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Weekly Update [January 17, 2020]
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Scheduling for next school year, 2020-2021 has begun.  Your student should have a green, pink, or yellow piece of paper for next year's class selections.  We will begin to meet with this year's juniors on Tuesday.  Thursday January 23rd at 6:30 pm will be our annual scheduling night for parents and students to come meet and ask questions. 


Dear Educator,

Do you know a student who is interested in Engineering?  Math?  CAD?  Building structures or roadways?  If so, we have an exceptional scholarship opportunity available!  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet offers two scholarship programs geared toward civil engineering.  These scholarships provide money for college, paid summer employment while in school, and full-time employment after college graduation.  This opportunity can’t be beat!!  The application deadline is February 1.  Below you will find a brief description.  More details and the applications can be found at the links below.


The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky.  Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK.  Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college.  College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $6,200 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc.  Juniors and Seniors receive $6,600 a semester.  Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.  This scholarship can be worth over $51,000!


The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington.  There is opportunity at other community colleges as well (inquired for further information).  Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5.  Students receive $3,000 a semester, and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.


If you have any questions, please contact me.


Thank you,




Marianne Sullivan

State Highway Engineer's Office

Phone - 502-564-3730

Direct - 502-782-4970

Fax - 502-564-2277


ALL ACHS parents please take a few moments to take this survey:

It's the ACHS YSC Parent Survey.


Clay Birdwhistell
Bearcat YSC Coordinator
Anderson County Girls' Basketball
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You are receiving this email as a reminder of the upcoming Craft Academy application deadline:  January 31st , 2020.


Please share this information with students in your school that are applying.  They will need to complete the following no later than Jan. 31:


=        Complete the online application, and fully submit it on


=        Mail in their supplemental items packet containing the following - postmarked no later than January 31st:

=        5 essay question responses

=        3 letters of recommendation

=        Official Transcript

=        Copy of eligible ACT test scores


Step by step instructions on the application process can be found here:


If you have any questions about the application, supplemental items packet or the process, please feel free to contact me!


Thank you,



Sunshine Stamper
Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics

Assistant Director Admissions, Public Relations and Recruitment

Morehead State University
260 University Blvd 
Morehead, KY 40351



On behalf of Representative Barr, I would like to invite your students to our office’s 2020 Youth Ambassador Youth Leadership Conference.


This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business (550 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506). Light breakfast snacks and a light lunch will be provided.


The program will consist of breakout sessions with speakers who serve as top leaders in the Commonwealth covering several important topics including: community healthcare, ‘what if college isn’t for me?’, law enforcement, financial responsibility, ‘what do employers look for?’, entrepreneurship, and media in politics.


You may find a copy of the application attached to this email or at the following link: Please have students submit the application by mail to


Rep. Andy Barr

2709 Old Rosebud Rd, Suite 100

Lexington, KY 40509


By fax to (859) 219-3437, or by email to by Monday, January 13, 2020.





McKinzii Todd

Constituent Services Representative

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06)

Phone: (859) 219-1366

Fax: (859) 219-3437

2709 Old Rosebud Road

Lexington, KY 40509


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Largest Collection of Scholarships on the Web 



Reach Higher
High School Friends

Hello friends,

Happy New Year! We'd like to make helping DREAMers find information about scholarships part of our 2020 resolution. That's why Reach Higher, an initiative housed at Common App, is working to help get the word out about two exciting scholarship opportunities for DREAMers.

TheDream.US Scholarship is open to all undocumented students who came to the United States before November 1st, 2014.

If you know or work with students that may qualify, we hope you'll let them know about these great opportunities.

Two scholarship opportunities

The Dream.US offers two scholarship opportunities for students. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.
  • The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.
  • The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.

For more information, visit

Like you, we believe in the power of education! Everyone who wants an education should be able to fulfill their dream of obtaining one. We hope you'll join us in sharing this information.

Many thanks,

Your friends at Reach Higher


Additional resources

For more information on supporting the financial needs of your students, visit the Paying for College section of the new


Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had an excellent holiday season!

Your students should be receiving their first semester report cards soon. This is a fantastic time to re-engage students or introduce them to RaiseMe, as they’ll have a lot of accomplishments under their belt and will be able to immediately see how much they’ve earned towards our partner colleges. Students can earn up to $1500 for every A they’ve earned in a course, up to $1000 for every B they’ve earned in a course, and up to $3000 for any AP/IB/dual-enrollment classes they’ve taken.

