• Junior News...


    RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons

    Friday, December 14 - Northwest KS Technical College


    ACT and ACT WorkKeys to be administered free to South High Juniors and Seniors in February 2019

    Salina High School South juniors (and any senior who has not yet taken the test) will be able to take the ACT test while juniors and seniors will be able to take the ACT WorkKeys assessment at South High.  Both assessments will be free.

    The ACT Test, gauges a student’s readiness for success in the first year of college.  The no-cost ACT test will be offered statewide Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.   The ACT WorkKeys assessments have been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help people build career pathways. WorkKeys measures foundational workplace skills, including both hard and soft skills.  The free WorkKeys assessment will be administered statewide Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

    Stop by the Student Center to sign up for the ACT or ACT WorkKeys assessment.  The deadline to sign up is Monday, November 16, 2018.


    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".


    Sunflower Girls State - University of Kansas

    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 below.  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/


    DS&O Youth Tour Opportunity

    There are two awards, first place and second place, which are awarded each year to selected high school juniors within the DS&O service area. One award is a trip to Washington, D.C. for a “Government in Action” tour which is scheduled for June 13-20. The second award is a Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO, which is scheduled for July 12-18. The first place winner selects his/her preference of the Washington, D.C. trip or the trip to Steamboat Springs, CO. The second place winner receives the remaining trip.  Requirements for the contest are to complete an application form, write a short essay on alternative energy (wind and solar power and/or distributed generation), and be interviewed by a panel of judges. Parents or legal guardians of applicants must be members of the cooperative.  A completed application and essay must be submitted to the DS&O office in Solomon, KS, on or before February 1, 2019. This will allow the judges time to review the essays prior to the interview. The interview session is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 8, 2019, at the DS&O office located at 201 Dakota Drive in Solomon, KS. The interview will consist of questions prepared by the judges which are deemed appropriate given the subject matter.




    Next test date:  December 8, 2018 (Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018)
    Upcoming test dates: February 9, 2019, April 13, 2019, June 8, 2019, July 13, 2019
    For more information on test dates and registration visit: ACT Registration
    South High is a testing site for most of the national test days, so make sure to choose SHS when you register.


    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.

    Dual Credit Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors - Salina Area Technical College

    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.  


    Salina Art Center - High School Internships

    The Salina Art Center (SAC) and Art Center Cinema announces new Internship Positions in Marketing, Development, and Event Planning.   A resume and cover letter can be left at Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe for Misty Serene. Be sure that contact information, including phone number and email address, are included.  242 S. Santa Fe | Salina, KS 67401 | ph 785.827.1431| info@salinaartcenter.org


    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. 


    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  


    CNA Scholarship Training Program - Hutchinson Community College/Lindsborg Community Hospital

    Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Home will once again be hosting the Scholarship CNA Training Program in conjunction with Hutchinson Community College.  As the name implies, tuition, books, fees and meals are completely underwritten with no cost to the student.  It truly is an incredible opportunity to gain insight and experience in the medical field.  There will be four sessions offered throughout the summer.  Each session will be limited to only 12 students, so encourage those interested to get their applications in soon.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2019.  A copy of the application and brochure can also be found on our website at http://www.lindsborghospital.org/scholarships/scholarships.html.  It is very important to answer the questions on page 2 completely and thoroughly.  Please feel free to call me with any questions.  Copies of the application and brochure are available in the Student Center.  If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Woodard at 785-450-5238


    Duke University Summer Session for High School Students

    The day has arrived! We are thrilled to share that Duke Summer Session applications are now open. Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer. All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities.  Why wait? Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of our incredible programs.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.



    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

    2019 Coolidge Scholarship
    The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).  Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.  The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.  The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. The deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.


    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


    Compliments of www.kasfaa.org


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