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Welcome to University School Counseling!

picture Meet our New NiswongerCARE College and Career Advisor

Hello Seniors,

    My name is Jordan Lovetere, your NiswongerCARE College and Career Advisor. NiswongerCARE is a new program in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation and CARE Foundation of America.

My goal is to work alongside your counselor as she prepares you for life after high school. I will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with you and your families with: FAFSA, TN Promise, college applications, scholarships, and any other college questions that you may have.

   A little bit about myself - Originally from Knoxville Tennessee, I graduated from Knox Central High School in 2010. My next four years were spent at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a degree in Public Health Administration with a minor in Psychology. After graduating from ETSU, I worked at Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital until I was blessed for the opportunity to join the Niswonger Foundation's team.

I will be working at the University School every Wednesday in the counseling office, so please feel free to come by and introduce yourself anytime. I am looking forward to a wonderful year working with each of you! 

Jordan Lovetere
NiswongerCARE Advisor



From the Counseling Office…… 

Printable Senior Family Letter (below)

senior letter 


Hi Seniors-


We have made it through the first major deadline of the college application season, but there will be a new one coming up about every two weeks through the end of March depending on where you plan to apply.  In order to ensure that your materials are submitted in a timely fashion, please follow these guidelines:


  1.  My email address should always be entered as .  This is extremely important!  Even though I receive emails into my inbox from multiple addresses only this address is linked to the Common Application, the UTK VIP Portal, SendEDU, Parchment, etc.  If you inadvertently use a different email address, I may not know that you have requested information.  This happened to several students who had a November 1 deadline. Go back into all your applications and check.  Also, email me or come by the office to verify that I received your request.

  2. DO NOT WAIT to enter my information into your Common Application or other online application until you are ready to submit.  I need access to your Common Application a MINIMUM of two weeks before it is due.  It takes me several hours to complete my part of your application—about 4 pages.  If you submit the day before it is due I may not even know that you submitted it until it is too late—especially on weekends.

  3. If you have applications due on December 15 or January 1, I need to receive any recommendation/transcript requests (these should be “official” online links or printed forms) by December 1.  The last full working day for faculty and staff is December 10 so please be considerate when making requests of faculty/staff.

  4. If you need a recommendation from me (all common applications require it), then I need a resume or Recommendation Self-Assessment  from you at the time you make the request. Please plan to provide this kind of information when you make requests of teachers too.


I want to give you the best chance of being admitted and receiving scholarship money!  Strong applications take time, thoughtfulness and consideration.  Please help me and the rest of the faculty to give you our best.


Ms. Shaw


Hi Seniors-

Hope to play college athletics?  If you would like to potentially play a sport in college or even talk with a coach about the possibility of playing, then you must be registered with NAIA or NCAA or both.  You can find the required agency on the athletic page of most colleges and universities.  To register with NAIA please go to and for NCAA go to  Most colleges also ask you to complete a recruitment survey on their website so that they know about your interest.  Be sure to talk with your coach about what you need to do to prepare to play at the college level!  You can request that I send a transcript through Parchment or just letting me know.

Ms. Shaw



Tennessee Promise Information - Mandatory Meetings:


November 6- 8:15- Mr. Price’s Room (students only)

January 20- 3:00- Media Center Lab (parents may attend)

March 31- 3:00- Media Center Lab (parents may attend)




 We have upcoming college visits:


Salem College- November 4-             12-1 in MC

ETSU ROTC- November 5-                  12-1 in MC

November 23- Nursing Program from Northeast State visit


Plus it is time to prepare for graduation:

Josten’s-November 16th, 12-12:30  You will receive information about ordering cap/gown, graduation invitations etc. at the meeting.  Please plan to attend or designate another senior to get a packet and information for you.



Tennessee Governor’s Schools for Sophomores and Juniors:  The Governor’s Schools offer selected gifted and talented high school students intensive learning experiences in the Humanities, Math and Science, Arts, International Studies, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Prospective Teaching, Emerging Technologies, Engineering, Information Technology Leadership, and Agricultural Sciences, Computational Physics and Scientific Models and Data Analysis. 

