The latest updates from the SDHS College & Career Office
The latest updates from the SDHS College & Career Office
College & Career Newsletter - 12.9.2019

Featured Colleges of the Week

Western Kentucky University

  • Location: Bowling Green, KY (213 miles)
  • Enrollment: 19,000
  • Programs of Study: 100+
  • Cost of Attendance (Tuition Incentive rate for Hamilton Co residents)
    • Tuition & Fees: $13,896
    • Room & Board: $9,326
  • Athletics: NCAA Division I - Conference USA 
    • 14 programs
    • Mascot: Hilltoppers
    • Team Colors: Red & White
Western Kentucky University

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)

  • Location: Tifton, GA (315 miles)
  • Enrollment: 4,200
  • Programs of Study: 30+
  • Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition & Fees: $4,206
    • Room & Board: $9,436
  • Athletics: NJCAA - Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association 
    • 6 programs
    • Mascot: Stallions
    • Team Colors: Green, Gold, & White

Trevecca Nazarene University

  • Location: Nashville, TN (151 miles)
  • Enrollment: 3,900
  • Programs of Study: 100+
  • Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition & Fees: $26,098
    • Room & Board: $8,900
  • Athletics: NCAA Division II - Great Midwest Athletic Conference 
    • 13 programs
    • Mascot: Trojans
    • Team Colors: Purple & White
Trevecca Nazarene University

"My College Experience"

Soddy Daisy High School Faculty & Staff share some thoughts on their own college experiences.

Erika Perry

  • College/University: UTC/ WGU
  • Why did you attend this school: It had a women's soccer program, had my major, and was close to home. It had an online masters program with my major that could be done when I had the time (I had three children when I started.)
  • Degree/Major: Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Graduate Schools/Degrees:Western Governors University
  • Extracurricular Activities: Soccer
  • Favorite college memories: Playing soccer
  • Favorite class/professor and why: Dr. Kuhn - it was math and he was very interesting to watch
  • Best piece of advice for our current SDHS seniors: Get a degree that is of interest to you and can financially support you (and a family).

Breanne Johnson Dalton

  • College/University: UTC
  • Why did you attend this school: I wanted to stay close to home and I received a cheer scholarship.
  • Degree/Major: Marketing
  • Graduate Schools/Degrees: UTC - M.Ed; Masters in Education
  • Extracurricular Activities: Cheerleading
  • Favorite college memories: Going to the SoCon Basketball tournament, cheering on the field at the University of Alabama, being in the new library (what can I say..I'm an English teacher)
  • Favorite class/professor and why: Consumer Marketing - We got to learn how businesses market to specific demographics and the psychology behind a lot of it. Also our final project was pretty cool! We had to do a project on a consumer experience we had recently had in the last year. I did mine on Harry Potter World at Universal. Dr. Mo Ahmadi - The sweetest man that was realistic and also an AMAZING professor! Any time I could take a class from Dr. Ahmadi I would sign up. He made class relatable and enjoyable even when learning business statistics. Dr. Erin Hungenberg - Amazing teacher, mentor, and personal cheerleader when completing EdTPA for my teaching license.
  • What do you know now that you wish you had known then: 1. Don't be afraid to apply to schools other than your first choice. 2. Go on ALL the college might find the perfect fit that you never thought of! 3. TAKE THE ACT SERIOUSLY!!!! You can get a LOT of scholarship money that can even turn into money in your pocket. 4. Get involved! College is boring if you aren't involved in SOMETHING. 5. Make friends in class - even if they go in your phone as "Girl from Psych Class" it will save you on days you can't make it and it gives you a study buddy!
  • Best piece of advice for our current SDHS seniors: You don't have to know exactly what you want to major in and it is totally acceptable to change your major! I changed mine 7 times and graduated in 3.5 years THEN went back for a totally different degree! Talk with people in the field you are interested in, do ALL the internships, take the time to explore all of your options!

4 Wise Ways for Seniors to Spend Holiday Break

US News & World Report offers the following four suggestions for how to spend your final holiday break in high school:
  1. Start Practicing Responsibilities
  2. Learn More About Yourself
  3. Make More Campus Visits
  4. Enjoy Quality Time at Home
Read more by clicking the button below:
Wise Ways to Spend Holiday Break

Senior Checklist for January 2020

The first semester of your Senior year is almost over.. So, now what? The good folks at FastWeb have developed a good checklist for college bound senior to use in order to stay on track for next year. You can find it be clicking the button below:
January 2020 Checklist

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships...

  • We have cataloged both scholarships and scholarship databases on Naviance for your convenience. Log in to Naviance, go to Document Resources, and then to either Local Scholarship Applications for Chattanooga area scholarships OR Scholarships 2020 for national and other scholarships.
  • The application process for several local (Soddy Daisy) scholarships will open in January 2020. We will be providing all the necessary information once Spring Semester begins in January.
  • Also, contact the Financial Aid office at the college you're planning to attend for more information on their scholarship process.
Use the button below to go to the Naviance homepage. All seniors should already have their login information. Contact Mrs. Martin or Mr. Stone if you need assistance logging in.
Naviance Home Page
  • December 18 - Half Day for Students
  • December 19 - Winter Break Begins
  • January 6 - Classes Begin for 2nd Semester

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