*Seniors, the deadline to apply for the PROMISE scholarship is March 1.  Apply today! 


    *Complete your FAFSA by March 1 at www.fafsa.gov!


    *Many scholarships applications are due March 1, now's the time to apply!




    *HHS FAFSA Workshop

    Seniors, get help completing your FAFSA!  If you have not yet completed your FAFSA, bring your parents/guardians to HHS on Thursday, March 21st, between 6-8pm.  We'll help you get it done.


    *Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Program

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will accept applications for its Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Program, February 15 - July 31, 2019. The program provides internships beginning Summer 2020. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while working towards your college degree. The program is for high school seniors as well as college undergraduates and graduates who are U.S. citizens with a 3.0 GPA or better and meet other employment criteria. Successful applicants can receive up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees and books; a year-round salary ($29,715 - $49,036), and a guaranteed job after graduation if they meet performance expectations and successfully complete security processing.

    All internships are in the summer in Washington, D.C. CIA will cover transportation costs to and from the area and, if needed help find housing. Click here to apply.


    *2019 Spring Shepherd University Careers in Teacher Education

    Each semester, Shepherd University's Educator Preparation Program hosts "ExCITEd about Shepherd," a Careers in Teacher Education event for high school students, grades 9 to 12, who are interested in exploring a major in early, elementary or secondary education.  This day-long event involves opportunities to get information about applying, being admitted and residence life.  More importantly it gives potential new educators a chance to participate in education classes, meet with education specialization coordinators, spend time with current teacher candidates, and learn important tips from those candidates about what to expect as a new college student and how to be successful in a teacher education program.

     Please mark March 1, 2019 on your school calendar and consider participating.  A flyer with the anticipated schedule and a registration form are attached.  Please note that parking on campus is limited and if at all possible, drop off and pick up is preferred to students driving themselves.  Also, students will be eating in the dining hall and will need to bring $7.50 to pay for an all you can eat lunch.

     We look forward to being able to host some of your students at Shepherd on this day.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


     LeAnna A. Johnson, Ph.D.

    Shepherd University



    * Volvo Senior Internship Opportunity

      Are you a high school senior interested in an internship opportunity with Volvo here in Hagerstown!

    Volvo has a paid, rotational program for graduating high school seniors called the Volvo Career Advancement Program (VCAP). VCAP is a six week long program where students will rotate through different areas of engineering focused positions, from entry level junior roles up to management level and everything in between. The goal of this program is to give local students who are interested in engineering an opportunity to experience the career field before beginning their freshman year of college. We are looking for driven students who have a goal of gaining knowledge and experience to better prepare them for the future.  Students must be a graduating high school senior, have been already accepted to a college or university, and are 18 years old by the start date of the program (6/17).

    See this flier that we typically hand out describing the program, necessary qualifications and the process for applying.  

     If you have any questions or would like any more information please do not hesitate to reach out!

     Thank you,

    Sara Golden
    Human Resources Business Partner
    Volvo Group Trucks Operations
    Mobile: (301) 660-9516

    Soft Phone: (301) 790-5553



    Hedgesville High school: 

    Changing lives, building futures.

    HHS School Counselors



    The mission of the Hedgesville High School Counselors is to assist students with their educational, career, and personal-social development to ensure success in all aspects of adult life.



    Hedgesville High School's students will acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and goals to maximize their full potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens.


    HHS School Counseling Philosophy 


     ·  Hedgesville High School’s program supports our school’s mission.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors advocate for comprehensive, development guidance programs.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors advocate for safe schools and foster a nurturing school environment.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors serve as advocates for all students.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors are knowledgeable about our school’s resources and programs.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors collaborate with other community resources to ensure all students academic, career and personal/social needs are met using a Three Tier Model (Universal, Targeted, and Intensive).


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors work collaboratively with others to support the mental health needs of our students.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors uses a data-driven accountability system to monitor and evaluate the Comprehensive School Counseling Program.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors keep up to date with new and changing programs, researched best practices, resources, curriculum, policy changes, and post secondary and work place changes.


    ·  Hedgesville High counselors attend local, state and national professional development opportunities to assure we remain highly qualified professionals.


    · Hedgesville High counselors follow ethical guidelines to assure the well-being of students, parents and school staff and the integrity of our school counseling program.