All students in the tenth and eleventh grades who would like to participate in a challenging and high-intensity summer program in one of the twelve areas should obtain application(s) online at .Please turn in the counselor portion to Ms. Shaw no later than November 1 for submission by the deadline.  Arts Applications will be due to Ms. Shaw by October 20             



Northeast State Open House

Printable Flyer

On October 20th, Northeast State will be holding their annual Open House program for prospective students and their families. It will be held on our Blountville campus from 6-8 pm. Staff and faculty will be available to talk about our academic programs, student support services, financial aid, scholarships and applying for admission. TN Promise representatives will also be on hand to help students apply for their program. Current students will also be on-hand to conduct campus tours and share their experiences as a Northeast State student.  

Invitations have been sent to all juniors and seniors in our five-county service area, including Scott and Washington counties in VA. However, sophomores and freshman are more than welcome to attend. Anyone wanting to learn more about Northeast State is welcome!

Once again, I’d like to ask for your help in promoting this program. We would greatly appreciate if you could post the attached flyer in high traffic areas around your school. Also, if you have a social media presence please consider posting it there. RSVP’s are preferred, but not necessary, by calling 423.323.0229 or online at  

Thanks in advance for helping us get the word out. Hope to see you and your students at Fall Open House!



Jim Henrichs

Director of Enrollment Services and Campus Information

Northeast State Community College

2425 Highway 75, PO Box 246

Blountville, TN 37617



 Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night:  Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night will be held on the East Tennessee State University campus on Tuesday, November 10th, at 6:00 p.m.  This event will be held in the Auditorium on the first floor of the D.P. Culp University Center. We would like to invite you, your school staff, all graduating seniors, and their parents to be our guests for this event.

Light refreshments will be served. The evening will include presentations from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, ETSU Scholarship Office, ETSU Financial Aid Office, ETSU Admissions, and ETSU Housing. Representatives from numerous ETSU Departments are scheduled to be in attendance.  View Informational Flyer                         

tnAchieves will be visiting University School on Friday, November 6th, at 8:15 a.m., to deliver student handbooks and have a brief 15 minute meeting with your 2016 TN Promise applicants.      

Don’t forget!  The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise is November 1.  You must log into the TSAC website to apply for the Promise AND you must apply for admission to an institution (i.e. Northeast State) eligible to receive Promise funds. For full information go to  Additional Information:  Rule Changes to TN Promise  and TN Promise Eligible Institutions


If you have completed a lot of community service, you might be eligible for this award.  Check it out on this link:




Exploring College Options will host representatives of Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford in Knoxville on October 11.  Registration is required to attend the session.  Follow this link to register:

 UTK Application Information

Greetings from Big Orange Country!

I hope that you had a relaxing summer and are just as excited as we are for the approaching fall semester. We cannot wait for the beautiful orange foliage that fall will bring in addition to a riveting football season and excellent academic year!

The fall also initiates our recruitment cycle for the freshman class of 2020. We are very excited about next year’s class and the caliber of students that we expect to bring home to Knoxville. The application is now available online at and

With a new cycle, we have SEVERAL IMPORTANT UPDATES in our application process. Below you will find an outline of our admissions application procedures for all freshman intending to enroll in the fall 2016 semester.

  1. 1.       Our admission application deadlines remain the same:

November 1 – priority application deadline

December 1 – regular application deadline


The application fee will now be $50. We will continue to offer a generous waiver program for students with demonstrated financial need.


  1. 2.       Supplemental materials:

Letters of recommendation and personal statements are optional this year. Students will be prompted to write two mandatory “interest” essays on the application. The prompts are: “Why are you interested in attending the University of Tennessee?” and “Discuss your reasons for pursuing your choice of major.”


  1. 3.       Testing:

We will use both the Old and New SAT for 2016 and entry years to follow. We will superscore the tests. We will also continue to superscore the ACT.


  1. 4.       Scholarships:

Volunteer, Promise, and Pledge still require only the admission application – submitted by December 1. Volunteer requires qualifying test scores (28+) by December 31, 2015 and grades (3.8 weighted core) by June 15, 2016. Promise and Pledge require the FAFSA submitted by February 15. 


Competitive scholarships (Chancellor’s, departmental, general) require submission of the admission application by November 1. Once admitted, applicants will receive the link to a separate competitive scholarship application due December 1.


  1. 5.       Honors:

Students interested in applying for the Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) must submit the application for admission by November 1. Once admitted, applicants with qualifying grades (4.0+ weighted core) and test scores (30+) will receive the link to apply for CHP. The honors application must be submitted by December 1.


