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					                                                                                                                                                                            Issue 44
   Volume 06
                                                                                                                                                                  February, 10, 2011


                               Financing a College Education
               Member of
                   the
                Tennessee
               High School
                  Press        by Meredith Jaggars
               Association
                                Financial aid for college         grants, scholarships, loans,       financial consultants that     in Tennessee for one year     pleted yet. Anyone can
The     PawPrint    is   a     students has come a long           and work-study programs.           could be trying to scam        to be eligible. As for        re-enter the FAFSA and
publication of the McNairy     way since 1643, when the            On Thursday, January 6,           the public. Good sources       grants, there is the Dual     correct income and tax in-
Central High School            first scholarship was es-          Deidra Bean, Director of           of student aid online are      Enrollment Grant and the      formation at a later date.
Journalism Department.
                               tablished at Harvard Uni-          the UTM Selmer Center,             studentloans.gov and tn        Federal Pell Grant. There       To some students, the
The views and opinions
expressed here are not
                               versity by Lady Anne Rad-          along with financial aid           scholardollars.org. Also,      is also a wide variety of     FAFSA “sounds like a real
necessarily those of the       cliffe Mowlson. Thanks             officers and campus advi-          McNairy Central’s web-         loans for students to ac-     pain,” but senior Andrew
administration, faculty or     to the Higher Education            sors from the UT Martin            site, mchscats.org, has        cept, which, unlike grants,   Christiansen feels confi-
staff.                         Amendments of 1992, the            campus, spoke to a crowd           scholarship information        do have to be paid back.      dent that he has it covered.
          EDITOR               Free Application for Stu-          of seniors and parents in          under the Guidance link,        For those filling out the    He says, “I haven’t filled
         Emily Hill            dent Aid is now available          the MCHS library about             including various applica-     FAFSA, beware of com-         out the FAFSA yet, but
       COPY EDITOR             for all prospective college        financial aid. Topics in-          tions and online scholar-      mon mishaps. When er-         I plan to do it sometime
    Meredith Jaggars           students to help make the          cluded the prime time to           ship searches.                 rors occur with the FAF-      soon. I’m not too worried
       REPORTERS
                               financial aid process easi-        fill out the FAFSA, types           Many do not know about        SA, it is usually a wrong     about getting the informa-
        Anna Crabb
       Rachel Burns
                               er [www.finaid.org].               of aid awarded, and advice         the many federal and state     social security number, in-   tion incorrect. It should
      Paige Ouellette            The FAFSA may seem               for searching for scholar-         grants and scholarships        formation on divorced or      be easy enough as long
         ADVISER               like a daunting task to            ships. At the end of the           that FAFSA has to offer.       remarried parents, income,    as I have all of my docu-
       Lisa Forsythe           many, with digits, statis-         meeting, students were             The Tennessee HOPE             untaxed income, house-        ments together.”
                               tics, and taxes, oh my!            given the opportunity to           Scholarship is a renew-        hold size, or the number        With FAFSA season in
UPCOMING                       Now though, with FAFSA             use one of the school’s            able $4000 for students        of household members in       full swing, students and
                               on the Web, anyone can             computers to fill out the          going to four-year institu-    college. Students and par-    parents need not be afraid.
EVENTS:                        do it. If a student plans          FAFSA with the assis-              tions with a 21 ACT score      ents should also remember     With a computer and
Feb. 10                        to go to a post-secondary          tance of an officer.               or a 3.0 grade point aver-     to review the Student Aid     the right documents, the
•Valentine’s Day               school, he or she should             Sources of student fi-           age. There are additional      Report, which summa-          dreaded FAFSA can be
                               set aside an hour or two           nancial aid were also dis-         awards and scholarships        rizes information on the      completed in no time and
Scavenger Hunt 3:15
                               to complete the FAFSA              cussed. They can be pri-           that can be added to the       FAFSA.                        start financing that college
•BB vs Wayne Co (A)            online. The benefits one           vate, institutional, state, or     HOPE scholarship, such           All students should fill    education.
