WBHS Counselor Connection

Information for WBHS students & parents - Jan. 13, 2023

In this issue:

  • African American Awareness Club, HOSA & the College and Career Center Presents: Dr. Donovan Roy - Wayne State University Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program - Summer Research Experience for High School Students & Wayne State's Med Direct Program
  • Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars Program 10th & 11th female students
  • SAVE THE DATE - Virtual Junior Parent Financial Aid Night - April 13th - Note new date!
  • Meet the Professional: Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy Assistants - Feb 3rd
  • Juniors - College Prep Workshop Series - Registration is now open
  • Bonus Tracks: Motown Museum - Hitsville NEXT
  • Message to seniors about Admissions Decisions
  • Preparing your Student for College & 21st Century Careers - Gwen Thomas
  • SWE STEM Powered Expo
  • R Programming & Machine Learning Camp for High School Students
  • Spring Testing Dates at WBHS
  • GAP Year Fair
  • HBCU Black Empowerment Tour
  • Bloomfield Township Library is hiring
  • Mrs. Essig's Scholarship Club (Seniors)
  • FAFSA Help Document from Mrs. Essig (Seniors)
  • Michigan Achievement Scholarship (Seniors)
  • Mrs. Essig's Top Picks - Articles of interest


  • ACS Chemistry Scholars Program - Underrepresented Seniors in Science - Opens Nov. 1st - Due March 1st

  • Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship - Seniors - Due Jan. 20th 3:00 p.m. Central Time
  • Aveda Institute Cosmetology Scholarship - Natural Talent Cosmetology Scholarship -12th grade - March 1, 2023 at 5pm.
  • Cancer Pathways Essay Contest - 9th-12th Grade - Due March 3, 2023
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan Scholarships - Seniors - Registration Deadline Feb 15th Application Deadline March 15th
  • DAR Scholarships - Various Scholarships - Due January 31, 2023
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship - Age 18 and under - All grades - Feb 15th
  • Elks Legacy Scholarship - Child/Grandchild of Elk Member -Seniors - February 6, 23
  • Foundation 649 Scholarship - Asian American/Pacific Islander Seniors - Due March 1, 2023
  • Foundation for Fraternal Excellence - Male Senior - Due April 4, 2023
  • Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship - Employee or child of employee of Meijer -Due March 1, 2023
  • Gamma Lambda Education Foundation - Senior African American Male 3.0+GPA- Due March 15th
  • Gayle S. Joyner Memorial Scholarship - Senior- Due Feb 24th
  • Get To Foundation Scholarship - 12th Grade Scholar Athlete 3.0 GPA- Due Jan. 15th
  • Hamilton Scholars Program for Juniors - Due Jan. 25, 23
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Hispanic Seniors 3.0+ -Due February 15, 2023
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs - Juniors- Opens Dec 1st - Due March 15
  • Jackie Robinson Scholarship for minority seniors with need - Due Jan. 11th
  • Jewish Youth Awards 2022- Jewish Seniors - Due Feb 17, 2023
  • JFK Library's Annual Profile in Courage Essay Contest - Due Jan. 13, 23
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship - Seniors - Due Jan. 31st
  • Live Mas - Taco Bell Scholarship - Due. Jan. 11th
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program - Seniors - Due March 31, 2023
  • Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program - Seniors - Due March 31, 2023
  • MASPA Minority Education Scholarship Program - 2.8+ GPA, Entering field of education - Due May 12, 23
  • MEA Scholarship - Seniors - Due Feb. 16th
  • Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarship - Female Seniors - Due Jan 31st
  • Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship - Work part time at a MRA Business- Due April 1st
  • Michigan State University Alumni Scholarship - Due March 18, 2023
  • MSGCU Scholarships - Many scholarships- Seniors - Due Feb 28, 2023
  • My Impact Challenge- 9th-12th grade - Due May 31, 22
  • NPC Centennial Scholarships - Female Seniors Due March 15, 2023

