SENIORS - This is for you...

SENIORS - This is for you...
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SENIOR NEWS:
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4/19/2018
Senior News:
  • Have you been offered a scholarship?  Even if it was from a school you do not plan to attend, please let Ms. Loury know so we can recognize you at Senior Award Night.  
  • Graduation materials from Herff Jones are in!!!  Stop by the front office to collect your items.
  • Important Senior Dates:  add these to your calendar...
May 9th:  WCC Graduation practice 10AM – auditorium
May 10th:  WCC Graduation – 4PM Love Temple, HWY 70
May 15th:  Senior Pancake Breakfast – 9-11 Hocutt
May 17th:  Senior Award Night
May 18th:   Senior Exams 10:45AM
May 21st:  Senior Luau – The Pit, time TBA
May 22nd:  Graduation, 5:15, The Bridge, Princeton
  • Seniors wanting to receive the SCA Mustang Honor cord, please come pick up an application.  This is an application only cord that involves, volunteer hours, academics, extracurricular activities and character.  See Ms. Loury for details.

4/11/2018
New Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:

NC Community Foundation Scholarships - NCCF offers about 150 scholarships each year.  Check out this website to see if you qualify for these scholarships.  http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships

NC Society of Accountants Scholarship - this $750 scholarship is open to students planning to enter the profession of accounting.  See Ms. Loury for an application.  Applications are due April 15th.

 3/26/2018

Seniors!  Did you know that WCC has a website just for graduation information?  Check it out at:  https://www.waynecc.edu/graduation/

Seniors!  If you are hoping to do a
 speech at graduation...your speech is due to Ms. Morton by Sun. April 15th.  Late speeches will not be considered.
3/19/2018
New Scholarships:

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. Scholarship -  Students must be connected to a family member who graduated from Dillard High School or Goldsboro High School to be considered.  Additional criteria:
  • must have at least a 2.5 GPA,
  • good citizenship qualities
  • exemplary character
  • outstanding academic achievement
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • class rank
  • participation in school activities
  • participation in community activities
  • demonstrate financial need
Award amount depends on funds available.  Deadline is March 30th.  See Ms. Loury for an application

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Scholarship: This scholarship is worth $500.  The criteria is as follows:
  • must be an African American female
  • Wayne County resident
  • Wayne County high school senior
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
Deadline - April 18th.  See Ms. Loury for an application.

Wayne County Schools Retired School Personnel Assoc. Scholarship - this is a $2,000 scholarship.  Criteria is as follows:
  • Wayne County senior
  • must be planning to enroll in a 4-year university/college in a teacher education program
  • financial need considered
Deadline is April 18th.  See Ms. Loury for an application.

WCC Foundation Scholarship - this scholarship is for seniors or 5th year seniors who will be staying at WAyne CC outside of the WEMCHS program who plan to continue or begin pursuing a WCC degree.  Scholarship amounts depend on availability of funds.  See Ms. Loury for an application.

 2/21/18
Seniors: If you or a parent did not attend last evening's graduation meeting, you can still earn your 2 tickets.  You and your parent can make an appt. with Ms. Loury, Ms. Allen or Ms. Morton and we will go over the information with you.  Please contact one of us if you need to set up an appointment.

If you have not had your senior superlative pic made, please see Mrs. Grantham immediately.  Thanks!

If you did not pay your $20 graduation fee this past Tuesday, it is overdue.  Please pay Ms. Shanita ASAP in the front office.

UNCG College Tour:
Rising juniors and rising seniors only!  We will be going to UNC Greensboro on Wed. April 11th.  Bus will depart at 9:30AM and will return @7-7:30 PM.  We will eat lunch on campus so students should bring money for food.  Cost will be between $5-10.  As soon as I know for sure, I will let you know.  Students can sign up with Ms. Loury.  Limit is 40 students.

 2/15/18
  • cap and gown pictures - tomorrow!
  • get your baby pic into Ms Martin!!! 
  • get your senior quote to Ms. Grantham by tomorrow - she has a deadline wit h the yearbook and if you don't get it in...your photo may not a quote along with it.
  • the Senior/Parent Graduation meeting is this Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 6PM in the auditorium.
  • 5th year applications are due Monday, Feb. 26th

2/7/18
Seniors: Graduation Speeches - Seniors may request to speak at graduation.  If you are interested in speaking, you must notify Mrs. Morton.  Speeches are due to Mrs. Morton by midnight on April 15, 2018.  Please limit speeches to 4 minutes. Students will then be given a time to present their speeches to the staff.  Staff members will make the final decision on which speeches will be a part of the graduation ceremony.  The categories are:
    • Invocation

    • Welcome

    • Student Remarks

    • Tassel Ceremony

    • Closing Remarks


Other Important Senior Info:
  • mark your calendar for the Parent/Student Graduation meeting Feb. 20th at 6PM in the auditorium - students who attend will get 10 tickets for graduation.  Students who do not attend will receive 8 tickets.  This is a very important meeting and lots of information and we request all seniors and a parent to take the time to attend.
  • graduation fee of $20 is due by Feb. 20th.  This fee covers some of our graduation costs (diplomas, location, flowers, etc...).  Seniors cannot participate in graduation without paying this fee.
  • senior cap & gown pictures will be Feb. 23rd from 9:30AM-12:00PM in the auditorium.  Gentlemen need to bring a white dress shirt and tie.  There is a $10 sitting fee for these photos. They are not required but only an option for those who would like them.  Key chains will be available (2 for $10) for those who pay the sitting fee.  See Ms. Shanita to sign up for your picture time.
  • get your baby picture in to Ms. Martin for the Senior Awards ceremony and for the Graduation Ceremony.  Email your photo to her:  anitahmartin@wcps.org or give it to her in person.
  • If you are receiving your associate's degree, apply for graduation with Ms. Taylor by Friday, March 9th at 1PM.



