Quarter 2, 2017-18                                                                                    Volume 6, Number 2

Parents of seniors and seniors themselves should be aware of several factors regarding college and school applications and deadlines. They revolve around two issues: application deadlines and financial aid concerns.

Students and parents should pay close attention to the admissions policies at the schools to which students apply. Schools that have a deadline admissions policy will accept applications generally right up to the deadline. There is no clear advantage for submitting materials early. However, for schools with a rolling admissions policy there is a decided advantage for early submission of application materials since an admission decision is made soon after all materials have been received by the school. Students should check the college and school catalogs and other reference material available in the Guidance Center, the library and on the college's website to be sure what the admissions policies are at various schools.
All seniors who intend to attend a college, trade or vocational school, or business school should apply for financial aid. Pennsylvania students will be able to file for federal and state aid by submitting a single form - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA). Maryland students also will be eligible for both federal and state scholarship and grant programs if they submit the FAFSA. Students from both states may be required to submit either an institutional financial aid application or the College Scholarship Service Profile Form, or both, depending on the schools to which they apply.
If there are questions about which forms to use, please contact the financial aid officer at the college or school. The federal government will not provide paper FAFSA forms to schools. An individual may receive one by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Students who apply online (
www.fafsa.ed.gov ) will receive the fastest reply. Families of these students should apply for two pin numbers at  www.pin.ed.gov , one for the student and one for the parent. These pin numbers serve as an electronic signature when applying for aid. When applying on-line the guidance department suggests that parents and students use the parent's e-mail address for the FAFSA since all results are sent to the e-mail address listed on the application.
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Plan Ahead
Students who wish to have transcripts sent before Christmas vacation must make the written request on the official  Release of Information Form  no later than Friday, Dec. 15 2017.
For Juniors and their Parents
On Feb. 21, 2018, the Guidance Department will be hosting a College Planning Session for Juniors and their parents.  Some of the topics covered will include researching colleges, the importance of college visits, the application process, and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.  We will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  There will also be plenty of time to have questions answered as well.  Come join us!
Results Coming Soon
Sophomores and Juniors took the PSAT on Oct. 11. The results of these should be returned to students prior to leaving for Christmas vacation, and they will be asked to bring the results home to parents. Should we, for some reason, not receive them in time to coordinate a schedule to return them to everyone prior to break, we will do so immediately following the Christmas vacation once we obtain them.  If you have any questions regarding test results, please contact one of Delone Catholic's guidance counselors.  To download a PowerPoint presentation to help understand scores, please click HERE.

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:
Autumn Altland - Frostburg State University, Md.
Amanda Barna - University of Pikeville, Ky.; Medaille College, N.Y.
Joshua Hall - Belmont Abbey College, N.C.
Charles Hoerl - Robert Morris University
Sydney Keith - Lock Haven University; West Virginia Wesleyan, W. Va.; Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Max Kirby - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
Abigail Lawrence - Waynesburg University; Messiah College; Juniata College; Lebanon Valley College; Mercyhurst University
Makenna Martin - DeSales University; Seton Hill University; King's College; Marywood University
Peter Moffatt - Shippensburg University; West Chester University; Temple University
Caroline Monahan - Hood College, Md.; Mercyhurst University; Mount St. Mary's University, Md.
Alexandra Neiderer - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; McDaniel College, Md.; Millersville University
Jacob Snyder - Pennsylvania State University
Rosalie Triantafyllou - East Stroudsburg University
Matthew Vandergrift - Waynesburg 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:
Abigail Lawrence - $44,000 over 4 years, Waynesburg University; $48,000 over 4 years, Messiah College; $88,000 over 4 years, Juniata College; $78,000 over 4 years, Lebanon Valley College; $84,000 over 4 years, Mercyhurst University Makenna Martin - $76,000 over 4 years, Seton Hill University; $70,000 over 4 years, King's College; $88,000 over 4 years, Marywood University
Peter Moffatt - $8,000 over 4 years, Shippensburg University; $12,000 over 4 years, Temple Univesity
Caroline Monahan - $52,000 over 4 years, Hood College
Alexandra Neiderer - $88,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $80,000 over 4 years, McDaniel College
Matthew Vandergrift - $6,000 over 4 years, Waynesburg University

Cody Pfaff '18 was selected by faculty and senior students to be the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen from Delone Catholic in 2016. Cody will be competing with other seniors for savings bonds and scholarships at the local, state and, we hope, the national level.

Mary Caroline Hoverkamp '20 has been selected to represent Delone Catholic at the annual Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Central Pennsylvania Leadership seminar in the spring at Shippensburg University. She will participate in intense but informal discussions designed to help young people get a realistic look at their nation, its people and their role in the world community. 

The following seniors have been selected as the Exchange Club of Hanover Students of the Month so far this school year for the months of October, November, December and January: Peter Moffatt '18, Makenna Martin '18, Jacob Blackwell '18 and Taylor Paulin '18.
The following seniors have been selected as Rotary Club Students of the Month so far this school year: Catherine Apgar '18, Jacob Blackwell '18  (October), Kaitlin Repp '18, Elliot Alster '18  (November), Julia Whiteleather '18, Charles Hoerl '18 (December) and Sarah Blickenstaff '18, Shamus Keefe '18.
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