Junior Announcements


 

RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons

  • Friday, October 22nd - University of Kansas
  • Monday, November 1st - Cloud County Community College
  • Monday, November 8th - Washburn University
  • Wednesday, November 10th - Hutchinson Community College

 


 

Junior News...

College Planning Conference at South High
On Wednesday, October 20th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, South High will be hosting a College Planning Conference.  The Kansas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) hosts College Planning Conferences for high school students throughout the state of Kansas. South High juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to visit with college, technical, and trade school representatives from across the state and nation. KACRAO is pleased to announce we have partnered with StriveScan to bring their student barcode scanning technology to our college fairs starting this fall. StriveScan will make the experience more efficient and productive for students and colleges, plus provide KACRAO and the fair organizers with valuable data about the events. For more information, visit Barcode Scanning.

 

ACT Method Test Prep
Students can take advantage of ACT Method Test Prep in XELLO. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the ACT test. Student can access Method Test Prep 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 MatchCatholic CharitiesSalina Family YMCASaline Emergency Food BankSalina Area United Way

 

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.

 


 

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...

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

The 2024 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 2024 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 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/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