Quarter 3, 2019-20                                                                                        Volume 6, Number 3
Facebook Reminder:
Please look up the Delone Catholic Guidance Department on Facebook and "Like" us.  We will periodically post information about scholarships, important dates and other information that we feel is important.  Contact us with any questions about anything you see posted.
Seniors who intend to apply for financial aid to attend post-secondary education should apply as soon as possible. Check with the post-secondary school(s) to find out which of the various financial aid forms should be completed to qualify for financial aid at that institution. Students who apply the earliest generally qualify for the maximum amount of aid. Generally, schools prefer that students submit financial aid forms no later than Feb. 15. However, for Pennsylvania students who intend to enroll in a four year college program and who wish to qualify for a Pennsylvania state grant, all applications must be received by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) no later than May 1, 2020. For students who intend to enroll in business, trade or technical schools, hospital schools of nursing, or two year terminal programs at community, junior or four year colleges all applications must be received by PHEAA no later than May 1, 2020.

One part of the process that is vital to qualifying for financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  It's recommended that this form be filled out online, as the results are generated much more quickly.  Even if a family believes they would not qualify for any assistance, it's strongly recommended that the FAFSA is still completed.  Please click here to begin working on the FAFSA.  The application process opened in October, 2019.
Online Course Registration Procedure
In the near future, students will select their courses for the 2020-21 school year. Students will be able to review the course catalog, outlining all of the courses available here at Delone Catholic.  Online course selection will be explained via a power point presentation found in the Squire Wire.  An information packet will also be sent home with the students, as they schedule a time to meet with their Guidance Counselor.  Parents should contact their child's Guidance Counselor at any time with questions about classes. We will be happy to help.
Plan Ahead
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests will be given at Delone Catholic on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The regular registration deadline is April 3 for this test date. For an additional $29.00 students may register during a late registration period with a deadline of April 21.  Students are reminded that the prom is scheduled for May 1, the day before the May SAT date. In addition, there are numerous schools throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland that offer a June 6 test date, including South Western, New Oxford, York Suburban and Westminster High Schools. Juniors who are considering attending a four-year college are encouraged to register for the SAT for either of these test dates if they have not already taken the test previously.
Students who intend to apply to competitive colleges are frequently required to take SAT Subject Tests. These tests are given on the same date as the SAT and have the same registration deadlines. These tests are most often taken on the October, November, December test dates of senior year. Students may register for either the SAT or the SAT Subject Tests on a particular date, but not both. Students should register online by clicking here

Plan Ahead
The American College Testing (ACT) program offers testing for students who intend to apply for college. Colleges in the West and South typically prefer students to take this test rather than SAT's. However more schools in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states now accept ACT scores as part of an application. Some students do better on the ACT assessment because ACT's measure achievement, while SAT's measure aptitude. Students who feel that they could score higher on an achievement test should schedule ACT's in addition to the SAT's. Delone Catholic will serve as a test center for the ACT test on April 4, 2020. The regular registration deadline is February 28. Students should register online by clicking here
For Incoming or Returning Students in Grades 9-12
Roots for Boots (click here to learn more) is offering the Major David Borden Young Patriot Award to an incoming or returning student of Delone Catholic. The application is due April 15, 2020.  For more details about the scholarship, and to obtain an application, please visit the above link. The scholarship will used for tuition assistance at Delone Catholic. 
Check Out These Opportunities
Guidance Counselor Lori Heberling encourages students from Maryland to visit the State of Maryland Higher Education Commission's website on  Financial Assistance Programs  for scholarship information and applications. 
Information Now Available
From time to time, the Guidance Office receives information about summer programs of benefit to our students. Information on such programs is kept on file in the Guidance Office. Students may make an appointment to come into the office to view the materials. Occasionally, information about some of these programs will also be posted on the Delone Catholic Guidance Department Facebook page.
At Gettysburg College
Gettysburg College is offering something called "Camp Psych."  The goal of the camp is to provide a window into how psychological science works by exploring some of the significant questions investigated by psychologists.  Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment.  Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves.  The camp will give students an insider view of the field as well as provide preparation for college studies.  For more information, please visit the  Camp Psych website.
MED Camp

Please remember to provide your child's guidance counselor with a copy of any acceptance letters that you may receive.   We like to recognize those students for their accomplishments. 

