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New Salem - October 22, 2008

Counselor’s Corner

© 2008 Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School

Explore BSC!

Do you want to find out about academic degrees and programs at Bismarck State College (BSC). How about finding out:
• How to pay for college
• How to become a BSC student?
If the answers are yes, then Explore BSC is for you!

This year’s Explore BSC is being held on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. This is a day that BSC encourages potential students of any age to talk to instructors, see demonstrations, visit the campus and find out what BSC can do for you.

Explore BSC begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends at 1:30. There will be door prizes and a drawing for one $ 1,000.00 scholarship. To participate one needs to pre-register by calling Wayne at 224-5414, 1 800 445-5073 or e-mail

North Dakota Youth Leadership Seminar

Do you want to:
• Learn new leadership skills
• Meet new people from all over North Dakota
• Experience an outstanding time with student leaders?
Then the North Dakota Leadership Seminar may be for you! There is no cost to the student.
If you are a sophomore and want to be considered in the selection process, let Dr. Becker know by December 1, 2009. New Salem High School will select 1 sophomore to attend the North Dakota Leadership Seminar that will be conducted at the University of Mary Campus from May 29-31, 2009. If you want more information, either go to or stop by my office.


Are you a high school sophomore? Do you want to learn more about:
• Empowerment
• Leadership
• Excelling?
If you do, then the HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar may be for you.

HOBY is short for Hugh O’Brian Youth. HOBY was started by Hugh O’Brian in 1958. Hugh O’Brian volunteered with Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner) and portrayed legendary law-man Wyatt Earp on television when I was a kid. HOBY will be conducted on May 29-31, 2009 at Bismarck State College.

If you are interested in more information or if you want to be considered as New Salem High School’s representative, stop in to see me. You can also find out more about HOBY at There is a $ 150.00 cost to the student for attending HOBY. If there is an individual or a group who would like to sponsor this year's sophomore, please contact me.

Yes, Hugh O’Brian is still alive and attends a few of the 70 HOBY Youth Leadership Seminars across the country. He is one of my childhood hero’s. It would be nice to meet him some day.

If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!