May 2019

May, 2019

Juniors – It is recommended that you take an ACT over the summer if needed; be sure that your score is where you want it to be when school starts in the fall!


You will need to register for the ACT at Be sure to pick up an ACT practice packet in the Guidance Office. Testing dates are as follows:

TEST Deadline to Register Late Fee Required

June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-17, 2019

July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-21, 2019

Do NOT wait until the last minute to register as it takes about two hours to complete the first time! It is recommended that juniors who are planning to go to college take the test for the first time no later than the December administration. Seniors who are taking it for the first time should take it as soon as possible! The ACT is the test score that colleges in this area want to see.

When you are completing the ACT Registration Form, you will need to list the colleges that you want your score sent to. Make sure you are including your most likely choices in this list. Larger colleges like Ohio State, Univ. of Miami, and Univ. of Cincinnati are now requiring that they receive your scores directly from the ACT company as well as from your high school.

  • You should take the Writing portion of the ACT at least one time. Several major colleges in Ohio are requiring it as part of your admissions package, and some use it for English placement. If you have questions about a specific college, see Mrs. Meyer.


If you wish to take the SAT, register at Testing dates are as follows:

TEST Deadline to Register Late Registration Closes

June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 22, 2019

ACT Prep Workshop Available!

Fort Loramie High School is offering an ACT Prep class beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 and finishing on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Time for the classes will be 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Deadline to register for classes is

May 22, 2019 and a check must be included at the time of registration. A confirmation email will be sent to the student once payment has been received. The cost for the workshops will be $25 per session or $100 for all four sessions. Registration forms and information are available in the Guidance office.

ACT Prep Websites available! (free)

This site is sponsored by the U.S. Army (if you do not want to be

contacted by a recruiter, just check “no” when registering—no obligations for

just using the site). Several students who needed to raise their scores for scholarships purposes have found it helpful in the past. (free)

Visit the official ACT student website and view video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to a student’s academic/testing needs. ACT Academy provides learners with a personalized study plan based on pervious scores from the ACT test, Pre-ACT, and official ACT practice tests. (free)

You can register at this site to take free Practice Tests and get other test- taking tips! (free)

Go to the Learning Express Library. Register as a student, and here you will find free on-line prep courses and free down-loadable prep books to help study for the ACT!

  • There are also various resources available at a cost. Copies of some of these preparation books can also be found at local libraries or can be found on-line.

NEW! The Guidance Office has 2 new ACT Prep Guide Books and 2 CDs to loan out for your preparation! See Mrs. Meyer or Ms. Tennant if you are interested!

College/Scholarship Searches and Financial Aid Help

For good info about college searches and scholarship notification, you will want to check out the following websites:, (free Education Investment Calculator) (BG website offers short videos on financial aid topics) (request information & automatically be entered in $2,500.00 scholarship drawing)

Free Scholarship Searches! Register at and

Take On-line Campus Tours! Go to

Ten scholarship programs that are available to Ohio seniors for the 2016-2017 school year can be found at More than 1 million dollars will be given out to students this year.

The “Need A Lift” book sponsored by the American Legion is available in the Guidance Office. It contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.

Playing Athletics in College?

Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in playing athletics in college, you must register with the governing body of the athletic league to which the college you are playing in belongs. It is preferable to do this at the end of your Junior year in high school. If you are looking into playing at a Division I or II school, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center ( When taking your ACT or SAT, designate the NCAA as one of your “College Choices” by entering the code “9999”. The NCAA must receive your score directly from the company; they will not accept it from your high school transcript.

If you are looking into playing at an NAIA school, you must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center ( If you register with either one of these centers, please let Mrs. Meyer know so that she can forward more information to the sites when asked for it. Complete lists of schools and their affiliations can be found at each website. You are urged to keep in close contact with college coaches you may be working with to ensure a smooth transition from the high school to college arena.

Seminars, Apprenticeships, Internships, and Job Opportunities

Edison State and Honda Student Internships – Start planning now! Apply to Edison State Community College in one of two Engineering Technology degree programs: Electro-Mechanical or Automation and Robotics degrees. Then apply to Honda at

Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and unlimited work authorization in the United States. If hired, after college graduation, move into full-time employment with Honda at $53,000 per year. For more information or details regarding this exciting program, contact Brandi Olberding at or call (937) 381-1533.