Please encourage your students to APPLY NOW! The sooner they apply, have a complete file, and are admitted, the sooner they will receive the links for scholarships and honors applications. This will allow more time to complete those applications before the December 1 deadlines. We will be VERY open in communication with your students in order to assist in their application completion. Please alert them to frequently check their email inboxes for messages from us regarding missing documents and their application status. Also please utilize your counselor portal to see updates on your students or let us know if you do not have access to it. We want to make the application process as easy as possible for your students. Thank you for your help with this!


Discover UChicago Fly-in Program

 Please note that this opportunity is for underrepresented applicants.

Greetings from UChicago! We hope your academic year has been off to a great   start, and wanted to share a wonderful opportunity for your students with   you.

The Discover UChicago   Fly-In Program is an all-expense paid opportunity for underrepresented high school   seniors to discover the city of Chicago with current UChicago   students, spend a night on our campus, and learn more about the great   academic and student life programs the University of Chicago offers. Students   will fly into Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday, October 11th, experience an   exciting day of programming, and depart Chicago after attending our Columbus   Day Open House on Monday,   October 12th.

Space for the Discover UChicago Fly-In Program is limited and an application   - including a short essay, an unofficial transcript, and self-reported   SAT/ACT scores- is required. Talented   students interested in learning more about UChicago and participating in this   program should submit   an application by Friday, September 4th.

Thank you for sharing this great opportunity with your students. If your students   have any additional questions, they can contact me at Thank   you again!


Safiya Johnson
Senior Admissions Counselor

The   University of Chicago|Office   of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th Street • Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773.702.8650 • Fax: 773.702.4199
© 2015 University of Chicago


Hi Seniors-


Keep your eyes on this.  The competition for the new SCORE prize will open soon.  View Link


Ms. Shaw




Trendsetters Volunteer Opportunity:  An information session will be held on Monday, August 17th, in the Media Center from 12-12:30 and from 12:30-1 about Trendsetters, a volunteer mentoring program at the Boys and Girls Club.  The program is looking for 15-25 volunteers in grades 8-12 who will be paired with first, second, and third graders.  All aspects of the program will be supervised.  Please go hear about this great volunteer opportunity!  Trendsetter Information

Hi Seniors!


The Tennessee Promise Application will open on August 17.  Tennessee Promise is the scholarship that can make attending Tennessee’s community colleges tuition free.  You can find out more about Tennessee Promise at


Ms. Shaw

  National Sojourners 2016 Essay Competition:  Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter an essay about the most important (to them) historical document stored in the National  Archives.  See Attached Flyer .  More information can also be found on the National Sojourners Website                         


Hi Seniors-


If you are planning to submit any college or scholarship applications that require any kind of recommendation from me, then I need you to complete the Recommendation Self-Assessment attached to this email and to submit it to me via email.  Be sure to save a copy for your own use or for other teachers.



Ms. Shaw



Hi Seniors-


Just want to let you all know that the Common Application for Fall 2016 admission is now online so those of you eager to get started on your applications can begin by going to and creating your account.  The Common Application is exactly that--a common or single application that can be completed and sent to multiple schools.  Only certain colleges and universities accept the Common Application, and you can find a list at  Some schools will require additional supplements and all will require separate application fees.  If you plan to apply to multiple schools on the list, I highly recommend that you use the Common Application so that you can keep your information organized and save time in the long run by not completing multiple essays or reports.  It will also be helpful for people sending recommendations for you.  A few lessons learned from last year:


-Be sure to  give the version of your teacher’s and my email address.  Giving the version causes technical glitches.  

-Ask your teachers for recommendations at least 4 weeks in advance of the due date.

-The Common App does not function well (or at all!!!) in Internet Explorer.  Firefox and Chrome seem to have the best compatibility.  You can download either for free online.  If your teacher is having difficulty submitting a recommendation, it may be their browser.

-Read some online opinions about how you should answer the FERPA question.  Just know that if you feel that you need to waive your rights to have your application considered that I will always be willing to let you see what I write about you one on one.  I have to be honest in a recommendation, but I’m always going to do my best to put forward your strengths.

-Be sure that you assign me as the person to complete your Secondary School Report.  It was confusing last year.  I’m hoping that it is simpler this year, but we won’t know until after one of you starts an application. You will also have to assign me as a recommender in a separate place on the application.

-If you go to the website and have difficulty logging in, be sure that you are on “applicant” tab—not member or recommender. 

-If you are dually enrolled, remember that you have a lot of free time right now that is going to be sucked up when college classes start so get busy!


