School’s Out! Portfolios, Letters of Recommendation and College Visits!

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Since school is out and summer is here, I have a few things that you can be working on and preparing for your senior year.

  1. Work on Portfolios-whether you choose to keep a notebook or a computer file, get your stuff together! Any extracurricular activities, volunteer work, work, awards, leadership experience and any other relevant information that might be helpful for college application and scholarship applications.  Almost all scholarship applications will ask for this information, so having it ready to go will be the most helpful for you.
  2. Work on Letters of Recommendation-many of you will want letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and administration. Since you won’t have access to these people over the summer, work on letters of recommendation from others in the community.  Or, work on compiling a list of attributes that you would like a recommender to mention in a letter. Here is a link to a document that will be helpful for you when asking for a letter of recommendation.
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  3. College Visits-Get on campus! One of the very best ways to see if a school is the right one for you is to get on campus. All schools have tours that you can take, so take advantage of this and go visit the schools you are thinking about.  Remember, we will be done with your college applications by Halloween, so you want to know which schools you want to apply to.

Have a fabulous summer and get ready for an amazing senior year!

Two Scholarships Due on Wednesday May 1st

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Check these scholarships out seniors.  We are coming to the end of our scholarships for the year, so get those application in as soon as you can! The Lincoln Powers scholarship is just for Tooele High School and the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship is for Utah students going into a career in STEM. Good luck!

Deadline: May 1, 2019
-Senior at Tooele High School
Award: $1,500

Application: Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
-Must be currently a 12th grade student attending a public or private school
-Students must certify their intent to pursue a STEM course of study at a public or private institution of higher learning, either a college or technical school. (students that want to attend Tooele Tech do qualify)
-Make a five minute film on energy and write an essay about your STEM goals.
-Award: Five awards of $4,000 for students attending a Utah College or University
-Award: Five $2,000 for students attending a Utah technical college

Seniors, Did You Get a Scholarship this Year?

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It is that time of year where you get to come and tell me about all the scholarship offers you received.  Congratulations on your hard work! When you have a minute, please come down to the Counseling Office to report on your scholarships so that I can include your information in the program for Scholarship Night.

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We will  be having a College Decision Day event on Wednesday May 1st at 1:00 PM.  You will be released from your last period to come to the lunchroom.  If you haven’t already reported your scholarships, you will have the chance then.  You will also be filling out your college pennants with your name so we can display your choice of college, military or tech school.  And, the best part…you get Aggie ice cream to celebrate your decision to go to college!

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