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WHS Counseling Center Newsletter March 2022


Tuesday, March 8th is the day that all WHS 11th graders will take the ACT!! This is the one time students get to take the ACT for FREE! Students remember to get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast, and dress comfortably.

If you are in the mood to prep this weekend, remember that there are full-length ACT practice tests on SHMOOP, which you can access through your Canvas courses. Open up any class in canvas, look at the left-hand menu(blue links) and find "Shmoop for Schools".

ACT scores will be used to help determine with Math and English classes a student will take their senior year! ACT scores are also helpful in getting scholarships for college!

10th graders!!! Practice ACT

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!! All 10th-graders are invited to take a practice ACT test on Monday, March 21st. This test is OPTIONAL. The cost for the test is $15. To register, pay the $15 fee at the finance window. More details will come after you register. If you would like to take the test, but the fee is preventing you from registering, please contact your counselor.

General- April ACT registration

You can still register for the April ACT test date! There is a late fee now, but its not too late! Go to ACT.org to register.

March 8th, Test day!

11th grade- ACT

10th grade- NWEA

9th grade- NWEA

Seniors are invited to go on college tours. We have a bus to UVU & MTEC and another bus to Utah State. If you are interested, sign up in the counseling center.


The WHS Counselors have visited with the 9th grade Health classes to deliver a Wayfinder lesson. This lesson covered 6 ways to work on assertive communication. 6 ways to develop and practice assertive communication includes:

1- Body Language

2- Volume of voice

3- Tone of voice

4-Eye contact

5-Listen without interupting

6-clearly state what you need

Students were encouraged to practice these communication strategies with family and friends. Make it a family practice and work together on communicating more effectively with each other!

11th grade PCCRs

We've had many inquiries about when the 11th grade PCCRs will be done. APRIL will be the month for 11th grade PCCRs. We do this so that we have the students' ACT scores to help with their senior course selection. We look forward to meeting with all juniors and their parents!

Important Dates

  • March 8-
ACT-11th grade

NWEA test- 9 & 10 grades

college tours (optional)-12th grade.

  • March 9- students will go to ALL 8 classes!
  • March 14-18- Spring Break
  • March 21- Practice ACT -10th grade (optional)
  • March 21- NO SCHOOL- teachers only
  • March 22- NO SCHOOL- teachers only

Conferences, Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities


The following conferences, scholarships, and summer opportunities have not been vetted. We are simply sharing information that we receive via emails in the counseling center. You need to research the event or scholarship and are responsible for any fees,, eligibility requirements, and transportation to the event.

Expect the Great Conference

I am pleased to share that registration is now open for the 11th Annual Expect the Great Conference for Black, African, and African American students in Utah.

The middle school & high school portion of this year’s conference will be hosted VIRTUALLY on Friday, March 25th. This year’s sessions will include information about college and career readiness, self-advocacy strategies, mental health and wellness, opportunities for campus and community leadership, and more.

Please assist the Expect the Great committee by spreading the word about this year’s conference and helping students and families register. Attached is a flyer advertising the event. I would appreciate your help emailing this attachment to students or families, printing and hanging copies around your school, posting this flyer on your school’s website or social media accounts, etc.

YouthLinc scholarships


Applications for the 2022 Utah Young Humanitarian Award are now available. We are looking for high school and college students who demonstrate consistent, hands-on, and self-driven service over a period of time, strong leadership skills, an ability to collaborate with others, and a local impact in Utah. 10 finalists will receive a total of $32,000 in scholarship awards.

If you or someone you know meets these qualifications, apply today! Applications are due March 1, 2022.

What Drives you? Jiffy Lube Scholarship

Utah Jiffy Lube owners are offering two $6,500 scholarship awards and six $1,500 scholarship awards to 8 local high school students – students simply have to write about “What Drives You?” – no grade point or test score requirements! ALL high school students are eligible! We are hoping we can get more applicants before the March 14th, deadline.

Students attending high school in Utah can apply directly online NOW at: https://yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm

Girls Who Code

This is a virtual summer program that teaches the computer science skills that students need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood. For more information go to https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program

Junior Mentee- Woman Who Success

Young women ranging from 7th – 10th grade students will have the opportunity to network with their peers and female leaders in Utah. In preparation for joining the mentorship program in 11th grade, this group will have the opportunity to attend monthly workshops. This program runs August 2022- May 2023. The deadline for application is March 31, 2022. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.womenwhosucceed.org/mentor-program/junior-application/

Summer Song @ Westminster College

About SummerSong

Westminster College brings the fun with its trademark, engaged-learning experience through this summer’s Virtual Voice SummerSong camp—an immersive vocal camp for talented singers. Camp participants meet and interact with exceptional faculty, guest vocal artists, and peers with a common passion for singing. The camp is open to all high school-aged students, including incoming freshmen and graduating seniors.


June 20–24, 2022, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. There will be a Showcase Recital the evening of June 24.

For more information and to register: https://westminstercollege.edu/about/community-engagement/camps/summersong/index.html