• Information about Opportunities (tutoring, jobs, summer programs) comes into the Counseling Office on a daily basis.  Please see below for a list of those opportunities.


    We will be buying coffee for any high school student who wants to meet Monday night (11/19/18) at COFFEA Coffee House! Megan Martin, from EKU Admissions is going to be posted up in the coffee shop from 5:00PM-7:00 PM and drinks are on us for whoever drops in for an informal chat.
    Here are the details:
    What: Free drinks and conversation with your EKU Admissions Counselor
    When: Monday, November 19th 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM (Drop in)
    Where: COFFEA Coffee House. Address: 385 Rose St in Lexington 40508
    Who: This offer is open to high school students and families in Fayette County, KY.

    The George and Stella Knight Essay Contest sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
    1. The essay contest is open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12.
    2. The student will submit an original essay of between 800-1,200 words based upon an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence or establishment of the US Constitution.
    3. The essay will be evaluated for its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar, spelling and documentation/research which means the use of a minimum of five outside sources, three of which must be published sources and not internet or encyclopedia sources. These resources will be identified in the bibliography.
    4. The contest is conducted at three levels: a local chapter, the state level and ultimately, the national level. Generally, an individual from a local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will serve as your contact person to assist and answer questions. If there is no local chapter sponsor, the essay may be submitted directly to the state chairman who is Dale Henley, 3513 Castlegate Wynd, Lexington, Kentucky 40502 (dalehenley@windstream.net)
    5. Specific details concerning the application, title page, bibliography format can be found at: https://www.sar.org/%E2%80%A6/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest
    6. You may contact Dale Henley for additional questions.
    7. The deadline to the local chapter or state chairman is no later than January 15, 2019.
    8. Cash prizes and medals are awarded at the local, state and national levels including a $5,000 grand prize to the national winner.

    The deadline for the KHEAA Vlog contest has been extended to Nov. 30! The contest is open to Kentucky high school seniors and college freshmen. Each winner will receive a $500 scholarship to a Kentucky school. One senior and one freshman will be chosen to provide four vlogs for KHEAA between January and August 2019. The high school senior vlogs will tell about the winner’s experience with the college admissions and financial aid processes. The college student will talk about making a successful transition from high school to college. To enter, students must create an original video no more than 2 minutes long that introduces them and tells why they would be the best person to share their experiences. They must submit an entry form and post the vlog to YouTube no later than Nov. 30.  For details and entry, visit: http://kygoestocollege.com/

    Many rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors invest their summers in attending rigorous college preparation programs. When they attend summer programs at the University of Southern California (USC), high school students will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college at one of the world's leading private research universities. USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 2 and 4 week summer courses. Students may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and instructions on how to apply.

    Murray State University is excited to offer a degree program in Earth and Environmental Sciences starting this Fall, with Bachelor's degree Tracks in Environmental Science, Geology, Geography & GIS, Archaeology, and Earth Science Secondary Certification. Our interdisciplinary curriculum and small class size offer personalized education. We provide many opportunities for hands-on learning including laboratory, field, research and internships. Please look at this brochure for additional details.

    UK is a RaiseMe school! High school seniors can earn scholarships from the University of Kentucky for earning good grades, taking challenging courses, participating in community service, extracurricular activities and more. The University of Kentucky is pleased to offer micro-scholarships to eligible incoming freshman students who utilize RaiseMe:
    1.  Visit www.raise.me/join/ukentucky or download the RaiseMe app
    2.  Upload all of their 9-12th grade courses, achievements and activities to RaiseMe by December 1st of the senior year of high school
    3.  Apply to UK at applyuk.com by December 1st
    4.  Achieve a 3.50 high school GPA
    Students can only access their earnings on RaiseMe if you app on RaiseMe if you apply, are admitted, have a at least a 3.50 GPA and enroll at UK. If that happens, you can depend on getting at least the amount you earned on RaiseMe in scholarships or grants from UK. RaiseMe Scholarships are not stackable with academic or competitive scholarships.

    UK “seeblue.” Saturday - November 17, 2018.
    Any seniors that would be interested in attending our UK “seeblue” Saturday on November 17th, registration is still open! This is a great event that will allow them to explore their academic interests, interact with faculty and staff, see campus, and learn what it truly means to be a Wildcat. They can visit this link to register - https://uky.secure.force.com/events/evt__QuickEvent?id=a1L41000004pwZu.