As always, come by the office if you need help!

Ms. Shaw


College Catalogs & Applications

New college catalogs, applications, and information are received each day.  Come by the counseling office to browse the catalog shelf or the college files.  Materials may be checked out for use.

College Applications & Recommendations

The Common Application makes it easy to apply to multiple colleges and universities through one application.  Access the application at  You will need email addresses for the people you would like to invite to recommend you.



EOC Make-up Mandatory - End of Course Exams Mandatory:  All EOC Make Ups will be on Friday, May 8th, in Meeting Room 6 of the Culp Center.  This will be the ONLY make-up opportunity.  If students  will require a make-up for more than one test please let Ms. Shaw  know ASAP so that she can schedule it. Also, please remember that this exam counts as 25% of their second semester grade so make-up is mandatory

Hi Seniors-

I just want to remind you that you must request an official transcript from the registrar’s office of the college where you took dual enrollment courses to be sent to the college(s) to which you are applying for freshman admission. Although your dual enrollment courses will be added to your USchool transcript, the credit will not be transferred unless an official transcript is sent/received between the two colleges.  Neither I nor your parents have the authority to request this transcript due to FERPA regulations so be sure that you take care of this step as soon as your Fall 2014 grades are posted and again when your Spring 2015 grades are posted.


Hi Seniors-

 Check out this link to learn how to have transcripts sent from ETSU.  Remember you must have them sent directly from college to college.  I won't be able to send them for you.


SUBJECT: Volunteer Opportunity

Seniors, many of you still need your 40 volunteer hours for graduation. Good Samaritan Ministries in Johnson City needs a lot of volunteers anywhere from 9-3:30PM Mondays-Fridays to work in their thrift store, file paperwork, and other miscellaneous jobs. If you are interested, go to:

100 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601 and plan to arrive 20 minutes early to fill out a volunteer form. If you have any questions, call their office at (423) 928-0288. 

---Good Samaritan Ministries---

100 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 928-0288



Hi Seniors- 

As I am beginning to send health and shot records to colleges and universities (usually goes with your transcript) I am noticing some patterns of missing items.  Take this time while you are on break to check in with your doctor to be sure that your immunizations are up to date.  The vaccination most commonly missing from the health records is the second varicella booster (chicken pox).  I have discovered that many of you have actually had the booster, but that the health record in our school files is not the most current.  Simply giving me or the nurse a new copy of your record will fix that problem. 

Most colleges and universities will require that you have 2 doses of varicella vaccine (or proof of disease), 2 doses of MMR vaccine,  3 doses of Hep B (HBV) vaccine and to live on campus a Meningococcal vaccine within the last five years.

Please check the exact requirements of the colleges that you plan to attend and go ahead and get these vaccinations out of the way if you can.  It is amazing the way an incomplete health record can put the brakes on your college application!

For those of you who have chosen not to be vaccinated for reasons of religious exemption please note that you still have to have a state health record certified by your doctor’s office or the health department declaring those exemptions and you will probably also have to provide additional documentation to individual colleges and universities.  I am not knowledgeable about the exemption process, but if you need help with that then we can figure it out together.

Ms. Shaw



Click here for Get in 2 College's 2014-2015 Academic Year Handbook handbook

Mini-Manuals and Powerpoints

User name:  2014  Password: APPLY2 (all caps)

Access the non-public website at the location below.  There you will find other materials such as worksheets and checklists, summer programs for high school students, planning calendars, etc.   There are also helpful links to other resources found on the internet.  Information will be updated on this site throughout the year so check back often.  You must use this link, as you cannot get to this from our public website:  

User name:  2014   Password: GETIN2 (use all caps) 


Check out if you are interested in Christian college information and scholarship opportunities.


Here is a link for information about volunteer opportunities at the VA:




For those of you planning to apply for the Tennessee Promise (Deadline Nov. 1) please remember that you will use the username and password that you created to apply for your dual enrollment grant if you are taking/have taken college courses.  If you have never applied for a dual enrollment grant, then you will be able to create a new account.



If anyone is considering applying to Liberty University, I have a special code to waive your application fee.  See me if you are interested.

Ms. Shaw



Is anyone considering UVA?  If yes, then let me know ASAP in case you might be a candidate for the Jefferson Scholar Program.  See info at


Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University , Georgetown University , Harvard University , the University of Pennsylvania , and Stanford University . During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI and the District of Columbia. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

The programs start promptly at 7:30pm, so we suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. Please feel free to bring your parent or guardian to the program, and if you have a friend who you think might be interested, please direct him/her to this website for registration information.



