College & Career Readiness

Congratulations to Manual DeLaRosa & Hannah Trippe for being recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar!

We also are extremely proud of Manual DeLaRosa for being chosen as a National Scholar Finalist!  What an amazing honor!

Sic ‘Em Ana Watson – she signed her letter of intent to play softball for Baylor University!

OUR ACCEPTANCES SO FAR!  Congratulations to all our seniors!

John Aynesworth – Baylor, LSU

Bradley Bass – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Molly Bolfing – University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma

John Paul Bustamante – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Manual DeLaRosa – Texas A & M College Station, Engineering Program

Bryce Dorton – Baylor University

Jazmin Gomez – Tarleton

Chris Hovde – Houston Baptist University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Carson Macik – Baylor University

Katheryn  Marek – Texas Tech, Tarleton Honor’s College, & Oklahoma State University

Jackson Monroe – UNT

Michael Nealy – Baylor University

Huy Nguyen – Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Ryan Perez – Texas Tech, UMHB

Brittney Sandoval – University of Mary Hardin Baylor & Abilene Christian University

Anna Schmidt – Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of Dance & Entertainment

Nathan Vizner – Benedictine College

IN ADDITION TO THESE ACCEPTANCES…

JOHN AYNESWORTH WAS OFFERED $60,000 AT BAYLOR

BRADLEY BASS WAS OFFERED $60,000 AT BOTH BAYLOR AND UMHB, AS WELL AS $53,000 AT ACU

JOHN PAUL BUSTAMANTE WAS OFFERED A $72,000 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO ACU, $57,000 TO BAYLOR, & $37,000 TO UMHB

CARSON MACIK WAS OFFERED AN $80,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY!

HUY NGUYEN WAS OFFERED AN $68,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY!

AT BENEDICTINE COLLEGE, NATHAN VIZNER WAS OFFERED $17,000 AND HE ALSO WAS INVITED TO COMPETE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR OVER $20,000 WORTH OF SCHOLARSHIP!  HE ALSO WAS INVITED TO APPLY TO THE GREGORIAN FELLOWS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM BASED ON HIS HIGH ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE.  HE WAS ALSO OFFERED $120,000 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

 

Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.   Proverbs 20:15

Contact Information 

Tonya M. Trepinski-Ochoa, PhD

College, Career, & Vocational Advisor

ttrepinski@reicher.org

254-752-8349

COLLEGE NEWS

COLLEGE APPLICATION MOTIVATION

I am instigating a new contest to motivate seniors to apply to college!  If all seniors have applied to at least one college by December 8th, you will have a FREE COLLEGE SPIRIT day where you can wear the college of your choice (as long as you have applied there) and jeans on December 11th..  In addition, that same day, we will provide pizza and dessert for all of you in St. Joe’s.  I know you guys can do this!

Don’t forget to go in to Naviance and add the college you are applying to and request transcripts in order for this to count.  You MUST request transcripts this way.  Do not go to Mrs. Conners or Mrs. Besa.

In addition, your name will be added to the monthly drawing for a gift card to the store of your choice.

Seniors…please make sure you are informing me of any colleges you have applied to, are accepted to, and your 1st choice.  In addition, please let me know of any scholarships you have been offered.  You will be submitted in to a drawing for each thing you give me.

 

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER -> Monday, November 27th from 6 – 7  (Coach Ryan’s Lab):

This will be an introduction to Naviance for parents and students.  If only the parent can come, that is fine as well.

You will be introduced to the family connection and many other resources available to your student in this program.  There are SO many amazing things you can do on Naviance, but I need to teach you how!  For example, you can literally do a “super match” where you put in all kinds of details, such as the size of the college you desire, whether you want Greek life or not, how much you are looking to pay, GPA and test scores, what areas you would like the school to be in, what degree plans, etc. and it will tell you what schools are a good match for your child!  Keep in mind, your student MUST be familiar with this program as it is how they will navigate their documentation requests for their application.  I will be training them at school as well, but parental support is a plus.