    The 2019 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) application will open on November 16th, 2018. The 2019 session of GSE will run from June 23rd to July 13th. For additional information click this link: https://www.kentuckygse.com/

    Nacel Open Door, a non-profit exchange organization, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program. Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 program year! Jointly funded and supported by the US Congress and the German Bundestag, this unique program allows graduating high school seniors to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program, and getting hands-on work experience through internships with German companies.
    To apply for this opportunity, the application can be downloaded here. Deadline is January 15, 2019.

    FCPS Transition Fair! November 19th 3pm to 7pm
    Join Fayette County Public Schools and our partners to provide parents, caregivers, teachers and students an opportunity to browse at your own pace a variety of booths to gather resources related to individuals with disabilities. Additional Information

    MSU ECML Day! November 9th 10am to Noon.
    Morehead State University School of English, Communication, Media and Languages proudly welcomes you to ECML Day! Here's your chance to tour the studios and labs, meet the faculty, hear from successful students, learn about Education Abroad, and visit the University Store. Registration Information

    HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar
    HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.
    Learn more: http://hoby.org/hobynet/HOBYRegKit.pdf
    To apply for this opportunity, bring resume to Mrs. Long in the Guidance Office by Nov. 16, 2018.

    University of Kentucky Athletic Trainer Opportunity!!!
    If you are a Senior, with a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA and interested in becoming a student athletic trainer at the University of Kentucky, come by the Guidance Office to pick up an application. All applications are due by Feb. 8, 2019.

    KEA invites students to participate in the 2nd Annual #DifferenceMakers Art Contest    
    Any public-school student in grades P-12 is invited to submit one entry to our annual student art contest. The theme again this year is #DifferenceMakers. Students should depict a PORTRAIT of a public-school employee that they view has been a difference maker in their life. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. All entries must arrive at KEA 401 Capital Ave. Frankfort, KY 40601 by Jan. 23, 2019 COB 5pm ET Please write "#DifferenceMaker Entry" on the outside of the envelope. Artwork winners and submissions will be displayed in the Capitol Annex Tunnel the week of January 28, 2019 as space allows. Not every submission may be displayed. One student in each grade span will win $50 and their teacher will also win a $50 prize. The #DifferenceMaker receives the students' original framed artwork.

    Craft Academy is excited to invite you to a whole new type of visit!
    We are conducting Virtual Visits through Google Hangouts to be able to reach more students across the Commonwealth. Register online to participate in a Virtual Visit by clicking this link. Upcoming Virtual Visits will be regularly scheduled with dates posted on our website. 
    Our next Virtual Visit event will be Monday, October 15 at 1pm!

    UK Information
    • Open Houses for Seniors
      • Saturday, October 13th and  Friday, November 16th
      • Register Here – All Seniors are welcome to attend on either date.  
      • These are great events to tour campus, meet with different academic colleges including the Lewis Honors College, and learn about financial aid/scholarships.     
    •  Scholarships
      • Students who complete the GSE program will now be eligible for the same scholarship opportunities as GSA and GSP students.
      • These awards begin Fall 2019 with the summer 2018 GSE graduates. Students that attended GSE in previous years are not eligible.
      • We have updated our scholarships this year and have released more details about exact offers to help students plan financially.
      • UK is a member institution of RaiseMe to help students identify scholarship opportunities and stay on track for future college funding during high school.
    • Application Information
      • For most students, we encourage them not to submit a letter of recommendation. A recommendation letter would be helpful if the student has a learning disability, difficult family history, or other situation that would need explanation on their behalf to shed some light on the academic credentials.
      • Our letter of recommendation is still optional.
      • We are in the process of onboarding with the Coalition Application, but for now we encourage students to use the Common Application or the UK application at applyuk.com.
    • Upcoming Deadlines
      • December 1: early action admission, academic/competitive scholarships, Lewis Honors College, priority deadline for William C. Parker.
      • February 15: regular decision admission (no consideration for academic/competitive scholarships or Lewis Honors College), William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship  (Feb 15th is application deadline however early application is encouraged)
    • Viewbook
      • An electronic copy of our viewbook can be found here.
      • Students can create a customized viewbook here.
    • Campus Updates and Reminders
      • Our Visitor Center has moved to our biggest & best new building, Gatton Student Center.
      • On September 14, UK kicked off a new campaign branded “Kentucky Can.” Funds raised will benefit students in many ways, including student financial assistance and opportunities for research, Education Abroad, and internships.