2019 Conservation Day Camp Counselors – The application for students, grades 7-12, interested in positions as Day Camp Counselors is now available in the Guidance office. The camp will run from June 25-27 and will be held at the Shelby Fish and Game Club. Applications must be filled out and returned to the Farm Bureau office or the Shelby Soil and Water conservation District office no later than May 7th.

Sollmann Electric – There are growing careers in the Electrical Field, and Sollman Electric has hired on average 2-3 students per year from the programs at Upper Valley Career Center and/or the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. If you are interested in pursuing a career in electrical construction field or questions regarding these programs, please contact Jeff Bertke at the Upper Valley Career Center at 937-778-1980, Robert Ewry at the Miami Valley CTC at 937-854-6237, Dennis Sollmann at 937-492-0346, or speak with Mrs. Meyer in the Guidance office about the programs offered.

Ohio Department of Transportation have summer apprenticeship positions in the highway maintenance department available for 2019. Applicants who wish to apply online need to go to and will need to search by agency, Transportation, District 7, location, and/or category. This is a new hiring system, and it will require the creation of a profile account. For additional information about the Ohio Department of Transportation visit, call 937-492-1141 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or see Mrs. Meyer in the Guidance office.

Crown Manufacturing – Crown is now accepting applications for full-time and summer job positions. Individuals must value integrity, innovation and a passion to help the company move forward. Summer positions are limited so apply early. If interested, apply at, or for questions and more information call Brittany Siegrist at 419-629-2220 extension 14226.

Wells Brothers, Inc. has immediate career opportunities! They are a growing family-owned business with immediate openings for: Electricians, Plumbers, Welders, Concrete Finishers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Mechanical/Industrial Riggers, Pipe Fitters, HVAC, Fabricators, Excavators, and Millwrights. Very competitive pay and benefits package! Visit their website to apply: or fax resume to 937-394-2375 or visit 105 Shue Drive, Anna.

College & Career Fairs, Summer Programs and Job Shadow Opportunities

University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Camp – Registration for this year’s Pharmacy Camp is now open. This year’s camp will be held June 23-27, 2019 on the campus of the University of Findlay and is open to high school juniors and seniors. The cost is $425 for the week and includes all meals, snacks, housing, materials and field trip costs. The camp has availability for 60 students and is on a first come first serve basis. Go to to registar.

Rhodes State College Rhodesology Summer Camp – Rhodes State College will be offering summer camps for students going into grades 6 through 9 June 10-14, 2019. For more information check-out the flyer on the Guidance bulletin board or check with the Guidance office. The cost of the camp is $299 or $349 for the Computer Wizardry.

University of Dayton – The University of Dayton is offering two, one-week residential experiences for students that want to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. These programs offer students a glimpse of life as a college student, help them develop practical skills and provide real-world immersive experiences. These programs are open to juniors, seniors, and college freshman. In addition to these experiences, students will also have the opportunity to compete for up to $40,000 in University of Dayton scholarships. If interested in applying or for more information regarding Leadership 101 or Entrepreneurship 101, go to or

The Ohio State University – The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be holding a residential camp from June 23 through June 28, 2019 for 2019 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in the veterinary field to develop an understanding of the demands of veterinary school, the admission process, and to participate in mock classes, labs and hands-on activities. To apply or get more information, visit

Wright State University, Lake Campus – Wright State University, Lake Campus will be holding a one-week STEM internship for 5 days from June 3 – June 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Students must be current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors who are interested in pursuing a natural science field at Wright State University, Lake Campus. At the completion of the project, interns will earn a $250 scholarship and certificate of recognition. Applications are available in the Guidance office and the deadline to return the application to is May 10, 2019.

Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center Job Shadow – High school students interested in Healthcare fields have an opportunity to job shadow at St. Rita’s Medical Center. If interested in participating in this program, contact Laurie Nicholas at, call 419-226-9461, or pick-up an application in the Guidance office.

Additional College Information

For descriptions of Private Colleges in Ohio, go to to download info

Common Application - There are over 300 colleges who will accept “The Common Application” to apply to their university. See the map in the Guidance Office to find out which colleges accept this.

Rhodes State College – Rhodes State College will be holding an open house for their Criminal Justice Department on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Tour the campus, check out labs, chat with instructors, and see hands-on training in the Criminal Justice Department. For more information call Jim Seaman at 419-995-8386 or email him at

University of Dayton - If you are applying, they encourage that you attach a separate page listing your extra-curricular and service activities. Their admissions process is becoming more competitive, so providing information about yourself beyond the regular application may help your chances of begin accepted.

