Junior Class of 2024 Information
Junior Orientation/Parent Night 9/8/22
BigFuture Scholarships (CollegeBoard)
Watch this video on the BigFuture Scholarship opportunity (previously called CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarship).
Learn more and get started at bigfuturescholarships.org
Class Ring Orders
Herff Jones representative met with Juniors on Wednesday, October 26th to review Class Ring options. Class rings may be purchsed by visitng www.herffjones.com
National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit® Scholarship Program, conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Established in 1955, nmsc is a privately financed not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.
The competition is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published participation requirements. Scholarship winners are chosen on the basis of their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
The goals of the National Merit Scholarship Program are to:
- identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students and encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies;
- provide professional services for corporations, company foundations, colleges and universities, and other individuals and organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding participants in the competition;
- promote a broader and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular;
- stimulate increased support for the education of scholastically able students; and
- encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education.
Although a sizable number of National Merit Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds, the majority of scholarships awarded in the National Merit Program are sponsored by about 400 corporate organizations and higher education institutions. Since 3 the first scholarships were awarded in 1956, the educational opportunities of thousands of academically talented young people have been enhanced by the support of scholarship sponsors.
The PSAT/NMSQT was administered to HCHS Juniors on Wednesday, October 12th.
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
Every February, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) sponsors a tour of Tallahassee and the co-ops facilities in Live Oak for 10 high school Juniors from our service territory. While in Tallahassee, the students are introduced to Florida’s legislative process. The 2023 Youth Tour will be held February 15-16.
- Tour of the state capitol
- Participation in a mock bill debate on the floor of the senate or house of representatives
- Visits to the Florida Supreme Court and offices of our state legislators
SVEC pays all tour expenses and provides chaperones.
To be eligible for the tour, a student must:
- Be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school, private school, or home school in SVEC’s service territory
- Have an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.0
- Be a dependent of an SVEC member
- Must not be a child or grandchild of a current SVEC employee or trustee
Essay & Tour Application
- Students will be chosen based on a 250- to 500-word essay they submit on "How cooperatives can reach out and engage with people of their generation".
- Essay and completed Youth Tour Application Form (PDF) must be received by SVEC no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023.
National Rural Electric Youth Tour
- Two of the students who go on the Tallahassee tour will also be selected to represent SVEC in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour scheduled for June 13-18, 2023.
- They will be flown to Washington and join students from around the country on visits to sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon.
- SVEC will pay for the trip.