  • OCC Chancellor's Scholarship - Seniors- Due March 31, 2023
  • Princeton Prize in Race Relations - All grades - Due January 31, 2023
  • Profiles in Courage Essay Contest - Due January 13th
  • Robert A Leonard Trust Scholarship - Seniors 2.8+ GPA- Due March 1
  • Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Seniors - March 1st
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship - Hockey Player with 3.5 GPA Senior - Due Feb 3, 2023
  • SME Scholarship Foundation - Various Scholarships - 2.0 or higher Due Feb 1, 2023
  • Society of Women Engineers College Scholarships- Senior females -Due March 20, 2023
  • Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures -All majors 2.5+ GPA - Due March 1, 2023
  • THE FUTURE OF STEM SCHOLARS INITIATIVE (FOSSI) - Seniors attending HBCU 3.0 GPA+ -DUE: Jan. 31st
  • The R.H.O. Foundation in partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Iota Rho Lambda Chapter (Pontiac) Ernest L. Russell Memorial Scholarship - 2.50+ GPA - Senior - Due by February 23, 2023
  • Tuskegee Airman Scholarship - Due January 20, 2023
  • UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship - Seniors - Due March 31st
  • University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Scholarships - Seniors - Due Feb.11th
  • US Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarships- Seniors -Due Jan. 13th
  • Vibe Credit Union Scholarship - Seniors - Due May 1, 2023
  • Virginia Military Institute Merit Scholarships & General Peay 1962 Merit Scholarships - Due Feb. 1, 23
  • WSU - Detroit Leadership Award Award for incoming freshmen -Due March 1st

African American Awareness Club, HOSA & the College and Career Center Presents: Dr. Donovan Roy - Wayne State University Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program - Summer Research Experience for High School Students & Wayne State's Med Direct Program

9th-12th grade students: Are you interested in gaining research experience as a high school student? Would you like to learn more about the direct admit med school process?

Join us on January 31, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. in the iCenter for a discussion with Dr. Donovan Roy, Vice Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Wayne State University. Dr. Roy will share an amazing summer opportunity for high school students called the Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program.

Dr. Roy will also discuss the Wayne Med Direct Scholars program which is a full-ride scholarship program for undergrad AND medical school!

REGISTER FOR THE SESSION AT WBHS BY CLICKING HERE: https://forms.gle/z4mNCSmBELAKkxZi8 . Students must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance in order to attend.

The application for the BCAP Summer Research Experience for High School Students at Wayne State University School of Medicine is now open and due Feb. 6th. Information about the program can be found at https://miahec.wayne.edu/southeast/highschool

2023 Application Link: Apply Here. Application Deadline: February 6th, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Seniors - Understanding your Financial Aid Award Letter & How to Compare your Offers


Join us for an educational presentation with Dr. Carrie Gilchrist, Director of Financial Aid at Oakland University. She will be on hand to walk our seniors through the Financial Aid Award Letter and how to compare all of your financial aid offers. THIS IS A PROGRAM YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

February 14, 2023 at 8:59 a.m.

Seniors must sign up in advance.

10th & 11th Grade Females - Joyce Ivy Summer Schools Program - Apply now!

Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars Program - Application is Open!


The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarship, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program. The application for summer 2023 is now live! Use the button below to apply.

Apply Now!

Please note- This is a highly selective program. Please see Mrs. Essig to have her review your application and offer suggestions. We have a great history of having students selected!

NOTE NEW DATE - Virtual Financial Aid Night for Junior Parents

Junior parents, please join us on Apr 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM for a Virtual Financial Aid Night.

High school students and their families are encouraged to join this live virtual presentation to learn general information regarding college financial aid able to be used no matter what college or university students plan to attend. Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), sources of financial aid, private resources available, and more!

Participant Registration link: https://oakland-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldu-opzkrHdzeezQRKLxuqSob9r7lk4Ou

Interested in a career in Physical Therapy? Join us!

The College and Career Center Presents: Meet the Professional - Physical Therapists & PT Assistants

Join us on Friday, Feb. 3rd at 9:00 a.m. as we speak to Physical Therapists and PT Assistants in our community. They will answer all of your questions about their education, work life, and salaries and give you suggestions for the career path. They will also explain the differences between Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. Join us for an amazing opportunity to be connected to people in the field!

Register here: https://forms.gle/ftcH9s6pTVQBSTq97 Links to an external site.

