Junior Announcements


 

RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons

  • Wichita State University - Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Washburn University - Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Bethany College - Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Hutchinson Community College - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

RepVisits
Salina South High School utilizes RepVisits to schedule visits to South High.  College, University, and Technical School admissions personnel can search and sign up for visits with the click of a button.



 

Junior News...  

      

ACT Workshop - KSU Manhattan
Learn how to take control of the ACT and not let it control you! The workshop will begin at 9:00 am and wrap up around 3:00 pm covering the four ACT subject tests. Lunch will be provided for those registered.  ACT's "Preparing for the ACT" curriculum is used to help guide the workshop content.  The workshop is $75.00 per registration and includes workshop materials, lunch, and inside strategies provided by Power Prep Inc.  You will gain insight into the test's content and format while learning practical test-taking strategies for maximizing your test scores. This class covers general ideas about the test as a whole, as well as specific strategies for each sub-test. Fall Dates: Saturday, October 8, and Saturday, December 3, 2022.  Registration Link

 

Early Graduation
Any junior interested in early graduation in the spring semester of their senior year can pick up an application in the Student Center.  Students who complete all state and local graduation requirements may request permission to graduate early. Students must submit an application to Mr. Allen by December 1 of their junior year and must have attended USD 305 the two semesters prior to the semester of application, unless a waiver is granted by the principal. The student and parents shall consult with the student’s counselor to develop a plan and for more detailed information regarding the BOE policy.  Application for early graduation will only be considered if the student’s IPS is up-to-date.

 

Flex Schedule
Any junior interested in a flex schedule for the spring semester of their senior year can pick up an application in the Student Center.  Seniors who are on schedule to graduate in eight semesters may apply no later than the last day of school before Spring Break of their junior year.  All completed applications with student and parental signatures shall be submitted to Mr. Allen and will be reviewed by the administration and the counselor for final approval. Application for flex schedule will only be considered if the student’s IPS is up-to-date.

 

ACT/SAT Test Prep - METHODIZE
Students can take advantage of ACT/SAT Test Prep in XELLO. Methodize is Method Learning’s brand new online learning platform. Methodize consists of newly updated and revised ACT and SAT courses. Our online program has served over a million students in the past two decades and Methodize distills that experience into a new platform that makes it easier for students and teachers to do test prep. Students can access Methodize under "Links and Resources" in their XELLO account.

 


 

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. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in the Salina and Saline County community?  Here are some links to get started.

Volunteer Match, Salina Youth Helping Hands, Catholic CharitiesSalina Family YMCASaline Emergency Food BankSalina Area United Way, Salina Regional Health Center Student Volunteer Program

 

Earl Bane Micro-Scholarship
Are you taking your first college class?  If so, you are eligible to apply for the Earl Bane Micro-Scholarship.  This scholarship is worth $250 towards your first college class and will be paid directly to the school you are taking the class from in order to help cover the cost of tuition.  Students must have their IPS up-to-date. Students must be enrolled in their first college class. Student must be in good standing academically. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college.  The application is available through this link:  Earl Bane Micro-Scholarship Application FormDeadline:  October 12, 2022 at 11:59pm

 

O'Brate Foundation - Dual-Credit Scholarship
The O’Brate Foundation desires for students with limited financial means to have the ability to take college courses while in high school. Our Dual-Credit Awards vary based on each student’s enrollment status and financial situation. Students who apply earliest in the semester are extended Priority Consideration. Applications submitted before December 1st in the FALL semester and before May 1st in the SPRING semester will be considered. Login to SM Apply > Click Dual-Credit Scholarship from the Programs Menu. No access code or permissions required. Qualified applicants will be contacted by O’Brate Foundation Staff to complete an in-person or video conference interview within one to two weeks of application submission. Notification of the award decision may take two to three weeks after the interview.

 

KSU - RaiseMe Microscholarship Program
Did you know that you can start earning incremental college scholarships, also known as micro-scholarships, your freshman year of high school by signing up for the Kansas State University RaiseMe program? When you create your online portfolio, you can start logging your grades, classes, extracurricular activities and other college prep experiences to track your progress toward K-State scholarships, all the way up to your senior year of high school. K-State has partnered with RaiseMe to help eligible high school students in grades 9-12 track their personal and academic progress and start earning micro-scholarships. These awards are performance-based scholarships that are earned for achievements both inside and outside the classroom, including excellent grades, volunteering, participation in extracurricular activities, and ACT/SAT scores. Raise Me offers high school students the opportunity to quantify their leadership in high school and their community, achieving good grades, taking challenging courses, and participating in extracurricular activities. Learn more about this exciting, no-cost opportunity and sign up. The deadline for seniors to add achievements to their RaiseMe profiles is December 1 of their senior year.

 


 

Virtual College Visits

COVID-19 has changed the where and how we visit colleges campus. Recently, some college campuses have opened back-up their campuses for socially distanced and masked college tours, while others still remain closed to visitors. Your best source of information for how colleges are sharing their campuses with prospective students is each College/Universities Campus Visit website.

Virtual Campus Tour Resources & Events:

Tips for a (Virtual) Campus Visit You'll Remember

YouVISIT

STRIVE Virtual College Exploration

Go to College Fairs

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

 


 

Scholarship/Contest Opportunities for Juniors...

 

The 2023 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 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is 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 application opens in October 2021. The Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 827-4291. Deadline: 5:00 pm est Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Scholarship assists high school juniors who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. To be considered eligible you must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2023 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States. Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Application deadline by March 15, 2022. Apply online at Horatio Alger Scholarship Application

 

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 fewer 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, grandchild, 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. The 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

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

  • Challenging coursework
  • A strong GPA
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sports, volunteer work, or church

Request a catalog and admission information about a variety of colleges and universities

  • Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations by college representatives
  • Explore career options and their earning potential in the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Stay involved in school and community-based activities
  • Dare to dream-take on a new leadership role
  • Apply for institutional scholarships (Don't miss deadlines!)
  • Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com

 


 

JANUARY - MAY

ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING

  • Visit college campuses (and talk to Financial Aid while I'm there)
  • Narrow my college choices to 5-7 schools
  • Ask your teachers or community leaders for recommendations for professionals who you can job-shadow for a day
  • Take the ACT and practice, practice, practice
  • Talk to parents/family about my goals after high school

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Begin drafting a scholarship essay
  • Ask teachers, counselors, and employers for recommendation letters to include with scholarship applications
  • Review and apply for local scholarships geared toward juniors
  • Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com

FINANCIAL AID

  • Estimate college costs using each college's Net Price Calculator

 



JUNE-JULY 

ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING

  • Visit college campuses and talk to Financial Aid while I'm there
  • Narrow college choices to 5-7 schools
  • Begin applying to colleges

SCHOLARSHIPS

FINANCIAL AID

 


 

ACT...SAT...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