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TMHS students recognized

...her best effort forward throughout her four years of high school. Lately, Dana has been working her way through college applications and the stress of taking high-level senior classes. I'm continually impressed with the maturity and tenacity...
Nordic ski team ends season with awards schools and clubs throughout Alaska and where the sport is popular. It is an award that can be included in a college application. Many teams give it to the top point getter in a championship meet."It is the overall command of both Skate...
Nikiski student recognized as one of nation's top scholars

...through National Honor Society and student council and she was Ernst's go-to teacher when it came to filling out college applications and editing scholarship essays."She blows me away," Neimczyk said. "She always gives 110 percent and I couldn't...
Hopi High in Ariz. becomes cross-country standout strive for college is a focus on the reservation on immediate, not future, plans.Instead of talking about college applications, he says the conversation around Hopi dinner tables focuses more on ceremonies, going to the kiva and tending...
District backs smartphones' in classes

...uniformly obsessed with their phones.For Astrid Williams, an East senior with pale pink hair and her mind on college applications, the smartphone is still just a tool. One that she really likes but isn't addicted to."You can, like...
Admissions director holds key to UW's door still something of a priest about his manner - genial and gently self-deprecating.Ballinger read 2,135 college applications last year, but says he's not the most prolific reader; that honor belongs to assistant director Robin Hennes...
Grant promotes career counseling in villages

The University of Alaska Southeast will boost depleted high school career counseling services, thanks to a new grant.
Recent JDHS grads to counsel younger peers make the best of it," he said. "I realized that I had to take a risk leaving home." With deadlines for college applications already beginning to pass, Eistetter said the school is trying to bolster the amount of information for students...
What's at stake with high stakes testing?

...their GPA or SAT scores. Many volunteer or join activities solely because they are told it will look good on their college applications. I constantly tell them that they are more than a number, but society overpowers my voice. We are teaching our...
Grading system is far too subjective now

...It took me all summer to get that teacher to change my grade. By then I'd already sent out my scholarship and college applications with my incorrect grade on it. Sometimes I wonder ``what if...'' Please write with any questions or similar...


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