February, 10, 2011
Financing a College Education
Press by Meredith Jaggars
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.
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
financial aid process easi- fill out the FAFSA, types Many do not know about SA, it is usually a wrong about getting the informa-
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)
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