Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ASVAB (Oct 12th) Information, Signups and Practice

We will be administering the ASVAB on the morning of October 12th.
Interested students in Grades 10-12 are welcome to sign up.  Signups are located outside of Mrs. Cochran's office.

For more information and study help, see below:
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.  
(Video - Career Exploration Program)


Lake Mitchell HOBO Scholarship - READ and APPLY (plus surprise - scroll down)

Each year HOBO awards a $2500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior from Coosa or Chilton County.  Funding for the annual scholarship comes from a combination of proceeds from the sale of the HOBO calendar.

Applicants who are seniors and residents of Chilton or Coosa County with a minimum B average, and entering any accredited Alabama  two or four-year college,  may apply. 

Each student applicant must complete the following:
  • Lake Mitchell HOBO Scholarship Application Form
  • Attach an official transcript of grades (9-12), and include their GPA, and ACT or SAT scores.
  • Provide two letters of personal recommendation with names, addresses, and telephone numbers.  (Start NOW - don't wait until the last minute!)
  • Submit an essay on what they consider to be the most important environmental issue and state what they can do to make a difference regarding that issue.
  • Participate in either a lake cleanup day or water monitor training where they learn to perform water chemistry tests.  (Next cleanup is Saturday Oct 31st)
  • Complete an interview with the HOBO Scholarship Committee. Interviews are held in May at which time the winner is chosen.

All applications, with attachments and essays, must be submitted or postmarked by March 1 of the. 

Applications may be emailed or mailed to the following address:
Rebecca Beaty 
320 Shoshone Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

Contact Rebecca Beaty with any questions.
Telephone – (205) 305-7597
Email –

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wendy's Heisman - Due this week!

Senior Athletes (Cheerleaders are athletes too)!  Make sure you apply for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship!
Click Here for eligibility info

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Makeup Pictures and Senior Pic Orders

From Mrs Thomas:
Makeup pictures are tomorrow!
Senior picture orders will continue on Wed (30th) starting at 9:30.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Spirit of Community Awards (grades 5-12)

LaGrange College-Preview Days

UA Early College...Dual Enrollment Opportunity

Did you know that University of Alabama's Early College allows students to live on campus (in the dorms with a meal card!) for four weeks and take classes that earn both high school and college credits (and save $5,000-$20,000) your sophomore year.
Other cool things...
-You get a faculty adviser that will help you pick classes that will transfer & apply to your future major & University.
-You also get a Student Adviser ( a current college student) to help & give advice.
-Their orientation prepares you with the study skills & expectations for college work.
-You can also take Dual Enrollment courses online throughout the school year.
UA Early College...great opportunity for college credit while at VHS.  Please give me a call or send an email for more info.

Stillman College Scholarship Info

Saturday, September 12, 2015

BSC scholarship info and preview days...

UM Walk the Grounds Days

USA Scholarships

College and Career Night - Sept 14th, Montgomery

Junior League of Montgomery Presents
College & Career Night
September 14, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Montgomery Renaissance and Convention Center
Sponsored by Alabama Power Company

College and Career Night is an unique opportunity for high school juniors, seniors, and their parents in the River Region to explore college and career possibilities, gather scholarship information, and learn about financial aid opportunities. Representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, and technical, military and vocational schools from across the country will be available to meet with students and parents to answer questions and distribute information. Students in attendance will also have the opportunity to enter to win a $500 scholarship from the Junior League of Montgomery and a $500 scholarship from the Central Alabama Community Foundation.

Huntingdon Scholarships

Click here to see the listing of scholarship opportunities for Huntingdon:

Huntingdon Preview Days

Judson Preview Day - Sept 19th

Monday, September 7, 2015

College and Career Fair Info and Article

We will be attending Wednesday at 8:00AM.  

***Notice that businesses (ex. Alabama Power) will be there as well, not just College Admissions Staff!  Don't forget about our discussion of appropriate dress - if you have questions, stop by my office.

