Senior Awards 2021.pdf
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Senior News

CLASS OF 2021 Important News!

May 3 - PHS Senior Signing Day is next Monday, May 3 during the second block. The event will start at 10am and end at 11:30am (second block). Early grads and virtual students please arrive by 9:45am and remember to bring your mask. I encourage seniors who plan to attend college to wear your college colors. This event will be live streamed for family and friends. The YouTube link to bookmark for this event is here:

May 11 - Senior Awards Day/Breakfast/Senior Thank You notes, Senior Picnic and Yearbook distribution. Family formal invite below:

  • 8am-9am- Senior Pancake Breakfast in the complex. Seniors are encouraged to arrive between 8am-8:30am.

  • 9am-9:30am- Senior Awards Day Practice (You must bring your graduation gown, only gown, no cap or tassel or stole) Please bring a hanger and name in back of gown.

  • 10am-12:00pm- Senior Awards Day on PHS Football Field. All parents are invited to attend. Senior Awards formal invite is attached. (You must wear your graduation gown, only gown, no cap or tassel or stole) Please bring a hanger and name in back of gown.

  • 12pm-12:30pm- Senior Thank You delivery to teachers

  • 12:30pm-3:30pm Senior Picnic/Yearbook distribution in the complex/football field. Seniors will be provided a Chick Fil A lunch with a game of Bingo and lots of door prizes. Seniors encourage to bring beach towel, sunglasses sunscreen and yard games.

May 14 - Prom will be held on Friday, May 14th at Hunter Valley Farms from 7:00 pm -11:00 pm. The link to all Prom information is on the Prom google site here: plus it is located on the Senior News HERE. **If you have any questions please contact our senior sponsors Liz White at or Raven Raby at **

May 17/18 - Senior Exams

  • May 17 3rd/4th Block Senior Exams

  • May 18 1st/2nd Block Senior Exams

  • Watch the TN Promise Mandatory Meeting Webinar.The Class of 2021 TN Promise mandatory meeting webinar is now available in TNAchieves CONNECT! The 40-minute mandatory webinar discusses important TN Promise scholarship information, requirements and upcoming deadlines, as well as next steps for financial aid and enrollment. You must watch the webinar to its entirety and answer the questions following the webinar by May 31, 2021 in order to remain TN Promise eligible. The webinar can be viewed via computer, tablet and/or mobile device. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WEBINAR VIA YOUR TNACHIEVES CONNECT ACCOUNT. Once you have logged in to CONNECT, click “Pathways” in the menu bar and select “2021 TN Promise Mandatory Meeting Webinar” to begin this requirement. If you have already set up your CONNECT account, simply log in using your email and already created password. If you cannot remember your password, follow the prompts to reset your password. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. If you continue to have problems logging in, email We strongly encourage you to watch the webinar as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss an important date or mandatory scholarship requirement! Failure to watch the webinar to its entirety by May 31, 2021 will result in TN Promise scholarship ineligibility.

  • Graduation: If you plan to walk at Graduation you must order the cap/gown/tassel unit. You can go to **If you have any questions about any graduation supplies please contact Coach Porter our Graduation Facilitator at**

  • Student Email: Check your student email on Outlook365 app or webpage. Lots of important info will be shared through email. Same log in for your email that you are using to log in your chrome book. Click HERE for email or "How to check student email tab."

  • SCOIR: SCOIR accounts are used as a resource for virtual tours and applications for colleges. Click HERE for SCOIR account. If you need to reset passwords, your student email is the email and user name to reset.

  • Follow us on Twitter @PowellHS_CCC

  • All 18 year old men are required by federal law to register with the U.S. Selective Service. Register online at

Senior Calendar

Free Application Codes

  • The University of Alabama's Free App Week starts NOW!

Your students have until 11:59 p.m. CST on November 20 to apply to UA with their free code.

Free App Code: AL20

How to use the code:

1. Fill out the application in its entirety.

2. DO NOT mark the fee waiver box at the beginning of the application.

3. At the end of the application, type the student's free code into the 'Staff Only Use' box above the submit button.

  • UT Martin Free Application is offering our Fall 2021 admissions application free of charge September 21-23 as part of college application and exploration week. Students can apply at The application fee will be turned off during the three-day period, and students will not have to provide any documentation. As requested by THEC, we have produced a video that walks students through the application process. Feel free to share with your students!

  • ETSU is having a final fee waiver week February 1-5. In speaking with students, we have found that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many high school seniors to be behind in the college prep process and this includes applying. In an effort to assist these students as much as we can, we are offering one final fee waiver week.