The Tennessee Promise website is open for applications.  Remember to apply by November 1 for the Promise,  apply to the community college or technical school of your choice, then complete all mentoring and service requirements by the deadlines.  If you follow the steps and meet the deadlines, your first two years of college can be tuition free!  Go to to apply today!!

Ms. Shaw

PS-For those of you who have applied for a dual enrollment grant anytime in the past, you will notice that you need the same username/password to access this TSAC account.

Beginning with the Class of 2015, students in Tennessee may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met from Pell, HOPE, or TSAA. As part of the program, students will be paired with a partnering organization and provided with a mentor who will support them during the college application process.


Hi Seniors-

I have new online ACT prep accounts for you paid for by the Niswonger Foundation.  If you would like to have a new account, please come by my office to pick up a username and password.  Please plan to stay long enough to activate your account while in my office.  For those of you taking a September or October exam I urge you to arrange for an account before break begins!!!

Ms. Shaw



Hope to play college athletics?  If you would like to potentially play a sport in college or even talk with a coach about the possibility of playing, then you must be registered with NAIA or NCAA or both.  You can find the required agency on the athletic page of most colleges and universities.  To register with NAIA please go to and for NCAA go to  Most colleges also ask you to complete a recruitment survey on their website so that they know about your interest.  Be sure to talk with your coach about what you need to do to prepare to play at the college level!



Please remember that you must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service in order to graduate and 80 hours to be honored as a Tennessee Scholar ( during graduation.  The One Acre Café needs daytime volunteers so this might be a good Fall Break opportunity.  See the following link for more information!




Hi Seniors-

Way back in 8th grade we took the Kuder College and Career Planning Assessment.  Much about you and our world has changed since then.  It is often a good idea for Seniors to retake the assessment to confirm what you think you know about yourself or to help you find focus in a new direction.  The assessment is free to you (paid for by TDOE) and can be accessed from home or any place that you have an internet connection.  Below are directions for accessing the system and creating an account.  As you create an account you may bump into your account from 8th grade.  You can use your old account or create a new one.  I only ask that you use your actual name when creating or updating your account so that I can see your results.  This assessment is optional, but could be very helpful with your college/career planning. After taking the assessments you will have access to huge databases of college/career information.

Ms. Shaw


Individual Registration & Login Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to begin using Kuder ® Navigator — an online educational and career planning system for today's middle school and high school students.


  • Go to the Kuder® Navigator at
  • Select New Users from the Login Area to begin the registration process.
  • Select Student and choose your grade level from the drop down menu.
  • Click Continue to create your account.
  • During the process you will need to create a unique user name and password. Write down your user name and password in the space provided for future reference.

User   Name:



  • You will also be asked to enter your Activation Code that was provided by your school.

               (SEE MS. SHAW FOR AN ACCESS CODE)

  • Be sure to check the box next to "I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of use " after reading this information.
  • Click Register to complete the process.

Navigator Home Page

Once you have created your account, you will be directed to your Navigator home page. To access the system's tools and resources select a tab from the top navigation menu. Your home page also provides a link your messages, to do list, recommended links, and account information where you can update your profile, upload a photo, and change your grade level each year.

Taking an Assessment

The first step in the educational and career planning process is learning about yourself.

  • Click on Learn About Myself from the top navigation menu.
    • 6th Graders: Choose Interest Checklist to learn about your interests in the six Career Fields.
    • 7-8th Graders: Choose My Interests or My Skills. To get started, you will select your desired education level/degree that you plan to attain.
    • 9-12th Graders: Choose Take an Assessment and click on one of the assessment titles. To get started, you will select the desired education level/degree that you plan to attain.
  • Once you complete the assessments, use your results and the other available tools from the top navigation menu to support your ongoing education and career exploration and planning.

Logging In

To re-enter your account, go to, select Log In, and enter your user name and password.



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Subject: Important Changes from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation


  • Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA Grant):  Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, prior-year recipients (renewals) will receive the award if they meet all eligibility requirements and their FAFSA is completed and error free on or before March 1. After March 1, remaining funds will be awarded to the neediest applicants who apply by March 1 based on the availability of funds. Awards will be made until funds are depleted.


