Junior Announcements

RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons

  • Monday, November 25 - Emporia State University
  • Tuesday, December 3 - Pittsburg State University
  • Wednesday, December 11 - U.S. Army Recruiter
  • Thursday, December 12 - Air National Guard Recruiter
  • Thursday, January 9 - Barton Community College

 


 

Junior News...

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

KSU EXCITE 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, 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.  EXCITE Shadow Days for Spring 2020:  Coming Soon.  Visit EXCITE Shadow Days for more information and to register.

Sunflower Girls State - American Legion Auxiliary
Sunflower Girls State American Legion Auxiliary will be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence June 7 to June 12, 2020. Democracy in action is a great thing.  Teaching democracy in action is even better.  ALA Sunflower Girls State is a non-partisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and patriotism.  High School students, having completed their junior year, spend an intensive week of studying, working together as self-governing citizens.  They learn how to participate in the functioning of their city, county, and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens.  Registration fee is $325 per delegate and registration forms are located at www.ksgirlsstate.org or with Mrs. Goodrich.  Sponsorships may be available at the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.  Registration deadline: May 1, 2020.  Email Director Rachel Barnes with any questions: sunflowergirlsstate@gmail.com.

American Legion Boys State of Kansas
The American Legion Boys State of Kansas will be held at Kansas State University in Manhattan from Sunday, May 31 to Friday, June 5, 2020.  Boys State is a practical opportunity to learn leadership skills through role-play civic exercises.  Boys State has given tens of thousands of young Kansans a powerful introduction to civic responsibility.  Boys State strengthens confidence, inspires leadership, builds bonds of friendship and erases prejudice – all in a safe, open and welcoming environment.  Registration fee is $325 per delegate and delegates are encouraged to register online at www.ksbstate.org/program-information/apply.  Sponsorships may be available at the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.  Information packets can be picked up from Mrs. Goodrich.  Registrations received after April 15, 2020 will be accepted as space is available.  Please contact Troy Fowler, director of operations at troy.fowler@ksbstate.org with any questions.

Early Graduation
Any Junior interested in early graduation can pick up an application in the Student Center.  Applications are due back to Mrs. Goodrich by December 1, 2019.  The application includes a short essay about your plans following graduation along with parent and student signatures.  Please let Mrs. Goodrich know if you have any questions.  

Free ACT & WorkKeys

  • February 25th (ACT) & 26th (WorkKeys)
  • Free to any Junior!
  • Deadline to register:  November 15, 2019
  • Sign-up in the Student Center

 


 

 

Act

 

Next test date: December 14, 2019 (Registration Deadline: November 8, 2019)
Upcoming test dates: February 8, 2020 / April 4, 2020 / June 13, 2020 / July 18, 2020
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 SHSS 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. See your counselor for more information or visit Salina Tech's website. To apply for admission to Salina Tech, go to their Application page.

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
It's that time of year again!  As you begin the new school year, we are excited to announce that our Profile in Courage Essay Contest is now accepting submissions.  The top 25 students receive recognition and the winning prize is $10,000.  The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2020.  Visit Profile in Courage Essay Contest to get started.

K-State Black Leadership Conference
The K-State Black Leadership Conference will be held on February 11, 2020 at the K-State Union in Manhattan, KS. If you are interested in attending, you must sign up in the counseling center.   The registration deadline is November 13, 2019.   Please see Ms. Smith if you have any questions.

 


 


  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

The 2020 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 2021 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 deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, January 16, 2020. The Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org or by phone at (202) 827-4291.


 

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/oco

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

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

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
 - Prepare a second draft of your scholarship essay
 - Visit www.college.gov and click on "how to pay' to see how other young people paid for college
 - Review and apply for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com

FINANCIAL AID
 - Visit www.college.govand click on "how to pay' to see how other young people paid for college
 - Review www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/guide for different ways to pay for college
 - Save money from my summer job to pay for college applications and college costs

 
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