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Friday, April 9, 2021

Class of 2021: Good News Bulletin

          

We have one Good News announcement this week as we head to Spring Break. We hope to hear even more from our seniors in the next few weeks, as we know that there are many with great news to share. 

If you know someone who has not been featured yet, let them know about this post. Students who fill out the Google form will be featured on this blog and the big screen outside School Counseling, but will also be added to the future Class of 2021 section of the SWHS website.

See the Google form linked here to send in your news. Please note - this does not indicate a commitment on any student's part regarding post-graduation plans. This is simply an acknowledgement of the great opportunities they have lined up! 

Here are this week's announcements of good news as reported from members of the Class of 2021:

Suhas Narahari
Accepted to: Siena College, University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Eastern Central State University, University of Connecticut



Thursday, April 8, 2021

Scholarship Roundup

 


As we head into spring and the last quarter of the school year, it is time to take another look at what scholarship deadlines are approaching! 

While the big scholarship programs such as the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and South Windsor Dollars for Scholars have wrapped up their application process and are now selecting recipients, other individual scholarships are still available. Many of these are either targeted toward students' specific career interests, and some are local funds open only to South Windsor students. 

Here is an overview of some key scholarships with deadlines in the next month. More information on all of them, including access to the applications, can be found in Naviance.

John Bailey Memorial Scholarshipstudents entering criminal justice fields - $1,200-$1,500 – due April 15th.

Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarshipthrough the Brain Tumor Alliance – students who have been impacted by brain tumor, either as a patient or caregiver - $500 – due April 23rd.

J.E. Shepard Memorial Awardintegrity, spirit, initiation, service - $2,000 – due April 29th.

Sgt. Matthew Mainieri Memorial Scholarshipentering fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, drone technology, aviation or photography - $2,155 due April 30th.

South Windsor Little League former baseball or softball player in the SWLL program - $1,000 due April 30th.

South Windsor Administrator Association Scholarshipsone for students who have a parent serving in South Windsor Schools administration and a Perseverance Scholarship for a student who has experienced a challenge or difficulty during their years at SWHS - $500 each due May 6th.

South Windsor Rotary Club Scholarship – seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement (including work experience) and financial need – scholarship amounts vary each year; multiple awards given 
– due May 7th.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Class of 2021: Good News Bulletin

         

We are sharing our Good News a little early this week due to the holiday weekend. We hope to hear even more from our seniors in the next few weeks.

See the Google form linked here to send in your news. Please note - this does not indicate a commitment on any student's part regarding post-graduation plans. This is simply an acknowledgement of the great opportunities they have lined up! 

Here are this week's announcements of good news as reported from members of the Class of 2021:

Gautam Chasmawala
Accepted to: Boston University and University of Maryland (To see his other acceptances, see the March 12th and March 26th Good News Bulletins.)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

College Planning Programs Offered by Selective Schools

 



Sixcolleges.org, a collaboration of six selective liberal arts college - Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams - is hosting two virtual events for juniors and their families.

Junior Jumpstart - is offered April 20th and April 22nd - and will get students ready to begin their college search and application process.

Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students - is offered May24th and May 26th - and will cover how these six colleges ensure that first-generation and low-income students have the resources they need to succeed, including financial aid, academic support, and building a community.
Go to www.sixcolleges.org for complete details and registration information.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Spring Career Exploration Programs Planned

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" can be a hard question to answer. As students make their way through high school and look ahead to their next step, that topic surfaces more and more. With so many fields to consider, students can feel overwhelmed or even underinformed. Career exploration is even trickier right now since job shadowing and internship-type experiences are limited by restrictions due to safety requirements. 

Three upcoming virtual career programs can help students explore or even discover some interesting career paths to follow.  Programs are currently planned to showcase careers in environmental protection and public land use, non-profit and public service, and law and justice. 

Read on for information on how to register for and attend these programs.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Bureau of Outdoor Recreation presents a Virtual Job Shadow on Wednesday, March 31st at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants will explore careers engaged with managing public use of Connecticut’s land and waterways. Panelists will include environmental analysts, park and recreation supervisors, an environmental police officer and others in the field of environmental conservation. This is also an opportunity for students to learn about summer job opportunities, where they can build their resumes, learn about a career with a mentor, and get outdoors. The registration link can be found HERE. Questions can be directed to Michael Lambert, Bureau Chief, Outdoor Recreation at Michael.Lambert@ct.gov


Junior Achievement hosts Be a Better Leader: Careers of Service on Wednesday, April 7th at 7 p.m. This webinar will focus on non-profits here in Connecticut, especially those focused on social justice and equality. Panelists will represent Trinity Health of New England, the National Conference for Community & Justice, and ConnectiCorps/CT Nonprofit Alliance. Register for the Zoom-based webinar HERE.



