Senior graduation fees are now $90.  Please see Mrs. Daughdrill if you have not paid.


Auditions for Forrest General Hospital's Spirit Girls will be held Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. All girls entering 9th - 12th grades for 2017-2018 are eligible to audition. You may request an application packet or receive more information by calling FGH Spirit of Women at 601.288.4968. The application deadline is April 25.

The Mississippi Municiple League Scholarship is currently available in the Guidance Office. This organization awards three $2000 scholarships each year. The winners and their parents will be recognized in July at the MML Awards Luncheon on the Gulf Coast.

 The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation

Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Fund
PURPOSE
The Hattiesburg Alumni Chapter and Kappa Iota Chapter (The University of Southern Mississippi) of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. established the Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Fund in 2010 to celebrate
the chapter’s 50th & 30th year anniversary. Nationally, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is over 100 years
old having been founded at Indiana University in 1911.
The Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering college who has been through the
Guide Right program or a collegian member of Kappa Alpha Psi at The University of Southern
Mississippi. “After many years in this community, we thought it was time to formally financially support
these young men who are apart of our guide right program and the undergraduates brothers on campus,”
said Jerome Brown, president of the Hattiesburg Alumni Chapter.
The recipient will be a person with a sound record of achievement in his or her studies and of outstanding
school citizenship. This award will also include recognition of leadership ability by selecting a recipient
who has taken initiative in school activities and/or organizations that contribute to an improved quality of
life for the greater community.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship assists a student entering college who has been through the Guide
Right program or a collegian member of Kappa Alpha Psi at The University of Southern Mississippi.
CRITERIA
In making a decision, the Scholarship Advisory Committee will use the following criteria:
 Financial Need
 Scholastic Achievements
 Extracurricular Activities
 Guide Right Participant or member of the Kappa Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi
 Acceptance to an accredited college or university
ELIGIBILITY
 Applicant must be a Guide Right Participant or member of the Kappa Iota Chapter of Kappa
Alpha Psi
 Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or an ACT score of
18/SAT score of 870 (whichever is greater) and must provide an official transcript in a sealed
envelope from the current high school or college/university currently attending
NOTIFICATION
Applicants will be notified by mail about the status of their application no later than June 1. Scholarship
funds will be distributed directly to the institution of the applicant’s choice no later than September 1.
GUIDELINES
Each complete application must be received by The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation by March
1st.
 Completed application form
 Essays
 Official high school and/or post-secondary school transcripts
 Copy of ACT or SAT score
 Resume
QUESTIONS
Contact the PineBelt Foundation at 601.583.6180 or email us at pinebeltcf@bellsouth.net.

 BENJAMIN J. DEEN AND LIQUORI TATE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

PURPOSE
This fund was established to provide scholarships to full-time sworn Pine Belt law enforcement officers
and their family members in cases where the officer is killed in the line of duty or sustains a careerending
permanent injury in the line of duty or while acting in an official capacity as substantiated by
the appropriate investigating agency responsible for clearing the incident. Eligible family members
include the officer’s spouse, children, step-children, siblings (including half-brothers/half-sisters),
parents and step parents or other legal dependents of the officer at the time of death or injury.
Recipients must reside in the Pine Belt area and be a full-time student at any community college,
college, university, vocational school or police academy.
No funds from the PineBelt Foundation may be used for propaganda purposes, to influence legislation,
to influence the outcome of an election, or for direct or indirect use in a voter registration drive.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Upon receipt of applications, the Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate Fallen Officer Scholarship Selection
Committee members will review each application. This Committee is comprised of PineBelt Foundation
Board Members, Law Enforcement Officers, and Community Leaders.
Applicants can reapply as funding becomes available. Applicants should keep in mind that the PineBelt
Foundation may receive more requests than can be funded.
CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY
In making a decision, The Scholarship Advisory Committee will use the following criteria:
 Applicants must be the injured officer or a family member (as defined above) of a sworn law
enforcement officer permanently disabled or deceased in the line of duty.
 The sworn law enforcement officer must have been serving in their official capacity in law
enforcement at the time of injury or death in the Pine Belt of Mississippi (Forrest, Lamar, Jones,
Marion, Perry, Jefferson Davis, or Covington County) as substantiated by the appropriate
investigating agency responsible for clearing the incident.
 This applies to sworn officers who are injured or deceased in the line of duty. In cases involving
officer death, the death must have occurred within 12 months of the initial injury/incident.
 If permanently disabled, must provide medical documentation to substantiate medical condition
and disability.
 Acceptance to a community college, college, university, vocational school or police academy
 Minimum GPA 2.5 or GED
NOTIFICATION
Applicants will be notified by mail about the status of their application no later than May 15.
Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to the institution of the applicant’s choice no later than
August 1.
GUIDELINES
Each complete application must be received by the Scholarship Advisory Committee by April 14.
 Completed application form
 Official high school and/or post-secondary school transcripts or GED (Must be in an unopened
envelope sealed by the school)
 If renewal application applicant must provide most recent transcript
QUESTIONS
Contact the PineBelt Foundation at 601.583.6180 or pinebeltcf@bellsouth.net

