School Counseling

 

    THS Counseling Office

1112 Edgemont Ave
Bristol, TN 37620       

Office Hours
7:15 AM- 2:45 PM M-F

Phone: (423)652-9317
Fax: (423)652-9327
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Mrs. Skeens (A-E)

Ms. Herrick (F-K)

Ms. Fleenor (L-R)

Mr. Henry (S-Z)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Scholarship Information

  East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

Online applications available at www.easttennesseefoundation.orgMaterials due February 15th, 2017.

 1. Jack F. and Edith Updyke Harmon Scholarship

For graduating seniors from Tennessee High School in Bristol, Tennessee; Virginia High School, and John S. Battle High School, both in Bristol, Virginia; Sullivan Central High School in Blountville, Tennessee; or Bland High School in Bland, Virginia. Students must pursue undergraduate programs of study at either: Emory & Henry College, King College, East Tennessee State University or the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture in Knoxville. Applicants must plan to study either music, art, agriculture, math, or science. Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year renewable for four years

2. James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship

 For graduating seniors from ETF 25-county service area pursuing undergraduate programs of study with a National Security Agency-approved Information Security (INFOSEC) curriculum. Scholarship Amount: $1,200 one-time award for 1 year

 3. Valkyrie-Thor Theatre Arts Scholarship

To assist graduating high school seniors from ETF’s 25-county region studying theatre arts at Pellissipi State Community College, Roane State Community College, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, or Maryville College. Scholarship Amount: $1,500 one-time award for one year


The Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship is renewable, four-year scholarship awarded each year by the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association with a total value of $8,000. Eligible students should be associated with the manufactured housing industry, either by living in a manufactured home, working in the industry, or by having a relative who works in the manufactured housing industry. Students must also attend a Tennessee college, university, or trade school and maintain a stated GPA. Completed applications must be received by March 6, 2017. Applications are available at www.tnmha.org 


The John and Emily Hammond Scholarship Fund will be offering two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Tennessee High students who meet the following requirements: a family income of less than $50,000 a year; 3.0 or higher GPA; and a wide variety of extracurricular involvement both in the community and at school. Interested applicants should turn in a resume, and a short essay detailing extracurricular involvement at Tennessee High and in the Bristol community. All materials are due to Ms. Herrick by Friday, March 24th


Hart Sisters Nursing Scholarship.  This annual $2,500 nursing scholarship will be awarded to one recipient and is provided by Tennessee High School graduate Mrs. Jewel Hart Coombe. Her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hart Riesenberg, was also a THS graduate. To apply you must submit a 250 to 500 word essay describing your true intent to enter the nursing profession. In your essay you must also answer the questions: What would this scholarship mean to you, and why have you chosen the nursing field? You must also include a resume listing extracurricular activities, leadership ability, and community service. In addition, you will need to submit two teacher recommendations. To qualify you must have a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship committee will also consider financial need. To apply, please submit all materials to Ms. Herrick in the Counseling Office by March 27, 2017.


The Junior League of Johnson City is offering a brand new scholarship opportunity this year. This scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, will be awarded to one female high school senior who demonstrates outstanding volunteer performance in the community. Tennessee High School can nominate one student. Applicants must plan on attending a 4-year local college/university (King, ETSU, Tusculum, Milligan, Kingsport Higher Education Center) See Ms. Herrick for an application. Deadline to apply: March 31st.


 The PTSA of Bristol Tennessee offers the Catherine B. Faucette Scholarship to a THS student each year. This scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Faucette, a teacher much loved by her former students. The $1,000 award goes to a senior who plans to pursue a teaching career.  To apply, please submit a resume and a brief essay explaining your intent to pursue a degree in education and what this scholarship would mean to you. Applicants will also be interviewed by a committee.  Application materials should be submitted to Ms.Herrick by March 31st, 2017.


 Bristol Anesthesia Services is presenting one high school senior with the Dr. Richard M. Penny Memorial Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and who has chosen to pursue a career in allied health. Please see Ms. Herrick for an application. Deadline: March 31st, 2017. 


If you have an outstanding attitude, you should have someone nominate you for the William Scheuer Outstanding Attitude Award. The Scheuer Outstanding Attitude award is given every year to a senior who has a great attitude and has maintained a "B" average. The recipient of this award will receive a one time scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship award, you must have someone nominate you. You cannot nominate yourself and there is no application. A teacher, employer, community member, or someone from church may submit a letter on your behalf to Ms. Herrick by Friday, April 7th at 3:00 pm. The letter should explain how you qualify for this award. All nominees will be interviewed by a committee. The recipient will be recognized at Class Night.


The Appalachian Fair will be awarding two $1000 annual scholarships to a high school senior that has participated in the fair within the past 2 years. See Ms. Herrick for other requirements and application. Deadline: April 10th, 2017


 The Junior League of Bristol is offering a brand new scholarship opportunity this year. The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a senior female who demonstrates outstanding community involvement and strong academics. See Ms. Herrick for more information on how to apply. Deadline: May 1st, 2017.

Announcements

Seniors: The MANDATORY TN Promise meeting will be Wednesday, March 1st at 5:30 in the THS cafeteria. You must attend this meeting to remain eligible for TN Promise. 

 

Reminder to ALL SENIORS: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the most important pieces to your college selection process. You NEED to fill out your FAFSA in order to receive Federal Aid and/or Scholarships. 

 

 

Check out the TN High Counseling Newsletter here:

https://www.smore.com/0j197

 

Also, check out the Tennesse High School Counseling Office Facebook page for updates and information:

https://www.facebook.com/Tennessee-High-School-Counseling-Office-365137486947011/  

 

 

You can now begin filling out for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 school year. Head over to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to fill out your FAFSA! 

 

 

  

  IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

 Every Monday in After-School Programs (3:00-4:00):  ACT Math Preparation

 

 Every Thursday in Library (3:00-4:00):  “ACT Academy”

 

Mandatory TN Promise Meeting: March 1st at 5:30 pm in THS Cafeteria

March 6 and 7 (6:00-8:00): ACT Preparation Camp

Spring Break: March 13th through 17th (Optional Intercession during this week)

Monday, March 20 Optional Student Day (12:30-2:30):  ACT Boot Camp in Wellness Rooms

ACT for Juniors: Tuesday March 21st

Pre-Act for Freshman and Sophmores: Tuesday March 21st


After-School Programs:

·G.E.M. (Graduation-English-Math) Program:  After-school tutoring help for all courses and enrichment activities as outlined below.  This program meets in Room 2447, Monday through Thursday, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Students must be picked up by 5:30. 

Activity Schedule for Fall 2016:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

ACT Preparation

Automotive/
Go-Cart

Origami

Robotics

Mindfulness, Movement, Mindset

Auto/Home Maintenance

Fishing/Outdoor Activities

STEM Activity

Drama

Student Choice

 

Computer Coding/Gaming

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Healthy Cooking/Eating

 

Math Activities

ACT Academy (in Library)

Community Service

Physical Activity

 

Additional After-School Programs:

·ACT Preparation Camps are four-day programs provided prior to the Saturday ACT test dates.  These classes are taught Monday through Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM.  The summer ACT camp in June is Monday through Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Sign up in Counseling Office.

 

 

 

 

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with the Selective Service. It's the law. According to the law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Please visit www.sss.gov for more information.