    The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts - 2019 Application Launch!
    The application is open as of October 3. Deadline is January 11.
    GSA Summer Program Dates for 2019 are June 23 - July 13.
    Our first virtual info session is October 10 at 4pm ET.

    As your Sixth District Congressman, I, Andy Barr would like to encourage our district’s youth and your students to apply for my office’s Youth Ambassador Leadership Conference.  The Youth Ambassador Leadership Conference is a non-partisan, educational experience designed for high school juniors and seniors. This conference provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from Kentucky leaders on their experience in the role in which they serve. It is my hope that the program will promote strong alliances between schools and students throughout our district.
     
    The program will consist of participation from top Commonwealth leaders in the areas of government, education, and business. This year’s conference will be held in or near Lexington and will include a program consisting of a dynamic panel discussion on leadership and the opportunity to engage with panel members in individual breakout sessions. It is my goal that our Youth Ambassadors will return to their schools and communities and share what they learn with their classmates and fellow Kentuckians.
     
    The application is also available on my website at www.barr.house.gov. Each applicant should provide basic contact information, academic information (needed to be verified by a school counselor or official), a copy of his or her resume, as well as an additional 250-word essay outlining why he or she wishes to be a part of the program. Please have students complete and return the application by October 29, 2018, to my District Office via mail, email, or fax. Participants will be notified of acceptance by email by December 3, 2018. 
     
    I encourage you to share this information with students, teachers and parents at your school, as this is a truly valuable experience for the youth in our area.  If you have any further questions regarding the Youth Ambassador Conference or its application process, please do not hesitate to contact Shelby Williams at my District Office at (859) 219-1366 or Shelby.Williams@mail.house.gov

     Craft & Gatton Academy
    Both Craft and Gatton Academies will be hosting a recruitment event for students in or around the Fayette County area. Our event will be held next Monday, Oct. 8 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Frederick Douglass High School – 2000 WINCHESTER RD., LEXINGTON, KY 40509. Both programs will conduct their presentations, and then open up the floor for a combined Q and A. 
     
    If you have students who are interested in learning more about both programs, this is the perfect opportunity! Click here for a flier for the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:  Sunshine Stamper, Craft Academy, Assistant Director Admissions, Public Relations and Recruitment

    Please see below for the instructions and applications for the 2019 Sister Cities Young Authors and Young Artists Competitions.  These competitions are a chance for students all over the world to compose original writing, either in essay or poem form, or original artwork and gain cultural understanding. 

    11th Annual Young Authors Competition:   Application
    This year’s theme is “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities”.  All entries will be submitted to the Sister Cities International contest.  One essay and one poem will be selected as grand prize winners.  Each grand prize winner will receive $1,000.

    Lexington had the 2017 Grand Prize winner in the essay category!  Hanae Yoshida from Sayre won $1,000 in prize money for her piece “No, I Didn’t Need a Bodyguard”.  Read it on the Sister Cities International Tumblr page here: http://sistercitiesinternational.tumblr.com/

    Entries are due to Lexington Sister Cities March 28, 2019.  Submissions can be made through email to abrewsaugh@lexingtonky.gov or by mail, or delivered to our office. 

    31st Annual Young Artist Competition:   Application
    This year’s theme for the Young Artists Competition is also “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities.”  Judges will select a first, second and third place winner locally, who will be awarded cash prizes by Central Bank.  1st place - $250; 2nd place - $150; and 3rd place - $100.  The teacher of the winning student will be awarded $250 by Sister Cities for class projects or supplies.  The winning student's artwork will be submitted to the International Competition, where the winner will receive $1,000. 
     
    All entries will be on exhibit from March 15 – April 26 at Central Bank Galleries.  A reception will be held on March 15th to announce the opening of the exhibit and the winners of the competition. 
     
    Art work from the students will be due to their respective art teacher by Thursday, February 28, 2019.  All art teachers should then submit the pieces from their school to the Lexington Sister Cities office by 6:00pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019. 
     
