Counseling News, Events and Opportunities- UPDATED 10/13/15

Counseling News, Events and Opportunities

Added 10/14/15 Southside Electric Cooperative would like to invite interested students who are juniors or seniors in joining them for a day of exploration into the profession of an Electric Lineman.  The event will take place at the Altavista District Office on November 5th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students who are interested in this career are encouraged to attend.  Please see Mrs. Maxey in guidance by October 30th if you would like to sign up for this event. 

Added 10/13/15 The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) announces exciting and free STEM opportunities for 2015-2016 high school sophomores through the Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) program; juniors through the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program; and juniors and seniors through the Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program. For more information call 757-766-5210 or contact Ms. Priscilla Hill at  Application deadline for all programs is Sunday, November 8, 2015. 

Added 10/13/15 The National Center for Women& Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women in grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post - secondary education.   Each Affiliate award winner receives various prizes and awards.  For more information please visit  Students can apply online at  beginning September 1, 2015 and no later than October 26, 2015.


Added 9/23/15 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is committed to supporting Virginia’s professional artist and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields.  VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2016-2017 fellowships.  $8000 Professional,  $6000 Graduate, and $4000 Undergraduate.  Apply online by November 6, 2015 at  

Added 9/22/15 National Young Arts Foundation (formerly the National Advancement in the Arts, or NFAA) would like to offer talented students the opportunity of a lifetime.  From April 21 through Oct. 16, Young Arts will be accepting applications for its 2016 Program.  Those selected will be invited to participate in National Young Arts Week and/or Regional Programs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, where they will take Masters Classes with world renowned artist and perform in the most prestigious venues in the country.  They will also be eligible for cash awards of up to $10,000, a chance to be recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the opportunity to appear in Young Arts masterclass on HBO, and Inclusion in the Student List Service.  Interested students should apply online at  

Added 9/22/15 Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest is sponsored by Hollins University and awards prizes for the best poems submitted by girls who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school. First place winner receives $5000 renewable Creative Talent Scholarship in creative writing, totaling $20,000 over four years if matriculating to Hollins, free tuition and housing for the university’s Hollinsummer creative writing program, $200 cash prize, Publication in Cargoes and ten copies of Cargoes, Hollins award winning student literacy magazine. Entries must have a faculty sponsor from high school and must submit the poem in Microsoft Word online at by October 30, 2015. For more information call admissions at 800-456-9595.  

Added 9/21/15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an exciting year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to launch their own real business and compete for full college scholarships! Classes start in late October and meet one day a week from 5-8 p.m. on the campus of CVCC.  Students who apply should be responsible individuals who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to community and family. WCCS can nominate up to 8 dynamic, creative, motivated students from our school.  Students should be enthusiastic about starting a business or social movement, but business experience is not required! If you are interested in being nominated please see Mrs. Maxey in guidance by September 25th.

Added 9/3/15 The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors and juniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation program, taking place Saturday, November 14th, 2015. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2015 Application online at!hsv/c15b8.  The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 23rd, 2015.