 1/31/2018
Seniors:
  • It is time to bring in your baby pictures. These pictures will go on a PowerPoint to be shown at graduation. If you bring a photo, Ms. Martin will scan it and give it back to you. You can also email your picture to her. Just one baby picture per senior is all that's needed.
Here is her email address:
  • Those finishing their associate's degree this May are now allowed to apply for graduation. The deadline is March 9th by 1PM.  This is crucial to completing your degree - mark your calendar!  Ms. Taylor must sign off on your degree.  See Ms. Taylor for the application.
  • There are lots of new scholarships on my scholarship page.  This is the perfect time now that many of you are getting those acceptance letters now.

    If you have been accepted to NC State, ECU or UNCW and would like to find out about scholarships from the institution, here's what I found out:
    • NC State:
    General Scholarship information from NC State can be found here:
    https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-money/financial-aid/types/scholarships/#OSFA 

    In addition, there is a site to find other scholarship opportunities. The student needs to log on before they will see the general application.  

    The application questions help filter the types of scholarships that will be presented. To apply visit go.ncsu.edu/packassist. Applications received by February 15 will receive priority consideration. 

    • For ECU, this is what I found:
    Scholarship opportunities can be located by visiting the ECU Online Scholarship Management System –ECUAWard – at https://ecu.academicworks.com. Applicants use their ECU credentials (Pirate ID and password) to gain access to the general scholarship application and a variety of conditional applications and "apply to" opportunities that may display on your student scholarship dashboard should you be eligible for those programs.  

    Check out this PDF for scholarship management system:


    Always check the web pages for your major (a departmental web page) or your college (where your major is housed) for additional scholarship information. 
    • UNCW:  follow this link:


 1/26/2018
  • the next Junior/Senior House will be on Friday, Feb. 2nd.
  • mark your calendar for the Parent/Student Graduation meeting Feb. 20th at 6PM in the auditorium
  • graduation fee of $20 is due by Feb. 20th.  This fee covers some of our graduation costs.  Seniors cannot participate in graduation without paying this fee.
  • senior cap & gown pictures will be Feb. 23rd from 9:30AM-12:00PM in the auditorium.  Gentlemen need to bring a white dress shirt and tie.  There is a $10 sitting fee for these photos. They are not required but only an option for those who would like them.  Key chains will be available (2 for $10) for those who pay the sitting fee.  See Ms. Shanita to sign up for your picture time.
  • information was also given 2 weeks ago about Senior Superlatives - see Ms. Grantham
  • the 5th Year Application is out for those planning to stay a 5th year - see Ms. Allen.
  • Please get your posters up on our senior wall! It's looking sparse!
  • also, report cards and transcripts were given out to seniors at our last House meeting.  These need to be checked carefully to ensure all graduation requirements have been met.  See Ms. Loury if you did not get yours.
Seniors:  New Scholarship Opportunities
  • Seymour Johnson AFB Spouses' Club Scholarship 
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 
  • Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
  • Charles Cathey Scholarship 
  • ASC Scholarship
  • State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) "People Helping People" Scholarship 
Check these scholarships out on Ms. Loury's webpage. Go to  http://wemchs490.waynecountyschools.org and then select Programs and Services.


 12/4/17
New Scholarship for Seniors - to open on Dec. 4th.
Jagannathan Scholarship 

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements
  • Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need

The maximum award is variable, nonrenewable and cannot exceed demonstrated financial need.

Applicant must complete an application and be nominated by the financial aid office of one of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina; or by his/her high school counselor. Applicant must take the College Board SAT and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The deadline for completing the online application is February 1. Students who do not have documented financial need will not be considered for the scholarship. Students will be notified in May of their candidacy status.

Interested students should visit:  www.cfnc.org/jag 

11/28/2017
  • The scholarship page has been updated!  New scholarships....Golden LEAF Scholarship, GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, Burger King Scholars, scholarships for Hispanic students and more.
  • If you have not completed your FAFSA, please get this done ASAP.  Remember, that some grant money is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you need help, please let me know.
  • We are still missing a lot of senior posters in our main entry hall.  Please get yours up so we can enjoy reflecting on this year with you!

 11/3/17
Seniors:  The next and final Financial Aid Workshop will be on November 13th at Goldsboro HS, 6PM in the auditorium.
  • Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  
    http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
  • New Scholarship opportunity...Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.

