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!

Another Keys To Success Scholarship Available Now!

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Hey seniors, remember that Keys to Success App that you all downloaded this year? There is a another scholarship available! It is through Mountain America Credit Union and five lucky students will be awarded $2,000 on KUTV on June 7th. This money can be used at a any college. If you haven’t earned a scholarship yet, here may be your chance.

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Seniors Celebrated College Decision Day with Aggie Ice Cream

Yesterday was College Decision Day and what an exciting time for our seniors.  They were able to report on their scholarships, decide on what school they were going to and eat Aggie Ice Cream to celebrate. If you were unable to attend, please see Mrs. Dangerfield to report on your scholarships and fill out your college pennant.

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Thanks USU!
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Counselors served ice cream
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Tooele High seniors

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