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New Salem - June 17, 2009

Counselor’s Corner

By Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School Counselor’s Corner

The Class of 2009 received many scholarships. As of graduation, here is my list of scholarship recipients:
Jenna Marie Beth BSC Foundation Harvey Thorson Memorial Scholarship

Nathan Doll Dorothy Templeton-Bettencourt Scholarship

Andrew Johnson Dorothy Templeton-Bettencourt Scholarship

Casssie Jo Kilen NDSCS Academic Scholarship

Ty Kruger Henry & Em Eggert Honors Scholarship
Mandan Masonic Lodge # 8 Scholarship

Laura Kunkel Berger Family Memorial Scholarship
Ruth Crawford Stuss’29 Elem. Ed. Scholarship
DSU Model High/Campus High Memorial Scholarship

Desiree’ Lennie NDSCS Academic Scholarship
Foundation for Rural Service/West River Telecommunication Scholarship
Dakota’s Credit Union High School Scholarship

Heather McManus Dorothy Templeton-Bettencourt Scholarship

Nathaniel Messerschmidt Mindy Morgenstern Memorial Athletic & Academic Scholarship

Jacob Thiel Dorothy Templeton-Bettencourt Scholarship

Megan Toepke BSC National Science Foundation Scholarship

As of graduation these students received a total of $ 18,070.00 for the first year of college. When counting renewable scholarships for 2 or 4 years, the total comes to $ 40,280. I’m not including any New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars Scholarships, as these were not yet been determined upon graduation. If anyone reading this would like to volunteer to be on the New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars Committee, please contact Chairman Mark Fleck.

Thanks to the Casper Berger Family and Mindy Morgenstern’s Parents for their generous scholarships they’ve provided for some very deserving New Salem High School seniors. The recipients are very appreciative of these scholarships. Also thanks to the New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars Committee and other volunteers for their work in providing scholarships for our seniors.

What are the Seniors’ Plans?
As of graduation what are this year’s seniors plans? Here are the career plans for the Class of 2009:
2 year college 69%
4-year college 15%
Workforce 12%
Other training 4%.

This year’s seniors are another very unique group. One thing I want to say about them is that as a group they are better prepared for the future than my fellow high school classmates were upon my high school graduation. Thanks to the parents for your time and effort you devote to your children. Not only while in high school but after high school as well.

If you have any questions on financial aid, career and other counseling issues, please contact me at New Salem High School at 843-7610. If something urgent comes up I can be reached at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent Academic Day!