6:00                           can reap from spending             federal. Those searching           as the Aspire Award. Stu-      out the FAFSA as soon as
Feb. 12                        that small amount of time          for scholarships online            dents and parents need to      possible after January 1,
                               in front of the monitor in-        should beware of paid              remember though, that a        even if taxes for the past
•ACT Exam 8-12
                               cludes federal and state           scholarship searches and           student has to have lived      year have not been com-
•BB vs Liberty (H)
6:00
Feb. 15
                               Scholarship Info:                                                     be available for full time
                                                                                                     employment between June
                                                                                                                                    be given at 1:00 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                    Thursday, April 7, 2011,
                                                                                                                                                                  is Mar. 1st. You are eli-
                                                                                                                                                                  gible to apply for the Ned
•NHS Mtg HR                    •The deadlines for schol-          for students with a B or           \6-July 29. For consider-      Davis Science Building,       McWherter Scholarship if
                               arship applications at var-        higher in math and sci-            ation, apply at www.vet.       Middle Tennessee State        you have a 3.5 GPA and at
Feb. 16                        ious universities are rapid-       ence who want to learn             utk.edu/summerexperi-          University. All contes-       least a 29 ACT. Deadline
•Progress Reports              ly approaching. The dead-          what engineers do in real          ence. Application dead-        tants are requested to        is Feb. 15th.
                               line at UTM is February            life. If you’re interested,        line is March 18th.            register by calling the
Feb. 21                        1st, and the deadline for          go to http://www.engr.             •The Biology Department,       Biology Department at         LOCAL         scholarship
•School Dismissed for          MTSU is February 15th.             utk.edu/edp/pre_college.           Middle Tennessee State         615-898-2847 between          applications now available
President’s Day                The priority deadline for          html. Applications are due         University, will offer four    8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.       in Guidance:
                               MTSU was December 1st.             March 4th.                         scholarships for 2011-         any weekday, or by return      •Jimmy Daniel Memorial-
Feb. 24                        The FAFSA form must                •The College of Veterinary         2012. One scholarship          mail. There is no registra-   deadline Apr. 15-3.0 GPA
•Faculty Mtg 3:05              be filled out in order to          Medicine is hosting a sum-         will be for $1500, one         tion fee.                     and 20 or higher ACT
                               be eligible for the HOPE           mer enrichment program             for $1000, and one for         •Students can visit www.      required
                               Scholarship as well as             for students completing            $500. Selection will be        tn.gov/collegepays       to   •Will R. Manier, Jr/
•SENIORS, it’s time to         other grants and loans.            sophomore year with a 3.0          based on a competitive         apply for scholarships        Rotary-deadline      Feb.
begin collecting your pic-     •The       College        of       GPA. Students will work            examination given to high      offered through the state     25-3 teacher references,
tures for the slideshow!       Engineering at UTK will            in a veterinary practice           school seniors over bio-       of Tennessee. You are         page 1-2 of parents’ most
Guidelines are online at       host a summer enrich-              in their hometown for 7            logical principles and con-    eligible to apply for the     recent Form1040, essay
www.mchscats.org. The          ment program for rising            weeks and then spend               cepts. *Each scholarship       Robert Byrd Scholarship       required.
deadline to turn in pictures   7th-12th grade students            one week in Knoxville as           is restricted to incoming      if you are a TN resident
is Friday, Feb. 25 at 3:00     entitled “Introduction to          guests of the veterinary           freshman Biology Majors        and have a 3.5 GPA or if
- NO EXCEPTIONS!!              Engineering”. It is a one-         college. There is no cost          entering MTSU Fall 2011.*      you have a 3.0 GPA and at
                               week residential program           to students but you must           The examination will           least a 24 ACT. Deadline


                               The Most Important Meal of the Day!
•The Bobcat Band will
host a steak dinner/musi-
cal performance on March
12th at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a
three-course meal accom- by Emily Hill
panied by the sweet sounds                                                    ened No. 2, but        teenagers probably find        a combined caloric intake     lunchtime. Six of these
of the MCHS jazzband and                                                      didn’t anyone tell     it hard to stay awake let      of a whopping 1,190 calo-     are: 1. Granola cereal,
jazz ensemble. Tickets are                                                    you daydreaming        alone concentrate in class.    ries. While this double       yogurt, and a sliced apple
$25, with money going to                                                      isn’t allowed at       Research papers, senior        time combined make up         2. Scrambled eggs, toast,
the lighting/sodding of the                                                   school? Despite        projects, worrying about       the amount of calories        and orange juice 3. French
band practice field. For                                                      every parent’s fan-    college acceptance let-        the average person should     toast topped with fruit and
information, call 610-9574                                                    tasy of their little   ters (and then paying for      eat in one day, both offer    orange juice or milk 4.
or 645-0054.                                                                  adult, any teacher     college) are all enough to     menu items with consider-     Veggie omelet, bran muf-
                                                                              will happily in-       make any senior go gray.       ably less calories as well.   fin, and yogurt with fruit
                                                                              form them that           What would you say if        McDonald’s has even           5. Whole-grain pancakes/
                                                                              keeping students       with the proper sleep, ac-     started offering oatmeal      waffles topped with ber-
                                                                              on-topic      while    tually spending some time      with raisins and fruit in     ries with milk or yogurt 6.
