Student Services March Newsletter

Second Edition

Meet our New Counselor: Mrs. Venus Little!

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My name is Venus Little and I am the new counselor in the NJHS Student Services Department! I am originally from Philadelphia, but moved to Clayton in 2009. I began working for Johnston County Public Schools in 2010 at Cleveland High School as the registrar. That is where I discovered my passion for working with students. After earning my Master’s in Counseling and Guidance I became a school counselor at Corinth Holders High School in 2013 and remained there until 2019. For the last two years I worked for Wake County Public Schools, but realized that I needed to return home to JOCO! I am thrilled to be here!!! Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help/advocate/serve you, our students and families. My door is ALWAYS open!!

Registration Update

All current 9th and 10th grade students should have received their electronic Registration forms through email. If you have not completed your Registration form you need to do so ASAP! Watch the video below for step by step instructions for how to complete your form if you have not already done so.

Juniors---If you have not received your registration information from Mrs. Pate prior to spring break, she and Mrs. Little will be working to get that to you once returning from spring break. Don't Panic if you have not received your information yet!

Attend a Virtual College Fair

April 19th
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Scan the Barcode to register or click on the link:

Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free.

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can't make the live'll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Scholarship Information Sessions

College can be expensive. Scholarship money can help alleviate some of the financial burden of continuing your education. Now is the best time to begin preparing and find out what you need to accomplish to be able to apply for some of these scholarships. I encourage you to attend any of these sessions that are offered by the college you are interested in attending.

You're Invited!

Interested high school students, families, school counselors, and college advisors are invited to join the following North Carolina scholarship programs for an informational evening via Zoom. Program representatives will provide an overview of each scholarship and answer questions. Below are dates the sessions will be held and we hope you can join us for one!

  • Monday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before April 9)
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before April 9)
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before April 12)

To register, go to

QUEST Student Research Insititute

Summer 2021 Internship Program for High School Students interested in STEM
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Quest Student Research Institute aims to diversify the STEM workforce and higher degrees through early exposure and equitable access to research and mentorship in STEM. We are working hard to prepare our nation’s 21st-century researchers, educators, innovators, and leaders by providing students opportunities to learn how to solve problems of our world through paid and nonpaid research internships.
Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more info or to apply visit:

Boys and Men of Color Conference

Offered by NC Central University
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NC Central University would like to invite male minority students to join them for their Boys & Men of Color Conference. The event will take place April 10, 2021 from 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM. The event will be hosted virtually and the tickets will be free. Attached below is the link to register for the event. We look forward to seeing you guys there. For more information please contact Dr. Roderick Heath via email at

Annual Boys & Men of Color Conference

NCSU Undergraduate Admissions Pre-College Summer Programs

Deadline to apply is April 16th
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During these programs, students will have the opportunity to hear from NC State admissions staff and current NC State students to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the communities students identify with and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

We encourage students to apply if they have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of their class, are interested in higher education, and identify as or are interested in one of the communities below. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16.

CAMINOS: Your Journey to College
A virtual program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Hispanic/Latinx culture.
Learn More

Emerging Scholars Academy (ESA)
A virtual program for rising juniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American culture.
Learn More

Native Education Forum (NEF)
A virtual program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Native American/American Indian culture.
Learn More

CFNC is launching Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach!

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The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold for North Carolina high school seniors. But the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and our statewide education collaborators want to support schools, counselors like you, and most importantly — SENIORS — who may need guidance refocusing on college plans.

That’s why CFNC is launching Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach! This campaign supports high school seniors and parents, to help them complete the three important steps for college enrollment for the fall semester: college application, FAFSA, and residency.

Please click here for more information on residency, FAFSA, and college application completion.

For additional information on upcoming events and opportunities, please see CFNC’s Take Your Dreams Off Hold newsletter.

Johnston Community College

Virtual Open House April 14th
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we have a Virtual Open House planned for April 14th from 12pm-2pm. JCC asks that you register for this event via this link


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