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Guidance

The WAHS Guidance Staff assists all students in obtaining the educational background necessary for future success in life.  The guidance personnel provide students with many services including:

  • counsel individual students with educational, vocational or personal concerns

  • schedule students for classes

  • provide financial assistance forms and scholarship information to students interested in higher education

  • prepare high school transcripts for seniors and past graduates

  • provide information bulletins to juniors and seniors

  • process student enrollments and withdrawals

  • work with referral agencies such as Mental Health/Mental Retardation and drug/alcohol treatment programs

You may contact the Guidance Department at 226-4557, ext. 3041.


Announcements

  • Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

    The following scholarships can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/

    1. ESSAY CONTEST*- Open to any student in 9th-12th grade who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school is eligible. Essay is between 500-1000 words on a topic chosen by the committee.
      1st -$3500.00, 2nd -$3000.00 and 3rd -$2500.00 places awarded.

    2. ORATORICAL CONTEST*- Open to any student in 9th-12th grade who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school is eligible. Consists of two parts, one a memorized oration and an extemporary oration on an assigned topic.
      1st -$7500.00, 2nd -$5000.00 and 3rd -$4000.00 places awarded.

    3. SEBASTIANELLI DRUM CORPS SCHOLARSHIP*- Open to any senior who is child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased. The student must be a member of a high school band and is going on to higher education with a major in music.
      Winner receives $500.00.

    4. JOSEPH P GAVENONIS SCHOLARSHIP*-Open to any Pennsylvania high school senior who is child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a four year degree in a Pennsylvania college or university.

    5. ROBERT W VALIMONT ENDOWMENT*- Open to any Pennsylvania high school senior who is child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a two year career-oriented education or training in a less-than-four-year program in a Pennsylvania school.

    6. ROBERT TRACE ESSAY CONTEST*- Open to students 15-18 years of age who is child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism. 300-500 word essay on the topic "Patriotism and Citizenship - What America means to me?"
      Winner receives $500.00.

    The next two are week-long camps with the possibility to earn scholarship money.

    1. KEYSTONE BOYS STATE*-Open to any male student who has completed their junior year and resides in Pennsylvania. KBS students practice and operate fictitious cities, four counties and one state, based on the statutes and codes of the State of Pennsylvania. About the 3rd full week of June @ Shippensburg Univ. Local legion posts will sponsor the students to attend. There is a Keystone Girls State-contact an auxiliary unit.

    2. STATE POLICE YOUTH WEEK*-Open to any male or female student who is 15-17 years old and resides in Pennsylvania. The student should be in good health and physically fit. This camp is run like a boot camp, to introduce students interested in law enforcement or a branch of the armed forces. Cadets march in platoons, do physical training and have instructional time. About the second full week of June @ York College of Pennsylvania. Local legion posts will sponsor the student to attend.

    *-please see individual applications/brochures for complete rules, instructions and more infonnation.

  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) 2016-17 Leadership Seminar
    • HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth) is a Fun and Exciting Leadership Seminar
    • This 3-day event is held in June and is bringing together sophomores throughout the state
    • Sophomores involved in a leadership role in school or community activities may apply to represent WAHS as our HOBY Ambassador.
    • Sign-up in the Guidance Office no later than November 11, 2016
    • For more information - go to: http://www.HOBY.org.

  • Summer Camps Information is available in the Guidance Office