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Hebron - October 6, 2004

Counselorís Corner
By
Dr. Gaylynn Becker
Career Counselor
Hebron & New Salem High Schools

Career Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Last week the New Salem, Hebron, and Glen Ullin Career Development Advisory Committee conducted its fall meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2004. Committee members representing Hebron High School and community are: Thomas Conlon, Angela Kitzan Raelynn Renke, Kimberly Wanner, Steve Maershbecker, Peggy Rolle, Dale Sayler, and myself. Thanks to the committee members for input on the career development program and their voluntary participation on this advisory committee.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
During September interested juniors were provided an opportunity to participate in this unique opportunity to find out more about how student interests and abilities match up to military and civilian occupations. The ASVAB also provides military cut scores for receiving military training for various occupations. There is no military obligation for those juniors who participated in this assessment. We reviewed the results in class.

PLAN Testing
The PLAN test will be administered to all sophomores on October 11, 2004. This is a sophomore version of the ACT. In addition to ACT scores, students will also receive interest inventory results that can assist students in their career planning. We hope to receive the results around Thanksgiving.

PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is also used as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Mr. Steven Maershbecker will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors on October 13, 2004. Interested sophomores can also take this test but are not eligible to participate in the scholarship competition until their junior year. Any junior or senior who has not yet signed-up for this but would like to participate, please contact Mr. Maershbecker as soon as possible.

If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either Hebron High School at 878-4442 or at New Salem High School at 843-7610.

Have an excellent academic day!