Good morning,

As was mentioned in the December Monthly Memo, we are excited to announce another free service to help youth quit vaping. This is Quitting is a text-based service for Kentuckians ages 13 to 24. Young people who want to enroll in This is Quitting should text KENTUCKY to 88709.

The Cabinet for Health &  Family Services’ press release about this service (below) went out this morning, so you may begin to see media inquiries about it over the next few days.

It is important to emphasize that This is Quitting does not replace either of our existing free services for quitting tobacco. We still encourage people of all ages to useQuit Now Kentucky and people under 18 to use My Life, My Quit. This is Quitting is just a third option to help us ensure that everyone can find a service that meets their needs. This document explains the differences between Quit Now Kentucky, My Life, My Quit, and This is Quitting.

Feel free to share the press release below, our Quitting Tobacco webpage, or the post(s) on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about This is Quitting or Kentucky’s other free quitlines, please contact Cessation Administrator Heather Shaw.

Ellen H. Cartmell, MPA

Communications Specialist
Kentucky Department for Public Health




Service Touted as New Federal Law Impacting Tobacco Sales Takes Effect

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/9/20) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, encourages teens and young adults who want to quit vaping to get free help from This Is Quitting, a nationwide texting service. CHFS and DPH officials say cessation services such as This Is Quitting are critical for young people and emphasized that many will be impacted by the recent federal law increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21.

This is Quitting was developed by Truth Initiative and is being promoted directly to Kentuckians through a collaboration with DPH. The service is intended for young people ages 13 to 24, and is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting vaping. It was developed with input from young people who have already attempted to or succeeded in quitting e-cigarettes. Participants should text KENTUCKY to 88709 to enroll in the program, which provides up to nine weeks of coaching.

CHFS Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander said quitting tobacco, nicotine, or vaping products will improve your health at any age, and with the resources offered through DPH and other providers, it takes just a few steps to be on the path toward quitting.

“In light of a recent federal law increasing the age of legal tobacco sales to 21, we know many young people will need support giving up tobacco and e-cigarette products,” he said. “This Is Quitting is a great resource specifically created to help young people quit using e-cigarettes and we are very happy to partner with the Truth Initiative to help more young Kentuckians lead healthier lives.

“Many young people who started vaping now want to quit, but they don’t know how,” said Dr. Amanda Graham, Chief of Innovations at Truth Initiative. “The fact that young people are setting a quit date the day they enroll shows that they are eager to break free from vaping. Our program allows them to get support discreetly and anonymously without having to disclose to an adult that they are vaping.”

Young people who enroll in This is Quitting will receive one support text per day leading up to the day they quit vaping, and for at least 60 days after their ‘quit date.’ For those not ready to commit to quitting but who are still interested in learning more, This is Quitting will send at least four weeks of messages focused on building skills and confidence to prepare for quitting. In addition to their scheduled messages, participants can also receive on-demand support for cravings, stress, and set-backs in their quitting journey.

According to the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, more than 53 percent of Kentucky’s high schoolers have ever used an e-cigarette. More than half of those students are current users. By comparison, around 30 percent of Kentucky high schoolers have ever smoked a traditional cigarette, and approximately 9 percent are current smokers.

“E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among Kentucky youth,” said DPH Health Promotion Section Supervisor Elizabeth Anderson-Hoagland. “While we absolutely do not want any teen to start vaping, we also want to make sure we’re providing resources to help them quit.”

Quitting vaping can be challenging because almost all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the same addictive chemical found in cigarettes and other tobacco products. One JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. A 2018 Truth Initiative study found that 63 percent of youth and young adult JUUL-users did not know that the product always contains nicotine.

This is Quitting and DPH’s other free tobacco-cessation resources like My Life, My Quit and Quit Now Kentucky are especially important for teens and young adults, for whom nicotine is particularly detrimental. The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that nicotine exposure is particularly dangerous in adolescents because it can “prime the brain for addiction to other drugs such as cocaine.”

This is Quitting also comes alongside DPH and the CDC’s investigation into the nationwide outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI). More than 2,400 people across the country have been hospitalized with serious respiratory issues as a result of using e-cigarettes, though the exact cause of their injuries remains unknown. More than 50 patients have died as a result of this outbreak. Many of those affected are young people, probably because they are more likely to vape than other age groups.

DPH provides updated EVALI information at

Truth Initiative launched This is Quitting nationwide in January 2019 and has since enrolled over 70,000 teens and young adults. Peer-reviewed research on the program has revealed that more than 60 percent of participants reported they had reduced or completely stopped using e-cigarettes after just two weeks. CHFS will be promoting This is Quitting on college campuses and through its social media accounts.