    4th Annual Photography Challenge:   Application
    All photography entries will be submitted through Instagram.  This is a separate contest from the Young Artist Competition.  Attached is information on specifications and submission instructions.  Deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019. 

    Air Force Detachment 290 welcomes all students to come to Buell Armory at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, October 11th and visit our AFROTC program. We will tour the Armory, and shed some light into the life of a cadet in the Air Force. This event will be concluded with complementary pizza. Parents are free to attend as well. Please RSVP with the number of attendees by Wednesday, 3 October to recruitingDET290@gmail.com. See attached flyer for more information.
    ZACKARY W. HOOD, C/1st Lt, AFROTC
    Action Officer, 290th Cadet Wing
    University of Kentucky

    Lafayette High School is hosting the Vanderbilt Road Show on this Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm in Beeler Auditorium.  Click link below to register: 
    https://myappvu.vanderbilt.edu/register/?id=ffceae1a-e166-4034-8532-b8b66de95779

    2018 Gary R. Martin CENTRAL KENTUCKY REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
    Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM
    Lexington Center - Heritage Hall West (next to Rupp Arena/Hyatt Hotel)
    Click this link for List of Colleges  More colleges are added daily!!!

     Festival de Futuros

    Triumph Prep is a proven SAT and ACT program designed to help you unlock the stellar student inside you. It will identify your weakest skill areas on each test and help you reach your highest score potential. Learn how you can surpass your own limitations to achieve your goals and improve your competitiveness for college acceptance and even scholarships.

    Christian College Fair
    Tuesday, Oct. 2nd
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Lexington Christian Academy
    450 West Reynolds Rd. Lexington, KY 40503
    Register here:  https://myblueprintstory.com/christian-university-college-f…

    Hear from six of the world's top research universities in Lexington! Representatives from The George Washington University, The University of Miami, New York University, Northeastern University, Southern Methodist University, and Tulane University visit cities throughout North America several times each year. This year's Lexington Information Session is Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00 PM at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. For more information on the event and registration, please visit the webpage found here.

    University of Rochester invites you to its Multicultural Visitation Program!
    Hello from the Office of Admissions at the University of Rochester! We hope you apply for our Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP), taking place November 11–13, 2018. MVP brings together high school seniors from diverse backgrounds to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Learn more about the program, financial support, and application details at enrollment.rochester.edu/multicultural-visitation-program. Don’t forget to complete your application by Friday, October 5. If you have any questions, please contact us at mvp@rochester.edu or (585) 275-3221.

    Craft Academy is excited to invite you to a whole new type of visit!
    We are conducting Virtual Visits through Google Hangouts to be able to reach more students across the Commonwealth. Register online to participate in a Virtual Visit by clicking this link. Upcoming Virtual Visits will be regularly scheduled with dates posted on our website. 

    To attend the Craft Academy portion of our MSU Open House event on October 6th or November 3rd, register online at:  www.moreheadstate.edu/openhouse
        Sunshine Stamper, Craft Academy (606-783-5102)
        Assistant Director Admissions, Public Relations and Recruitment

    Meet Belmont event in Lexington, KY!
    Belmont University will be hosting an information session in your area and would be so honored if you would attend! We are headed to Lexington and would love the opportunity to meet you and share more information with you and your family about the university and the admissions process. The session will be hosted at the Embassy Suites-Lexington Green (245 Lexington Green Circle) on the evening of Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please register using this link (Belmont in Lexington) at your earliest convenience for the opportunity to meet your Kentucky admissions representative, as well as other interested students from your area. During the information session, you will receive an overview of the university and its many offerings, instructions for the application process, as well as information about financial aid and scholarships.

    39th Annual Youth Salute applications are in the Guidance Office.
    Deadline is Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

    The 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, monetary awards and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.! The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

    By November 6, 2018, students must:
    Complete the application
    Complete the student/parent agreement
    Go to the "certification'" tab on the application, then email or print and deliver instructions for your certifier
    Certifiers can be your school principal or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network.

    To apply:  https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2019

    Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for our Diversity Overnight, Nov. 11 and 12. Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students. Applications are due Monday, October 1.

    Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland's University Circle.

    On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.

    Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.

    Apply online: https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

    We invite your students to apply for The Discover Reed Fly-In Program.

