Attention Seniors!

If you meet the requirements for the Excellence in Civics diploma seal, please turn in your documented 50 community service hours to the School Counseling department as soon as possible.

Also, don’t forget to turn in all college acceptance letters and scholarship offers to Mrs. Minor in the School Counseling Department to be included in College Signing Day by April 15th!

College Information Event 3/8

CHS will host a College Information Night on Thursday March 8th in the CHS Cafeteria.   Sign-in and pizza will run from 5:30 to 6:00 pm and the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.   In addition to free pizza, there will also be a raffle for three $500 scholarships. Students must be present for the entire event to win.

There will be information on different types of colleges, how to apply to college, financial aid, and scholarships. The event is targeted towards 11th graders and their families, but all grades are welcome! Its never too early to start planning for college!

See Ms. Kusnerik, college adviser, with any questions.

How to write a college essay…

  1. Get started by brainstorming: Starting the essay can be the hardest part. Brainstorming about your personality traits and defining your strengths is a good place to begin.
  2. Let your first draft flow: After you’ve gathered your notes, create an outline to organize your essay and decide where you want examples to appear. Now you’re ready to write your first draft. Don’t worry about making it perfect. Just get your ideas flowing and your thoughts down on paper. You’ll fix mistakes and improve the writing in later drafts.
  3. Develop three essay parts: Introduction (one paragraph that introduces your essay), body (several paragraphs explaining the main idea with examples), and conclusion (one paragraph that summarizes and ends the essay).
  4. Be specific: Give your essay focus by figuring out how the question relates to your personal qualities and then taking a specific angle. Make sure everything you write supports that viewpoint.
  5. Find a creative angle: Write something new and interesting that isn’t like every other essay an admissions officer is reading.
  6. Be honest: The essay question might ask you about your best quality, an experience that shaped you or the reason you want to attend a certain college. Don’t be tempted to write what you think the admissions officer wants to hear, answer the question honestly.
  7. Get feedback: Show your draft to family, friends, or teachers. Ask if it makes sense and sounds like you. Consider their feedback and make changes, but keep your voice. 
  8. Proofread and make corrections: Read your essay over carefully to check for typos and spelling and grammar errors. It’s best to ask someone who hasn’t seen it yet to take a look as well. They’re likely to see mistakes you won’t catch.