It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, football is on the t.v., and schools are opening all over the nation. Here at Alva High School, we have been working hard for 4 weeks now. Classes are in session, softball starts playoffs next week, and football season is going strong.
In the counseling office, there are a lot of things going on too. I’ve scheduled 3 important tests for students: The PLAN test is for sophomores and it is scheduled for September 25th. We are also offering the ASVAB this year for juniors and seniors who would like to take the test. It will also be administered on September 25th in the high school auditorium. The PSAT test is for juniors and some sophomores. This test is the Preliminary SAT and the National Merit Scholar Qualifying test. It is scheduled for October 15th at Alva High School.
I’ve already been in the senior English classrooms to talk to seniors about their future. The seniors and I traveled to NWOSU for the Alva Area-Wide College Fair on September 2nd. It’s time to start visiting colleges and making applications. There are also several scholarship opportunities already available.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship applications are out. This scholarship must be sent in to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship Committee office by September 26th. www.oklahomaheritage.com
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship is available online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org. The deadline is October 31, 2014.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/applicants is due Oct. 3, 2014.
The Elks National Foundation Scholarship is now available. Apply now.
For juniors, the Youth Leadership Oklahoma program is now accepting applications. Juniors must have a 3.25 GPA to be eligible to apply. Selected juniors from across the state will meet the week of June 7-12, 2015 to travel across Oklahoma. They will meet with state and community leaders, learn about issues impacting the state, and develop personal leadership skills. Applications are available in the Counselor’s office and are due by Dec. 2, 2014.
So as you can see, this year has started off with a bang. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been in school 4 weeks. I’m looking forward to an exciting school year! Keep watching for updates.