Quarter 2, 2014-15                                                                                    Volume 4, 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. Please also note that no family should submit a federal financial aid form before Jan. 1, 2015, since financial information about tax year 2014 is required on the forms. 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 on-line (
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.
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 Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Step-By-Step Instruction
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. the Delone Catholic Guidance Department will present a workshop on how to fill out the various financial aid forms required by colleges, school, and government agencies. Ms. Angela Buchanon-Bloch, financial aid counselor from Harrisburg Area Community College, Gettysburg Campus, will give step-by-step instruction on how to complete the various items on the financial aid applications. Parents of seniors should bring with them the financial aid forms required by the institutions to which their children have applied. Parents may also wish to bring information about their earnings from 2014, investment information and any tax information they can gather about themselves and their child. (Snow date for this workshop is Wednesday, Jan. 28.)
For Juniors and their Parents
On Feb. 4, 2015, 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. 15. The results of these tests will be returned to students prior to leaving for Christmas vacation, and they will be asked to bring the results home to parents. If you have any questions regarding test results, please contact one of Delone Catholic's guidance counselors.



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:


Ethan Alster - Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Mount St. Mary's University, Md;

Dominique Dockins - West Virginia University, W.Va.; Frostburg State University, Md.

Ashley Dressel - Coastal Carolina University, S.C.

Audrey Eser - Coastal Carolina University, S.C.

Mark Evich - West Virginia University, W.Va.

Kathryn Franz - Holy Cross College, Ind.

Hannah Friedline - York College of Pennsylvania; Duquesne University

Natalie Funk - Shippensburg University

Marie Grenchik - Susquehanna University

Megan Kramer - Widener University; Wilkes University

Megan Mall - University of Pittsburgh

Brenna Murphy - York College of Pennsylvania; Stevenson University, Md.; University of Pittsburgh; DeSales University; Pennsylvania State University

Madalyn Pfaff - Wilkes University; East Carolina University, N.C.; West Virginia University, W.Va.

Harmony Redding - West Chester University

Austin Roth - Albright College

Jenna Salter - Messiah College; Washington College, Md.

Vassamon Sawadviphachai - Bridgewater College, Va.; York College of Pennsylvania

Lori Shaeffer - Marywood University

Madison Stockton - Shorter University, Ga.; Campbell University, N.C.

Madison Trone - Immaculata University; Salisbury University, Md.; Belmont University, Tenn.

Morgan Trone - Millersville University; Elizabethtown College; Albright College

Ellen Weber - Duquesne University

Steven Wiles - York College of Pennsylvania; Susquehanna University; Marywood University; Hood College, Md.; McDaniel College, Md.



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:

Ethan Alster - $76,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University

Mark Evich - $32,000 over 4 years, West Virginia University

Kathryn Franz - $56,000 over 4 years, Holy Cross College

Hannah Friedline - $28,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania; $56,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University

Marie Grenchik - $76,000 over 4 years, Susquehanna University

Megan Kramer - $88,000 over 4 years, Widener University; $44,000 over 4 years, Wilkes University

Brenna Murphy - $34,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania

Madalyn Pfaff - $56,000 over 4 years, Wilkes University

Jenna Salter - $58,000 over 4 years, Messiah College; $84,000 over 4 years, Washington College

Vassamon Sawadviphachai - $70,000 over 4 years, Bridgewater College; $24,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania

Lori Shaeffer - $64,000 over 4 years, Marywood University

Madison Stockton - $16,000 over 4 years, Shorter University; $44,000 over 4 years, Campbell University

Madison Trone - $12,000 over 4 years, Belmont University; $64,000 over 4 years, Immaculata University

Ellen Weber - $48,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University

Steven Wiles - $12,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania; $76,000 over 4 years, Susquehanna University; $24,000 over 4 years, Hood College


Kyle Miller '15 has been nominated for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program. This program recognizes high school seniors for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.

Christopher Shatzer '15 and William Spaar '15 received the recognition as a Semifinalist from the National Merit Scholarship organization for their high scores on the PSAT taken last year.          

Christopher Shatzer '15 was selected by faculty and senior students to be the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen from Delone Catholic in 2014. Patrick will be competing with other seniors for savings bonds and scholarships at the state level and, we hope, the national level.

Kathryn Thomas'17 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 September, October, November and December: Kelly O'Boyle '15, March Evich '15, Christopher Shatzer '15 and Kyle Miller '15.

The following seniors have been selected as Rotary Club Students of the Month so far this school year: Ethan Alster '15 and Jordan Arigo '15 (October), Mark Evich '15 and Maria Grenchik '15 (November) and Kyle Miller '15 and Kiera Kelly '15 (December).
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


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