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We are excited to announce that we are currently in the process of building a new website to help bring improvements to our Holly Families.á Our new website will be easier to navigate and bring a range of new developments, including a new, fully responsive design aimed to provide an optimal viewing and browsing experience across multiple platforms, a fresher interface which is fully optimized for user navigation, and dedicated to keeping our families up to date on the latest happenings in the district.á Keep an eye on our current site for more information!
Counseling





Counseling Assignments for 2016-2017
Mrs. Lusk:á 9th-12th Grade - Last Names A-Go
Ms. Festian:á 9th-12th Grade - Last Names Gp-N
Ms. Murphy:á 9th-12th Grade - Last Names O-Z




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Counseling Announcements
American Red Cross Summer Youth Corps Program
The American Red Cross is offering a summer volunteer opportunity for students:

"The Summer Youth Corps Program is an opportunity for students to receive volunteer experience, a letter of reference, and documented community service hours. Students are required to volunteer for thirty hours between June and August". This opportunity is available to students who are at least 16 years old. Flyers which list further details for the program are available in the counseling office.
Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships
StudentLoans.net has released a guide titled "Everything You Need to Know About Winning Scholarships" which includes the following information:
-What is a scholarship?
- Types of scholarships available
- How to search for scholarships
- How to write effective essays
- How to get a letter of recommendation
- Avoiding scholarship scams!

Visit https://studentloans.net/scholarships/ to view the guide.
Guide to Paying for College
Student Loan Report has released a Complete Guide to Paying for College: Financial Aid, Savings, Student Loans, & Scholarships. ​This guide reviews the cost of college and the associated steps to pay for it. There are 6 steps in total, including The Cost of College, The Steps to Paying for College, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants, College Savings Accounts, and Student Loans. https://studentloans.net/guide-to-paying-for-college/​
Summer Career Camps for High School Teens at Oakland University
As the school year comes to an end, students are ready for fun times with their friends over the summer. But as a college-bound teen, summer is also an excellent opportunity to decide on your college major and future career path. Oakland University's summer career camps are a unique pre-college experience for motivated and ambitious high school teens. You will participate in hands-on skill-building activities, roll-up-your-sleeves team exercises, action-packed field trips, and dynamic discussions with OU's faculty, staff and industry professionals. Visit oakland.edu/careercamps for camp descriptions, past-camp photos and videos, camper testimonials and more. In addition, there are brochures in the Counseling Department. The four camps that are available are: Career Exploration Camp, Health Care Professions Camp, Criminal Justice Camp, and Engineering and Computer Science Camp.
LendEDU Student Bank Account Guide

LendEDU has released a Guide to Student Bank Accounts Course.

The purpose of this guide is to explain the basics of banking to high school and college students. Included in the guide:

- Importance of Banking Responsibly
- Differences Between Savings & Checking Accounts
- What is a Student Bank Account?
- How to Avoid Common Fees
- Definition of Common Fees
- And so much more!

Counseling Appointments
Attention Students: The Counseling Department no longer will be using Google to sign up for your counselor. Please visit the student office and make an appointment to see us through Mrs. Beebe.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Student Loans 101 Course
Attention Students: LendEDU is offering a free online course that covers financial aid, scholarships and student loans. It is 1.5 hours long and covers a wide variety of important information that you will need to know for college. Please click on the following link if you are interested in learning more.

https://lendedu.com/blog/financial-aid-scholarships-student-loans-101-course/

In addition, LendEDU has a free online course that is specific to scholarships. It discusses the following topics:

- What are Scholarships?
- What Are the Different Kinds of Scholarships?
- How to Find Scholarships
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Essay Tips
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Letter of Recommendation Tips
- Avoiding Scholarship Scams

https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-video-course

HHS Counseling Course Guide and General Info
Counseling Contacts
+ Festian, Nicole
+ Lusk, Nicole
+ Murphy, Heather
Click on name to see details.

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