Tamarac High School April
Upcoming Financial Aid Workshops
HVCC—Thinking about going to college and don’t know how to pay for it? Attend a free in-
formation session for parents and students at Hudson Valley Community College.
All sessions will be from 5:30—7:30 PM in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC).
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, and Wednesday, May 15, 2011.
Students and parents are reminded that due to the individual attention given to each appli-
cation, the Counseling Center requires a five day turnaround for all requests for tran-
scripts/records and the processing of college applications.
Be aware that any applications should be submitted well in advance of any college’s or
scholarship’s own deadlines.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
Design Your Future Day at RPI
Rensselaer is pleased to extend an invitation to high school junior girls (or sophomores in
accelerated math or science track) to participate in their annual Design Your Future Day
program on Saturday, April 16, 2011. This program offers fun and exciting workshops that
introduce 11th grade girls with an aptitude and interest in math and science to a wide vari-
ety of career options by providing hand-on experience in RPI’s laboratories and studio
classrooms. This program if FREE to the girls and their parents/guardians who attend.
The registration deadline is April 5, 2011. For more information and registration packet
please visit the High School Counseling Center.
SAT/ACT Test Dates
SAT/Subject Tests ACT
High School Code
May 7th April 9th
Registration deadline April 8 335593 Registration deadline March 4
Late Fee deadline April 22 Late Fee deadline March 18
June 4th June 11th
Registration deadline May 6 Registration deadline May 6
Late Fee deadline May 20 Late Fee deadline May 20
New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Scholarship—Students must be active in a
fair that is a member of the NYSAAF or NYSSA and who plan to attend college. The fair where
you have been active must endorse your application and will submit it for you. Information packet
available in the HS Counseling Center, but applications must be downloaded from the website.
Deadline: April 8th.
Elmer Grogan Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Carner, Etman, Smith V.F.W. Post 6340.
Essay on "What Freedom Means To Me". Applications in the HS Counseling Center. Deadline: April
Weidner “Ed” Davis Scholarship—The CAP COM Cares Foundation will award $2,500 scholarships
to 15 young adult CAP COM Federal Credit Union members through age 25 who are either a
graduating high school senior or in college studying for an undergraduate degree. To apply, visit
www.capcomfcu.org and download the application form, or call to receive an application in the mail.
Deadline: May 2nd. For more information call Theresa Petrone at (518) 458-2195 ext. 3553 or e-
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Mohawk-Hudson Section, would like to offer a
graduating senior a scholarship opportunity. Must be continuing education to become a practicing
civil engineer. Application in HS Counseling Center. Deadline: April 22nd.
Cap Com Federal Credit Union’s Making a Difference Scholarship— Cap Com Federal Credit
Union is looking to grant a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Tamarac senior who is making a
difference in their community. To apply, students should pick up an application in the HS
Counseling Center and complete the essay. Deadline: April 11th.
Albany County Local 801 chapter of CSEA offers a George Sheffield Memorial Scholarship—
Two awards annually, must be a child of a CSEA Local 801 member in good standing. Application
available in the HS Counseling Center. Deadline: May 1st.
Capital District Counseling Association announces 2011 scholarships. Student must be attending a
Capital Region two or four year college. Stop in the Counseling Center for application. Deadline:
The Better Business Bureau—Student of Integrity Award—Two students in upstate NY will be
evaluated on their demonstration of high ethical standards and personal integrity. Each will
receive a $5,000 scholarship. Interested students should submit their application the HS
Counseling Center by April 12th.
The Rensselaer County Sheriff's P.B.A. sponsor's the Frank J. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship
and they are looking for applicants. Application available in the HS Counseling Center with a
deadline of May 1st.
Grafton resident students—Two scholarships are available for residents of Grafton only—The
Ethel Simmons Memorial Award and the Lillis Bunce Memorial Award. Applications can be picked up
in the HS Counseling Center. Deadline: May 2nd.
