Senior Announcements and Deadlines

Class officers: President-Houston Haney        Vice President-Seth Schrock  Secretary-Mirriam Gingerich   Treasurer-Taylor Eash     Sponsors-Mrs. Cowley (room 308)  Mrs. May (Guidance)
Co-Valedictorians-Seth Schrock, Karissa Davis
Class Flower:  White carnation tipped in Red
Class Song: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Class Motto: "Together, we have experienced life.  Separately, we will pursue our dreams.  Forever, our memories will remain"  Anonymous  
Class Colors: Mikado (a really cool term for gold)
Gown colors:  Every student will wear red 
Tassel colors:  Red, white, and gold
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Way to Go Warriors
Congratulations to this year's CO-Valedictorians: Karyssa Davis and Seth Schrock. Great job Warriors

Westview is delighted to announce that the Lilly Scholarship is coming home!!  This very prestigious scholarship pays full tuition to any Indiana college or university.  Winners are selected on their academic performance in high school, SAT score, community service and leadership.  The top five finalists then participated in an interview with the LaGrange County Community Foundation.  With that being said, please help me congratulate Norman Miller on being the 2016-17 Lilly Scholarship recipient!!!

Each year, Westview selects one Senior to be our DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen.  This person is chosen based upon four criteria: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  Based on both teacher recommendations and student voting, our 2016 DAR Good Citizen is Seth Schrock.  Seth will automatically win $100, plus he can enter the state and national scholarship competition.  Congratulations, Seth!!

Congratulations to Karyssa Davis, Houston Haney and Derek Miller!!  They have been named to the 2017 NECC All-Academic Team.  Each year, our conference selects the top 25 students based on GPA and SAT/ACT score.  Each school receives 1-3 selections.  Once again, Westview received all three available slots.  So, please congratulate Karyssa, Houston and Derek when you see them!!

A Special Announcement for Seniors

Attention seniors, National Honor Society will be doing a senior acceptance letter wall. If you will be attending college in the fall and have received your acceptance letter from your college choice, please bring the letter in and hand it to Breanna Strand so that she may make a copy and return it to you. If you will not be attending college, we would still love to have you on the wall; please turn in a printed copy of details of your future plans with your signature or printed name on the front. We would like to have all papers in by Friday, May 19th.  


A Note From Mr. Cory
Seniors,

Westview has assigned adult mentors to all seniors still in the building. Your mentor will be contacting you soon to set up a time to meet. The mentor will help you as you prepare to transition from high school to college or the workforce. 

This is the first time we have done any program like this to mentor students. Your mentor will work with you as you have questions about work, college, life, taxes, etc. 

We encourage you to build open communication with your mentor. 

Good luck! We are here to help. 

Seniors, 

We are looking to offer a work training program second semester. This training would be sponsored by local factories and train you in actual job skills. Things like work safety, continuous improvement, hazardous materials, work ethic, and communications are some of the topics. 

Our goal is to have students complete the training with the possibility of getting a job offer from one of the sponsoring businesses right after graduation. 

If you are planning on entering the workforce after high school and would be interested in a program like this, please email me back and I'll put your name on the list. 

This could be a huge opportunity for students to secure a job even before they graduate

From the Desk of Mr. Yordy
Seniors: We have received a final list of scholarships from StudentScholarships.org.  Many are due June 1st.  You will find these scholarship opportunities in THE BIN in Student Services.  See Mr Yordy if you have any questions about this or anything else.

Also, we have a job application for Ironworkers Local Union #147.  More information is on the Student Services bulletin board.

High School Students: Indiana Wesleyan University is hosting "The Wildcat Summer Academy".  There are a variety of summer camps available during the week of JUNE 25-30.  More information is on the Student Services Bulletin Board ... or by going online to www.indwes.edu/summer-academy.
We have three new scholarships.  You will find them in THE BIN in Student Services.  They include: Best Mattress Reviews (3.0 GPA or higher, May 19, $1000); the Jane George Scholarship / Essay (mental health career, May 22, $750); and the Horatio Alger Association (career and technical, June 15, $2500).

High School Students:  We have new posters in the STUDENT SERVICES BULLETIN BOARD.  Check out new information from Glen Oaks Community College (now offering student housing), Sea World in Florida (Summer Camp), Senator Joe Donelly Service Academy Night (Fort Wayne, April 26) and Congressman Jim Banks Service Academy Day (Fort Wayne, April 29).  Please see Mr. Yordy if you have any questions!!

Seniors:  Check out THE BIN in Student Services for new opportunities.  They include ... Fort Wayne Electrical JATC apprenticeship program, information on the Questa Foundation Scholarship (for NE Indiana) and 10 new scholarships from StudentScholarships.org. 

CALLING ALL FEMALE SENIORS: If you are interested in pursuing a career in the law, consider this outstanding scholarship.  You could earn $1500 toward tuition, books and regularly assessed fees.  It is due June 30.  Follow the link.  See me if you have any questions.  Thanks!!
Seniors:  We have another batch of scholarships in THE BIN.  They include:  Groth and Associates ($1000, June 1).
Students Ages 13-17: The Fort Wayne Zoo offers a Z-TEAM volunteer and leadership program during the summer.  Check out THE BIN for an application and more information.

There are also specific information from Indiana State University (Gongaware Scholarship worth full tuition), Indiana Tech ($3000), IUPUI School of Dentistry, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. 

High School Students:  Check out all the new posters on the Student Services bulletin board.  They include Ancilla College, Ball State University, Indiana Tech (upcoming events), Manchester University (campus visits), the Common Application (list of all colleges and universities) and Young Arts ($10,000 scholarships for budding artists / performers).

High School Students:  Throughout the school year, be sure to notice the ever changing Student Services bulletin board.  You will find a lot of great information about colleges and universities.  Today, you will find new posters from Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana State University, Indiana Tech, International Business College, Marian University, Purdue University, University of Southern Indiana, Wabash College as well as a map of all colleges across Indiana.


A Word from your Sponsors
Please make sure to be at the high school on June 1, 2017 by 6:00 p.m.  You should be in the senior locker area with your cap, gown, tassel, and cords.  Remember, school dress.  Men should wear business casual which includes khaki or dress pants, a polo or dress shirt, dress shoes. No tennis shoes, jeans flip flops, shorts or t-shirts. Ladies school appropriate dress lengths, no t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, or flip flops.  You are not allowed to put signs, comments, or decorate your cap.  Please remember, you represent Westview as well as your family.  Finish strong and good luck.