College and Career Fair will benefit students, businesses

Published 5:28pm Thursday, September 3, 2015
The annual College and Career Fair is an opportunity for seniors to gather information about possibilities for them beyond high school.
Event organizers also hope that local business leaders realize it is an opportunity for them to meet potential new employees.
The College and Career Fair, which is hosted by LeCroy Career Technical Center, will be held from 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Clanton First United Methodist Church Helen E. Parrish Activity Center, which is located at 207 Eighth St. N. in Clanton.
All seniors at local high schools, about 600 of them, will have the chance to hear from representatives of about 30 colleges, several businesses and each branch of the military.
“It provides our high school seniors the chance to get information on opportunities in our area whether they are looking at continuing their education at a two- or four-year institution, entering the military or going directly into the world of work,” said Kim Benson, career coach for the school system. “We know many of our students attend school and work. Many times, they have limited information concerning our local job market. At the College and Career Fair, they will have the opportunity to meet representatives of some of our area’s largest employers and gain knowledge about these businesses.
“We want our students to enjoy their senior year and have all the information regarding the many options they have after graduation.”
Businesses represented at the fair will include Tenaska, Chilton Contractors, Foley Products, Elwood Staffing, KUMI and Alabama Power.
Benson and Donna Frazier, resource teacher at LeCroy, said they would like to see additional businesses represented at the event.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Benson at or call LeCroy Career Technical Center at (205) 280-2920.
The organizers thanked Chilton County Industrial Development Coordinator Fred Crawford and the Industrial Development Board for donating funds for refreshments in a hospitality room that will be set up for counselors and participants.
The event has been held in the past at Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, but the facility wasn’t available for this year’s fair.
Because of a limit on space at the Activity Center, Frazier said students will go through the fair in shifts of about an hour to an hour and a half.
“They will have to make good use of their time,” she said.
Benson and Frazier said they were appreciative of CFUMC for allowing the event to be held at its facility.
Counselors from local schools will also attend, to network with college and industry representatives and update their contact information.
Colleges that should be represented at the fair include Jefferson State Community College, Wallace Community College Selma, University of Montevallo, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntingdon, Jacksonville State, University of Alabama, Auburn University Montgomery, West Alabama, Auburn, Alabama A&M, Miles, Troy, North Alabama, UAB, Stillman, Alabama State, ITT Technical Institute, Tuskegee, Central Alabama Community College, Judson, Mississippi State, Marion Military Institute, Southeastern Bible College, UA Early College, University of Mobile, Samford, Johnson & Wales, Shelton State and Lawson State.
Some schools require their students to dress in professional attire, while at least one, Isabella, makes a full day of the event, taking seniors to lunch and Peach Park for ice cream after the fair.
Parents of local seniors are also invited to attend.
“It’s always a big event,” Frazier said.
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Friday, September 4, 2015

University of North Alabama Preview Day

Preview Day - Saturday, November 14th
RSVP by Nov 9th
Breakfast and Football Tickets are Complimentary

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Huntingdon Visit - Date Change

Jenny McDavid will be at VHS on Monday, September 28th, to meet with Juniors and Seniors during Acceleration.

Stillman College Scholarship/Admissions information

Mr. Mathis will be at the College Fair that Seniors will attend this week.  He just called and wanted our seniors to have this information if they are interested in applying:
Students can be admitted on the spot IF THEY have a transcript (come by and see me if you need one) and ACT score of at least a 2.5 GPA and a 17 on the ACT.

Full Scholarship - 3.7 and a 25 on the ACT
20-22 on ACT and a 3.2 $20,000 over 4 years
19 ACT and 3.1 $16,000 over 4 years
23-24 ACT and 3.5 $45,000 over 4 years.

Please plan on stopping by to see him at the Career Fair if you are interested!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AARP Scholarship

AARP Mentor Up Scholarship Contest

This is for those between 14 and 24.

In 250 words or less, tell us how you've impacted the life of an older adult. It’s that easy.

Grand Prize (1): A $10,000 scholarship prize, awarded as either (a) a check co-payable to winner's accredited 2-year or 4-year college, vocational school, or university or (b) paid to the winner's 529 college savings account.

Submission Phase Prize (20): $250.

Voting Phase Prize (30): $25.

One Time Entry. Expires February 14, 2016. U.S. Only.

Free Resources

Here is a huge listing of free college resources...

Calendar Feature on Blog

I have a google calendar linked to our blog at the bottom.  Please make sure you scroll down to see upcoming events.  :)


UAB application process

THIS IS FROM THE UAB Admissions Office
Good Afternoon,

I wanted to remind you of a couple of policies related to your students' applications to UAB. First, we now require an official score report sent directly from ACT or the College Board.  Second, our application fee of $30 may be waived for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch or who qualified for an ACT/SAT fee waiver.