After you hit "submit" will receive a confirmation email. This will be your pass out of class. It is your responsibility to check in first with your teacher and make up any missing work.

Pre-registration is required for all events. Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. Event dates and times are subject to change. No students will be allowed to register after registration is full or closed.

Important Message to Juniors - College Prep Workshops start 2nd Semester

11th Grade College Prep Series

Noelle Essig, M.A. - College & Career Counselor

This college prep series is designed for juniors who are interested in continuing their education in college. Join us each week as we share important details with you regarding the process.We know you have questions and we are here to help! Most sessions will take place during advisory.

Students MUST pre-register by clicking on the highlighted link for EACH session!

Testing, 1, 2, 3 - ACT/SAT Test Prep Planning and Advice

Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:59 a.m.

At this session, current WBHS seniors will share their experiences with planning their testing junior and senior year. The goal is for attendees to leave with tools and advice to help them develop their own testing plan.

Making Your College List Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 8:59 a.m.

Here, students will learn how to begin the college search and leave with tools to help them start their own list with exploration activities. Come learn about fantastic schools that you might not have considered just yet!

Letters of Recommendation Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8:59 a.m.

It’s not as simple as it seems! Let’s talk about who you should ask and the information you need to provide for the recommender. There is a strategy for this!

Career Search Tools Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8:59 a.m.

College is expensive! It’s essential to know your “why” and explore your interests and career possibilities. We will share a variety of career search tools to help you with this process.

Scholarships 101 April 6, 2023 at 8:59 a.m.

Looking for money to help you pay for college? Not sure where to start? Join us to learn how you can look for scholarships! Bring your laptop/device and be ready to search!

Sending Transcripts via Parchment TBD

Learn how to create a Parchment account and the process for sending your transcripts to colleges and scholarship organizations.

Essay Writing 101 TBD

Join us as we discuss the Common Application essay prompts, personal statements, “Why_____ school” essays, and get students started with the planning and writing process.

Law School Admission Process - TBD

Kathy Fox from Wayne State University's Law School will be on hand to share her expertise on the law school admission process. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what can set you apart as you plan your path!

Highly Selective Colleges TBD

Join us for a conversation with Ms. Laura Tapper, Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth University. Learn about the college selection process at highly selective colleges and how to prepare oneself for the admissions process.


College App Boot Camp Class of 2024 - Aug 2023 -Exact Date is TBD - iCenter

WBHS offers a College App Boot Camp prior to the start of school to provide assistance to seniors with their college applications. Administrators, school counselors, and teachers will be on hand to advise and consult students on all aspects of the process. Lunch will be served (along with unlimited coffee!) The sign-up for this event will be released in May 2023.

Questions? Please email noelle.essig@wbsd.org or speak with your counselor.

Are you interested in learning more about the business of music?


Established in 2018, Bonus Tracks is a FREE after-school program for high school students interested in learning about and creating a career pathway to the music industry. Our goal is to foster the development of the next generation of Universal Music Group executives!

We’ll cover topics like A&R, Marketing, Streaming and Content Creation; hear from guest speakers, work on a capstone project and enjoy networking opportunities to help students gain a basic understanding of the role of a modern record label in the new age of music discovery.



Bonus Tracks classes will take place at 4 p.m. every Wednesday from January 25–March 29 at Hitsville NEXT.

January 25 | Motown Immersion/ Bonus Tracks 101

February 1 | How You Move

February 8 | A&R

February 15 | Commercial Sales & Sync Licensing

February 22 | Winter Break – No Class

March 1 | Publicity & Tour Promo

March 8 | Radio Promo & Markets

March 15 | Video & Content

March 22 | Marketing/Brand Partnership

March 29 | Wrap-up and Project Presentations


  • Be a student in 10th through 12th grade at a Metro Detroit High School
  • Posses a strong interest in learning the business of music
  • Have a satisfactory academic and behavioral standing
  • Previous internship experience is a plus, but not required


Awarded to one (1) college-bound student who best exemplifies the program’s mission and meet the following requirements:

  • Completes satisfactory fulfillment of the Bonus Track program objectives
  • Demonstrates evidence of community leadership–in and out of the classroom
  • Has a strong commitment to academic excellence
  • On-time completion and presentation of Bonus Tracks capstone project


If this sounds like something you are interested in, click here to learn more: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=L2vLu3yMJE6G5Gw2_tALeA7yM44RGwZIjhYQ7R0-zaxUMVpXMDlESVFTOVNXWUlUT1JKVE9BSjIzRy4u

Sports Specific Conditioning Class for next year

Are you a Varsity athlete at West Bloomfield that is interested in a weight training and conditioning class targeted to your goals and needs? Sports Specific Conditioning is a class that does just that.