  • It is important for your seniors going to college in the state of Tennessee to complete the FAFSA early and follow-up with the college(s) that they listed to receive the results. The 2014-2015 FAFSA will become available on January 1, 2014.



  • Stay tuned for new changes from the government and state on our website. 



Here is some information about a program for College Goal Tennessee that will be held in Chattanooga.  There will also be some programs at local schools.  I will forward that information as soon as I receive it.  Do remember that it is time to file your FAFSA!  The sooner the better!  Go online to to begin your application.

Ms. Shaw

 East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is happy to announce that the East Tennessee Foundation 2014 Scholarship Applications will be available on our website,, beginning December 1, 2013.   


All ETF scholarship applications are required to be completed and submitted online (except the Sturm Essay Contest). Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2014 applications, will be available on our website,, beginning December 1, 2013.   The application deadline for all scholarships (except the Sturm Essay Contest) is March 1, 2014.


We are happy to announce that our applications now allow for letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) without the student being able to read the content of the letter.  The recommender will receive email correspondence with a link to use to upload his/her letter of recommendation directly to ETF.


Attached is a copy of the online applicant tutorial .  Also attached is a listing of each scholarship program the Foundation offers in your county or at your high school.  Please share this information with your entire Guidance Department and your students.

In an attempt to reach as many eligible applicants as possible, we request that a link to our scholarship page be added to your school website. By adding a link to, students can easily find ETF scholarship information and complete 2014 ETF Scholarship Applications directly from your website. Please note that you and your students can also link with our website via our East Tennessee Foundation Facebook page.


Thank you for your dedication and cooperation in spreading the word about ETF scholarships! Please feel free to contact me at (865) 524-1223 or toll free at (877) 524-1223 or via e-mail at with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you! 

Beth Heller

Scholarship and Program Officer




I have the ACT Online Prep usernames and passwords ready to be picked up in my office.  Just drop by!


Hi Seniors!  The Niswonger Foundation has purchased a site license for our high school students for ACT Online Prep—making it FREE!   If you are taking the ACT in December let me know so that I can move your name to the top of the list to get a code.

Ms. Shaw


Scholarship   Directories Allow Students More Ways to Find Scholarships

We provide students scholarship   directories to view options by categories. These directories group   scholarships together such as High School Senior and College Freshman scholarships. Additionally, we have   directories with specific student features such as scholarships for Bilingual Students and Veterans. View all the scholarship directories here.


 Check for information about scholarships to Christian colleges


Application for Tennessee Scholars

Tennessee Scholars Checklist

Tennessee Scholars complete a required series of courses and other tasks and are recognized for their efforts by wearing a medallion at  graduation and with eligibility for special scholarships at various Tennessee colleges and Universities.  To apply, fill out the attached checklist showing that you have completed all of the courses/tasks listed and turn it in to Ms. Shaw.  The deadline to turn in your completed checklist to Ms. Shaw is January 10!  This date is not negotiable!!!  You may turn in your completed checklist anytime before the deadline.  You may substitute copies of your signed community service hours in lieu of getting a second signature.  Attached you will find the Tennessee Scholar Checklist along with a list of Benefits of Being a Tennessee Scholar.  For more information see


 Check out QuestBridge at to see if you might be eligible for the national college match.


If you are male and you have turned 18, you are required to register for the Selective Service.  State and Federal financial aid monies will not be disbursed if you are not registered.  Here is the website for more information or to register.


Hi Seniors-

Hope to play college athletics?  If you would like to potentially play a sport in college or even talk with a coach about the possibility of playing, then you must be registered with NAIA or NCAA or both.  You can find the required agency on the athletic page of most colleges and universities.  To register with NAIA please go to and for NCAA go to  Most colleges also ask you to complete a recruitment survey on their website so that they know about your interest.  Be sure to talk with your coach about what you need to do to prepare to play at the college level!

Ms. Shaw


I know that I have recently spoken with several of you about courses transferring from a

community college to a four year college in Tennessee.  Check out this website to get more complete information:

Fastweb - scholarship search resources



Senior Announcements -Register to take the ACT at

-Be sure to take any SAT II: Subject Tests that may be required for college admission!  Register at


Just a reminder that if you hope to play sports at the collegiate level, you may need to register for athletic eligibility.  Below are the registration websites where you can register:



Service Project - Printable Community Service Hours Form

HI Seniors- This is a news article about the best paying jobs of the future.  Thought it might interest some of you!



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