Bowling Green State University – BGSU has joined the Common Application. Students may complete the BGSU application or the Common Application. Students may apply for admission online at Those students interested in the Honors College at BGSU may apply online at

Peterson’s Education – Peterson’s is an established name in the education industry, helping students and parents with helpful information. The Peterson’s Blog is a compilation of articles on test preparation, college funding, graduate school, and much more. The podcast, You Have a Cool Job, aims to motivate students and show how interesting and fulfilling various careers can be. The college data collection, including scholarship information, gives accurate sources of college information from anywhere. For further information please email or, or visit their website at

**Ever consider being a Court Reporter? Visit for information on the Court Reporting Institute of America.

Mary E. Geyer Foundation STEM Scholarship

The Mary E. Geyer Foundation STEM Scholarship is given to female graduates from Botkins Local High School and is a $2,000 tuition scholarship. Applications open on March 1st and close June 1st. The chief mission of the Foundation is to identify and financially support meritorious female undergraduates who major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) fields. For more information contact Superintendent Jeff McPheron at or Roger W. Geyer at Students may also view the website for more details at


**Edison Community College – Graduating seniors that have participated in the College Credit Plus Program, have earned between 9 and 44.9 credits in the program, and have applied to attend Edison Community College in the fall may be eligible for a 50% tuition and general fees scholarship. Go to to apply for the scholarship.

**Wright State Lake Campus Scholarship – Wright State Lake Campus will be offering a match scholarship for up to $500 for up to 8 students that have received a scholarship from the Community Foundation. Students must have been accepted at the Wright State Lake Campus and are required to notify the Financial Aid office at the Lake Campus to receive this award.

Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Scholarship – The Shelby county Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will award a one-time $500 scholarship to a 2019 graduating senior. As a conservation-minded group, the scholarship is geared toward students pursuing a degree and career in wildlife management, environmental studies, ecology, forestry, and the like. However, all majors and career aspirations will be considered. Applications are available in the Guidance office and deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.

B. Davis Scholarship - The creators of “Student Award Search Aid” are offering this $1,000 scholarship. Application and information are available at the website,, and must be submitted online. Deadline for this scholarship is May 24, 2019.

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship/Denison University – Students that apply and are accepted to Denison University, will automatically be considered for this scholarship. First preference is given to students from Ohio and majoring in mathematics or the sciences. An award up to $5,000 is available, regardless of financial need. All Knowlton Scholarships are renewable annually.

BigSun Scholarship – The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits and offer a $500 award. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating. To apply, please go to to learn how to apply. Application deadline is June 19, 2019.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is available to all students that will be graduating in 2019 and attending a college or university. Students may apply at Full details are available at the website, including the essay topic and instructions on applying. Deadline to apply is June 14, 2019.

UNIGO Scholarships – This national scholarship website offers hundreds of scholarship opportunities for high school seniors going onto 2 or 4-year colleges. Go to if interested in applying or viewing the available scholarships. Deadlines vary by scholarship.

A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship – All students currently enrolled in a college, university, or accredited school with a 3.00 GPA or higher, is eligible to apply for a scholarship through A-1. Students interested must complete a 1,000-word essay about car shipping services or the auto transport industry. Essays are to be submitted to along with the student’s full name, mailing address, email address, phone number and school name. Deadline to apply is March 10, 2020. To learn more about the scholarship program, go to


Wilson Hospital Teen Volunteer Program Students interested in a medical field career, may volunteer at Wilson Hospital in Sidney, in different areas of the hospital. If interested, call 937-498-5390.

St. Rita’s Hospital Youth Volunteer ProgramStudents ages 14-17, interested in pursuing a career in a medical field may participate in the St. Rita’s Youth Volunteer Program. If interested, students need to apply online at, choose Lima as hospital choice, or call 419-227-3361 for more information.

Dorothy Love VolunTeen opportunities are now available for those interested in a career in nursing, social work, dietary, or marketing, this is an excellent way to discover interests. Volunteers will do things like walk, read, play games and visit with residents, to just name a few. Dorothy Love Retirement Community is located at 3003 W. Cisco Road, near Sidney. For further information, please pick-up a brochure and application in the Guidance office, call Betsy Naseman at 937-497-6529 or email her at