The Prowl


Applications due this week in the Counseling office or online:

  • Thanksgiving Break—11/23-28
  • HOBY and HSI Essay Deadlines—11/30
  • US Youth Senate Program Deadline—11/30
  • MSU Bozeman – 12/1
  • UW Deadline for Trustees Scholarship—12/1
  • Junior Info Day –12/1
  • American Legion Oratorical Contest—12/5
  • NWC Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Registration Deadline—12/11
  • NWC Dual Enrollment Book Return—12/11
  • National ACT Test Date—12/12
  • Burger King Scholarship—12/15
  • PB & J Scholarship—12/31



Juniors and Seniors:  If you are planning to take a dual enrollment course at Northwest College in the spring, come to the counseling office to pick up enrollment forms and make an appointment with your counselor. The deadline to sign up for NWC dual enrollment courses is December 11th.

Juniors:  The Junior Info Day is December 2nd. The counselors will be in Mr. Fulton’s US History classes during 1st, 6th and 7th periods and Mrs. McArthur’s US History classes during 2nd, 3rd and 5th periods.  If you do not have US History during one of these periods, please plan to attend one of these sessions so you do not miss the important junior year planning information.

Sophomores:  If you are interested in attending HOBY and HSI in the summer of 2021, the deadline to turn in your essay to the counseling office is Wednesday, December 2nd.

Fall Semester Dual enrollment Students: The deadline to return your NWC dual enrollment book to the counseling office is December 11th.


Junior & Senior Student Council Members and NHS Officers:  If you are interested in participating in the US Senate Youth Program, the deadline to sign up is November 30, 2020. Details can be found at and the application can be found at  If you have any questions, come to the counseling office.   

Students:  The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program is offering American high school students the opportunity to live and study abroad in Germany for one academic year.  If you are interested, go to for more general exchange student information.  Stop by the counseling office if you are interested in this program. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

Seniors:  If you are interested in attending the University of Virginia and would like to be considered for the Jefferson Scholar Scholarship, go to for more information.  If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, come by the counseling office as soon as possible.  Deadline to submit all information is December 1, 2020.

Students:  The American Legion is sponsoring an oratorical scholarship program. Each department of the American Legion may certify one contestant into the national contest.  Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.  Contestants must fill out an entry form; prepare an 8-10-minute oration on some aspect of the US Constitution with an emphasis on a citizen’s duties and obligations to our government; and will have an assigned topic related to some phase of the Constitution.  For more information go to or come by the counseling office for information and entry forms.  The local contest will be held on December 5, 2020 ant 10:00 am at the American Legion. 

Seniors:  The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees’ approved scholarship grids known as the Cowboy Commitment for our Wyoming high school seniors.  There are two ways to be eligible 1) on an unweighted high school gpa of 3.00 or higher or 2) on an unweighted high school gpa of 3.00 and corresponding ACT/SAT composite test score. Test optional is only for eligible new first-time students entering UW fall 2021.

Cowboy Commitment grid is available to view at:

If you have any questions please reach out to UW at [email protected], call 307-766-5160; or come to the counseling office.

 Juniors:  Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) is a 7-week summer institute at Princeton University.  Applicant must be a junior in high school, family income of $90,000 or less a year, 3.5 or high GPA, take advanced courses, desire to be a leader and involved in community and school.  Apply by December 14, 2020 at

Students:  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites you to participate in the 2021 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest.  Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. For complete guidelines, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at  Deadline to submit essays online is January 15, 2021.

Juniors:  The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity for Juniors.  “The Coolidge” is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  The online application is available at and the due date is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, you can email [email protected] or call (202) 827-4291 or stop by the counseling office.

Students:  The Dakota College at Bottineau is offering a high school student photo contest.  All photos must be original and created by the student submitting the work.  Entries are due by February 21, 2021.  For more information go to [email protected].

Seniors:  If you are interested in attending Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania or Stanford University, plan to join a 90-minute webinar to help you explore your college options and prepare a strong and reflective application in this time of change and new challenges.  During the program, admission officers from the five universities will introduce their institutions, discuss college application process, answer general questions, and provide individual school breakout sessions.  For webinar dates and registration information, go to

Seniors:  The University of Arizona is offering scholarships for Non-Arizona Resident students for the fall of 2021.  Applicants are not required to submit an SAT or ACT scores for admission or merit aid consideration.  For more information go to

Seniors:  The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science is offering virtual information sessions highlighting the Engineering and Computer Science and Construction Management degree programs offered at UW.  For more information and registration go to

Seniors:  The University of Wyoming board of Trustees approved an ACT/SAT test optional for admissions decisions only.  This is only for the upcoming new first-time admissions for fall 2021.  Students will be evaluated for admission based on an unweighted high school GPA and curriculum.  At the present time, ACT/SAT test scores are only optional for admission decisions.  ACT/SAT test scores are currently required to determine eligibility for any scholarship specifically the Hathaway Scholarship, UW scholarships, or the Trustees Scholars Award.  

Seniors: Morgen Patrick would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Education Opportunity Center (EOC).  The EOC is a Department of Education–funded TRIO program which is sponsored by the University of Wyoming.  Their goal is to offer free assistance to high school students and adults seeking post-secondary education. Morgen will be meeting with your senior, at his/her school, in the coming months to review the college admissions and selection process as well as scholarships and financial aid. For more information, stop by the counseling office and pick up a packet or download the application at . Contact Morgen by calling 754-6109 or by emailing [email protected]


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