Junior Announcements

RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons

 


 

Junior News...

Flex Schedule for Senior Year
Any Junior's interested in flex schedules for their Senior year can pick up an application in the Counseling Center:  Seniors who are on schedule to graduate in eight semesters may apply no later than March 15 of their junior year (unless a waiver is granted by the principal) for permission to attend school part-time (flex schedule) the second semester of their senior year. All completed applications with student and parental signatures shall be submitted to the counselor and will be reviewed by the administration and the counselor. A meeting shall be held which shall include parent(s) or guardian(s), the principal or designee, and the student. If approved, the application shall be signed by all involved parties and filed in the student’s permanent file.  Seniors who attend part-time second semester are to be in the building only during class, meeting with a teacher, or during lunch block. Seniors attending part-time during second semester shall  be allowed to participate in senior class activities and must be passing at least five new subjects of unit weight or they will not be eligible for KSHSAA activities.

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". 

Salina Public Library - Summer Volunteers for Youth Services
Salina Public Library needs volunteers, ages 13 - 18 to help in Youth Services for the Summer. Stop at the library for application information.  301 W. Elm St, 785-825-4624

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.

 


 

 

Act

 

Next test date: June 13, 2020 (Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020)
Upcoming test dates: 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.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ACT

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Learn more.




 

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.

CNA Certification Classes - Lindsborg 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. This year we will be offering 3 sessions:  Session 1 – May 11-May 29, Session 2 – May 29-June 17, Session 3 – July 6-July 23.  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 27, 2020.  I would also encourage the students to focus on the essay questions.  That is the only way the selection committee gets to know who they are. A PDF copy of both the brochure and the application is available in the Student Center.  It can also be found on our website at https://www.lindsborghospital.org/scholarships/scholarships.php.

Salina Regional Health Center Summer 2020 Student Volunteer Program
Student Volunteers are selected from high school and college students who apply for summer volunteering. Materials are posted online mid- March through mid-April annually. Click HERE for 2020 Materials.  Volunteer applicants must be in high school at the time of application and need to be able to contribute at least 35 service hours to Salina Regional during the summer months. Volunteers must meet GPA, health, orientation, and other hospital requirements. Students who meet hour and evaluation requirements are eligible to volunteer a second summer.  The volunteer program targets students interested in healthcare careers, and most volunteers serve more than 35 hours during the summer. Some volunteers become employees or return later as healthcare professionals after completing academic studies.  The number of Student Volunteers is limited to 30-35 each summer. Students are assigned to one of up to 25 hospital departments or units. Duties center on staff support; few involve direct patient interaction.  For further information call the Health Center at (785) 452-6159 or email mrhasket@srhc.com.

 


 


  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