This will take place in a computer lab so you MUST RSVP in order to have enough seats.  If there are too many participants, we will have to do more than one session.  You can choose either 6 – 7 or 7 – 8.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to the scholarships I announce and those on Naviance, please refer to Midway ISD’s webpage.  It contains a great local and national list of scholarships with easy access.  They updated it every few months.  The link is http://www.midwayisd.org/page/1403.

  • Go Texan Scholarship NOW available.  This is a $20,000 scholarship.  Visit www.rodeohouston.com.  You do not have to show animals in Houston to qualify.
  • the MCC Foundation is pleased to announce that the application for 2018-2019 scholarships is now available online atwww.mclennan.edu/foundation/scholarships.Each year, the MCC Foundation awards more than $400,000 in scholarships to deserving MCC students, with individual scholarships ranging from $250-$1,000.  Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018; please encourage your students to apply!

    Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to Shelley Cotten at scotten@mclennan.edu.

  • CDA Texas State Court Memorial Scholarship Application  (SEE ME FOR APPLICATION)

    The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 (postmark).  This application package will serve

    dual track purposes:

    1) Consideration for the Texas State Court Memorial Scholarship for

    one graduating senior @ $1,000.  See attachment for address to

    mail application packet (original + 3 copies).

    2) Consideration for the local Sacred Heart Court #829 Scholarship for

    two graduating seniors @ $500 apiece.  Mail 4 copies of the same

    application packet to:

    Ms. Julie Jensen

    Education Chair

    CDA, Sacred Heart Court #829

    PO Box 202

    Aquilla, TX  76622

  • High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. Download a program flyer here.

    Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 4, 2018. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online at

    https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/.  You may also follow us on Facebook.

    We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.

UPCOMING COLLEGE VISIT

November 27th, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, FIT 9:34 – 10:04

 

SPECIFIC COLLEGE INFORMATION

University of Tulsa

Below is a list of the University of Tulsa’s visit programs for the upcoming school year. Please share with any students interested in visiting The University of Tulsa. Program descriptions can be found https://admission.utulsa.edu/visit-campus/visit-programs/.

  • Monday, January 15 – TU Up Close for Sophomores & Juniors
  • Sunday-Monday, February 18-19 – Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program for Seniors
  • Thursday-Friday, March 29-30 – Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program for Seniors


COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

The College Counseling Program seeks to meet the needs of students from Grades 9 through their transition to college. In conjunction with the guidance counselor, careful attention is paid to academic schedules, standardized testing, and exposure to career possibilities and, for seniors, college application support.

Following are several of the basic job functions of the advisor:

  • Meet with new students and parents regarding a Four-Year Plan.
  • Meet with returning students annually regarding progress on Four-Year Plan.
  • Maintain individual student accounts on Naviance, a college-counseling web-based program. Included on site are records for each student in following areas: Learning Style Inventory, Personality Profile (based on Myers-Briggs), Holland Code (Career map), Resumé, College List, and College Applications. Students and parents each have an account to reference the student’s information.
  • Guide students through the applyTexas tool in order to consolidate several different college interests in to one main application.
  • Maintain resource library of scholarship, essay contest and summer opportunities for all students.
  • Plan College Day: All juniors and seniors spend one day on a college campus arranged through the College Counseling Center (additional days available for visiting colleges, see Student/Parent Handbook for guidelines).
  • Host College Information Day, an evening conference for all students, specifically juniors and parents to begin the 16-month college application process.
  • Hold appointments with each junior and their parent/s as requested, to develop individual college plan.
  • Host parent nights throughout the year on various topics related to College Counseling Center.
  • Host roundtable discussions on issues faced by teens: e.g. divorced parents, substance abuse, depression, eating healthily, relationships, anger, and study skills.

There are some college preparation needs that I share responsibility for with our school guidance counselor, Mrs. Conners.  Please refer to her for the following functions.

  • Maintain graduation checklist for each student, ensuring students are meeting Texas and Diocesan graduation requirements.
  • Coordinate various tests throughout the year.
  • Recording test scores in Naviance.
  • Guidance with dual credit and AP courses.