I think I can speak on behalf of most in saying "GOODBYE 2020!" with great enthusiasm. This past year has been hard on everyone. We have all experienced great change and incredible loss. School hasn't looked the same since March, a lot of activities and extra curriculars aren't occurring, a lot of us have lost people we cared about deeply, and it sometimes feels like our world was flipped upside down. For a lot of us, students and adults alike, this year has felt like rock bottom. This probably sounds pessimistic, but stick with me.
Over the past months, this quote has been circulating my mind: "Rock bottom became a solid foundation from which I rebuilt my life." - J.K. Rolling. Instead of looking at all we've lost and how hard this year has been, I like to think about where we can go from here ... and the good news is, we can only go up from here. It is through the toughest times and hardest losses that we ultimately learn the most about ourselves (whether we want to admit this or not).Although 2020 seemed like hardship after hardship (and it was), there was also a lot of good that came out of this past year.
As we enter a new year, let's all focus on moving forward from here, together. Your counselors are here to support you in any way we can!
In this newsletter you will find:
- Scholarship information
- Colleges with Rolling Admissions
- Tips to help deal with Anxiety
- Junior Jumpstart Program
- Instagram information
Below you will find links to both local and national scholarship opportunities. We will continue to add these local scholarships as we receive them to our website and each subsequent newsletter. Pay close attention to due dates.
- Due 3/1/21
- Due 4/1/21
Scranton Area Community Foundation
- You must create a profile (use your personal email for this creation)
- On the top bar, click "Scholarships and Grants" then "Apply for Scholarships"
- This system allows you to filter through applications that you are qualified for, based on where you live, your age, your gender, your county, your intended major, your grades, etc.
Junior Jumpstart Program
Learn more here.
Anxiety Help for TEENS
1. Become a relaxation expert
2. Get enough sleep, nourishment, and exercise
3. Connect with others
4. Connect with nature
5. Pay attention to the good things
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