Truth Initiative is a nonprofit tobacco control organization that focuses on helping youth and young adults in America stop using tobacco products. “Quitting e-cigarettes can be isolating for young people,” added Graham. “Text messaging is a proven, powerful strategy to deliver interventions that drive behavior change. We’ve taken input directly from young people and positioned This is Quitting as a supportive, non-judgmental friend, with text messages written in the first person or as quotes from other users.”

Flyers and palm cards with the text code and number will be distributed to schools and other community partners across Kentucky who engage with youth and young adults. For more information about the program or to request materials contact DPH Tobacco Cessation Administrator Heather Shaw at or (502) 564-9358 ext. 4017.

Additional information is available at

The December Kentucky Counselor Connection is now available at by clicking on the link to get the latest edition.

You will find the following articles in this month’s issue:
-       Pay attention to scholarship deadlines
-       Changes coming to ACT in the fall
-       College outcomes by county
-       Students should learn about credit scores
-       Next Gen FSA to combine USDE sites

The Kentucky Counselor Connection is a newsletter created to inform counselors about state education news, financial aid, financial literacy and other educational topics  

The application for the 2020 Hamilton Award closes in one month! Take your shot and apply today at

“I am an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, and it has changed my life. I became a part of the 'Hammie family' as a junior in high school and have since had the support of amazing mentors, other aspiring Scholars, and generous sponsors. The Alexander Hamilton Award isn't your regular scholarship; it is an Empowerment Program focused around 5 things: Transition, Heritage, Empowerment, Financial Literacy, and Leadership. We are trained in a series of conference calls, a mentor program, and leadership weeks that help us with the transition to college and into our future careers. This year marks my third year with the Alexander Hamilton Program and no matter what challenges lie ahead of me, I know that I will always have someone from the Hamilton Program to talk to and to support me. I encourage you (high school juniors) to consider applying to this amazing opportunity to become a nationally-recognized Alexander Hamilton Scholar.” Beatriz Najera (2015)

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Dear Cynthia,

At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. For this year's We the Students Essay Contest, we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.

For this essay, we are asking students to not only share their comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps they will choose to include mention of a time when they, themselves, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did they go about it? We encourage them to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what they write.
We the Students isn't your students' only opportunity to win scholarships and prizes by taking on the important issues of the day. Every two weeks on our Think the Vote debate platform, we ask students to share their opinion on a current events-related question. The students who make the strongest case for their position on both sides of the question win a gift card, swag, and a chance at a $1000 scholarship at the end of the school year. The latest question: Can the federal government find a balance between religious liberty and LGBTQ protections? 

Good Afternoon Educators,


I hope this message reaches you doing well and transitioning into a great new semester. Below are two scholarship application opportunities offered by the Community Foundation of Louisville for students to pursue. We proudly administer more than 100 scholarship funds and awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year!


=        General Scholarship Application – The application features 60-plus scholarships. Eligibility requirements vary, but the application’s technology matches students to all scholarships they are eligible to receive. The application will close Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST.

=        Louisville Artisans Guild Art Scholarship – The application features one scholarship opportunity for Metro Louisville (Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties in Indiana) students seeking to pursue the visual arts in college. The application will close Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST.


To learn more about our scholarship program, please visit our web site. To learn more of the eligibility requirements for each one of our scholarship opportunities, please see this printable PDF document. Please note that applicants should not select the green “Log in” icon at the top of CFL’s web site as that is intended only for donors. Instead, you may provide applicants with this link that takes them directly to the online application’s login page.


If you have any questions, or would ever like for me to speak with students, please let me know. Thank you for your commitment to our students and their education!






Emory Williamson

Scholarship Coordinator

Community Foundation of Louisville


325 W Main St., Suite 1110 • Louisville, KY 40202

P: 502.855.6989 • Follow us on Facebook

We are a force for good and create lasting impact in community so people and place thrive.


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Happy Holidays from GSE! Remember, the 2020 GSE application is due January 20th, 2020. If the newsletter isn't showing for you, visit this link:

-- Tasha Sams
Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
December 2019 Update
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See Your Students Thrive at Stanford This Summer

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies students on campus

Dear Cynthia Miracle,

As a high school college counselor, you are a critical resource to your students as they plan for their future. We hope that you will look over our program information and discuss the benefits of attending a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies summer program with your top students as they make plans for Summer 2020.

