Senior Notes

January/February 2022

Checking In

Hello Seniors! Welcome to the spring semester of your senior year! We hope that you are excited about your last semester of high school before you begin your new journey to college, military, or the workforce after graduation! The time will go by very fast!! Be sure that you appreciate and soak in every moment of this last semester of high school!

Something Special For You...Class of '22

Coming up soon in February!!! We want to celebrate YOU as seniors - be sure to check your emails and announcements for your special event!!!

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines to four year colleges and universities are coming up soon! Some end as soon as Feb 1st, and some may go into March. After the application window closes, no more applications will be accepted. Important reminder: Community colleges are on rolling admissions, which means that you can apply any time of year, and start the next term. Your FAFSA should also be done as soon as possible if you haven't submitted it already! If you still need assistance with your applications or your FAFSA, please let us know right away! We are here to help you! And if we can't find a way to help you, we will find the appropriate person(s) who can!


Be sure to keep researching scholarship opportunities! We will email all local scholarship opportunities as they come in to our office! The national, state and local scholarship databases are also available to you - I have emailed them out and they are posted on the WSHS website under the Counseling Department!

Recent Scholarship Emails:

Stanly Community College Presidential Scholarship - Nominations Taken Now

SECU People Helping People Scholarship

Golden Leaf Scholarship

West Stanly Rotary

Betty Watson Scholarship

ADK Scholarship

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Scholarship

Wilma McCurdy Scholarship

Union Power Scholarship

Student Award Letters - Coming Soon!

Sometime in early to mid-spring, you should receive Student Award information from each of the colleges that you have applied to and have been admitted. These are either found in your student portals digitally, or they can also be mailed to your home. This information is very important - as it details how much it will cost a year to attend, how much grant money or scholarship money you may be receiving, student loan information, and then at the very end how much money is left over that you may have to pay to attend. If you need help interpreting this, please let us know. We suggest taking all the letters and seeing which school is offering you the very best deal financially so that you can make the best decision for you and your family!

Cap and Gown

If you haven't ordered your cap and gown yet, please do so! You may order directly from Jostens. Go to, click on Graduation, click on High School, search for West Stanly HS, and then order from the options provided.

Senior Assistance

The Counseling Department just emailed out a Google Form asking if you need assistance of any kind! Please fill it out and let us know!

Mental Health

We know the struggle is real right now - if you need to talk or need help in sorting through problems or other obstacles, please contact us! We can Google Meet, speak on the phone, or arrange to meet in person with you!

Penny Breslin - 704-961-5207

Ashley Britt - 704-961-5208

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