Starr's Mill High School Counseling

March 28, 2022

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Who Are Your School Counselors?


Meshanna Marcus marcus.meshanna@fcboe.org Student Last Names A - D


Shellie Edwards edwards.shellie@fcboe.org Student Last Names E - Lac


Colleen Petty petty.colleen@fcboe.org Student Last Names Lad - Re


Connie Patterson patterson.connie@fcboe.org Student Last Names Rf - Z


Judy Dillon dillon.judy@fcboe.org Secretary, School Counseling Department

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Dual Enrollment Reminder

The deadline to complete Step 1 is March 30, 2022. Any interested student who has not completed this step by the deadline will not be able to continue with the Dual Enrollment process for next year.

Fayette County Dual Enrollment Website

Click here to view the steps for dual enrollment

Dual Enrollment at COI

Click here to view dual enrollment at the Center of Innovation

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March is Women's History Month. During this month, we commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Below are students who share women role models and how they have made an impact.
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The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for two scholarships that will be announced and awarded in April 2022. The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship awards a limited number of scholarships valued from $500 to $1,000. Qualified applicants must be students pursuing healthcare careers with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher. Applications are only open to residents of Fayette County unless they are Piedmont Fayette Hospital employees, Auxiliary volunteers or their dependents. Additionally, applicants must attend or have been accepted to a health-related program in a Georgia college/university.


The Debbie Johnson Memorial Scholarships are valued at $500 and are available to current seniors of, or graduates of a Fayette County high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (no age restrictions). Applicants must attend or have been accepted to a nursing program at an accredited college/university in or out of the state of Georgia.


Applications are available to be picked up during normal business hours at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary office, 1279 Highway 54 West, 3rd Floor in Fayetteville (next to Piedmont Fayette Hospital), and can also be picked up at the information desks in the east and west lobbies of the hospital and the hospital’s gift shop. Applications can also be picked up in our Guidance Department. The deadline to submit completed applications is April 15, 2022.


Completed applications should be HAND-DROPPED at the Piedmont Fayette Auxiliary Office, 1279 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214, 3rd floor. If you have any questions I can be reached at 404-272-8027 or Charlang.Ferguson@piedmont.org.

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Each year, Peachtree City Orthodontics provides two (2) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are either current or former patients of Peachtree City Orthodontics. The scholarship may be applied towards tuition, books, fees, or any other related expenses for the student’s first year of college.


Scholarship applicants must submit the two page application, two letters of reference, and an essay highlighting a particular person or event that has influenced their personal life and future aspirations. The essay must be 500 words or less. The criteria for scholarship selection is based on achievement, leadership, and service throughout the high school years, along with the essay and references. These attributes can be represented through school, community, or church activities. 2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 16, 2022.


Peachtree City Orthodontics Scholarship

Click here to view scholarship

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For the past 25 years, the Association of Village PRIDE (AVPRIDE) has given away thousands of dollars in college scholarships. This year, we have $500 to award with the Oliver Family Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior who demonstrates perseverance in the face of life's obstacles or who offers a helping hand to others in school and/or their community. More information can be found here: https://avpride.com/scholarships/oliver-family-scholarship/

More Scholarship Opportunities

Seniors! Would you like to see more scholarship opportunities? Please follow the steps below to view additional opportunities in Naviance.
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Upcoming College/Military Visits

Below are a few upcoming visits. Visitors will be here during lunch times in foyer of SMHS cafe.


  • SCAD: Tuesday, March 29
  • US Army National Guard: Wednesday, March 30
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Practice SAT and ACT with Khan Academy

Click here for self paced practice sessions for SAT and ACT.

News from the 'Class of 2022' Sponsors

Please contact any class of 2022 sponsor for information displayed here.

What is Fastweb?

Fastweb is an online resource in finding scholarships, helping with financial aid, and discovering colleges based on your interests and budget. Please click here to sign up.

SMHS Counseling Schoology Page

Additional information found on our Schoology page includes,


  1. AP College Credit Policy
  2. GPA Quality Point Calculation
  3. Mental Health and Crisis Resources
  4. Work Based Learning
  5. Scholarships
  6. FAFSA
  7. Dual Enrollment