College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 17- 2/12/21

REMINDER: No School on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day

It's almost Valentine's Day!

Every February 14th

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Greeting Card Writer?

Diana Manning, Senior Writer for Hallmark, for over 30 years
"I get inspired by lots of things: my own relationships with my family and friends, song lyrics, poetry. Ideas are all around, really. Sometimes just listening to people talk about who they love and why is also very inspiring. And of course, I'm inspired by my fellow writers. They're a talented group, and they challenge me in my craft." - Diana Manning, Senior Writer/Hallmark

Click the link below to learn more about working at Hallmark, with Greeting Card Writer, Diana Manning:

Hallmark is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the US, which had $4 billion revenue in 2019.


Hallmark Headquarters- Kansas City, Missouri
Work by Keion Jackson, Hallmark Card Writer

How do you get in to the field of card writing?

Keion Jackson, Hallmark Card Writer, began writing poetry, short stories, plays and song lyrics in second grade, and it was a passion that stuck with him. He later studied mass media arts at Clark Atlanta University, where he honed his ability to create condense content and write copy that appeals to a broad audience—skills that directly translated into becoming a greeting card writer.

Click the link below and learn more about Keion Jackson:

Tips for becoming a greeting card writer (video below):


Wavemakers is a series of mini documentaries featuring young people in a STEM career path related to sound or waves.

Watch videos about the following careers that measure sound waves:

  • Oceanography
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Sound Engineering
  • Astrophysicist
  • Sound Producer

Learn how Oceanographer, Isabella, measures internal waves in the ocean (video below):

Visit the Listening to Waves website for more mays to learn about science and sound.

Listening to Waves, a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, seeks to inspire students to develop a deeper appreciation of both science and sound. We aim to transmit to the students the sense of wonder that we feel towards the sonic world, helping them become aware of the sounds in the environment and draw a connection between the perceptual and physical aspects of sound and music.


Washington State University

February 17th, 2021, 10:00 am

Zoom in to My Future Wednesday to learn about programs available at Washington State University. Click the link for Zoom info below:



Wednesday, February 17th, 10:45 am (rescheduled from Feb 10th)

In Cosmetology, Paul Mitchell the School offers hands-on training in cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails and so much more—all under the guidance of world-renowned stylists and passionate educators who are committed to helping you succeed as a cosmetologist.

Are you ready to launch your career? Zoom in to hear a representative from Paul Mitchell- The School, share options for students who are interested a career in Cosmetology.

Watch the video below to learn more about Paul Mitchell, The School:

Free webinar for Teachers, Counselors and Parents:

An Insider's Look into College Admissions for Spring 2021 Webinar

Wednesday, February 17th, 9:00 am PST (12 pm EST)

Your seniors are in the middle of making a very important, but very difficult decision -- where should I go to school next year? We are bringing in experts from Higher Ed Admissions to discuss how they are supporting students in this decision, the impact COVID-19 has on their policies and what you can do to best support your students this Spring. This is a great opportunity to connect with Higher Ed, so bring your questions.


Upcoming February, Career Guest Speaker

Wednesday, February 24, 1-1:30 pm

Tasleem Kachra

Senior Program Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.


Purple Star Wines

Benton City, WA

Wednesday, February 24th, 3:00 pm

Learn about the process of wine making - from growing grapes to bottling- with Purple Star Winery owners, Kyle and Amy Johnson. Purple Star boasts 10 years of viticulture and winemaking experience in Washington State. Amy and Kyle Johnson are both graduates of Washington State University.


Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Earn credits toward graduation, as well as dual credit options for college.

Click the button below to hear from CTE teachers at Chiawana on what classes you can take to prepare for your future:


Families & Farming Event

Learn about the study and science of agriculture and how it connects to careers in our community.

March 2, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by: Columbia Basin College

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At ExploreTheTrades.com our mission is to recruit individuals to the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical trades. These industries keep our country running. Jobs in these industries are in high demand and come with great pay, career opportunities and job security. We want to help you discover that these careers aren’t just a choice – they’re the best choice.

What trades career is right for me? Plumbing, Heating, Cooling or Electrical trades?


Click the link below and take the quiz. You'll see the results at the end of the quiz, and we'll also email them to you.

Earn a Certificate in Industrial Electrical Maintenance

with Walla Walla Community College and Tyson Foods


Questions? Contact Iliana Soto, Employment Supervisor, Tyson Foods- Pasco, 509-543-4216

2021 WAEF Scholarship Applications Are Open- Due March 1st

Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry are eligible to apply.

Ties to the industry are created through immediate family member or personal employment in an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington, immediate family ownership of an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington or immediate family employment in a company directly serving the apple, cherry or pear industry in Washington.

Employment must be current and to have been ongoing for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. Additionally, students with a desire to work for Washington’s tree fruit industry may also qualify. Individual scholarships may each have more specific qualifications.

Are you a Senior who is actively involved in the innovative use of technology?

Scholarship Opportunity- Due March 19

The Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington.

These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the innovative use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field.

A completed online application must be submitted to ACPE no later than 5 pm, March 19, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified via email by April 15, 2021. The amount of the award will be paid to the college/school of the awardee's choice.



Developed and taught by Stanford alumni and graduate students offered in-person and live online for high school students globally.

Application Deadline, February 15th!

A.I. Scholars Live Online

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester: February 15, 2021

Summer Break: March 1, 2021

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Limited seats.

Military Option:


The Coast Guard is a unique branch of the Military responsible for an array of maritime duties, from ensuring safe and lawful commerce to performing rescue missions in severe conditions.

Strength in Numbers

See how teamwork, camaraderie and diverse perspectives are integral to mission success in the Coast Guard. Check out the video below:

Before Serving in the Coast Guard

To join the Coast Guard, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien between 18 and 31 years old (17 with parental consent). While GEDs are sometimes accepted, high school diplomas are preferred. All recruits take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test to determine placement. Those interested in becoming officers may apply to the Coast Guard Academy or talk to their local recruiter about other options.

Basic Training takes place for eight weeks at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. Daily fitness and swimming drills combined with classroom instruction prepare recruits mentally and physically for life in the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Benefits

All Coast Guard members receive salaries and full health benefits, as well as opportunities for tuition reimbursement. In addition, the Coast Guard has employment benefits for those who serve. Combining travel, career training and strength of character, it’s easy to see why the Coast Guard can be so rewarding.



February 20, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

The Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center (EWAHEC) is hosting a series of one-day, hands-on Scrubs Camps for high school students. Scrubs Camp is a health career camp that provides an opportunity for students to explore a variety of health careers through interactive activities.

Online and Free to attend.

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org


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