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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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2/5/2018 11:59 PM
Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues! Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic. This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content? We are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic. 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C. Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each For more details, and to enter, click the ‘sign up’ button below and submit your 500-800-word essay before February 5, 2018.
  
3/31/2018 11:59 PM
Each year the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Resource Conservation and Forestry Division, sponsors a resource conservation-oriented speech contest. Any SD student in grades 9-12 is eligible to enter. This includes public, private, and home-school students. The contest consists of three levels - local, area and state. Two winners from each of the local contests advance to the area contests. Two winners from each of the seven area contests advance to the state competition. Conservation districts take the lead at the local and area levels, with the Division coordinating the state finals. East River and Rushmore Electric Power Cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association present the winners with scholarships to be used at any college, university or accredited vocational technical school within South Dakota. Other co-sponsors include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts $2,300 in scholarships State Champion ........... $1,100 Second Place ................. $750 Third Place ..................... $450
  
4/1/2018 11:59 PM
Camp: June 17-22, 2018 Current High School Freshmen, Sophomore, and Juniors interested in healthcare professions explore a range of career options and learning about important issues in health care during our summer Healthcare Careers Camp at the Lee Medical Building in Vermillion. The program is open to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school from South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska. Students interact with healthcare professionals and get hands-on experience. They'll see medical demonstrations and venture to area medical facilities. Past participants have highlighted gross anatomy lab tour, becoming CPR-certified and visiting simulation labs as some of their favorite parts to the camp.
  
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.
  
10/31/2166 11:59 PM
The Health Careers Exploration Academy is an experience that provides an excellent opportunity for high school students (grades 10-12) to explore different careers in health care under the guidance of healthcare professionals. Students spend the day observing and learning about the different career opportunities available at HRMC. In addition to a tour of HRMC, students engage in hands-on activities in the following career areas: • Laboratory • Nursing • Radiology • Physical, occupational and speech therapy • Medical coding • Surgery • Dietetics • Respiratory therapy Students also learn about scholarship offerings available through the HRMC Foundation Fund for the Future which provide generous financial support for a variety of high-need health careers to students who are willing to return to work in the Huron area. To view photos from previous Healthcare Academy events, click on the date below. • June 2016 • November 2016 Limited space available - please complete an application. If you have questions, please contact Dennise Brock, RN, at dbrock@huronregional.org or by calling 605-353-6326. Attached is the application. Applications close on Oct 31. Space is limited to 15 students. After review of the Applicants those chosen to attend will be send an acceptance letter with the agenda for the event.
 
 
 

 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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