                                                                              teaching is a hard     on last night’s homework,      it, which happens to be an    Low-fat cream cheese on
                                                                              task indeed. Clos-     and eating a little some-      extremely healthy break-      a whole-grain bagel with
                                                                              er to reality, they    thing for breakfast could      fast. Hardee’s also has an    orange juice. The main
                                                                              practically have       keep you awake and lis-        online program that counts    pattern is utilizing com-
                                                          photo by Emily Hill
                                                                              to rope students       tening to your teacher for     all calories in a meal so     plex carbohydrates and
                               Senior Marlee Mardis munches on into the classroom                    an entire block… or even       you know what you’re          proteins in a combination
                               a poptart between classes.                     like cattle, pry-      for the entire day? Would      eating ahead of time. It’s    of grain, dairy, and fruit.
                                                                              ing     sugar-filled   you take the advice? Be-       as simple as point, click,      Then again, a halfway
                                It’s 7:49 at MCHS and              energy drinks from their          cause it is as simple as a     and print.                    decent breakfast is bet-
                               students are beginning to hands, and perform elabo-                   squeeze of an orange and        Living on a budget isn’t     ter than no breakfast at
                               march out of the Com- rate acrobatic acts to keep                     a pop of the toaster.          easy and sometimes fast       all. Senior Marlee Mardis
                               mons, chattering, laugh- their short attention spans                    About.com says that a        food just isn’t an option     has eaten PopTarts nearly
                               ing, and groaning all the interested in the Pythago-                  study conducted by Har-        even when the economy         everyday since her junior
                               way to their first blocks. rean Theorem, William                      vard researchers shows that    seems to be improv-           year.
                               Students file one by one Faulkner, and things like                    students who ate breakfast     ing overnight. Although          “They’re just good.
                               into their classrooms “abnormal pattern forma-                        were, “significantly more      MCHS does not offer           They’re quick to eat and
                               and sit at their seats, qui- tion in the genome of Dro-               attentive in the classroom,    breakfast to students         really yummy. They’re
                               etly awaiting a carefully sophila.”                                   had better grades in math,     (something for the school     addictive. It’s a problem,
                               planned lesson as the Many students are able to                       and had significantly less     board to consider?), they     but I think I’ll survive.”
                               monotonous tone sounds, pull off high A’s in their                    behavioral and emotional       can still cook break-         Her favorite flavor still
                               signaling another glorious classes, so obviously it                   problems.” As stated, it       fast at home or make it       remains Hot Fudge Sun-
                               day atop the hill.                  is not the teachers caus-         is scientifically proven       the night before if they      dae. Pop Tarts seem to be
                                After homework is passed ing students to have bad                    that eating breakfast in       have to ride the bus. It      a popular favorite along
                               to the front, the bright, flu- grades. It could be the fact           the morning can improve,       may take more time than       with granola and yogurt.
                               orescent lights are flicked that Little Johnny (the kid               well, everything. At the       the fast food drive, but      If you have found a food
                               off, the projector begins to in the back slobbering on                same time, it could also       in the end, students can      pattern that works for you,
                               whir, binders snap open, his sleeve with his head                     hinder your performance        save some change while        keeps you awake, makes
                               and papers are shuffled. glued to his desk) is only                   depending on if you are        learning some cooking         you happy, and keeps
                               The room soon fills with running on four hours of                     eating the “right foods.”      skills. BAM! Your son or      your concentration up in
                               the eager scratching of sleep after having an ever-                   Gatorade and Reese’s           daughter could be the next    class, then that is definite-
                               pens and pencils owned by so-heated battle on Xbox                    probably do not constitute     Emeril Lagasse in a matter    ly the way to go. To each
                               tomorrow’s working class Live with his buddies at                     a healthy breakfast.           of weeks.                     his own. Just remember,
                               of talented young men and one in the morning. Be-                      McDonald’s and Hardee’s           AskDrSears.com pro-       breakfast is the most im-
                               women.                              tween work, sports, clubs,        might seem like a quick        vides a list of some easy,    portant meal of the day!
                                Sorry to pop your bubble activities, homework, and                   and okay breakfast at first,   yet well-composed break-
                               with a dangerously sharp- having a social life outside                but their Deluxe Breakfast     fasts that can help fuel
                                                                   of Facebook, many normal          and Monster Biscuit have       a student’s brain until

				
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