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SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

These are all of the scholarships Woodside has recieved as of Friday, February 7. WHS students have won many of these awards! Sure, they are a little bit of work, but $500 or $1000 for 2 hours of effort is a great pay rate. Get going!



Where do Woodside kids go to college?


SAT and ACT Test Dates

(Both tests cost MORE during late registration. Also, fee waivers do NOT work during late registration.)

SAT (www.collegeboard.com)

October 5, 2013 (Register by September 6) (Late registration ends September 20)

November 2, 2013 (Register by October 3) (Late registration ends October 28)

December 7, 2013 (Register by November 8) (Late registration ends November 22)

SENIORS--The December test date is your final chance! JUNIORS--The recommendation is that 11th graders take the SAT during the 2nd semester.

January 25, 2014 (Register by December 27, 2013) (Late registration ends January 10)

March 8, 2014 (Register by February 7) (Late regisration ends February 21)

May 3, 2014 (Register by April 4) (Late registration ends April 18)

June 7, 2014 (Register by May 9) (Late registration ends May 23)

ACT (www.actstudent.org)

September 21, 2013 (Register by August 23) (Late registration ends September 6)

October 26, 2013 (Register by September 27) (Late registration ends October 11)

December 14, 2013 (Register by November 8) (Late registration ends November 22)

February 8, 2014 (Register by January 10) (Late registration ends January 24)

April 12, 2014 (Register by March 7) (Late registration ends March 21)

June 14, 2014 (Register by May 9) (Late registration ends May 23)



SENIORS!!!



SENIOR COLLEGE MEETING--the PowerPoint

This is the PowerPoint from the Senior College Meetings that we're having in the College and Career Center. It's fantastic---so informative and helpful. Check it out before your meeting to help you get familiar with all of the application processes or review it afterwards to make sure you remember everything.

Now. Please "like" the Woodside High School College&Career Center page on Facebook. The emails that get sent from D9 are great, but they're so looooonnnng. You should read them--definitely, but get quick, short bits of information from the Facebook page. And maybe we can even get an Instagram page too. Work in progress!



Hidden Gems: Great Colleges to Consider

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Just can't help it:)




Scholarships--always!!

Scholarlarships are MOST CURRENT on your Naviance page. Click the COLLEGES tab and then click SCHOLARSHIPS.

If the scholarship is followed by a link, students can either apply online or download an application. If a link is not provided, paper applications are available in the C&C Center.

Gates Millennium Scholars

For outstanding senior students who have significant financial need. This is Bill Gates money, so it's not just small change. http://www.gmsp.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Many excellent scholarship possibilities for seniors. Qualifications: US citizen or legal resident, 3.0 GPA, plans to complete the FAFSA, and full-time enrollment in a college or university for the 2009-2010 school year. http://www.hsf.net

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

For seniors. http://www.apiasf.org/




Scholarships: Class of 2009 and 2010

Read and review the incredible list of scholarships and recognitions awarded to the 2009 graduates of Woodside High School.  Congratulations, Class of 2009!



College Representative Visits

College Representative visits are a great opportunity for students to learn more about different schools around the country. Many visits occur during class time. Students are permitted to be excused from class if they complete a pass in advance and if that pass is signed by their teacher. Passes can be picked up in D9.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (it's a WUE school!!) Tuesday, September 17 at 10:30am

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY Thursday, September 19at 12:30pm

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (in Washington DC) Friday, September 20 at 10:30am

BOSTON COLLEGE Tuesday, September 24 at 11:00am

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 8 at 9:00am

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 9 at 10:45am

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS Monday, Octber 14 at 1:15pm

POMONA COLLEGE Thursday, October 17 at 11:00am

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Wednesday, October 23 at 10:45am

UC SANTA CRUZ Wednesday, October 23 at 12:00pm

WHITTIER COLLEGE Thursday, October 24 at 11:00am

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC) Thursday, October 24 at 12:30pm

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Thursday, October 24 at 1:15pm

Claremont McKEnna University Monday, October 28 at 12:30pm

BOSTON CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Monday, October 28 at 12:30pm


Go Ducks!



Quick Links

Three newer college websites:

http://www.collegecompare.com

http://www.zinch.com/

http://www.collegeconfidential.com/

http://www.undergradzone.com

For everything about the SAT:

http://www.collegeboard.com/

To search for colleges and universities:

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

or

http://www.petersons.com/

Everything you'd ever want to know about California State Universities (CSUs):

http://www.csumentor.edu/

Everything you'd ever want to know about the University of California (UCs):

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/

For help with planning a California college education:

http://www.californiacolleges.edu/

Access to one application that can be used for over 350 colleges and universities:

https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

For future college athletes (this is a must!!!!):

www.eligibilitycenter.org

For help with financial aid:

www.finaid.org



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National Merit Semi-Finalists

2009-2010 National Merit Semi-finalists:

Rachel K. Carter

Kelly L. Miller

Kyle R. Trager

Congrats, Cats!




Students recognized at Sequoia Awards

On March 4, 2010, four Woodside High School students were awarded Community Service Scholarships at a ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood Shores.

Congratulations to:

Patricia Fuentes, Kaiser Permanente/ Provident Credit Union

Whitney Olson, In honor of Ed Everett and Mary Welch

Grace Walovich, Wells Fargo Bank

Jessica Withers, Basic Chemical Solutions

The Sequoia Awards offers scholarships to senior high school students who reside in the Redwood City community and have been actively volunteering their time. Over $1,000,000 in scholarship money has been awarded since 1993.



12 Woodside students winners at the 2009 Sequoia Awards

The Sequoia Awards was established in 1990 for the purpose of recognizing outstanding volunteerism in the community among students, individuals, and businesses. For over 19 years the Sequoia Awards Scholarship Program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to outstanding high school seniors who have performed extraordinary, uncompensated community service.  The Sequoia Award fund provides opportunities to dozens of students each year and is the largest scholarship program awarded in Redwood City.

On March 5, 2009, 12 Woodside seniors were recognized and awarded Community Service Scholarships, the most students from a single school.  

One student, Hana Girardot, was awarded a Community Service Award with Distinction.

The following Woodside students were awarded Community Service Scholarships:

Nicolo Abaya

Shelby Ellis

Michael Fryman

Sara Healy

Alberto Hidalgo

Irene Kalaitzidis

Jessica Mendoza

Venita Naidoo

Rukshana Peter

Vanessa Torres

Vanessa Valencia 

It was a proud evening for Woodside High School.  These students embody and represent the spirit of Woodside High School.  The Woodside High School community is enormously proud of these students and their work, as well as the parents and families behind these students who supported them all along the way.  Go, Wildcats!

For more information about The Sequoia Awards, please visit the link below:



Seniors sign NCAA commitments to Cal and UCLA

It's that time of year again, and two of our senior athletes have signed on to play soccer at UCLA and UC Berkeley.
Chelsea Braun signed to play Soccer at UCLA.Emily Kruger signed to play Soccer at UC Berkeley.
These two young women embody the Woodside High School ideal--strong work ethic, dedication, and determination.
Congratulations, Chelsea and Emily. Your Woodside family is very proud of you.
Go, Wildcats!





PUBLISHED Feb 19, 2014 - 8:49AM

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