11/1/17

  • The Attorneys at Law at Crumley Roberts are now accepting scholarship applications from North Carolina high school and community college students.  A total of six scholarships will be awarded, three of which will go to high school graduates who have been accepted to a four year university, and three which will be awarded to community college students who plan to transfer to an accredited four year college or university.  Each scholarship is worth $2,500.  Screening of applications will conclude in February, and scholarships awarded in March.
WEMCHS students can apply for either scholarship.  Deadline is TBA at this time. 
  • Check out UNIGO for these scholarships.....https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
  • The Dream.US Scholarship - this organization provides scholarships to highly-qualified DREAMers to help them pay for their college education. The Scholars have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). There are two types of scholarships:  
       1.  The National Scholarship is open to current high            school students who do not have the financial                      resources to pay for college but qualify for in-state                tuition in their state.  Read about eligibility:                   http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/guidelines/
           2. The Opportunity Scholarship is for those states that do not allow for in-state tuition for undocumented students (like NC).  Eligibility requirements are here:  http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-                                     scholarship/guidelines/




10/9/2017
Juniors/Seniors:  It's time for our school ring and cap/gown representative from Herff Jones to start visiting.  Here are some important date reminders:
  • Friday, November 3rd 12PM - Junior/Senior Meeting announcing ring and graduation materials
  • Friday, November 10th 11:30-1PM - Junior/Senior orders taken
  • Friday, December 1st 11:30-1PM - Junior/Senior make-up day orders
  • Wednesday, April 18th 11:30-1PM - delivery of Cap/Gowns

Seniors!  Financial Aid Update...
  • The FAFSA opened October  1st.  
  • Remember that you cannot receive any funds for college (grants, loans, work-study) without using the FAFSA.  
  • Be sure to go to fafsa.gov to sign up for your FSA ID# and start your application.  
  • Applications should be completed as soon as possible as some money is on a first-come first-served policy.  
  • There will be a county-wide financial aid presentation at Eastern Wayne HS onOctober 24th at 6PM and another on November 13th at 6PM at Goldsboro HS.  
  • There will also be FAFSA Day at Wayne CC and Mount Olive College on October 28th from 9-12.  This day is for parents and students requiring or wanting assistance in completing the FAFSA.  Registration is required at:  https://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday.  
  • Students and parents can also receive help at local SECU's for members.  
Applying to college is important, but paying for college is even more important. See Mrs. Loury if you have questions or need assistance.

 9/15/17
Seniors!  New Scholarship - SunTrust Off to College Scholarship - 2 winners will be chosen at random from October 30-May 14.  Award amount is $500.  Enter  now at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege.  

Questbridge National College Match - Questbridge offers seniors a chance to attend some of the most prestigious schools in the US - schools like Notre Dame, Emory, Caltech, Princeton and more.  Seniors who meet eligibility are those in the top 5-10% of their class, score greater than a 1310 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT and come from households earning less than $65,000 for a family of four.  Check out more details at questbridge.org.

9/8/2017

Don't forget that our WEMCHS "Paying for College Night" is Sept. 18th at 6PM in WLC 161.  We will discuss all things FAFSA, grants, scholarships, loans and more.  

New Scholarships
  • Davidson College Belk Scholars Program - for students interested in applying to Davidson College. The Belk Scholarship will provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus special study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities
  • UNC Chapel Hill Thomas Wolfe Scholarship - the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise

Seniors - if you need Ms. Loury to reset your CFNC password, please come see her.

We will hold a "Paying for College Night" on Monday, September 18th at 6PM in WLC 161 (next to the cafeteria).  If you and your parents would like to learn about financial aid options, please consider coming.  We will discuss types of aid, the FAFSA and more.

New scholarships have been posted on Ms. Loury's scholarship page:
  • Cheatham-White Scholarship
  • NC State's Park Scholarship
  • Univision's Nuestra Juventud Scholarship
  • UNC's Morehead-Cain Scholarship

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Seniors!! Remember that 
this Tuesday at 6PM in the auditorium, we will have our Senior/Parent College Information Night.  We will discuss all things college...applications, essays, financial aid, admission tests (ACT/SAT), scholarships and more. It is crucial for any senior planning to attend a 4-year university that you attend and it is just as crucial that you bring at least one parent. Applying to college is stressful and you will need all the help and support you can get!
Hispanic Senior Students:  We will have a separate Senior/College Information Night for parents who would like a presentation in Spanish.  Our date has not yet been set and Ms. Loury is looking for some Hispanic leader students who would be willing to work this event with her.  Please see her to sign up.
Seniors!!  Check out the following scholarships on Ms. Loury's webpage.  First go to:http://wemchs490.waynecountyschools.org/ then select Programs and Services.
  • Gates Scholaship
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship
  • Shelton National Leadership Scholarship at NC State
  • Ron Brown Scholars Program
Also, Seniors...check out Ms. Loury's large bulletin board across from her office for lots of tips on applying to college, scholarships, college essays, the difference between ACT & SAT and student resumes.


Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
Seniors!  Are you interested in a future in teaching?  Did you know that UNC Greensboro offers a Teaching Fellows Program?  This scholarship awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018. Check it out at:  http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows
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