Sports Specific Conditioning is a high intensity, specialized weight training class that is geared towards students that currently/actively participate in school sports or athletic teams. The class counts as a PE credit towards graduation and students receive a Pass (G) or Fail (H) grade that does not positively or negatively affect your GPA.

Students must apply to this course for consideration using the following link no later than FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH BY 2:30 p.m.

Sports Specific Conditioning App

Message for Seniors -

Seniors - Admissions Decisions - Breathe!

In anticipation of many college admissions decisions that will come out in the next several weeks, I wanted to share a few thoughts. Some of you will get the news you were hoping to hear and others will be deferred or not accepted. As I look back at my own life in terms of 'rejection or disappointment" I am reminded in everything that:

1. "NO" means "New Opportunity."

2. Often out of rejection, comes our greatest direction.

3. Everything always works out. Breathe.

4. Every time I thought I was being rejected from something, I was redirected toward something that was better!

These quotes have guided me throughout my life. I have taken many risks and in return, I have learned resiliency, determination, and fortitude. It's those "rejection" moments in life that have made me stronger. These moments teach us so much!

Good luck to all of you seniors who are still waiting to hear... just remember that your "plan" may be filled with other amazing opportunities...don't forget to trust in what life has in store! We are here to support you, so please reach out and let us know how we can help!

Mrs. Essig & your counseling team

PS If you need our help with any of this, please make an appointment! We are happy to help you!

Free Seminar!

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Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Seniors - Please make sure you have your FAFSA completed so you don't miss out on funding if you qualify! Learn more here: miachievement.org
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SWE Detroit - STEM Powered Expo

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Discover academic and research opportunities within OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science — opportunities that will give you a head start in the job market. You’ll also tour research labs and facilities, learn about scholarships, and hear from faculty and students who share your passion.


JANUARY 28, 2023 from 9 AM - 2 PM



April 12th, 2023

  • Tests Administered: SAT and PSAT 9
  • Juniors will take the SAT
  • Freshmen will take the PSAT 9
  • All students are registered and required to participate in the testing administration

April 13th

  • Test Administered: PSAT 10 and ACT WorkKeys
  • Juniors will take the ACT WorkKeys
  • Sophomores will take the PSAT 10
  • All students are registered and required to participate in the testing administration

Testing logistics (arrival times, testing room assignments, etc.) will be emailed out to families AND students by Spring Break!

Junior Parents - Did you miss the Virtual Parent Night Presentation: College 101?

If you were not able to attend the Virtual Junior Parent Night: College 101 Presentation, please click on the links below. If your junior is considering college, we highly recommend you take the time to watch this presentation. This will make sure you have the information you need as your student prepares for their post-secondary plans.

Video Recording: WBHS Junior Parent Night: Colleges 101 Video Recording

Google Slides Document: WBHS Junior Parent Night: College 101 Google Slides

R Programming & Machine Learning Camp for High School Students

In this research camp, students will identify cancer biomakers and categorize cancer samples using microRNA expression data from TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas)

This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current (2022-23) high school and exceptional 8th grade students who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications. R is a statistical tool and programming language with excellent graphic options, useful in various application areas such as medicine, public policy, and economics. After R is introduced, the students will assess current biomedical problems and identify useful tools for research.

The R Programming Camp is not just a programming camp; it provides essential tools and datasets with which students can develop their own research projects. Students will learn TCGA big data analysis using microRNA sequencing data of cancer patients. We will use an R machine learning package during the camp.

DATE: July 10-14, 2023 (Mon – Fri)

TIME: 9 am – 4 pm, Central time (10 am – 5 pm, Eastern time)

R research camp is open to students with or without coding experience. It uses the R programmng language, building from the ground up. Curiosity and and open mind are essential for learning this material. You will have multiple teaching assistants supporting you throughout the camp.

