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Mrs. Van Zee 

7-12 Counselor

605-853-2455

courtney.vanzee@k12.sd.us

 

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 STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

 
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10/31/2017 11:59 PM
High School Students, Put your best business idea forward and compete for cash prizes and scholarships in the BIG IDEA COMPETITION. As a young entrepreneur, what business would you start in your world to make it a better place to live? Over $5000 in prizes awarded
  
10/31/2017 11:59 PM
The 2017-18 theme is: American History: Our Hope for the Future Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Due to local contact Pam Williams NO later than Halloween
  
11/7/2017 11:59 PM
Students in grades 5 through 12: If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 for state recognition, $5000 for national recognition and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and NASSP, have honored nearly 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state, and national level over the past 18 years solely for their volunteer work.
  
1/4/2018 11:59 PM
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. Special Awards to Celebrate the JFK Centennial This contest season marks the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth. To celebrate the JFK Centennial, special prizes will be awarded to the top 25 students (for this year only). The winner receives $20,000, a joint prize from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and John Hancock. The winner and her/his family are invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston in May to accept her/his award. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston for the winning student and her/his parents. Second-place winner receives a $1,000 cash award. Five finalists receive a $500 cash award. Eighteen essayists receive JFK Centennial awards of $100. All winners receive a hardcover copy of Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. The nominating teacher of the first-place winner is also invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 for school projects encouraging student leadership and civic engagement. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston.
  
2/1/2026 11:59 PM
Juniors with experience on their high school newspapers will receive preference.
  
2/1/2026 11:59 PM
The National Academy of Engineering invites students (both boys and girls) in grades 3-12 to submit an essay with their engineering ideas for helping vulnerable and endangered animals. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 are available for the best essays in each of 3 age categories.
  
4/1/2026 11:59 PM
See Mr. Schumacher for forms and details
  
4/1/2166 11:59 PM
See Mr. Schumacher for forms and details.
 
 
 

 CAREER PLANNING

 
 America's Career InfoNet
 Bureau of Labor Statistics
 CareerEDventure.org
 Monster Job Search
 MonsterTrak Entry Level Jobs
 Occupational Outlook Handbook
 Salary.com
 South Dakota Career InSite
 SD Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (SDHOTT)
 SD MyLife (see Ms. Bertsch for username & password)
 Titan Machinery Service Technician Sponsorship Program
 Today's Military
 

 TESTING

 
 ACT Information & Registration
 AP testing information
 Dakota STEP
 No Child Left Behind
 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
 PLAN Testing (Sophomores)
 Write To Learn (Dakota Writing Assessment)
 Learning Express Library Practice Tests (ACT, Accuplacer, many others!)
 ACT TEST SCORING
 

 TESTING INFORMATION

 
  
  
  
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