Please direct students to our website to learn more about our diverse program offerings. You will also be receiving a poster in the mail soon, and we hope that you will display it so that students at Anderson County High School can discover our summer program opportunities. 

Learn More About Our Summer Programs

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines—including arts, business, humanities, math, science, and more—allowing highly motivated students to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for most of our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.
  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences. 
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. 
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Again, we hope that you will share these opportunities with your students and encourage them to apply to join us on the Stanford campus this summer. 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Team

This is a great time to send those juniors home with some information about the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University so that they can think about it (and apply!) over the winter break. 

The major details: 
  • Held June 6-27 in Murray, KY, on Murray State's beautiful campus; 
  • Earn 6 hours of honors-level college credit with the ability to take 6 additional hours tuition-free during their senior year; 
  • A $2,000/year housing scholarship renewable for four years if they attend Murray State; 
  • An active living-learning community with no more than 120 scholars, giving them the opportunity to form life-long friendships with other students and fantastic relationships with talented faculty. 
You, students, and parents can find more information at our website ( The applications are easy-to-fill-out GoogleForms. 

Please help me in spreading the word to your students who are around the 25 ACT/3.5 GPA range! 

Stay strong. Have a good week and a great break! 

Dr. Danielle Nielsen 
Academic Dean 

Commonwealth Honors Academy
Murray State University Honors College
304 Lowry Center
Murray, KY 42071-3385

See attached flyer for juniors to apply for the High School Student Congress.

An article I came across and thought I would share with fellow parents of teenangers:-)

Another article I thought I would share; helping students find scholarships:

Help your high school student earn micro scholarships through RaiseMe:


My name is Jerrad Ohr I'm writing to you to announce a scholarship that my law firm is sponsoring for students in 2020. The scholarship is to help any student who has been impacted by being seriously injured (or by a family member being seriously injured).

To apply, students must write a 750-1,000 word essay in response to the following prompt: 

"Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident. How has this injury impacted your college plans?"

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 20, 2020. Submissions will open on Jan 1, 2020. The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $1,000 to help pay for college-related expenses.

If you could possibly share this scholarship with your students, I'd appreciate it. We are trying to get some more applicants this year.

You can see the scholarship information here:

Hope your week is going great so far.

Thank you!

Jerrad Ohr  

Thank you for promoting the Bezos Scholars Program to eligible students at your school. The upcoming holiday break is a key time for students to work on their application for the 2020 Bezos Scholars Program. We want to make sure you have everything you need to share this opportunity and support students in completing a strong, competitive application.

This year-long leadership development program is open to high school juniors at Anderson Co High School – along with an educator they nominate.

Below are some resources that support students, and the adults who are helping them, through the application process:Successful applicants demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and community leadership. Do you know a student that would be a great fit? Encourage them to apply! Applications are due January 31, 2020. 
Our team is here to help with any questions so don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for helping us identify and support the incredible students you work with as they become the leaders we all need!

Happy Holidays,
Molly Pencke
Manager, Bezos Scholars Program


Updates from the web

The U.S. Department of Education recently released updates to the College Scorecard, which is designed to help students as they are weighing education options after high school.

For the first time, students can find important information on potential debt and what they can expect to earn one year after completing their education based on what they choose to study – including for two-year programs, four-year degrees, certificate programs and some graduate programs.

Students also can use College Scorecard’s comparison tool to compare up to 10 school options to see how they stack up.

This video provides an introduction to the updated features of the new College Scorecard:

College Scorecard  



NKU Scholarship Deadline is February 15th!

Students should complete the scholarship application by February 15th. They can submit the application at With the application, they will complete one required essay. If they want to apply to further scholarships, there will be additional essays for them to complete. They also need to apply by the February 15th date to be eligible for merit-based scholarships.

**You do not have to wait until this deadline to apply. We have started awarding scholarships, so they can go ahead and submit their application.

For more information, please reach out to your counselor.

The NKU application is still open!

There are two ways to apply. Through our application or through  the Common App!

Once they apply to NKU, they will need to submit a high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores as well as the $40 application fee or a fee waiver.

Transcript Retrieval 

As a reminder, we request the students to send their high school transcript for their admission application. We can accept their transcript in many different ways. We will accept counselors emailing an official transcript through our email account, through the mail, or electronic services such as: Parchment, Scrip-safe, National Student Clearing House, Scribbles, Overgrad, Scoir. If you have any questions on sending transcripts, please reach out to your NKU counselor. 

