Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

The class of 2022 had the first official senior class meeting of the year on Thursday, September 9 via Google Meet. Students, parents, counselors, and the principal were all in attendance. The purpose of the senior meeting was to release information seniors will need in the upcoming months.

Eric Greene, the Dean of Students, started off this meeting by congratulating seniors for making it to their last year of high school. He handed it off to Ian Solomon, Leesville’s principal, who echoed similar feelings and emphasized the resilience the class of 2022 has shown through Covid-19.

After introductions, Solomon announced the graduation dates: the mid-year graduation ceremony is on January 18, and the end-of-year graduation ceremony is on June 13, at 4:00 p.m.

Next, counselors started to move through the senior planning guide.  

First, students learned that official transcripts will be available on September 20th. Counselors also discussed how to submit transcripts to colleges. Similarly, they covered how to apply for college, as well as application terms and deadlines.

Then, counselors explained that all students planning to apply to colleges in North Carolina must fill out a residency determination. 

Sending test scores to colleges, teacher/counselor recommendations, senior profiles, and college visits were mentioned briefly — students and parents were told to reference the senior guide for more information on these topics.

After this, the topic switched to scholarships and financial aid for college. Counselors announced that scholarship bulletins — where students can find scholarship opportunities — will post monthly on the student services website. Also, for financial help, students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  starting October 1.

For students not planning to go to college after high school, counselors advised contacting Ms.Canada to discuss post-high school plans. 

Then, Ashley Tabron — Yearbook Adviser — discussed senior portraits and senior ads.  

Diving into graduation information: Tabron explained cap and gown orders, as well as honors stoles, honor societies, and honor cords.

Although seniors received a multitude of information during this meeting, counselors and administrators were encouraging to the seniors.  Their advice is to reach out to LRHS staff, their parents, and other trusted adults for help. 

You can watch the full senior class meeting here. If you have any questions, you can submit them  via this form. All seniors, sign up for a meeting with your counselor to discuss your plan for life after graduation.

By Mary Mabry, engagement editor, 2021-22

Hi! My name is Mary. I'm the engagement editor for The Mycenaean. I am a member of the Leesville Symphonic Band and I have 3 dogs!

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