NYSUT Retiree Council 10—$500 scholarship for student pursuing a degree in education at
either a two year college transfer program or four year college. One student from each of the
four counties Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington. Deadline: April 30th.
“Now What?” Making the Final Selection of College
After receiving admission offers, students should celebrate with friends, family and
teachers! It’s a great time to be proud of four years’ worth of achievements. Then, as
seniors begin to consider their college options, it’s always important to remember that
they’re not just choosing a school, but also a community that should feel like home.
That’s why spring is a great time to make a campus visit.
Even if seniors have visited campus before they applied, visiting after being admitted
can help them make their final choice.
Many universities offer special events for admitted students and families. It’s always
nice to balance official campus events with informal opportunities to get a feel for the
Campus events may include an information session, campus tour, and meeting with profes-
sors. Informal ways to get to know a school could include going to lunch at the dining hall,
exploring the student center, attending an athletic event or club meeting. Families can
also use free time to explore the city by visiting local restaurants, museums, and cultural
Freshman residence halls are an important stop during any campus visit, and students
should consider the types that are available. Because this often is their first time living
away from home, students shouldn’t rush through the housing forms; spending some time
thinking about living preferences and being candid about preferences can make for an
By taking some time in the spring to get to know the colleges, campus life, and housing,
students can make informed decisions as they select the college or university that will be
a good fit for them.
Article Compliments of: Washington University—Counselor’s Canvas.
Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute—Will be held from June 20-24, 2011. Residential program
for student grade 9,10,11 to complete challenging academics activities, learn about career
opportunities in their chosen field, develop the skills to successfully navigate the social side of
college life. Please see site www.lvc.edu/youth-scholars for more information.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts— Will be held from June 24—July 23, 2011. Individual
Enrichment Program Summer Session. Designed to support students with academic potential, the
I.E. Summer Session enables students to get a jump on their academic career, while experiencing
early adjustment to college life. Please see www.mcla.edu/iesummer for further information.
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre College Programs— June 25—August 5, 2011. Visit www.cmu.edu/enrollment/
pre-college for more information.
RPI Summer Enrichment Programs—RPI is offering summer enrichment programs and
sports camps Each camp will be individually priced. Registrations must include a non-
refundable deposit and the complete program cost must be paid prior to the first day of
the program or as indicated by Rensselaer. For information including full program
description and application/registration forms, visit the Summer@Rensselaer Web site
Ithaca College—Residential Pre-College Program for high school students.
www.ithaca.edu/summercollege. Deadline: May 1, 2011
Alfred University is offering residential summer programs. Deadline: April 16, 2010.
Please visit email@example.com for more information.
WPI Frontiers and Launch Programs Frontiers Program is for soon-to-be high school
juniors and seniors. A residential research and learning experience blending science,
technology and engineering programs with communication workshops in the humanities and
arts and activities. wpi.edu/+frontiers.
The Launch Program is for freshman and sophomores. This is a five-day program offering
workshops in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, interactive media and game development, or
DEC Summer Camp is offering summer camp to youth 12-17. More information can be
found at www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html.
Harvard University is offering summer programs to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Apply online at www.ssp.harvard.edu.