Say "YES" to NKU!

If students are ready to confirm to NKU, they are now able to complete this process. They will visit our website to activate their account and then they will need to pay the $75 confirmation fee (or submit a fee waiver) to hold their spot.

Once they do that, they will receive an email to register for Northern Exposure: Orientation and Registration. Once they complete these two steps, they can declare they are Norse!

Spring Special Events

This spring we have many special visits dedicated to students who are making their final college decisions or simply students wanting to explore more about NKU. Here is a sneak peak of the spring visits! They will be online soon for students to register at

Feb 8th- Admitted Student Basketball Game: We invite all admitted seniors and two guests to enjoy our Men's Basketball homecoming game for free!
Feb 29th- Honors Voyage: Students who have been accepted to the Honors College are invited to see a showcase of what this college has to offer students here at NKU.
March 20th- Admitted Student Day: Seniors will have the chance to visit NKU, have lunch with current NKU students and alumni and have an optional tour to ensure they are making the correct decision for their college experience.
April 23rd- Sophomore Showcase: If you have High School Sophomores that are interested in NKU, this is the program you can recommend to them. This program is dedicated to sophomores wanting to know more about NKU and how to start their college search process. 

**Every Monday night in April we will be having a Student Services Night where students can stop in at our Welcome Center to complete any last minute items. We will have Admissions, Financial Aid, Orientation and Housing on site.

Visit NKU Daily

We also encourage you to share with your students on all of the spring daily visits we have for students here at NKU. We have daytime visits called Norse Days where students can attend a presentation and a campus tour. Within Norse Days, they can also choose an academic session if they want to meet with the advisors and faulty personnel with their intended major. 

We also have group visits if you want to bring your students to NKU as a group. You would get a presentation and a campus tour. These require reservations so please contact the Welcome Center to schedule your group visit at 859-572-1400.

We encourage you to forward the visit information to your students. They can register for any event on our website at

From our NKU family to you, we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday break. See you in 2020!

With Norse Pride, 
The NKU Admissions Team


This is Erin Field following up one last time on the project I sent you last week. It is a project I created to help high school seniors and college students become more aware of the risks of alcohol abuse. 

I see many people whose lives have been ruined alcohol abuse in my practice, and my goal with this project is to try to help students avoid abusing alcohol in the first place.

The project explains the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse, how to get help for yourself or a friend, the places on college campuses where alcohol abuse is most likely to occur, the risks of alcohol abuse, and more.

You can take a look at the project here:

If you would consider sharing this with your students, I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to get this out to people who will be helped by it.

Hope your week is going well so far!
Erin Field


We are reaching out to let you know that we have a new scholarship available to incoming and/or currently enrolled high school and college-aged women for $1,000. All majors are welcome to apply, and the topic of the required essay is female entrepreneurship. As The Hair Bow Company was started and continues to run because of powerful women, we want to encourage young ladies to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. 


They will need to submit a 250-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship.

Here is a link to the scholarship page with more information on how to apply:

You are welcome to link to this page and share this scholarship opportunity.

Thank you for your time, and we hope this scholarship will benefit one of your students!


The Hair Bow Company Team


Democratic Woman's Club of Anderson County "Jill Hurst Memorial Scholarship"/Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky Scholarship available in the guidance office.  Due date is February 3, 2020.




  Please note that this year's gown is unique so everyone must order a new gown.  You may order online at

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The following is special joint message from Kentucky's Commissioner of Public Health and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education regarding the dangers of youth vaping and e-cigarette use. 

Dear Superintendents, Principals and Counselors:

The skyrocketing popularity and use of vaping products by children and youth has resulted in a recent outbreak of severe lung injury. We are writing to share important educational information and links to resources for school administrators, teachers, parents and students about the dangers of youth e-cigarette use and vaping.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has been investigating 30 potential cases of possible severe lung injury due to vaping. Of these 30 cases, three have been confirmed as vaping related illnesses, nine are probable cases and seven have been ruled out. Eleven cases are still under investigation. Of the nine probable cases, two of them were under the age of 18. As of Oct. 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware of more than 1,600 cases in 49 states, and is reporting that there have been at least 34 deaths including a 17-year-old victim.  

The unprecedented increase in vaping by youth and young adults between 2017 and 2018 prompted the U.S. surgeon general to issue a public health advisory, which is an action taken only four times in the past 20 years. High school students increased tobacco use by 78% and middle school students increased tobacco use by 48% within a year.  

