EAG Class of 2023 Senior Newsletter

November 30, 2022

Loads of important information for the Class of 2023!

Hello to all of Eagleville seniors and your adults!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving week and is back and ready to finish the semester in grand style.

Please see below for lots of important information and dates rushing toward us at breakneck speed. As always, if you have questions, students, please come see me and I will do what I can to help. Meeting with students is truly the highlight of this wonderful job and I am always glad to see you.

~Ms. Crowder

December 10th ACT

If you are signed up for the December 10th ACT, be sure to print your admission ticket. You can do this by logging into your ACT account. You must have your admission ticket on test day. Also, please be sure to bring a photo i.d., such as your driver's license, as this is also required to sit for the test.

Here are the national test dates for the first half of 2023, along with the registration deadlines:

February 11--January 6

April 15--March 10

June 10--May 5

July 15--June 16

Eagleville's CEEB testing code: 430615

Tennessee Promise MANDATORY meeting on December 15

I am excited to report that 100% of the EAG Class of 2023 applied for the Tennessee Promise! There is an required meeting coming up in December. This meeting is for all seniors; parents, you get the day off and will not attend.

What: Required meeting for TN Promise

Date: Thursday, December 15, at EAG

Time: 1:00 p.m. for approximately one hour

Community Service Hours needed for TN Promise

For TN Promise, you must complete and submit 8 hours of community service by July 5th, 2023. Click here for more information: https://tnachieves.org/community-service/

Community service is time contributed to a nonprofit or public service organization. The community should be benefitting from the work you do!

Students can also volunteer in their field of interest to gain experience. This means that job shadowing may count toward your community service requirement.

Make sure you are volunteering with an actual organization (not an individual), you are not being paid, you are being supervised by someone who is not a family member and your activity does not include proselytizing (sharing religious faith).

What counts as community service?

  • Tutoring students at a community center
  • Doing laundry for residents of a nursing home
  • Working with an organization to build homes for people in need
  • Participating in an environment clean-up event
  • Volunteering to work at a booth for a food drive or charity race
  • Volunteering with established student organizations at your college
  • Job Shadowing

What does not count as community service?

  • Building a deck with your friend
  • Babysitting
  • Picking up trash during a hike with friends
  • Donating cans to a food drive or running a race
  • Proselytizing (sharing faith)

All community service hours must be submitted through the community service online form found here. After submitting your community service hours, you will receive a confirmation email.

All you need to know about the UT Promise

The UT Promise Application Deadline is December 15, 2022!

As you may know, the deadline for students to complete the UT Promise application is less than one month away! Any TN Promise student that is interested in attending a UT system institution next fall must complete the UT Promise application by December 15, 2022 in order to be considered for eligibility.

As a reminder, UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship for students accepted into undergraduate programs at UT Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, Memphis (Health Science Center) and Southern (Pulaski). For UT Promise eligibility, students must complete the following steps!

  • Apply for TN Promise at TNPromise.gov by November 1, 2022.
  • Submit a UT Promise application by December 15, 2022.
  • Submit an admissions application to a University of Tennessee institution of choice by December 15, 2022.
  • Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA by March 1, 2023 using 2021 tax information.
  • Attend assigned, in-person mandatory TN Promise meeting by March 1, 2023. Students can find more information regarding the mandatory meeting requirement here, including the meeting date, time and location!
  • Submit 8 hours of community service to tnAchieves by July 5, 2023. Students can submit hours completed from November 2, 2022 to July 5, 2023.
  • Enroll at a UT institution for fall 2023! It is also important that students are in close contact with their institution of choice prior to the start of the fall semester to ensure the admissions and financial aid offices have everything they need to complete their file.

Click here for information on all eligibility requirements! Please note, students must qualify for the HOPE Scholarship and have a family household income under $60,000 as determined by FAFSA to receive UT Promise funding.

Keep in mind, UT Promise functions separately from TN Promise and can only be used for universities in the UT system. Final eligibility will be determined by the University of Tennessee after the July 5, 2023 community service deadline.

How do I get my transcripts sent to colleges?

Okay, y'all, this is so simple. On the EAG website, go to the COUNSELING tab. Scroll down to the third entry: TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM. Complete the form and submit. You can have your transcript sent to multiple schools on the same request form. Just list their names; no need to add the addresses. Your transcripts will be sent to the school(s) you list.

EAGLEVILLE Scholarship Database

Speaking of the COUNSELING TAB on the EAG website, on it you will find a scholarship database which is being continually updated by the RCS school counselors as we learn about new opportunities.

Go to SCHOLARSHIPS page and you will find EAGLEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE. Feel free to browse, and apply, to your heart's content.