This camp requires active engagement both in learning and in group games and other activities. Please register for this camp only if you can commit to such engagement throughout the camp.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Academically motivated current (2022-23) high school and exceptional 8th grade students interested in computers, math, science, and medicine.

FEE: $670 (without miRcore volunteer membership) OR $770 (including one-year miRcore volunteer membership $300 value)

Two camps or more, miRcore volunteer membership is included.

Two virtual camps: $1,350; One virtual and one in-person camp: $1,430

Three virtual camps: $1,910; Two virtual and one in-person camp: $1,990

A computer with internet connection is required to join the online camp.

REGISTRATION FEE: $50 (your registration is finalized after the fee is received).


Students with camp certificates will be qualified to become miRcore volunteers. Students in the high school volunteer program, which runs throughout the school year, determine a disease of focus for the year, and collaborate with similar level students in researching the disease. Out-of-state students can join the volunteer meetings through an online meeting platform.

Seniors - Let's talk!

Seniors - Do you feel like everyone around you has a plan for next year but you don't know what you want to do? Make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Essig and let's talk about your options. It's not too late to apply to colleges or pursue options in the military, trades or world of work! Let's talk! Click here to make an appointment with her: https://sites.google.com/oaklandschools.net/wbhs-counselor-appointments Links to an external site.

Seniors - FAFSA Information - MUST READ DOCUMENT!

Mrs. Essig gathered all of the information you need to know when filling out the FAFSA. Please make the time to read this document.

Scholarship Club for seniors!

Are you in need of money to assist you with paying for college? Do you need scholarships but aren't sure where to start? Every year we get seniors coming to us in tears in April because they cannot afford the college they wish to attend. Don't let this be you! Apply for scholarships all throughout the school year!

Mrs. Noelle Essig, College and Career Counselor, regularly uses her expertise to provide a personalized college search experience for WBHS students. This fall, she is also using her expertise to help interested students find ways to help pay for their education. Join Mrs. Essig as she launches "Mrs. Essig's Scholarship Club,” providing time each week for students to research and work on scholarship applications. Mrs. Essig will also conduct mock interviews for students who get selected for scholarship interviews.

Our next meeting will take place on:

Wednesday, January 25th at 2:30 p.m. in the College and Career Center

All seniors are welcome!

Seniors - Is your college asking for "Verification" after filling out the FAFSA? Don't panic!

If you get a notification that you've been selected for verification after filling out the FAFSA, do not panic. It is quite common and it just means you need to provide additional documentation. Pay attention to the deadline and get your information submitted!
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Michigan Achievement Scholarship - NEW!

Seniors -

If you filled out your FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less, you want to learn more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship! This is a new scholarship opportunity and you must fill out the FAFSA in order to see if you qualify. See more details below and at this link.


If you haven't filled out your FAFSA yet, get going! Remember that Mrs. Essig put together this FAFSA Resource for you. https://www.smore.com/ab29g-fafsa-resources-for-wbhs-seniors

October 11, 2022, Governor Whitmer signed Public Act 212 of 2022 to establish the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.

Starting with the high school class of 2023, students will be eligible for more financial aid from the State:

  • Up to $2,750 if they attend a community college, per year
  • Up to $5,500 if they attend a public university, per year
  • Up to $4,000 if they attend a private college or university, per year

Students will be eligible if their family demonstrates financial need* when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

*Financial need is defined as an Expected Family Contribution (EFC of $25,000 or less.

High school seniors can get started by following these steps:

Seniors - MSU Alumni Scholarship


The Michigan State University Oakland Spartans offer a scholarship to incoming freshmen. The application is now open. Applications are due March 18th. Students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA in order to apply. The completed applications must be returned with the appropriate transcripts and test scores no later than March 18, 2023.

You can find information concerning the criteria that are used for selecting the scholarship recipients, as well as the important dates for the next rounds of scholarships. Also, the scholarship application is available to be downloaded.


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Jewish Youth Awards - Apply Now!

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HBCU College Tour

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The Bloomfield Township Library is hiring!

