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

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. 

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: April 1st, 2017.

The Twin City Civitan Club is offering its Annual Citizenship Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating seniors. Interested students should submit a typed, double spaced, 500 word essay on the following: "What Qualifies a Person to be President of the United States?”. Completed essays should be given to Ms. Herrick by Wednesday, April 5th. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

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 Doc Maples Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a senior that is planning on studying science, education or culinary arts. The student must also have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, be involved in extracurricular activities at THS and in the community, and have financial need. Interested students need to submit a resume and completed application to Ms. Herrick by Thursday, April 13th.


Justin Horn, Owner/Agent of Shelter Insurance, along with the Shelter Insurance Foundation is accepting applications from local high school students for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. The winner will be chosen based upon the applicant’s scholastic achievements, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship, moral character, and educational goals. The recipient of a Shelter Insurance Foundation scholarship is free to select any accredited college or university and to select any course of study he/she desires to pursue, providing that such course of study leads toward an academic degree. Applications are available in the counseling office. Please return completed applications to Ms. Herrick by April 20th, 2017.



The Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority is sponsoring a $750 Alpha Alpha scholarship for students interested in the teaching profession. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Linda Fisher, 437 Meadowcrest Dr., Bristol VA by May 1st.  Applications are available in the counseling office.



Seniors: The MANDATORY TN Promise meeting will be Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 in the THS cafeteria. You must attend this meeting to remain eligible for TN Promise. 


Attention Seniors: Class Night Recognition Forms are available in the counseling office. You must complete this form in order to be recognized at Class Night. All forms must be turned in by April 26th, 2017. 



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. 



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

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

Registration for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders: Begins Wednesday March 22nd

Extended Deadline for ACT on April 8th: March 24th

Mandatory TN Promise Meeting: Tuesday March 28th at 5:30 pm in THS Cafeteria

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:





ACT Preparation




Mindfulness, Movement, Mindset

Auto/Home Maintenance

Fishing/Outdoor Activities

STEM Activity


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.





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