•  Guidance Announcements
    Week of October 11, 2021
     -October 13th - PSAT for all 10th graders and for 9th & 11th graders who have signed up and paid
    -Week of October 18th - College Application Week - Certain colleges have waived their fees! Click here to see which colleges are participating! 
    --October 19th - Picture Day
    --FCA - 2nd period
    --Noel Rangel and Janessa Smith have been nominated by our Scholarship & Awards Committee to be our school nominees for the UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park, and UNC Charlotte Levine Scholarships! They will begin the application process for this prestigious scholarships!
    --Congratulations to Janessa Smith, our October Exchange Club and Board of Education Student of the Month! 
    *new this week
    --Gisselle Contreras-Gonzalez - Wingate University ($116,000)
    --Juan Jose Garcia-Rodriguez - Wingate University ($124,000)
    --Alex Patterson - University of Mount Olive
    --Maria Rojas-Rojas - Campbell University 
    -- Jessica Smith - Wingate University, Western Carolina University
    --Janessa Smith - Wingate University
    --Kayla  Smith - University of Mount Olive
    --Andrew Underhill - Campbell University
     *new this week
    --Seniors - Please let Mrs. Lynne or Mrs. Taylor know when you have been accepted to college or when you have been offered scholarship money. We are trying to beat our record from last year! Your goal is to receive $3 million in scholarship money if you want to beat last year's class. You can do this! Apply for scholarships! 
    --Staff Sgt. Baumgarten will be coming to our school on October 28th to talk with students who are interested in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship. If you would like to sign up, please see Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office. 
    --The PSAT for all 10th graders and for 9th and 11th graders who have signed up will be this Wednesday, October 13th. The PreACT for 10th graders and the MockACT for 11th graders will be on Wednesday, October 27th. Please check with your 1st period teachers so you will know where you are testing. Students will report to 1st period on testing days for attendance and will then report to their testing sites. 
    --Sophomores: Are you interested in attending the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics? The application opens October15th. You can apply here.
    --ECU wuill be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 16th. Students can pre-register here.
    --ECU is hosting a series of Academic Preview Days, and they will also be hosting an iTeach day. More information can be found on the Guidance Bulletin Board. See Mrs. Taylor for more information if you are interested. 
    --NCSU will be having an Open House on Saturday, October 16th. Students can register to attend here.
    --Registration is now open for the 2022 HOBY State Leadership Seminar. Our school can nominate one HOBY Ambassador who is a sophomore student. Please see Mrs. Taylor if you are interested in signing up. 
    --Are you interested in Wake Forest University's summer exploration programs? See Mrs. Lynne if you would like to be referred for more information! 
     --Ms. Dixon, our college advisor, has moved to the room behind the Guidance Office in the Media Center. Please enter through the Guidance Office when going to her office. This will keep less traffic from going behind Ms. Smith's desk. Thank you for your help with this! 
    --The Duplin Agribusiness Academy is currently accepting applications from any 9th or 10th grader interested in exploring careers in agriculture. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and due by Friday, October 22nd. 
    --JSCC students: This is a reminder that if you make a D or F in your JS course, you will be on probation next semester. You will also have to pay for your books if you take any courses in the future. It is important you keep up with your coursework and check your email. If you are dropped by your instructor, you will receive a 0 on your transcript. Please see Mrs. Lynne if you are having problems. 
    --JSCC students: JS now has a Student Success Center that is housed in the Boyette Library on James Sprunt's campus. You can get help with English & Math tutoring, as well as have copier & printer access and student computer system assistance. They are open M-th, 8-5 and Friday 8-12. 
    --The Senior Parent Meeting is posted on the Guidance Web PageParents are strongly encouraged to watch this series of videos as they will help with the many tasks that go along with senior year. 
    --Senior folders were passed out the last day of homeroom. Seniors who were not at school need to come by the Guidance Office to get their folder. 
    --Are you struggling with your coursework as the new semester has begun? Tutor To The Top is a free after-school tutoring program at Rones Chapel Community Building. We have brochures in the Guidance Office if you are interested. See Mrs. Lynne or Ms. Taylor for more information. 
    --Volunteer oppportunity:  Duplin County Teen Court - there is an application that has to be filled out. Please sign up on the Guidance Announcements Bulletin Board if you are interested, and we will get you a packet. 
    --SENIORS: Please make sure you are visiting the Scholarship Database through Duplin County Schools website. It is being updated weekly. Also, please bring your college acceptances to Mrs. Lynne to we can post it to our website. Lastly, senior appointments with Mrs. Lynne have begun! Mrs. Lynne will need to meet with all students who are applying through the CommonApp, are under the 22 Credit Program, and who have signed up to graduate a semester early. It is your responsibility to make an appointment with Mrs. Lynne to get the ball rolling! 
    --SENIORS:  You are invited to an Open House at University of Mount Olive on Thursday, November 11th. 
    Link to register: umo.edu/openhouse
    --The Perry Initiative - The Perry  Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5 hour, interactive online experience for high school female students interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Participants wil hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. 
    --U.S. Senate Youth Program - The USSYP provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science to speand a week in Washington, DC meeting senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and officials from various federal agencies in the White House. NC application materials can be found on the NC Senate Youth website:
    Application open - August 1-October 3, 2021 CLOSED
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