High school juniors and seniors for the 2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen form the reamining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2017. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018. To enter, visit thefire.org/contest.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. All college bound students should complete the FAFSA. Many scholarships, including the PROMISE scholarship, require completion of FAFSA. Students must submit their FAFSA by March 1, in order to be considered for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant. Its always best to complete it early! JMHS will host a FAFSA workshop on Friday, October 13th for students and parents that would like personalized assistance completing it. Call the school to schedule an appointment. Visit fafsa.gov to complete your's today.
Academy Day 2017 will be held for any and all students, parents and school officials interested in learning more about U.S. service academies (Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Military/West Point, Naval). Representatives from local ROTC programs will be on hand to discuss ROTC scholarship opportunities and a representative from the Dept. of Defense’s Medical Examination Review Board will join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Academy Day is an opportunity for students, parents and school officials to ask questions and obtain information regarding the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy as well as the ROTC scholarship process.
No Registration Required.
The Davis-Michael Scholars Program of the WVU Davis College of Agriculture and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association invites interested high and middle school students to the 7th Annual Veterinary Career Day. The event will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV. There is no cost to attend the event. The registration deadline is September 29th. Parents attending with their child must also register.
The day's program will provide an overview of the Davis-Michael Scholars Program, involving faculty in the Davis College and Davis-Michael Scholars. Participants will be introduced to many of the career tracks available with a veterinary degree, how to apply for the Davis-Michael Scholarship, requirements to gain admittance to WVU and Veterinary Colleges, how the West Virginia Student Contract Program works and answer any questions about these topics and more.
See the school counseling office for a registration form. Please call 304-293-1951 if you have any questions.
Over 60 juniors and seniors visited Bluefield State College and Concord University on Thursday, September 28th. The students toured both campuses, heard presentations from professors and enjoyed lunch in the Student Center at CU. Both BSC and CU representatives made our students feel welcome and encouraged them to contact the schools with any questions.
Students in Mrs. Crabtree's ACT Test Prep class hosted an ACT Tip Forum on Thursday, September 21 during 2nd period. Juniors and seniors were invited to participate. Student representatives from the ACT Test Prep course shared tips from personal experiences and answered questions from the audience. The students did a terrific job! Thank you Mrs. Crabtree and ACT Test Prep for hosting this event!
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JMHS hosted its annual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20th from 9:00am to 11:00am. Over 50 college and career representatives were on site to speak with our students about their future plans. All Mavericks students were able to attend the event. Students spoke with college and career representatives about different programs, employment opportunities and more. We are very thankful for the career representatives in our area that volunteered their time to work with our students!
Monroe County Magistrate Kevin Miller spoke with social studies classes Friday, September 15th as part of Constitution Week. Both students and teachers enjoyed the visit. Thank you Mr. Miller for helping educate our students!
Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend financial aid night on September14th at 5:30. Judy Kee-Smith from the WVHEPC will be here to present on financial aid, scholarships and more. Mrs. Courtney Smith from the GVCF will be here to introduce the new online scholarship application process for our local scholarships. Registration for this event is not required. We hope to see you there!