MMHS Counseling October 2021

Counselors love October for many reasons. We will be working with our seniors this month on their college applications, FAFSA and scholarship opportunities through our UCAW event. October also marks the end of 1st term, so we want to remind students to do what they can to finish strong, working hard through the end of the term.

Parents, please remember as we complete first term that any questions regarding your student's grades need to be directed to their teachers. Many parents want to make appointments the last week of the term with their student's counselor to discuss their students grades, instead of contacting teachers. You can email teachers anytime and work with them regarding specific assignments, tests, etc.

Our students have the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, the award will be given to students who demonstrate proficiency in English and in one or more world languages (including Navajo or Ute). Any grade level can start the application process, however students will not be fully awarded until graduation. Students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy will receive a certificate, a seal on their diploma (at graduation), cords for graduation, and it will be listed on their transcript! Students who are interested in applying can find more information here: Nebo School District: Seal of Biliteracy

UCAW Resources

Counselors will be assisting seniors with college applications during their English courses on October 6th and 7th.

FAFSA Completion Night will take place on October 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the MMHS Library Lab.

Seniors, if you do not have an English course, please contact your counselor. You may attend any English 12 class during A or B day.

Upcoming Events

October 1st- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens. We encourage all seniors attending college to fill out the FAFSA. Visit FAFSA.ed.gov for more information.

October 4th- Sterling Scholar Applications will be available on the counseling website. Deadline for applications is November 5th at 3:00 pm.

October 5th- BYU Livestream Event at 7:00 pm will cover admission topics and answer questions about the application.

October 6th & 7th- Utah College Application Week. Seniors will be filling out college applications with counselors and college representatives.

October 6th- FAFSA Completion Night will be held this evening from 5:00-7:00pm in the MMHS Library Lab. There is a flyer attached above of items to bring to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). There will be a FAFSA Completion Open House Scholarship drawing for a chance to win a $500.00 scholarship for those students who attend this event!

October 6th- USU Open House. Learn about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, student life and more. Be sure to bring your high school transcripts for scholarships. Register here.

October 8th- USU True Blue Day Throughout this event senior students will learn more about the admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, housing, student life, and more through a variety of breakout sessions.

October 14th-15th- Fall Break (No School)

October 20th- UVU First Generation Conference. If you are a high school senior and a first-generation student, we invite you to join us at the UVU First-Generation Conference.

October 21st- Term 1 Ends

October 22nd- Comp Day-No School

October 23rd- Connecting "U" Day, Our first Connecting U Day 2021 is coming right up! Any students interested in the U of U are invited to join us this Saturday, October 23rd for a prime opportunity to experience campus and take a deep dive of the U—all in one day! Register here.

October 26th- The PSAT will be administered at MMHS. The PSAT serves as a practice test for the SAT as well as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Sophomores and Juniors may take the test. In order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship, the PSAT must be taken during the fall of your Junior year. The cost of the test is $20.00 and will be limited to 40 students. You can register by paying at myschoolfees.com or directly to the Finance Office.

October 29th- UVU Nursing Open House There will be an opportunity to meet some of the nursing faculty, learn more about nursing as a profession, there will be a Q & A session and an opportunity to see the nursing simulation lab. If they cannot make it in person, there will be a virtual session offered from 3:30-4:00. Students can scan the QR code for the link to the ZOOM session. Flyer Below

November 1st- BYU Priority Admission Deadline

November 5th- Sterling Scholar Applications Due.

November 11th- UVU Open House 5:00-8:00 pm. This is your one stop shop to learn everything there is about UVU! Here are some things you'll do: Free Application, Scholarship Offers, Department Reps, Campus Tours, Free Swag

November 17th-Vocal and Instrumental Sterling Scholar Auditions: Vocal and Instrumental Sterling Scholar Auditions:

The Audition date has changed! The new audition date is Wednesday, November 17th, starting at 3:30 pm. There will be a sign-up sheet posted by the choir room door starting November 1st. There are two applications: The Sterling Scholar Application through the Counseling Office, and the Music Department Audition Application. These need to be turned in no later than Friday, November 5th, or you will not be considered for Sterling Scholar. Contact Mr. Rymer, Miss Keliiliki or Mr. Hurst for more details.

Scholarship Information

October 6th- FAFSA Completion Open House Scholarship: Join MMHS Counselors and UVU Financial Aid Representatives for our annual FAFSA Completion Night! It will be held on Wednesday, October 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Library Computer Lab. Please join us to be eligible for the FAFSA Completion Open House Scholarship drawing for a chance to win a $500.00 scholarship!

October 8th- DAR Good Citizen- A nominated Senior who has demonstrated the qualities of citizenship; specifically dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

October 19th- The Heisman High School Scholarship program will recognize a winner from each high school in the nation that has student participation in the Program by way of application. The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. Among the top male and female applicants from each state, the twelve (12) most outstanding will be identified as national finalists and win at least $2,000. Of the national finalists, a male and a female winner will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship and be highlighted during the ESPN televised Heisman Trophy Presentation Ceremony.

October 31st- Voice of Democracy-Grades 9-12th essay contest. Theme "What Makes America Great"

November 1st- HOBY- Outstanding sophomore to represent MMHS. A youth leadership training conference. Opportunity to receive a scholarship.



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