Bloomfield Township Public Library now has a permanent opening for Library Pages. This is an excellent job for students. It’s generally quiet, the hours are flexible, the stress is very minimal, the library is closed by 9 pm and on major holidays, and it’s a wonderful environment. The main duty is to return items to their proper location on the shelves and keep everything in order.

Mrs. Essig's Top Picks to read

College Application and ACT/SAT Test Fee Waivers

Seniors - College application fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Your family needs to apply each year for free and reduced lunch. Please fill out the free and reduced lunch form by clicking here: http://westbloomfield.familyportal.cloud

10th and 11th grade: If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, you can receive a code to waive your fees for the ACT and/or SAT. Please apply for free and reduced lunch first and confirm that you qualify then see your counselor


Please note that Ms. Essig posts all scholarship information in the College and Career Center Canvas page. Please follow the Canvas page for the most up-to-date opportunities!

How do I find scholarships?

1. Apply for Financial Aid after October 1st. www.FAFSA.gov

2. Check with each college in which you are applying for merit-based scholarships and deadlines.

3. Check for memorial and alumni scholarship opportunities at each college in which you may qualify.

4. Check with student’s/parent’s employer, banks/credit unions, religious & civic affiliations, etc. for scholarships.

5. Check the College and Career Center Canvas pages frequently.

6. Read the Counselor Connection

7. Conduct a search by using a national search engine, such as www.fastweb.com, www.scholarships.com, www.myscholly.com, www.goingmerry.com/ etc. Be sure to create an email address just for these searches as students will receive a lot of junk email. There is no need to pay money for these services! Watch for scams and never give your social security number.

8. Check Careeronestop: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

9. College Board Opportunity Scholarships. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

10. For more information: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/scholarships

11. Remember it takes work to receive most scholarships! You won't win if you don't try!

Students should keep a close eye on scholarships that Mrs. Essig posts in the College and Career Center Canvas page.
Every college provides data via the Common Data Set about their previous year's admitted students. This is a great way to understand your chances of admission along with helping you determine whether to send your SAT/ACT scores to a college that is test optional. Simply Google the name of the college + Common Data Set to find this information. Look in Section C. This data quickly helps students understand their chances of admission.

To get an estimate of your cost of attendance at a college or university, Google the name of the college with the term "Net Price Calculator." Each college has an estimator. This doesn't guarantee your cost of attendance but can be a useful tool.

District Calendar

Scroll down to the right side to click on the district calendar.

College and Career Center in Canvas for 11th and 12th Grade Students

If you are in 11th and 12th grade, be sure to "accept" the invitation to join the Virtual College and Career Center! Mrs. Essig has created a fantastic resource for you! After you have reviewed the information, you are welcome to set up an appointment with her if you have questions. We kindly ask that juniors wait until after November 1st to make an appointment as seniors are our priority with November 1st college application deadlines. Check Canvas for more details and announcements.

Parents - You can view the information by being an "observer" of your student in Canvas.

Below are some helpful links for Canvas.

Important Contacts

WBHS Counseling Department

Class of 2024, 2025, 2026- 9th thru 11th Grade

Kelly Casinelli - Students with last names A-Ch
Joanne Wegrzynowicz - Students with last names Ci-Gra
Karen Brody - Students with last names Grb-Kl
Kason Dickerson - Students with last names Km-M
Lisa Thompkins - Students with last names N-Sh
John Hepper - Students with last names Si-Z

Class of 2023 - 12th Grade

Kelly Casinelli - Students with last names A-Cu
Joanne Wegrzynowicz - Students with last names Cv-Ha
Karen Brody - Students with last names Hb-Lo
Kason Dickerson - Students with last names Lp-Po
Lisa Thompkins - Students with last names Pr-Te
John Hepper - Students with last names Tf-Z

Kelly Casinelli


Joanne Wegrzynowicz


Karen Brody


Kason Dickerson


Lisa Thompkins


John Hepper


College & Career Counselor Noelle Essig


Administrative Staff

Mr. Eric Pace, Principal


Susie Aisner, Assistant Principal


Jamie Glinz, Assistant Principal


Dr. Stephanie Clark, Assistant Principal


Eric Pierce, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director




Text - 652729


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Text - HELLO to 741741