State of Connecticut Judicial Branch hosts Law Day on Monday, May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. Hosted by Supreme Court Justice Raheem L. Mullins, this program will feature a panel discussion and breakout rooms to discuss careers in Adult Probation, Juvenile Matters and the Court Clerk's Office. Registration information will be coming soon - check back with Mrs. Carty if you are interested in this program.




Friday, March 26, 2021

Class of 2021: Good News Bulletin

        

More great news from the Class of 2021! Please continue to share your potential opportunities for after graduation. We love getting to celebrate you.

See the Google form linked here to send in your news. Please note - this does not indicate a commitment on any student's part regarding post-graduation plans. This is simply an acknowledgement of the great opportunities they have lined up! 

Here are this week's announcements of good news as reported from members of the Class of 2021:

Gautam Chasmawala
Accepted to: UCLA and UC Berkeley (To see his other acceptances, see the March 12th Good News Bulletin.)

Fizza Hussain
Accepted to: University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Fordham University, Trinity College

Jane Mogor
Accepted to: Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Emmanuel College, University of Rhode Island, University of St. Joseph, Simmons University, Northeastern University

Friday, March 19, 2021

Class of 2021: Good News Bulletin

       

It's that weekly time on the blog when we celebrate great news from the Class of 2021! Please continue to share your potential opportunities for after graduation. We love getting to celebrate you.

See the Google form linked here to send in your news. Please note - this does not indicate a commitment on any student's part regarding post-graduation plans. This is simply an acknowledgement of the great opportunities they have lined up! 

Here are this week's announcements of good news as reported from members of the Class of 2021:

Jenieke Calloway
Accepted to: University of Connecticut, American University, Emerson College, Chapman University, Fordham University (To see her other acceptances, see the December 18th and January 29th Good News Bulletins.)

Aidan Kieft
Accepted to: Central Connecticut State University (also accepted into University of Connecticut showcased in the March 5th newsletter).

Grace Martin
Accepted to: Pennsylvania State University, Bryant University, Bentley University, University of Connecticut

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Scholarship Roundup

 


Don't rely on luck to find a pot of gold! Here are just a few scholarships with upcoming deadlines that some of our SWHS Class of 2021 may want to check out: 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter Scholarship Due March 31st - Applicants must be female and applying to and/or accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university. 

Glenn Moon Scholarship for Future Teachers - Due March 31st - College-bound seniors who are Connecticut residents and are planning on pursuing teaching careers.

SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. - Due March 31st - High school seniors who are full-time residents of Hartford, Tolland or Windham County and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and in the top 40% of their class. Applicants must be planning on attending a college in Connecticut.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship - Due April 1st - Recipients are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who self-identify as members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers, including: Women; Racial and ethnic minorities; Individuals with a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act); Individuals that identify as LGBTQ; Individuals that are or will be first-generation college students.

Bruce E. Douglas, Ph.D. Scholarship for Overcoming Adversity - Due April 1st - A
warded to a deserving CREC region high school senior who is enrolled in a two or four year college for the upcoming year. The recipient will be eligible for an award to be used for university fees, meal plans, summer housing, books or supplies. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Graduating high school senior at a CREC region public school or alternative high school; Enrolled in a two or four year college in the fall; Submit application form and 500 word essay.

All are listed in Naviance Student and can be found by going to Colleges >> Scholarships and Money >> Scholarship List. Set the list to Local & Regional Scholarships. And to make it more convenient, you can sort it by deadline to focus your efforts on what is most urgent. These are just a few highlighted scholarships, so be sure to check out the complete list!

Any questions on scholarships? Contact Mrs. Carty in the Career Center for help.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Class of 2021: Good News Bulletin

      


We have more great news from the Class of 2021 this week! Please continue to share your potential opportunities for after graduation. We love getting to celebrate you.

See the Google form linked here to send in your news. Please note - this does not indicate a commitment on any student's part regarding post-graduation plans. This is simply an acknowledgement of the great opportunities they have lined up! 

Here are this week's announcements of good news as reported from members of the Class of 2021:

Evan Anderson
Accepted to: University of Connecticut

Owen Brown
Accepted to: University of Connecticut

Gautam Chasmawala
Accepted to: University of Connecticut

Jack Latulippe
Accepted to: University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University, University of New Haven

Aaron Matus
Accepted to: Western New England University, Springfield College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University

Brady Pinto
Accepted to: Marist College, University of Rhode Island, St. John’s University, Merrimack College

Thursday, March 11, 2021

CONNect Virtual College Fairs


High school juniors planning for a college education and seniors who are still considering a college education can attend a multi-school virtual event from five public universities in a virtual meeting room style college fair.

Students will have the opportunity to speak to admission representatives from the four Connecticut state universities - Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western - as well as the University of Connecticut. Topics include admission processes, campus life, academic majors, internships and many other aspects of applying to or attending these universities.

Event dates are:

Thursday, March 18th - 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 21st - 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 12th - 6:30 -7:30 pm

To register for any of these events, click here.