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Counselor's Message

Welcome class of 2020!  The past three years you have likely faced numerous challenges and obstacles. This year will be no different. You will be faced with challenging courses, important standardized tests, completing college and scholarship applications, and you will make decisions which will impact the rest of your life. You will inevitably experience a roller coaster of emotions: fear, joy, frustration, surprise, confusion, anticipation, and excitement to name a few. Through the ups and downs, be persistent and focus on the future.

Throughout the year, be diligent in working towards your future goals. You will want to:


  1. Focus on your grades. Studies show that your high school GPA is one of the biggest predictors of college success. Therefore, for most colleges and universities, your GPA will be one of the top admission factors.
  2. Get an early start on college and scholarship applications. College and scholarship deadlines will sneak up on you.  Begin researching information and applying early. 
  3. Continue striving for improved standardized test scores. Your standardized test scores will determine what colleges you are eligible to attend, the scholarships you are eligible to apply for, and the amount of TOPS funding you are eligible to receive.  
  4. Last, but not least, enjoy being a senior. Although the future is important, you do not want to miss out on the many opportunities you will have this year.


This year will be challenging, but it will likely prove to be one of the most exciting years of your high school life. If there is anything I can do for you throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope you have a great year!


Michael Bottoms

Senior Counselor



Important Dates

DateEvent/ActivityTime
August 29, 2019 Senior Information Night 6:00 
September 7, 2019 Service Academy Day 8:30-12:00 
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Announcements & Scholarships

  • Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Senior Class Officers!
    • Parker Deaton - President
    • Cameron Kent - Vice President
    • Ryan Lafitte - Press Secretary
    • Cayla Travers - Recording Secretary
    • Mai Tran - Historian

    Visit the Senior Class Website for the latest information from your officers.

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  • On Track ACT Prep October Boot Camp
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College Visits & Preview Days

Institution/EventDateTimeLocation
Hendrix College September 9 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
US Air Force September 4 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
US Army September 3 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
Wiley College September 26 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
Wesleyan University September 25 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
University of LA Monroe September 24 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
LSUS September 20 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
University of Chicago September 18 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
Xavier University September 18 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
LA National Guard September 17 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
LSU BR September 17 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
Northwestern State University September 16 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
Centenary September 13 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
Vanderbilt University September 13 Lunch shifts Cafeteria lobby 
US Marine Corp September 12 Lunch shifts Cafeteria foyer 
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