Destination College 2019

Crosby Scholars Senior Newsletter - SEPT 2018

Sept 2018 - In this Issue

  • Senior Advising Meetings
  • Senior Academy 5 & 6 Essay Writing
  • Attend a Fall Open House
  • SAT and ACT Test Dates
  • Duke Opportunity
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Senior Advising Meeting #2

By now you should have met with your Senior Advisor and gotten to know them as a resource and a wealth of information and knowledge. You should complete your 2nd Advisor meeting by the end of the month to stay on track. They are your friend, your mentor and cheerleader! Make sure to share with him/her your current class schedule and times, including lunch breaks

or free periods when you can touch base.

**Your next meeting must be completed by October 15th.

Senior Academy 5&6 ** Bonus Academy**

Each Scholar must attend two Senior Academies to stay active. A different topic is discussed at each event. Register in your Crosby portal now!

Get a two for one deal- knock out BOTH Academies in one shot!

Senior Academy 5&6- Essay Writing AND Applying online
Tuesday, September 11th

Wallace Education Forum (RSS Headquarters)

500 N. Main St.

Salisbury, NC 28144

Register in your portal

Duke University Admissions at Crosby Scholars

Monday, Sep. 24th, 6-7:30pm

225 North Main Street

Salisbury, NC

Rowan County Crosby Scholars will be hosting Duke University Admissions at the Crosby Scholars Office in the Hemann Room. Students in grades 10-12 are invited to this exciting opportunity to learn more about Duke and the application process. And... did you know there are several Rowan County Crosby Scholars alumni enrolled at Duke? Maybe you will be next! Come and find out what Duke is looking for and if Duke is a good match for you. Please RSVP below or in the portal.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Attend a Fall Open House

Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit college campuses, especially some of the western county campuses with the fall foilage in full peak. Students are back in session and excitement fills the air. Meet faculty, take a tour, talk to current students, and maybe even take in a game or a meal in the cafeteria. It's the perfect chance to experience all that a school has to offer!

Here are some local open houses

SAT BOOTCAMP for Crosby Scholars

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9:30-11:45am

RCCC in Building 600, from 9:45 am - 11:45 am

SAT Boot Camp

The SAT is one of the entrance exams used by colleges to determine admission. It is critical that students put time and effort into preparing for this test. The Crosby Scholars program has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC) to host an SAT Bootcamp for 25 Seniors/Juniors.

This SAT Bootcamp will consist of 3 Saturday sessions. Students must commit to attend all 3 dates in order to participate. Each session will be held at RCCC building 600 and lasts 2 hours, from 9:45 am - 11:45 am:

  1. October 13th,
  2. October 20th,
  3. October 27th.

There is a $20 deposit required, to help cover the cost of materials. Cash or check will be accepted. Please make checks out to Crosby Scholars. Submit your deposit to Crosby Scholars by Friday, September 28th by 5pm to reserve your spot at the SAT Bootcamp.

Once you attend all 3 sessions, your $20 will be refunded to you!

If you are financially unable to pay the deposit, please contact Jessica Vess:

The ETC SAT test preparation program covers all the skills needed for success on the SAT. Class sessions use real SAT problems so that you know just what to expect on test day. The SAT program consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction by an experienced instructor, together with additional problems for further practice.


  • techniques for picking numbers for problems with variables in the answer choices
  • strategies for solving complicated geometry problems by breaking them into smaller parts
  • tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations


  • how to read a passage for structure rather than content
  • approaches for quickly identifying the parts of a passage needed to answer a question
  • techniques for answer questions with unfocused stems


  • an overview of the most common mistakes in sentence correction items
  • spotting correct uses of idiomatic speech
  • the important role of punctuation in sentence correction items


  • utilizing the process of elimination
  • time management strategies
  • reducing test anxiety
  • recognizing common distractors

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Oct. 6th- SAT

There is still time to register for the October 6th SAT. Pay an additional late fee and sign up by September 8th! Remember to PREP - free through Khan Academy!

Oct. 27th- ACT

The regular registration deadline for the October 27th ACT test is coming up on September 28th. See your guidance office for info on fee waivers, if you receive free/reduced lunch. Remember to PREP - free through CareerCruising: Method Test Prep!

Rowan County College Fair hosted at Catawba College – October 28th 2018

ROWAN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR sponsored by the Carolina Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO), the Rowan County College Fair features representation from both public and private universities and colleges, including many University of North Carolina system campuses, Virginia Military Institute, University of South Carolina, Wofford College, Mars Hill University, Liberty University and The Citadel, as well as community and technical colleges - more than 100 in all.

Please take this form with you to the college fair. If you choose to attend a College Fair, we ask that you meet with 4 college representatives and ask each rep to sign your form verifying your conversation. If you attend the Rowan County College Fair, you must submit this form at the Crosby Scholars table before leaving the fair. If you attend a different college fair where a Crosby representative is not in attendance, you must submit this form to the Crosby Scholars office with 72 hours. You are not required to stay for the entire college fair.

A letter from your Senior Program Coordinator

"My mission is to help you achieve your destination goal- life after high school. Whether it is your dream to attend a 4- Yr University, Community College, Trade School, Military or work-force, my goal is to help you accomplish yours by supporting you our Seniors, our Senior Advisors and all the fantastic mentors you have during the most important year of your life thus far! So together we join this venture- YOUR Senior Year!"

Sarah Featherstone

Rowan Crosby Scholars

Senior Program Requirements

*Only students who complete the Senior program are eligible to apply for Last Dollar Grants and Crosby scholarships.