Scotts Hill High School Counselors’ News
Cindy Eason and Brandy Eason, School Counselors
Students may do credit recovery if he/she has a failing grade in quarter one. Credit recovery is offered Monday and Wednesday after school until 4 p.m. Students may also do credit recovery on PLP from home if internet is available. A video has been posted on Google classroom explaining how to login to PLP.
Juniors and sophomores may sign up to take the PSAT on Jan. 26 at SHHS. Sign up on the counselor’s office door and pay $17 by Dec. 3 to secure a test spot on Jan. 26. To be considered as a National Merit Finalist, the PSAT must be taken the junior year.
Sophomores and Juniors: The Governor’s Schools of Tennessee applications are available online. Schools prefer that students submit applications electronically. The Governor’s Schools are located throughout the state at universities such as MTSU, UT Martin, UT Knoxville, ETSU, University of Memphis, UT Chattanooga, and TN Technological University. The 2021 Governor’s Schools are 4-5 weeks long and the start dates vary depending on the summer school dates at the participating school. In attending a Governor’s School, the student will earn six hours of college credit. There are offerings in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Engineering, Information Technology Leadership, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Scientific Models and Data Analysis, and Agricultural Sciences. To qualify for this opportunity, a student must be ranked in the top 10 percent of the class, be emotionally mature, have taken some honors or advanced courses, be recommended by a teacher and counselor, and have never attended a previous Governor’s School. The application deadline for Art School is Dec. 1, and the deadline for the other schools is Jan. 15, 2021. For more information, go to www.tn.gov/education/governors-school or see the school counselors.
The American Legion is sponsoring the Tennessee High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. Any high school student may enter. Thousands of dollars can be won in this speech contest. The contest deadline is Jan. 13, 2021. The contest will be held at Scotts Hill High School on Jan. 23, 2021 at 9 a.m. Information may be obtained at "http://www.tennesseelegion.org" www.tennesseelegion.org by clicking on the “American Legion Oratorical” tab.
Tennessee Concrete Association is sponsoring the annual Concrete Essay Contest. Essays will be judged by a panel of industry personnel and cash prizes will be awarded to the first place ($250), second place ($100), and third place ($50) essays. The contest is open to students who are age 16-18 at the beginning of the school year. The essay must be typed, double-spaced and cannot exceed 600 words. Remember this is an essay and will be judged on content and writing ability. Complete the online form to submit the essay at "http://www.tnconcrete.org" www.tnconcrete.org. The deadline to enter is Jan. 22, 2021.