Virtual Community Service Opportunities

Due to the emergence of COVID-19 in recent years, tnAchieves has allowed you to complete all 8 of your community service hours via virtual community service webinars provided on our website. Virtual community service webinars will still be available to you in order to complete your community service requirement for TN Promise eligibility; however, you will only be allowed to complete up to 4 virtual community service webinars for each community service deadline. The remaining 4 hours must be completed via job shadowing and/or volunteering in the community. If you try to view more than 4 virtual community service webinars, you will be presented with an error message.

Link to webinars

FAFSA Information

Watch “How to Complete a FAFSA“ Videos: These quick videos walk students through each step of completing a FAFSA. Videos can be accessed on YouTube here.

Need Help:If students need additional assistance completing the FAFSA, they can reach out to our FAFSA experts at FAFSA.Help@tn.gov. There will be staff standing by to help.

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Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator

The fact is, students procrastinate. In this funny video, Tim Urban explains the brain processes behind this phenomenon, describing what happens to our minds when a rational decision maker gives place to a gratification monkey. Click here to check out the video.

Weekly Brain Teaser

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NACAC Virtual College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosts virtual college fairs. For more information, or to register for any of the NACAC fairs, you will need to visit the Virtual College Fairs website.


YOU VISIT allows you to explore over 600 colleges without leaving your home. Did we mention it's free? Simply enter your name and school email when prompted to gain access.

Raise Me

Y'all check out Raise Me! It's a scholarship search engine that is open for students 9-12 and it matches you with micro-scholarships based on your achievements!

What is a micro-scholarship you ask? It is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates their own program of micro-scholarship.

The amount earned via RaiseMe represents the minimum amount of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.

Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra, another might offer $300, and so on.

Be sure to go and check it out!

MTSU Merit-Based Scholarships

Plan on going to MTSU, here are some guaranteed scholarships:

Trustee Scholarship - $5,000 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 30 on the ACT

Presidential Scholarship - $4,500 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 25 on the ACT

True Blue Scholarship - $2,000 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 23 on the ACT

For additional details, here is a link to the MTSU Scholarship Guide:


To be considered for a Freshman Guaranteed Scholarships, students must be a first-time incoming freshman who plans to enroll at MTSU in the Summer or Fall semester. Students must have ALL of the following on file with the Admissions Office by December 1 to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Application for admissions as a new Incoming Freshman
  • Admissions Application fee paid
  • Qualifying official ACT and/or SAT test score (without the writing subscore)
    • Only ACT/SAT scores on file with MTSU as of the Dec 1st deadline will be considered. MTSU will not consider writing test subscores or accept test superscores in regard to scholarship consideration.
  • Qualifying official sixth-semester high school transcript with cumulative GPA requirement (transcript must reflect GPA through end of junior year).
  • Must be US Citizen or permanent resident

No separate scholarship application is required for guaranteed academic scholarships. Student will receive notification of the scholarship award offer by February.

Scholarships... Money, Money, Money!

Did you know that you don't have to always have the highest GPA or ACT score to get a scholarship? Whoa! While it does take some research and some time to actually apply, there is money out there and a lot of scholarships go unclaimed because no one takes the time to apply.

So where do find scholarships? That's an great question!

1. Be sure to check the school that you are applying for. They will have specific scholarships for their school. While most of these are merit-based (based on your GPA, courses taken and test scores) there may be other so be sure to check out their website.

2. Search Engines - these are great because they have millions of dollars worth of scholarships listed. We've complied a list of these on the EAG Counseling webpage.

3. Local Scholarships - Also on the EAG Counseling webpage are a list of scholarships we are notified of. We are constantly updating this so be sure to check it out regularly.

The key is to APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!!

Plan to Play Sports in College?

If you are planning to play sports in college you must register for either the NCAA or NAIA.

If you are planning to play at a Division I or Division II school, you will need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center in order to compete. You must create a certification account in order to make official visits to Division I and II schools or to sign a National letter of Intent. You will then receive an NCAA Id and important reminders as you complete high school.

See Coach McClaran for details.

College Day

Seniors - If you schedule to visit a college, you may count it as a Field Trip. On the day of your visit, you must ask the college for a school excuse note. A note from a parent will not count so be sure to ask for this so that it will be excused.

Career Search

Unsure what to do after college? Finding a future career can be a daunting endeavor but you don't have to figure it alone. Try Launch Career, which is a great tool to get you started. Be sure to visit the EAG Counseling website for more resources that we've put together for you.

Graduation Requirements

English- 4 credits (English I, II, III, IV)

Math - 4 credits

Science - 3 credits (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, 3rd science)

Social Studies - 3 credits (World History & Geog, US History, Econ/Gov)

Foreign Language - 2 credits

Fine Art - 1 credit

PE - 1.5 credits

Personal Finance - .5 credit

Pathway Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 1

Total 23 credits

*Students must also take the ACT and the US Civics Test.

Class of 2023 Graduation

Friday, May 12th 2023 at 7pm

Eagleville High School

Eagleville, TN

Mark your Calendar! Graduation for the Class of 2023 will be on Friday, May 12th, at 7pm.