    Every year, Reed seeks a class of intelligent, curious, community-minded students to join our distinctive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. We are hoping some of your students might be future Reedies. Student who apply for the Discover Reed Fly-In Program are seniors in high school (class of 2019), live in the United States, and are from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander).

    The Discover Reed Fly-In Program welcomes highly qualified students to:
    • participate in Discover Reed, our comprehensive open house for seniors;
    • stay on campus in a residence hall for two nights;
    • visit classes in any of our majors and programs;
    • explore Portland; and
    • engage with faculty, staff, and current Reed students.
    The Discover Reed Fly-In Program is all-expenses-paid, including travel, which will be arranged by our office. The program will take place from Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 9.

    The application for the Discover Reed Fly-In Program is live on our website and is due September 7. Please contact Aaron Ramcharan, Assistant Dean of Admission and Discover Reed Fly-in program coordinator (Aaron.Ramcharan@reed.edu / 503-777-7511) with any questions you have regarding the program.

    https://www.reed.edu/apply/rome.html…

    Financial Aid Discussion
    PTSA is hosting David Pratt from the UK financial aid office on September 10th at 6:30 in the Library. He will be discussing the financial aid process, scholarships, deadlines and other means of financing your child's college tuition.

    Meet MSU event in Lexington, KY! Brochure
    That’s right! We’re bringing MSU to you. MSU faculty and staff will be available to answer any questions about our academic programs and services, scholarships, student life and more. The $30 application fee will be waived for those who attend and provide their transcript, test scores and a completed application. You will also be able to register to win a $500 textbook voucher and other door prizes. Light refreshments will be served at this event.

    Banson NYC High School 2019 Fashion Adventure Weeks and Summer Camps
    Banson NYC was founded in November, 2008 to provide students with a "real life" tour experience of the fashion industry in New York City.  Holland Grumieaux, President/Founder, spent almost twenty years in this field prior to launching Banson NYC.  She personally designs 1-5 day itineraries in New York that complement the learning experience in the classroom. We are excited to offer a Spring Fashion Week Adventure and 2 Summer Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2019. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Click here to be directed to our website for more information.

    Sullivan University Open House  Save the Date:  August 25, 2018.
    In case you had not heard, Sullivan University has merged with Spencerian College and Sullivan College of Technology and Design.  We are now known as, Sullivan University.  With that merge, we now have more career focused programs AND REDUCED TUITION! This is already proving to be of great help in making college more affordable. Come join us at our Open House!  RSVP at sullivan.edu/open-house.

    Explore the Arts with Lexington Children's Theatre!

    The College Project is offering a five-week ACT review course prior to the October 27th test. Review content and learn test taking strategies for each section of the test from professional and experienced counselors. Classes begin September 25th and are offered 3 times each week to allow flexibility for students with busy schedules. For more information call Sean Smith at 859-619-0439 or visit our web site to download the schedule and register for the course http://thecollegeprojectky.com/events/

    UK National Writing Day   Save the Date: October 19, 2018.
    The University of Kentucky Department of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies and the Department of English through the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to the University of Kentucky campus, to celebrate the National Day on Writing and to learn about professional and career opportunities in writing. The event will take place on October 19, 2018. Please indicate your interest on this form: HTTPS://FORMS.AS.UKY.EDU/NATIONAL-WRITING-DAY-RSVP.

    The "2019 United States Senate Youth Program" materials are ready for distribution by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Any high school junior or senior student is eligible for the program provided he or she has not previously been a delegate to the program and is currently serving in a school wide, district, regional or state ELECTED capacity in a student government, civic or educational organization. Selected students should also possess a keen interest in government, have above average grades and be very articulate, as they will be participating in discussion groups with national leaders in Washington.

    The U.S. Senate Youth Program offers two student leaders from each state a $10,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, to observe the U.S. Senate in action. It is funded entirely by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

    For more information, please contact Guidance Counselor Melissa Long (Email: melissa.long@fayette.kyschools.us).

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    Attention Students and Parents!!!!
    You are cordially invited to… The Gary R. Martin Central Kentucky College Fair 2018

    Hosted by the Henry Clay High School Guidance Office and the Fayette County Public Schools
    Monday, October 1, 2018
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Lexington Center- -Heritage Hall West Wing

    For more information call:
    Guidance Office
    Henry Clay High School
    859/381-3435
    Email:  bonnie.barnes@fayette.kyschools.us

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