 Valeant Dermatology Scholarship – Valeant Dermatology will award nine individual scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who will be attending undergraduate or graduate education programs during the 2017–2018 school year. The aim of the scholarship program is to recognize students who have been diagnosed and treated for a dermatologic condition and are pursuing their goal of a higher education degree.  Go to www.valeantaspirehigher.com 


CC Taylor Foundation – The Reverend Charlie E and Cinderella S Taylor Sr Foundation (CC Taylor Foundation), a non-profit charitable Foundation, helps provide educational assistance for deserving high school graduating seniors who plan to attend colleges, universities or vocational schools. Scholarship criteria and applications are available online at cctaylorfoundation.org. Applications must be received not later than March 31, 2017.

PROM.....Starting March 1, 2017 we will begin selling Prom tickets during lunch. CASH only. $45 for single ticket and $75 for a couple. The tickets will only be sold on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Prom is on April 8, 2017,  8-12:00

Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg Scholarship
Online & Paper Application
Deadline: March 31, 2017
See your Google Classroom for all information and links.

Pine Belt Community Foundation Scholarships  Click here.

The next ACT® test date is April 8.

The ACT is:
Accepted and valued by all colleges and universities in the United States
Based on what students are learning in school
The nation’s leading college entrance exam
More than a score—students receive personalized information about their strengths and education/career planning

Register by March 3 to avoid late fees.

 Seniors Fees are now $85.00.  Starting March 20, the fees will be $90.00

3 ways you can pay:
1: Online through your MyPaymentPlus account (Mealpay)
2: Credit Card
3. Cash

All payments can be made in Mrs. Daughdrill's office on the 100 hall.


Here is the exemption policy from the handbook. Read it carefully...absentees, fines, ISS, OSS, 9th/10th English... 

1.29 - EXEMPTION POLICY (PHS)

-Exemptions will be permitted for all end-of-course tests. 
-Any student who has an “A” average, satisfactory conduct, and has not exceeded 6 absences in periods 2 or 3, or 12 absences in periods 1, 4, 5, or 6.
-If a class ends in 9 weeks in 2nd or 3rd period, the student cannot exceed 3 absences to be exempt.
-To be exempt with an 80 or above average, a student must have satisfactory conduct and no more than (2) total days absent in a course taken all year or one (1) absence in a block period course or semester course.
-All students eligible for exemption may at their discretion take the exam.
-A student cannot be exempt if a FINE is owed.
-No exemptions will be permitted for any student who has been assigned to ISS or out-of school suspension.
-No exemptions are allowed in 9th or 10th grade English.

 Test Schedule:  2nd Nine Weeks

Scholarships:

1. The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http:// www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

 

2. The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

3. The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year. "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
 
The deadline for these scholarships is June 1, 2017. 

USM- The December ACT is the last ACT score USM will take for scholarship purposes. The deadline to register for the December 10th ACT is Nov. 4th Late fee registration will be from Nov. 5-18.Scholarship.


Mississippi State -The February ACT/SAT of your senior year is the last ACT/SAT to be considered for scholarship purposes.
Online general scholarship application priority dates are DEC 1st for Competitive, Private Scholarships and Leadership, Service Scholarships.

Ole Miss - December- Academic Excellence (ACT) and other non-competitive entering freshman scholarships are awarded and letters mailed to students for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is an ongoing process....get your application done early!!

Incoming freshmen who wish to be considered for competitive scholarships must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application. This application should be completed by February 15th.

Remember to check the schools websites for important dates/deadlines.

The scholarship/financial aid information session scheduled for October 24th is being rescheduled. 

 A letter for all Senior parents!  click Senior

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (MTEP) is now accepting scholarship applications. Information flyers are located in the Guidance office. 

Seniors!  Mark your calendars! @WmCareyU: 
Scholarship Day: Jan. 5
Super Saturday: March 25
Contact WM Carey at 601-318-6007 for more information.

Reminder: If you are planning a college day, your parent must come at least ONE WEEK before the college day and fill out the form in the office. This is in the handbook.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Are you a student who is looking to make a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!

National ACT dates - 
December 10
February 11
April 8
June 10
Go to www.actstudent.org
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