November 2022 Newsletter
Mrs. Amy Reinmuth 
Director of College Career Counseling & Registrar

253-475-7226 x106

Class of 2023

  • Apprenticeship Career & Job Fair!  Details below about this amazing opportunity!!

  • Don't forget to fill out the FAFSA asap! Click here to learn about what a FAFSA is, who needs to apply (spoiler: everyone!). 

  • College Fairs, College Reps, and College Appplications - oh my! This is a busy time of year for those students planning to attend college starting the fall after high school. Most school applications have priority deadlines in the next few weeks. Read below for more information about local college fairs and college reps coming to campus.  

Class of 2024

  • Visit a College Fair! Visit a virtual college fair (like the National College Fair event THIS WEEKEND - details below) to explore your many options when it comes to colleges. 

  • Make a College LIst: Want to know what you should be doing now to prepare for college after high school? Your junior year is the PERFECT time to be making a list of colleges you are interested in.  Then start making plans to visit them this next spring and summer.  You won't regret the pre-planning!

Class of 2025

  • HOBY Leadership Seminar for sophmores ONLY! Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country participate in one of HOBY’s 70+ State and Virtual Leadership Seminars to develop their leadership skills and learn how to apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Learn more about this important leadership conference by visiting their website. Mrs. Reinmuth will submit nominations if your student is interested in attending (Additional Fees apply). 

Class of 2026

  • Community involvement: Now is the time to get involved!  Find a spot to volunteer and start being consistent with your volunteer time.  Don't forget to document your hours in the high school office!  You won't regret spending the time in your community as well as building your resume for college.

  • Keep Your Grades Up!  If you are planning to attend college in the future, don't let your grades start slipping now!  Remember, everything that you do now counts towards your future college admissions, so make sure to keep up on your classwork.
Visit a College Fair THIS WEEKEND! Not just for seniors, college fairs are a great way for anyone thinking of attending college in the futre to meet an admissions rep in person and get exposure to many colleges at one time.  The National College Fair in Seattle will take place on November 4 & 5, 2022.  Mark your calendar to make sure and visit this fun event.  
Common App Now Open!  The CommonApp opened for Fall 2023 College applications is open!  Make sure to take a peek at their information for first year students.  

Where to start?  Not sure where to start with the college search?  Read this great article about the "Coutdown to College: Tips to Help Students Find their Fit"

College Essays - Struggling to write "the perfect essay"?  Read this blog post from author Patrick O'Connor with some "College Essay Advice for Seniors".  

Another Perspective - Looking for another perspective on AP and Dual-Credit classes as well as getting straight A's?  Check out this article, "I was a college academic advisor. I wish parents understood that AP classes, straight A's, and competitive sports do not equal success for students."
  • Apprenticeship Career & Job Fair!  Coming to Everett on November 17, 2022 from 4-7pm. FREE! If you are interested in an apprenticeship or a trade, you want to attend this event! Over 20 apprenticeship programs from King, Pierce, Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit Counties will be on display with hands-on activities and information regarding their training programs. There will be apprenticeship programs representing the following industries: construction, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, carpentry, IT, maritime, and many more! Register for this exciting event by clicking here.  

  • Did you know you can explore future careers based on what kind of eduction  your want to pursue after high school, or by pay level, or a multitude of other options?  Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information. 

  • Thinking of taking a Gap Year?  The Gap Year Association has some great ideas of things to do to move you forward during your gap year.  While I don't recommend having to pay to join their association, they do have some good ideas and links to some great opportunities. Learn more here.

  • Did you know you can still get financial aid for a trade school? Click here to learn more.
  • ACT SIX SCHOLARSHIP: We have had a few students from our school receive this fantastic full tuition scholarship in the past.  This application process is in depth so don't wait to get started on this one!  Visit for all the information. All members of the SCA Class of 2023 should be eligible to apply for this scholarship (students must attend PLU, St Martins, or Northwest University). Deadline: November 15, 2022

  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship: This $10,000 renewable scholarship opportunity-- up to $40,000 per recipient-- is open to high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients also join the Reagan Academy network of exceptional students and young professionals who desire to lead, serve, and have a positive impact on their communities. Learn more by clicking here. Deadline: January 5, 2023

  • FREE MONEY!  Don't miss out - scholarship season will be ramping up!  My motto is that you won't receive scholarship money if you don't apply!  Several upcoming scholarships are currently located on our website.  Make sure to check back often. So many scholarships have been added recently!

  • Scholarship Search Engines: Remember, you should never have to pay for a scholarship search! A few good searches include Big, and Going Merry 
Want to Play Sports in College? 
Learn about the two different athletic associations here.  If you are planning to play sports post high school you may want to register with both associations and increase the numbers of colleges who will see you and connect with you as an athlete.  
Students can also visit the NCAA and create an account and find out more about eligibility requirements by visiting the NCAA Eligibility Center.  
The new 2022-2023 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete was just released!  If you plan to play sports after high school, make sure to take a look.  

Volunteer Hours!

Did you volunteer this summer?  Work at a SCA sports camp? Or help out at your church's VBS? Don't forget to turn your hours into the front office.  You can either complete this form or have your volunteer organizer send an email to (it can't come from the student or the parent).  Remember, all high school students are required to have the following number of volunteer hours:

Seniors (20 hours)
Juniors (15 hours)
Sophomores (10 hours)
Freshmen (5 hours)
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