Quarter 4, 2018-19                                                                                    Volume 4, Number 4
Seniors are reminded that virtually all schools require that they submit a final transcript of their high school work prior to their enrollment at the college or school. Seniors must submit a Release of Information request for this transcript signed by a parent or the student (if 18 years old or older). Mr. Hutton visited all of the Senior Religion classes and gave everyone a copy of the Release of Information form.  He explained why it is important that it is turned in to the Guidance Center prior to graduation.  In addition, Mr. Hutton emailed all of the absent seniors a copy of the form.  The completed Release of Information Form, along with the $4 or $2 processing fee, must be submitted so that this final transcript may be sent to the school that the student will attend. Transcripts will be prepared and mailed as soon as possible after we are notified that records are finalized.  Please note that all official transcripts must be sent directly to a prospective employer or college/university.  We are not permitted to release official documents directly to students or former students at any time.

Plan Ahead
Some time ago, the members of the Class of 2020 received a copy of the Senior Planning Guide, a booklet prepared by members of the guidance department. This booklet presents a wealth of information about numerous issues related to post-secondary education and training. Students were advised to read over the guide during the summer, share it with their parents, and to make sure they have it available for their use in the fall.
Helpful for Juniors, Too
Please visit the Guidance Section of Delone Catholic's website for more information regarding searching for Colleges and Careers. Click here  to view the page that includes those resources.

Of special interest to juniors is College Majors 101 , which explore majors of interest to you and to discover colleges that offer that major.
Prepare for Fall
Each Fall, the Sophomores and Juniors are required to take the PSAT Test, which is the pre-cursor to the SAT.  Due to the large percentage of our students that take the SAT during their Junior and/or Senior years, we feel as though the more exposure and practice our students have to the test the greater chance of success when their PSAT scores count toward scholarship consideration, as well as on the SAT when considered by colleges and universities.  This year, the test will be administered on Oct. 16, 2019, and there is a $17 fee required to take the test. 
2019-20 SAT DATES
Beginning in October
The 2019-20 SAT testing dates are: Aug. 24, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, March 14, May 2 and June 6. Delone Catholic will be a test center for the November and May administration of the SAT. Registration materials will be available in the guidance offices. Seniors are encouraged to take SAT in either August, October or November if they need additional scores sent to colleges prior to early deadlines. Students may register online for 2019-20 SAT test dates. This option will be particularly useful for those who want to take SAT or SAT Subject Tests. All the codes and information necessary to register are included as part of the online registration system. Important dates and deadlines for SAT registration can be found below:

Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Aug. 24, 2019
July 26, 2019  August 13, 2019
Oct. 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019
Nov. 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 22, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020
May 2, 2020
April 3, 2020
April 21, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020

Prepare Early
The American College Testing 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 the SAT. 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 the ACT measure achievement, while SAT measures aptitude. Students who feel that they could score higher on an achievement test should schedule the ACT in addition to the SAT. Delone Catholic will be a test center for the October and April administration of the ACT. The following information about ACT dates and registration deadlines is provided. Registration materials will be available in the Business Office during summer hours and from the Guidance Office when school is in session. Students are advised to register online here.

Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Sept. 4, 2019
Aug. 16, 2019
Aug. 30, 2019
Oct. 26, 2019 Sept. 20, 2019 Oct. 4, 2019
Feb. 8, 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 Jan. 17, 2020
April 4, 2020 Feb. 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020
July 7, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020
Keep Your Eyes Open
The Delone Catholic High School Guidance Department continues to cooperate with other local high schools and the Hanover Rotary Club to sponsor the Hanover Area College Night. In the fall, one of the local high schools will host the College Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  We will announce the date and location once we are notified of those details.  The Guidance Department encourages parents and students of all grades to attend this program, which will be particularly helpful for seniors and juniors.
Test the Waters
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) helps to organize several Regional College Fairs in the area.  Harrisburg Area Community College will be hosting their annual Central Pennsylvania College Fair in the fall of 2019. Last year's fair attracted over 2,400 area high school students and their parents who met with 140 college and university representatives. The dates, times and location will be announced when made available to us. Representatives will be available at both fairs to meet with students and parents.
22 Years Strong
The Adams County School Counselors Association coordinates the Adams County Area College and Career Fair each fall.  This year,  the fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the campus of Gettysburg CollegeThis will be the 22nd year for the event, and there should be over 100 options for students to explore!  The event is completely free to the public, so everyone is welcome.   Please consider exploring this event to learn more about options for your future.
Prepare Over the Summer
An abbreviated SAT English Prep will be held June 17 and 18 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The $65 fee includes instruction and a prep book. The English Prep will be an introduction to the re-designed test, some practice work, and setting students up on Kahn Academy. Registration is due June 22.