E-cigarettes are harmful to youth and young adults who may develop a nicotine addiction more easily because their brains are still developing. Additionally, there is substantial evidence to suggest that when youth are introduced to electronic vaping products, they are more likely to try traditional tobacco products. This increase in youth use is halting the progress made over the past decade to prevent new life-long addictions to tobacco.

Schools with tobacco-free policies that include e-cigarettes promote a reduction in youth vaping. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, or if you would like additional resources on tobacco prevention or maintaining a tobacco-free school environment, please contact the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at or (502) 564-9358.

Thank you so much for your commitment to keeping our children and youth healthy.


Angela T. Dearinger, M.D., MPH
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Public Health


Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., Ph.D.
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education


Resources on Electronic Cigarettes

Youth Cessation Options (All Free of Charge)

  • Quit Now Kentucky - This tool provides free cessation services to youth and to young adults. Visit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
  • INDEPTH: An Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation - The American Lung Association offers a new program that helps schools and communities address teen vaping. INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the addiction.

Youth Prevention Programs for Educators

  • "Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-Cigarettes" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - This presentation is intended to inform youth about e-cigarettes.
  • CATCH My Breath: Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program (CATCH Global Foundation) - CATCH My Breath™ is a youth e-cigarette, vape, JUUL and vape prevention program specific to grades 5-12.
  • Stanford Medicine’s Tobacco Prevention Toolkit (Stanford University) - This tool is an educational resource that can be adapted to fit the individual needs of students in all settings, including elementary, middle and high schools; community-based organizations; and health-related agencies. Click here for more information about Stanford Medicine’s Prevention Toolkit.
  • ASPIRE (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center) - This is a bilingual, online tool that helps middle and high school teens learn about being tobacco free. It explains the dangers of tobacco use and offers information about ways to quit.

Sources for Parents

Resources for Students and Young Adults

General Research and Information



Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019


Operation Gratitude Group from 2019 Scholars Retreat
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Help put promising young leaders in the running to join our 10th class of Scholars. Share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply.
Applications for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 3, 2020. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.
We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.



Student Leadership Program

Our Student Leadership Program is a week-long leadership camp for high school students, on-site here at the Reagan Library.
Leadership and the American Presidency

Administrators from each U.S. high school can recognize one outstanding graduating senior with a  
Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal.
Great Communicator Debate Series

High School students can compete for college scholarship money with our 
Great Communicator Debate Series.


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Going Merry

Dear Cynthia,

I hope you’re very well and looking forward to the winter break!

We’re pleased to make three time-sensitive announcements, as we close out 2019:

1. Seniors can secure college application fee waivers through Going Merry!

By indicating interest in Franklin & Marshall’s financial aid through Going Merry, we can secure students an application waiver--making the previously $60 application now totally free.

We’re working on similar setups with our other partner schools, which are:

So if your students are interested in (or applying to) any of these colleges, ask your students to indicate their interest via Going Merry using the links above. Then they will be the first to know if/when we secure a fee waiver!

2. We’re offering students 1:1 financial aid help!

As you know, we launched an initiative earlier this year to provide students with more information about the financial aid programs offered by colleges. Through this, we have seen how important it is for students and parents to be aware of their estimated aid ahead of submitting applications.

We are therefore offering one-on-one phone calls to students and their parents over the winter break, before the January deadlines. These calls will be focused on financial aid on offer at any of our partner schools (listed above).

They will be hosted by me or my colleague Jacob (a Stanford alum and financial aid expert featured on Forbes, ABC, and the Financial Times) and will run through the financial aid on offer at any of the above colleges.

If your students or their families have questions, they may sign up for a 1:1 session here.

3. Foot Locker has partnered with us, to host their $20,000 scholarships for student-athletes on Going Merry. (Deadline January 3!)

This is one of the top 5 scholarship programs in the country, with twenty students winning $20,000 each to go towards tuition at any accredited four-year college. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school, and their communities. We’ve been told that the scholarship program hasn’t received many applications yet, so we encourage your students to apply here! The deadline is very soon, on January 3.

Good luck to your students this college/scholarship application season, and Happy Holidays!

Kind regards, 
Charlie Maynard 
CEO & Co-founder


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Have a great long weekend!
Cynthia Miracle
Senior Counselor
Anderson County High School
One Bearcat Drive
Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342

Phone: 502.839.5118 ext. 2519
Fax: 502-839-3486

College Representatives can now schedule lunch visits with

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