The code is freshfuture and it will be entered into the promo code box at the end of the ETSU application.

  • Lee University Apply for FREE.We’ve created a specific code for your students to waive our $25 application fee. The code is APPLYTN and it will work any time, so feel free to pass this along to students even after this week.

  • Carson-Newman free application is open NOW at

Virtual and In-Person/PreviewDays (Open Houses)

These are the most current upcoming virtual opportunities. Please check the Open House tab for other information.

Roane State

  • Health Science Group Advising Sessions

Physical Therapist Assistant: Wednesday, 4/21/2021, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Zoom,

Advanced Pharmacy Tech: Wednesday, 4/21/2021, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Zoom,


  • TCAT is hosting a Senior Remake Learning Days open house tour on May 7, 2021, from 10:00am-2:00pm. We encourage students to tour our available programs on that day and I will be here to assist with any admissions questions.

  • We are opening back up for small tours and some shadows, please don't hesitate to reach out to me to get them schedule.

Quita Zerr

High School Counselor/Recruiter |TCAT Knoxville

1100 Liberty St | Knoxville, TN 37919

Office 865-766-4343 | Fax: 865-971-4474

University of Tennessee

  • TOMORROW'S ENGINEERS TODAY The Society of Women Engineers University of Tennessee, Knoxville Section. February 27th, 2021 | 10am-4pm 1520 Middle Drive Knoxville, TN 37996. Elementary, Middle, and High School sessions! Learn about engineering, make new friends, and complete cool projects! There will be an informational session for parents too! Registration: $9 per student, lunch included *Refunds available until 1/1. Text @tet-info to 81010 for TET updates and information. Questions? Email Kay Howell at

  • Want to be a Vol? VIP stands for Vol in Progress. You can create your account at to join their mailing list. You can apply for admission at or

  • UTK Big Orange Preview: October 26-29 Click HERE to register and learn more about he events below. Big Orange Preview will take place on October 26-29 from the comfort of your home—and we hope you and your students both can join us! During this Open House event, you and your students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and college students. We can't wait to introduce you to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life!

  • Come See Tennessee: October 13-14. From October 13-14, students can Come See Tennessee from the comfort of their home! This Diversity & Inclusion-focused event is a unique two-day experience to highlight UT's Pride Center, Multicultural Student Life, a current student panel, and much more. Students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and scholars during this event. We can't wait to introduce them to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life!

  • Transfer Day: October 15. This is a special day just for transfer students to provide the opportunity to learn about the transfer admissions process, find out how financial aid works for transfer students, hear about our Career Development Center, and interact with academic advisors from all major programs.

**Transfer Student Visit Day does not meet the orientation requirement to register for classes.**

  • Scholars Invitational: October 17, 19-20. High-achieving students are invited to join us on October 17, 19-20 from the comfort of home to learn about the great opportunities available at UT, particularly in one of our Honors programs! During Scholars Invitational, students will hear about experience learning, Honors & Scholars Programs, and scholars talking about the campus experience. Students can choose to attend breakout sessions of their choosing to learn about research, health professions programs, leadership and service, and more.

  • UTK Engineers Day. UTK Engineers Day 2020 information is below. Great oppportunity!

Register Today for

Engineers Day 2020

Taking place virtually Thursday, October 29.

Hosted by the Tickle College of Engineering at the

University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Find the list of 2020 competitions/rules (Links to an external site.)

and additional details about this year's event at (Links to an external site.)

Link to register is HERE. Contact Karen Lowe by email or phone at 865-974-2454 with questions.

  • QUESTIONS? Click HERE to register and learn more. You can learn more about each event here. If you have a question about any of our fall events, please send us an email at or call 865-946-8687.


  • Career Exploration:

Elevate Electricity-Join us at Massey Electric to get a behind-the-scenes tour of their business, learn what a typical day on the job is like, and participate in a hands-on activity to test your electrical knowledge. Lunch will be provided. Feb 27 Middle school students-9:30-11 a.m. High school students-12:30-3 p.m.

Explore Engineering- Explore what it’s like to work in the in-demand fields of engineering and manufacturing. In this one-day workshop, build your own custom robot and learn what it takes to succeed in the industry. Lunch will be provided. Middle school students- March 18&15 9 a.m.-3 p.m. High School Students- March 9&16 9 a.m.-3 p.m

Construction Basics- If you love solving problems and fixing things, explore a future in construction! In this one-day workshop, learn about how the industry is growing and participate in a hands-on activity. Lunch will be provided. Middle school students- March 10&17 9 a.m.-3 p.m High School Students-March 11&18 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Win with Welding-Make your own sculpture with welding! Learn about the world of welding and make your own unique piece as you practice cutting and grinding metal with a welder. Lunch will be provided.Welding for women High school only-March 13 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Welding for men High school only- March 13 12:30-3:30 p.m.