For more information contact Miss Noel.
Penn State York will offer prep courses in July and again in the fall.  Please click HERE for more information.
Important for all DCHS Athletes
During the 2019-20 school year and the foreseeable future, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member colleges will continue the procedure for certifying whether individual athletes are eligible to compete in intercollegiate sports during their first year in college. All students who wish to participate in athletics at the Division I or Division II level must register with and submit a high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center in Iowa. The cost for this service is approximately $80. Please contact any member of the guidance staff or read online  if you have questions about this procedure or the eligibility standards.
Parents and students are reminded to check the list of Delone Catholic core courses accepted by the NCAA initial eligibility clearinghouse.  These courses are listed in the 2019-20 Course Catalog  published by the school. Student athletes should use this information to help them select appropriate courses for the 2019-20 school year.
Welcome Class of 2023!
Attention Class of 2023 (Incoming Freshmen) - Remember that Works of Mercy Hours can begin to accumulate as soon as 8th grade is completed. In addition, please remember to complete the Summer Reading assignment. Please check the school's website for additional information.
Aug. 14 will be our Freshmen Parent Orientation Night.  This is an ideal opportunity to hear from current families, students and faculty about what life is like at Delone Catholic.

The Guidance Department has established a list of helpful hints and suggestions for 9th graders.  To view that list, please click HERE.  Every 9th grader will receive a copy of this list in the fall.
  From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mr. Christopher Cline is retiring at the end of this school year.  He has devoted 37 years to Delone Catholic.  Please join us in thanking him for everything he has done over the years for our students.  At this time, a replacement for Mr. Cline has not been announced, but Mrs. Heberling and Mr. Hutton will have office hours from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:
  • June 12- Mrs. Heberling
  • June 26- Mr. Hutton
  • July 17 - Mr. Hutton
  • July 31 - Mrs. Heberling

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:  
Tessa Beauchat - Pennsylvania State University; Randolph-Macon College, Va.
Evan Brady - James Madison University, Va.
Mackenzie Buckley - The University of Scranton; Saint Francis University; Ursinus College; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State University
Samantha Dolecki - School of Visual Arts, N.Y.; University of the Arts; Pratt Institute, N.Y.; Pratt MWP College of Art and Design
Sophia Gilbart - McDaniel College, Md.; Susquehanna University; Washington College, Md.; State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, N.Y.; St. Mary's College of Maryland
Alexander Guy - University of Rochester, N.Y.
Olivia Hartlaub - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Messiah College; Mount St. Mary's University, Md.
Clayton Hillson - University of Delaware, Del.
Jeremy Jiang - University of Southern California, Calif.; Villanova University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Pittsburgh; The Catholic University of America, D.C.
Shane Kecken - Lebanon Valley College
Abigail Kilkelly - University of Pittsburgh; The Catholic University of America, D.C.; Saint Joseph's University; Duquesne University
Sean Kronner - King's College
Alicia Mackle - James Madison University, Va.
Emily Miller - Duquesne University; Widener University; York College of Pennsylvania; Carlow University; Saint Francis University;
Abigayle Myers - Millersville University; Shippensburg University; University of Lynchburg, Va.; York College of Pennsylvania
Chigozie Oparanozie - Lycoming College
Brooke Perkins - Robert Morris University
Emma Roeder - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Towson University; Md.
Noah Roeder - Loyola University, Md.; St. Joseph's University; University of Maryland
Neha Shijo - Towson University, Md.; University of Maryland, Md.
McKenna Topper - Ohio University, Ohio; Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hannah Wells - Elon University, N.C.; University of North Carolina Wilmington, N.C.
Maggie Wells - James Madison University, Va.


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:
Tessa Beauchat - $500 from Amvets Post No. 22 Hanover; $20,000 over 4 years, Pennsylvania State University; $32,000 over 4 years, Randolph-Macon College
Mackenzie Buckley - $76,000 over 4 years, The University of Scranton; $72,000 over 4 years, Saint Francis University; $140,000 over 4 years, Ursinus College
Samantha Dolecki - $96,000 over 4 years, University of the Arts; $34,000 over 2 years, Pratt Institute; $30,000 over 2 years, Pratt MWP College of Art and Design
Sophia Gilbart - $150,000 over 4 years, McDaniel College; $148,000 over 4 years, Susquehanna University; $120,000 over 4 years, Washington College; $30,000 over 4 years, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; $47,596 over 4 years, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Olivia Hartlaub - $88,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $50,000 over 4 years, Messiah College
Shane Kecken - $84,000 over 4 years, Lebanon Valley College
Abigail Kilkelly - $80,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University; $60,000 over 4 years, Saint Joseph's University; $100,000 over 4 years, The Catholic University of America
Thomas Martz - $1,000 scholarship from the Builders Association of Adams County
Emily Miller - $64,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University; $110,000 over 4 years, Widener University; $32,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania; $52,000 over 4 years, Carlow University; $64,000 over 4 years, Saint Francis University
Abigayle Myers - $72,000 over 4 years, University of Lynchburg; $12,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania
Brooke Perkins - $32,000 over 4 years, Robert Morris University; $12,000 over 4 years, Coastal Carolina University
Emma Roeder - $88,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University
Noah Roeder - $130,000 over 4 years, Loyola University Maryland;
Neha Shijo - $22,000 over 4 years, Towson University; $36,000 over 4 years, University of Maryland Baltimore County; $6,000 over 4 years, University of Maryland

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

140 South Oxford Avenue ~  McSherrystown, Pa. 17344