FINANCIALAID

    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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