All workshops are FREE to attend and will take place at the Pellissippi State Community College Blount County Campus unless otherwise noted. To register for one or more of the career exploration workshops, visit or scan the QR code on flyer attached. For questions, please contact Joy at Flyer HERE

  • Remote meetings connect students to campus without leaving home. With a remote meeting, prospective students can connect one-on-one with an Admissions recruiter to ensure they’re on track to becoming an enrolled student at Pellissippi State. The meetings are held on Zoom so that students can get their questions answered without coming to campus. Students can schedule an appointment here. (NOTE: This is not an academic advising appointment to register for classes.)

  • Preview is Saturday Oct. 3, 2020, 10-11:30am at the Hardin Valley Campus. Please RSVP at HERE - Attached flyer and video on how to apply HERE!

  • Virtual Open House Video HERE Also steps HERE on how to apply to Pellissippi!

  • 2020 Pellissippi Preview Drive- Monday, November 2, 4-6 p.m.Hardin Valley Campus. Register and more information on Link provided.

  • Pellissippi Fall Preview 2020 - Attached flyer and video on how to apply. Flyer attached HERE. Video HERE. Pellissippi virtual tour HERE.

  • We will be offering different activities through the next couple years to get students excited about IT. Here is a list of what we have planned:

  • Pellissippi Cyber Security - Click HERE to download flyer and register.

  1. “Day in the Life” Series. These will be virtual events where students will hear from professionals working in the different IT fields. Students will be able to ask questions and gain a better understanding what a typical day in field would look like. Our next “Day in the Life” event will be November 10 6-7:30pm and the topic will be Cybersecurity. I have attached the flyer for our next event. Feel free to share.

  2. Summer internships for students in 2021. We have some local employers who will be offering internship for high school students so they can get some hands on experience.

  3. Virtual Employer tours with our Employer partners

  4. Summer Enrichment camps for Summer 2021

**If you would like to make a personal appointment with the PHS Pellissippi Admissions Counselor, Sarah Davis, Click HERE! This is for anyone who needs help or has questions about applying or admissions process.


  • Carson-Newman is offering their showcase Saturdays. Students and their families will get to know all that C-N has to offer by talking to professors, touring the campus and meeting our staff. Visit for more info. Showcase Saturday dates are October 6, November 3, and February 23.

  • Carson-Newman is offering the EAGLE EXPERIENCES.. On this day, prospective students get to experience life as an eagle. Visit for more info. Eagle experiences dates are October 16, March 26 and April 9.

Watkins College of Art

  • Watkins College of Art will hold open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10-3pm. Please visit for more information.

  • Watkins College of Art will hold National Portfolio Day 2018 on Sunday, October 13 from 10-4pm. Please visit for more information.


  • Lincoln Memorial University Open House in Harrogate, TN has a preview day and daily campus tours available Monday- Friday at 9 am and 2pm by appointment.

  • Lincoln Memorial University Nursing informations session is Oct 11, 2018, 3-7pm. For more info visit


  • East Tennessee University Open House in Johnson City, TN. Open houses, Call 423-439-4213 or email with any questions. Free Application through week of Friday, Sept. 26th. Code to apply online is welcomehome21.

  • East Tennessee University Open House in Johnson City, TN. Open houses, Call 423-439-4213 or email with any questions.

  • ETSU Navigating the college search in a pandemic has its challenges. As families limit travel and stay closer to home, many students are missing the opportunity for campus visits. To help students explore their opportunities at ETSU, we have created a new virtual visit experience and we have launched Bucky's ETSU Road Trip. With Bucky's ETSU Road Trip, we are bringing ETSU to your students. Admissions counselors will be visiting cities for outdoor, socially-distanced college information sessions. We will bring plenty of information about admissions, academics, scholarships, campus life, and more—as well as blue and gold spirit, ETSU t-shirts, and other Buccaneer swag! A list of destinations and dates is available at Please encourage your students to visit this site to register for an individual appointment with our admissions recruiters. We will be abiding by public health recommendations and masks are respectfully required.