The following students have been accepted to the schools or military programs listed below:    

Mary Burke - St. Mary's College of Maryland, Md.; Washington College, Md.
Peter Dizor - University of North Florida, Fla.
Grace Frizzell - Hood College, Md.; McDaniel College, Md.; Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Stevenson University, Md.
Katelyn Kohler - Shippensburg University; Point Park University; West Chester University
Margaret Lawrence - Bloomsburg University; Alvernia University; York College of Pennsylvania; Eastern University; DeSales University
Tyler Lawrence -  Saint Michael's College, Vt.; Lebanon Valley College; Mercyhurst University; Elizabethtown College; Messiah College
Samuel Long - California University of Pennsylvania; Robert Morris University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Penn State University; Shippensburg University; West Virginia University, W.Va.
Victoria Marr - King's College; Mars Hill University, N.C.; Wingate University, N.C.; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Millersville University
Kevin Mowery - West Chester University; Fairleigh Dickinson University, N.J.; Susquehanna University; Widener University; Salisbury University, Md.; Shenandoah University, Va.
Ryan Overdorff - Arcadia University; Marywood University; DeSales University
Helen Phillips - The Catholic University of America, D.C.; Lycoming College
Hannah Pierce - Appalachian State University, N.C.; Ithaca College, N.Y.
Emily Ryan - Penn State University; Virginia Tech, Va.
Sean Sheehy - The University of Dayton, Ohio; Coastal Carolina University, S.C.
Abigail Smith - East Stroudsburg Univresity; West Chester University
William Sweeney - Frostburg State University, Md.
Sherlyn Uribe - Chatham University; Albright College; Robert Morris University
Abbey Welsh - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Alejandro Zepeda - High Point University, N.C.; Mount Saint Mary's University, Md.; Point Park University; Jacksonville University, Fla.; Immaculata University; Slippery Rock University; Robert Morris University


As with the college acceptance letters, please provide your child's guidance counselor with any scholarships that have been awarded to your son/daughter. 

The following scholarships have been awarded so far this year:
Mary Burke - $24,000 over 4 years, St. Mary's College of Maryland; $120,000 over 4 years, Washington College
Grace Frizzell - $119,960 over 4 years, Hood College; $80,000 over 4 years, McDaniel College; $116,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $91,200 over 4 years, Stevenson University
Katelyn Kohler - $68,000 over 4 years, Point Park University
Margaret Lawrence - $84,000 over 4 years, Alvernia University; $36,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania; $68,000 over 4 years, Eastern University
Tyler Lawrence - $104,000 over 4 years, Saint Michael's College; $113,600 over 4 years, Lebanon Valley College; $93,000 over 4 years, Mercyhurst University; $48,000 over 4 years, Elizabethtown College; $56,000 over 4 years, Messiah College
Samuel Long - $2,000 over 4 years, California University of Pennsylvania; $24,000 over 4 years, Robert Morris University
Victoria Marr - $72,000 over 4 years, King's College; $38,000 over 4 years, Mars Hill University; $100,000 over 4 years, Wingate University
Kevin Mowery - $112,000 over 4 years, Fairleigh Dickinson University; $148,000 over 4 years, Susquehanna University; $120,000 over 4 years, Widener University; $30,000 over 4 years, Salisbury University; $56,000 over 4 years, Shenandoah University; $132,000 over 4 years, Washington & Jefferson College
Ryan Overdorff - $88,000 over 4 years, Arcadia University; $125,440 over 4 years, Marywood University; $80,000 over 4 years, DeSales University
Helen Phillips - $108,000 over 4 years, The Catholic University of America; $112,000 over 4 years, Lycoming College
Hannah Pierce - $68,000 over 4 years, Ithaca College
Sean Sheehy - $56,390 over 4 years, The University of Dayton
Sherlyn Uribe - additional $12,400 over 4 years, Point Park University; $20,000 over 4 years, Albright College; $48,000 over 4 years, Chatham University
Alejandro Zepeda - $20,000 over 4 years, High Point University; $100,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $64,000 over 4 years, Point Park University; $90,000 over 4 years, Jacksonville University; $38,000 over 4 years, Immaculata University

Delone Catholic Guidance Department
Mrs. Lori Heberling, Guidance Chair, 717-637-5969
 Mrs. Heather Rohrer, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612
Mr. Steve Hutton, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612

140 South Oxford Avenue ~  McSherrystown, Pa. 17344