Kennedy Catholic Counseling

April 16, 2014

Current Events

  • Juniors can sign up with their counselor for a meeting about post-high school graduation plans. Parents are welcome!
  • Seniors who have been awarded scholarships should bring copies of all letters to Mrs. Jandusay in the Counseling Center. Seniors who submit their awards will be recognized at graduation. Deadline to have scholarships printed in the graduation program is April 30.
  • Seniors are asked to notify their counselor of their post-high school graduation plans. These plans may include attending four-year or two-year schools, military and work.
  • SAT Saturday May 3.
  • PNACAC Spring College Fair April 26. See below for details.
  • Puget Sound Catholic Schools College Fair April 28. See below for details.
  • Kennedy Catholic NCAA Information Night May 5. See below for details.

Counseling Department

Kathryn Hutter
  • grades 10 - 12, last names P - Z

Nancy Montstream

  • International students

Kelly Troisi

  • grades 10 - 12, last names H - O

Joanne Uhl

  • grades 10 - 12, last names A - G

John Wright

  • grade 9

Lisa Jandusay

  • administrative assistant

Junior Spring Meeting

Every junior student (Class of 2015) is strongly encouraged to sign up for a meeting with his/her counselor. During the meeting we will review the student's transcript, discuss any credit deficiencies and agree on a plan to make up credit(s).

This meeting also serves to begin a conversation about post-high school graduation plans. If these plans include higher education, some of the topics to be reviewed are:
  • Standardized testing requirements and timing
  • Course selection for senior year
  • Compiling a list of schools
  • Campus visits
  • Paying for college

Parents, please talk with your student about the importance of making an appointment. Parents are welcome to attend this meeting.

Kennedy Catholic is committed to partnering with you and your student in order to provide information that is relevant and current. Our goal is for every Kennedy Catholic graduate to have a plan in place for when they graduate in June 2015. It will be here before we know it!

WSU's College of Pharmacy Save a Seat Program

Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy is excited to announce Save a Seat, an early-admission program for students interested in WSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD Program). The opportunity is open to freshmen coming to WSU directly from high school who have less than 30 college credits. Students attending WSU’s Pullman, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities campus with an un-weighted high school GPA of 3.5 or above may complete the Save a Seat application in September. As part of the application process, students will be asked to supply two letters of recommendation from teachers or other professionals who know the student’s ability in science-based fields. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview in November on the WSU Health Sciences Campus in Spokane. After being accepted into the program, the student will have a seat secured in the professional PharmD program at WSU. Since admission is highly competitive, students offered admission to the Save a Seat program can rest assured they have a seat in WSU’s PharmD program in the future.

Once accepted to the program, students must complete all of the pre-pharmacy courses at WSU, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and earn a C or higher in all pre-pharmacy courses. Before entering the PharmD professional program, students will also complete the necessary admission requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program including the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) and submission of the PharmCAS application. If students are not accepted or do not apply for Save a Seat initially, they are encouraged to apply for the PharmD program through the traditional application process.

For more information on Save a Seat and WSU’s College of Pharmacy, contact Kim Mickey at 509-368-6674 or

Puget Sound Skills Center Open House

Thursday April 24 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Spring Open House and first opportunity to register for summer session.

Highline's Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) is one of 13 skills centers in Washington State. PSSC draws students from Federal Way, Tahoma, and Tukwila school districts, as well as Highline. It offers college preparatory and career education in 18 fields from instructors who all have real-world experience in the fields they are teaching. The equipment available in each program is state-of-the-art, and each program has an advisory board made up of industry leaders to ensure programs stay on the cutting edge. PSSC has a diverse array of programs, from criminal justice to engineering design to environmental and marine science to business management.

Visit the website for more information. The summer session schedule will be posted in April.

SAT and ACT Registration

Juniors should register for SAT and/or ACT test(s) this spring.


Nordstrom Scholarship Program
The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:
  • Live and attend school in a state with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA.
  • Volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities.
  • Plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.)
  • Plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college.
  • Application due May 1, 2014.
  • Visit website for more details.

The IMO Foundation, Albert Volpone Scholarship
  • $2000 amount
  • US Citizen or in the process of becoming a citizen
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Planning to enter college or a trade school no later than fall 2014
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative gpa
  • Application due May 10, 2014
  • Applications available in the Counseling Center

2014 Seafair Scholarship Program for Women
  • Compete for approximately $20,000 in scholarship assistance
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25 before August 1, 2014
  • Application due May 9, 2014
  • Visit website for more information and application

Highline Community College Breakthrough Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Planning to attend Highline Community College next year
  • $1500 available for one Kennedy Catholic graduate
  • Application brochure in the Counseling Center
  • Must by postmarked by April 25, 2014

2015 Miss Washington Teen USA Pageant
  • Pageant will be held October 18-19, 2014.
  • Over $72,000 in cash, scholarships and prizes awarded to last year's winner
  • Visit website for more details and application

Summer Educational Opportunities

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Global Campus Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults
  • Designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.
  • Offered at South Seattle Community College, North Seattle Community College and Kent Senior Activity Center.
  • Programs for children age 4 through adults.
  • All programs meet once each week.
  • Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. Please ask about a family discount.
  • Call for more information or to register 1-800-570-8936.

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY Summer Business Institute
  • June 22 - 26, 2014
  • An on-campus experience for college-bound juniors from African-American, Hispanic, and Native American Indian heritages.
  • For juniors with a minimum 2.75 gpa and an interest in business or economics.
  • Applications due April 30, 2014.
  • See your Kennedy Catholic counselor for information and application.

STANFORD Pre-Collegiate Studies

  • Exciting programs for the brightest high-school students from around the globe.
  • Visit website for more details.

US Performing Arts Camps

  • Acting, Dance, Digital Film, Musical Theater, Specialty Workshops and Writing / Sit Com Writing
  • Located on colleges across the country.
  • Visit website for more details.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Summer College for High School Students

  • Two, three and six week programs
  • Explore your interests and possible college majors
  • Study with University faculty and instructors
  • Experience college life firsthand
  • Visit website for more details.

SUMMER AT SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design)

  • Summer Seminars
  • Rising Star
  • Teen Summer Workshops
  • Visit website for more details

Aspiring Youth Summer Camps

  • For campers ages 8 and up who will benefit from a small group environment.
  • Some campers are shy, some are quirky and some are twice exceptional.
  • Some campers have a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities or other similar traits.
  • Traditional camps and themed camps (Improv/Theatre, Video Production, Building and Inventing and Art Camp).
  • Visit website for more details and applications.