Mississippi State University

  • Scholars Recognition Days

October 15, November 5, November 19, 2018 (choose one)

Invite only; Seniors with a 30+ ACT

No charge

Space is limited

Registration live September 6th at 9:00 am

  • Fall Preview Days

October 8, October 29, November 12, 2018 (choose one)

Open House; Geared toward Juniors and Seniors

$10 per person

Space is limited

Registration live September 6th at 9:00 am

For more info visit


  • Free Application: We will be offering our Fall 2021 admissions application free of charge September 21-23 as part of college application and exploration week. Students can apply at The application fee will be turned off during the three-day period, and students will not have to provide any documentation. As requested by THEC, we have produced a video that walks students through the application process. Feel free to share with your students!

  • UT Martin Virtual Preview Days: Our Preview Days will be happening virtually this year and provide excellent opportunities to connect with our faculty and learn more about UT Martin. The events will be held on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday, November 7. More information is available online.


  • TTU will be in Knoxville, TN, on February 9th, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm to help assist students and parents with their questions about Tech. Tennessee Tech has reserved a meeting room at the Hampton Inn and Suites Turkey Creek on Campbell Lake Drive for students and parents to come and chat with me about Tech and the admissions process. This is a mask required event, there will be free snacks, free parking, and Tennessee Tech give-a-ways.

Check Out the Event Here!

  • Tennessee Tech University is practicing social distancing measures. We are allowing in-person campus visits and we are hosting in-person Preview Days. Preview Day is an awesome opportunity for students to experience what it's like to be a Golden Eagle. Our upcoming Preview Days are on Sept. 26th, Oct. 2nd, and Oct. 3rd Preview Day Information: can also set up a one on one meeting with admissions counselor, Ms. Claybrooks you can click HERE for that.

  • TTU- Tennessee Technical University- You've got questions. We've got answers. Join us for an undergraduate Admissions Q&A Session hosted by Dr. Carjamin Scott, Director of Admissions and Recruitment and special guests.

Dates: Most Fridays and select Saturdays starting October 9 through December 19

Time: 11:00 CST

Location: Live Zoom Session- Register at


  • UTC is hosting a series of upcoming events called "Classes Without Quizzes." You will find attached to this email is a flyer that will include more detailed information about the upcoming events. Attached HERE is the flyer to register.

  • UTC Virtual Open House for Karns and Powell High School is September 25. Please see following directions and link to register.

**The students and parents will be able to register for this event through our UTC admissions page. I will share the direct link below for you both. The students and guests will want to click on the "schedule a visit" button found in the bottom right corner of the screen, and they will choose the "events" tab where they will find the event on September 25th for your schools! Thank you again for encouraging them to attend, and please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do for you both and yours students!

United States Army Cadet

  • UNITED STATES ARMY CADET VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR. We cordially invite you and your students to participate in the first virtual college leadership fair hosted by the United States Army Cadet Command on 26 September 2020 from 10am-1pm. This event will bring over 100 Universities to students across our country in a safe and virtual environment. Students will have the ability to move around virtual tables to talk to the University Army ROTC programs, advisors, and current students at the Universities.

SAVE THE DATE- September 26, 2020 from 10am – 1pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Over 100 virtual tables hosted by University Army ROTC programs

Register to Win a new PlayStation 4

Listen to previous 4-year scholarship winners

Talk to University admissions to learn how to get in

Talk to currently serving Officers to learn about career options

Learn about other scholarship opportunities

Be a part of a historic event!

Supporters will have tables at the event as well! (Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and much more)

We will be using Airmeet to host virtual tables so you can explore all the Universities you want to learn about. Reserve your virtual ticket using the link below. An email with the link to join will be sent 72 hours before the event.


University of Memphis

  • University of Memphis will be hosting one on one virtual open houses/meetings with students. Click HERE to set that up with Mr.Morris. Click HERE for more virtual opportunities.


  • MTSU college tours click HERE to register.

  • MTSU virtual college fairs Click HERE to see dates and register. East TN date is Monday, October 26

University of Alabama

  • High School students (9th-12th) interested in attending The University of Alabama are invited to an Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program session. Monday, October 26 at 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

  • Your students are invited to join representatives from Alumni Scholarships, Admissions, and the local alumni chapter to learn about available scholarships and discover ways for their scholarship application to stand out. They can register at


  • November 14 is our second Virtual Meet Maryville open house event. It will be from 10:00 AM -12:30 PM EST that Saturday. Students can register for it here.

Cassidy Taylor

College and Career Readiness Advisor

865-938-2171 ext.74615