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Counselors Message

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
January 16, 2019 Graduate Sales Presentation TBA 
March 12, 2019 ACT Testing (seniors <20) 8:20 a..m. - 12:30 p.m. 
March 12, 2019 WorkKeys Testing (March 12-15) TBA 
March 19, 2019 Distinguished Scholars Program 9:30 a.m. 
April 8, 2019 CLEP Testing (April 8-12) TBA 
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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.

  • Community Service Endorsement Deadline Are you working to earn the Community Service diploma endorsement?  If so, remember your 25 hours for senior year are due no later than December 20.
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 8:34 AM by Keri Miles
  • Krewe of Harambee $1,000 Scholarship On Monday, January 21, 2019 during the Krewe of Harambee’s annual Martin Luther King Hopes and Dreams Breakfast, two $1000.00 college or technical school scholarships will be awarded ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 6:38 AM by Keri Miles
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College Visits & Preview Days

Institution/EventDateTimeLocation
LSUS Pilot Preview Day March 8 TBD LSUS 
Southern Arkansas University Preview Day March 7, & April 3 TBD Southern Arkansas University 
Kick Off LSU (Open House) January 25 TBD LSU 
National Portfolio Day (Various Art Programs) January 19 11am - 3pm Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport 
Centenary College Spring Open House February 23 TBA Centenary College of Louisiana 
McNeese Preview Day February 23 TBD McNeese 
Seaton Hall University Open House February 17 & April 14 TBD Seaton Hall University 
Ithaca College Open House April 27 TBD Ithaca College 
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