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Welcome class of 2019!  The past three years you have likely faced numerous challenges and obstacles. This year will be no different. You will be faced with challenging courses, important standardized tests, completing college and scholarship applications, and you will make decisions which will impact the rest of your life. You will inevitably experience a roller coaster of emotions: fear, joy, frustration, surprise, confusion, anticipation, and excitement to name a few. Through the ups and downs, be persistent and focus on the future.

Throughout the year, be diligent in working towards your future goals. You will want to:


  1. Focus on your grades. Studies show that your high school GPA is one of the biggest predictors of college success. Therefore, for most colleges and universities, your GPA will be one of the top admission factors.
  2. Get an early start on college and scholarship applications. College and scholarship deadlines will sneak up on you.  Begin researching information and applying early. 
  3. Continue striving for improved standardized test scores. Your standardized test scores will determine what colleges you are eligible to attend, the scholarships you are eligible to apply for, and the amount of TOPS funding you are eligible to receive.  
  4. Last, but not least, enjoy being a senior. Although the future is important, you do not want to miss out on the many opportunities you will have this year.


This year will be challenging, but it will likely prove to be one of the most exciting years of your high school life. If there is anything I can do for you throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope you have a great year!


Keri M. Miles

Senior Counselor



Important Dates

DateEvent/ActivityTime
May 18, 2019 Graduation 9:00 a.m. 
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Announcements & Scholarships

  • Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Senior Class Officers!
    • Kate Howell - President
    • Alex Howell - Vice President
    • Grace Shin - Communications Director
    • Rachel Holman - Recording Secretary
    • Kaili Taylor - Historian

    Visit the Senior Class Website for the latest information from your officers.

  • Need Service Hours? University Elementary School will be hosting a school clean-up day on July 28 (all day event) and they are asking for help.  If you still need community service hours ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:44 AM by Keri Miles
  • College Applications It is not too early to start applying to colleges.  For information on college applications, go to http://www.kerimiles.com/common-app-sendedu.
    Posted Jul 12, 2018, 9:24 AM by Keri Miles
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College Visits & Preview Days

Institution/EventDateTimeLocation
Mississippi College Preview Day September 22 / November 3 TBD Mississippi College 
Brandeis University Fall Open House September 16, 22 / October 13, 21, 27 / November 4, 10 TBD Brandeis University 
Southern University & A&M College - Jaguar Preview Day November 10 TBD Southern University  
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