Class of 2011 College/Military Acceptances
Chelsea Allen– HVCC*
Alexandria Birdsinger—HVCC*, SUNY Canton, Russell Sage College
Lindsay Bonesteel—HVCC*, College of St. Rose, University of Vermont, Northeastern University, Quinnipiac
University, Nazareth College, SUNY Binghamton
Daniel Bradley—HVCC*, LeMoyne College, Ithaca College
Shane Brennan -HVCC*
Christopher Burt—U.S. Army
Brier Carrier -HVCC*, Johnson & Wales University, SUNY Oneonta
Michael Chang -HVCC*
Luke Christiansen -HVCC*
Justin Daley -HVCC*
Ashley DelGiacco—HVCC*, Siena College, College of St. Rose, MCLA, Hartwick College, St. Michael’s College,
Quinnipiac University, LeMoyne College, Elmira College, Emmanuel College, Stonehill College,
Sacred Heart University
Tia DiDonna -HVCC*
Sara Dormandy—HVCC*, SUNY Potsdam, MCLA, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Cortland,
Samuel Downs -HVCC*, Siena College
Lindsay Doyle—Ursinus College, Fordham University, Washington College, William Jewell College
Emma Faluszczak -HVCC*
Nicholas Feldmaier -HVCC*
Ashley Fillipone - HVCC*
Cody Fisk -HVCC*
Destini Folmsbee -HVCC*
Dillan Garmley -HVCC*
Kendal Gibbons -HVCC*
Class of 2011 College/Military Acceptances
Zachary Goodness -HVCC*
Bryan Gorman -HVCC*
Dylan Green - HVCC*
Brendan Griffin—Bentley University, Queens University of Charlotte, Iona College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oneonta,
Shawn Griffin—Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Stasia Grzyboski -HVCC*
Wade Hansen -HVCC*, Rensselaer, WPI
Elizabeth Henkin -HVCC*, MCLA, College of St. Rose, Russell Sage College
James Hudson -HVCC*
Kaytlin Jackson -HVCC*
Kevin Keleher -HVCC*, University of Rhode Island, SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook,
Steven Kemprowski -HVCC*
Leandra Kneeland -HVCC*, SUNY Canton, Wells College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Genesee Community College,
Onondaga Community College, Siena College, Nazareth College, Hartwick College, SUNY
Brockport, Canisius College, Green Mountain College, St. Bonaventure University, SUNY Fredonia
Eric Kowalchyk -HVCC*,
William Krill -HVCC*
Matthew Kronau -HVCC*
Katherine LaFerrier—HVCC*, University of Hartford, LeMoyne College, SUNY Cortland, Iona College, SUNY Plattsburgh
Western New England College
Nicholas Lamiano -HVCC*
Andrew Lang -HVCC*, Siena College, Elmira College, Pace University, College of St. Rose, SUNY Albany, Butler
Danielle Large -HVCC*
Olivia LaScala -HVCC*
Victoria Lee—HVCC*, SUNY Canton, Wells College, City University of New York
Taylor Lewis -HVCC*
Travis Littlefield -HVCC*
Kaela Lucey -HVCC*
Sarah Malsch—HVCC*, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, University at Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook
Shauna Michel—HVCC*, Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Adam Mikhitarian -HVCC*
Kelly Nealon—Siena College, Stonehill College, SUNY Geneseo
Class of 2011 College/Military Acceptances
Nicholas Newell—United States Marine Corps
Daniel O’Brien—HVCC*, University of New Haven, St. Michael’s College, Suffolk University, Emmanuel College, SUNY
Cortland, MCLA, University of Rhode Island, SUNY Oneonta, Syracuse University
Eliza O’Donnell—HVCC*, SUNY Plattsburgh
Kevin O’Keefe—HVCC*, Hartwick College, SUNY Albany, University of Rhode Island, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Albany,
Kayla Raymond—HVCC*, Army National Guard
Kiersten Raymond—University of Vermont
Megan Rooney—Siena College, Iona College, LeMoyne College, Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY New Paltz,
Ithaca College, Loyola University Maryland,
Mehgan Shorkey -HVCC*
Julia Sloboda—SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Plattsburgh, Hartwick College
Chelsea Teal - HVCC*, The College of St. Rose
Nancy Vickerson—Lynchburg College, Richard Stockton College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY New Paltz, St. Michael’s
College, SUNY Plattsburgh
* Accepted at HVCC Instant Admit Day—November 18, 2010.
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Dates To Remember
8th — Third Marking Period Ends
9th — ACT Exam
12th — Board of Education Meeting
18-22nd — Spring Break No school
24th — Easter Sunday
26th — Board of Education Meeting