LYME-OLD LYME HIGH SCHOOL
                             COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

                             MONTHLY ONLINE BULLETIN


Highlights of Recent Events and Activities

   •   The Junior Parent Night took place in the high school library

   •   The EXPLORE Test results were mailed home in January to all freshman who took the

   •   The Counseling Department has added an SAT and ACT Test Prep feature to the
       Naviance program. These test prep features are available through the Family Connection
       of Naviance, found on the Counseling Department Website. Look for the link on the left
       hand side called “Test Preparation.”

   Highlights of Upcoming Events and Activities

   •   Counselors will be meeting individually with juniors and their parents throughout
       February to discuss future planning. Invitation letters were sent home in January.

   •   The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given on
       February 15, 2012 at 9:00 in the library: This is a career exploration program
       administered by the military for student informational purposes only. There is absolutely
       no obligation to the military for students who take the test.

   •   Eighth Grade Parent Night for all parents of grade 8 students on February 23, 2012 at
       7:00 pm in the library.

   •   The CAPT test will be administered during the week of March 5-9, with make-up
       tests given thereafter until the end of March.

   •   USA Gap Year Fair at Bristow Middle School at 34 Highland Street in West Hartford
       on February 8, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

   •   NACAC College Fairs:

       Sunday, March 4, 2012 and Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Springfield Eastern States
       Tuesday, April 3, 2012 and Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Hartford Expo Center

   •   College Open House Dates (listed chronologically):
       Johnson & Wales University:                          2/18/12, 3/17/12,
                                                            4/14/12, 5/12/12
       New England Institute of Technology Tech Nite:       2/7/12 4-8 pm
       Bridgewater College:                                 2/11/12
       Mitchell College:                                    2/11/12
       Southern New Hampshire Univ. Culinary Prog.          2/24/12, 3/16/12, 4/6/12
       Stevenson University:                                3/3/12, 4/28/12

   •   The dates for upcoming Standardized College Entrance Exams are as follows:

TEST DATE               TESTS                    REGISTER                 LATE REG BY

02/11/12                ACT*                     01/13/12                 01/20/12

03/10/12                SAT ONLY                 02/10/12                 02/24/12

04/14/12                ACT                      03/09/12                 03/23/12

05/05/12                SAT & SUBJECT            04/06/12                 04/20/12

06/02/12                SAT & SUBJECT            05/8/12                  05/22/12

06/09/12                ACT                      05/04/12                 05/18/12

   •   Scholarships: The following scholarships have deadlines (listed chronologically)in the
       next three months (applications and/or information available in the Counseling Office):

       February, March, April:

       Various Deadlines:    First Robotics Scholarships
       Various Deadlines:    Key Club Scholarships
       2/1:                  Big Y Scholarship
       2/1:                  Elks National Legacy Awards
       2/1:                  Shoreline Alliance For the Arts
       2/3:                  Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance Scholarship
       2/15:                 Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
       2/15:                 Dominion Nuclear CT Engineering Technology Scholarship
       2/25:                 Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America Scholarship
       2/25:                 UCONN 100 Years of Women Scholarship
       2/28:                 Reid MacCluggage Black History Scholarship
3/1:           American Chemical Society Scholarship
3/1:           Society of Mayflower Descendants / CT
3/9:           Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association Scholarship
3/11:          Connecticut Association of Education Office Professionals
3/11:          Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation Howard Jennings
3/11:          Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation Scholarship
3/14:          Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Scholarship
3/15:          American Assoc of Family & Consumer Sciences/CT Affiliate
3/15:          Chapman Foundation – Must Write for App by 3/15 – deadline 4/1
3/15:          Connecticut Forest & Park Association
3/15:          Connecticut State USBC (Bowling Association) Scholarship
3/15:          Dunkin Donuts Scholarship
3/19:          Guilford Art Center Scholarship
3/19:          New England Institute of Technology Contests (5)
3/30:          Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship
3/31:          Association of General Contractors of Connecticut Scholarship
3/31:          Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut Scholarship
3/31:          Cable Advisory Council Scholarship
3/31:          Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Isidore Wise Scholarship
3/31:          Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Hannah Griswold Grant
3/31:          Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lee Formica Grant
3/31:          Nathan Hale Branch/CT Society/Sons of the American Revolution
4/1:           New London Fire Fighters Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship
4/1:           Regional Multicultural Magnet School Richard Spindler-Virgin
4/1:           Westbrook Emblem Club
4/5:           Phi Delta Kappa
4/9:           Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
4/12:          Milton Fischer Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
4/14:          Three Rivers College Foundation Engineering/Technology
4/15:          Alan McLean Kyle Memorial Scholarship
4/15/11:       Association of Retired Teachers of New London County
4/15/11:       Barbara Ann Romeo Memorial Scholarship
4/15/11:       Connecticut Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association
4/15/11:       Disabled Workers Committee
4/15/11:       Duck River Garden Club Scholarship
4/15/11:       Everett F. “Red” Latourette Scholarship
4/15/11:       Friends of Music Scholarship
4/15/11:       Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club
4/15/11:   `   Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Scholarships (3)
4/15/11:       Michael’s Jewelers
4/15/11:       Mistick River Business and Professional Women’s Club
4/15/11:       PFLAG Hartford / True Colors Helen & Bob Drill Scholarship
4/15/11:       Scott Marsh Cory Memorial Scholarship
4/15/11:       Stephen D. Shaw Memorial Athletic Scholarship
4/15/11:       Youth Advisory Council
4/18/11:       Connecticut Parks Association Dennis Malone Memorial
    4/19/11:              Delta Kappa Gamma Society Int.: ETA Chapter (Mary Tytla)
    4/25/11:              Kline Family Community Service
    4/25/11:              Triangle Community Center Scholarship
    4/29/11:              Rotary Club of Old Saybrook
    4/30/11:              Connecticut Association of Women Police
    4/30/11:              Connecticut State University System Foundation (3)
    4/30/11:              Eugene Atwood Loan
    4/30/11:              Hartford Gay and Lesbian Collective
    4/30/11:              Kiwanis Club of New London
    4/30/11:              Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Careers in Healthcare
    4/30/11:              Williams Memorial Institute Pre-1955 Alumnae Association

•   The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race
    Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-
    paid weekend symposium on race. Apply online or by mail by January 31, 2012. Visit or call 800-742-1036.

•   Sweet Briar College Explore Engineering Weekend: for high school girls, grades 10,
    11 and 12 on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 2012. Students will spend Friday evening
    and Saturday working with professors and SBC student mentors on engineering projects,
    culminating in a project presentation on Saturday afternoon. Students will spend Saturday
    night with SBC student mentors in the dorms. Cost is only $30, and includes lodging, all
    meals, supplies and a T-shirt. Only 25 spots, so sign up early. Register online at or call Hank Yochum, Ph.D. at 434-381-6357.

•   The Eleanor Roosevelt Center Girls’ Leadership Worldwide in an international
    leadership development program for girls entering their sophomore or junior year in high
    school in the fall. Applications are due by March 9, 2012. Application and additional
    information is available on the website:

•   Financial Aid Website: is the official benefits Web site of the
    U.S. Government. This easy to use Web site provides access and information to more
    than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs, including numerous education related

•   Scholarship Search Website:

•   Summer Opportunities: The Counseling Office has information about summer
    educational, internship and volunteer programs, many of which have spring registration
    deadlines. The Summer Opportunity Bulletin can be found on the District #18 Website on
    the High School Counseling Department link. Brochures and pamphlets from many
    summer programs can be viewed in the Counseling Department.

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