The Shiner Spotlight

Spring 2021

Hello Shiners!

We've made it through three quarters of the school year! Hooray! What a year it has been so far. Despite so many challenges and obstacles this year, we can celebrate so many things. So far we have completed two rounds of successful ISTEP assessments, we took the PSAT 10, our dual enrollment students started their Ivy Tech classes virtually, we finished Fall and Winter sports and so much more. Whenever the tasks ahead feel daunting, look back at everything we have done. I am so proud of our Shiner students. Keep up the hard work, just nine more weeks to go!

Stay Healthy and Safe,

Ms. Sauerhage

Rising Sun High School Counselor

Senior News


Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship applications need to be submitted online by Friday, March 12th. All transcript requests must be made by Thursday, March 11th. Please see the OCCF website for more information.

Seniors have the opportunity to apply for several other scholarships. Please see the following list of available applications:

FCN Bank Scholarship- Due March 12th in the Guidanc Office

Rising Sun Regional Foundation- Min. 2.75 GPA, Due March 12th in the Guidance Office

Indiana Sheriff's Association- Must be pursuing a Law Enforcement degree, Due March 30th

40 & 8 Voiture- Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program, Due March 29th

Ohio County Farm Bureau- Must be a member of Farm Bureau, Due April 1st

Cass Union Scholarship- Must be a child or grandchild of Cass Union alum, Due April 1st

Rising Sun Alumni Spirit- Must be the son or daughter of RSHS, alum, Due April 1st

Paul Scudder/Ken Swanson Scholarship- Top 50% of class, due April 1st

Wilke S. and James W. Lemon Scholarship- 2.5 GPA, due April 2nd

Rising Sun Public School Endowment- Due April 1st

Student-View Scholarship- applications are online at

Michael D. Hayes Scholarship- Must be planning to attend an engineering program, April 1st

Civista Bank Scholarship- Due April 1st

Bakes Scholarship- Due April 1st

McAllister Land Consulting Scholarship- Must be pursuing an engineering field, Due April 1

Southeastern REMC- Must be a member of REMC, application online at

FAFSA Due April 15th

Any senior planning to attend college in the Fall of 2021 needs to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid by April 15, 2021. Check out for some great tips and helpful hints when filing FAFSA. Most colleges require a student file FAFSA to determine their financial aid. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants and work study opportunities.

Junior News

Virtual College Visits

With so many college campuses still closed to visitors, virtual tours have been a great way for students to see college campuses. Check out You-Visit, a virtual college tour website with hundreds of interactive campus tours. As you complete a virtual tour, try to answer the following questions:

1. Does this college/university offer the program/major that I am interested in?

2. Does this school offer study abroad opportunities and internship opportunities?

3. Is this college a good financial fit for my family?

4. What housing options are offered?

5. Does it offer the social elements I am looking for, i.e. community, student population, location, facilities?

6. Are there scholarship opportunities?

As a Junior, it is time to start planning for your next move after high school graduation. Start building your list of colleges/universities so that you know where you would like to apply in the fall. If you do not think college is for you, start exploring other options now. It's a great time to start building a plan for after graduation.


Ms. Sauerhage is scheduling with juniors now and almost done. If you have not scheduled with Ms. Sauerhage, please review the Senior Registration Form sent out via email so that you can review your class options. As you make class choices, remember your course requirements for your diplomas. Visit the Department of Education website for more information about the various diplomas.

SAT/ACT Information

Many colleges/universities require students provide an SAT or ACT score for admissions. If you have not taken your SAT or ACT, there are several upcoming dates. Please visit the CollegeBoard website here to register.

To register for the ACT, please click here.

Sophomore News


Sophomore scheduling will begin after spring break. Students have already received an email of the registration form for junior year. If you haven’t reviewed it yet, please take time to do so soon. As a junior, you have the option of attending the Southeastern Career Center. Registration was due March 8th, though programs are still open if you are interested. Please email Ms. Sauerhage if you have questions about the Career Center or how to register.

Freshmen News

Future Generation Scholarship

The Ohio County Community Foundation is offering the Future Generation Scholarship to all Rising Sun High School students who are residents of Ohio County. Students must complete 80 hours of community service while in high school to receive this scholarship. Christy Elbright will be hosting an informational Zoom meeting after spring break regarding this scholarship opportunity. Look to announcements for a date and time.