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Upcoming College Presentations!

Check out our upcoming College Presentations! You can sign up to attend by filling out the form below or by coming into the College & Career Center in the Library!

Stanford University – Tuesday, September 5th – Intervention
UCLA – Wednesday, September 6th – Intervention
UC Santa Cruz – Wednesday, September 13th – 9:30 AM
University of Nevada, Reno – Thursday, September 14th – Intervention
​Colorado Mesa University – TBD
UC Santa Barbara – Wednesday, September 20th – 8:00 AM
University of the Pacific – Wednesday, September 20th – Intervention
Columbia University – Tuesday, September 26th – 9:30 AM
Sacramento State – TBD
UC Berkeley – Tuesday, October 3rd – Intervention
UC San Diego – Friday, October 27th – 8:00 AM
Chico State – TBD

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Speech Contests! Win $!

Hey Titans!

Did you know deadlines are almost here for four different speech contests?! Students in ANY grade may enter and the winners of each contest, as well as some of the runners up, will receive cash prizes! For more information, see Mr. Parris – but hurry, time’s almost up to enter!

Here’s the topics:
Lion’s Club: “Is the Right to Privacy a threat to our National Security?”
Optimist Club: “What the World Gains from Optimism”
Rotary Club: “Serving Humanity”
AAUW: “Is it time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment?”

Don’t miss out!

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Reminders from the UC!

Please keep in mind the following when applying to any UC:

1.      Test Scores: Official SAT with Writing/Essay, ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests and TOEFL scores need to ONLY be sent to ONE campus – UC will share scores with all campuses to which a student applies. IELTS scores, however, must be sent to each UC campus.  The SAT Subject Exams are not required, but encouraged for some majors.

2.      Test Dates in November/December: For students who will take exams in November and December they must:
a. report planned SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, TOEFL, and IELTS test dates on the application
b. then log back into their UC application to self-report scores after they are received
c. order official scores from the testing agencies by the end of December.

3.      Fee Waivers: Fees for up to four campuses can be waived for qualified students. UC’s fee waiver program, which is part of the UC application, is for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and applicants eligible for AB540 benefits. UC also accepts fee waivers from The College Board and NACAC.  Waivers cannot be combined or used for more than four campuses.

The following are not required at the time of application submission:

1.      Transcripts: Official transcripts should not be submitted unless a UC campus directly contacts a student to request it.

2.      Official AP/IB Scores: Students must self-report all exams taken and only submit an official score report if they accept an offer of admission to one UC campus.  The official score report must be received by July 15.

3.      Letters of recommendation: UC does not require letters of recommendation. However, a campus may specifically request a letter or two directly from some applicants.

4.      SAT Subject Tests: UC does not require SAT Subject Tests to apply for admission. Specific programs at UC recommend SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate mastery in certain subjects.  Click here to see the optional SAT Subject Test recommendations.

If you have any questions about these things or anything else about the application, contact the UC Application Center, your go-to resource for all application questions!
(800) 207-1710 — toll free in the United States
(310) 513-2715 — outside the United States

November hours (PST)
November 1–18: Monday–Friday, 8 am–10 pm
November 19–20 (Saturday & Sunday): Closed
November 21–23: Monday–Wednesday, 8 am–11 pm
November 24 (Thanksgiving Day holiday): Closed
November 25–27: Friday–Sunday, 8 am–11 pm
November 28–30: Monday–Wednesday, 8 am–midnight

UC Application Center
P.O. Box 1432
Bakersfield, CA 93302

Great New Scholarship & Volunteer Opportunities!

Hey Titans!

College applications are in full swing, FAFSA is open, and you made it through the first half of the semester! Now it’s time to start thinking about scholarships and volunteering!

Check out these great scholarship & volunteer opportunities! Click on the links for more details!

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Scholarships are awarded based on Academics, Leadership, and Financial Need. Students must be a US citizen who are planning to pursue a four-year degree full time. See website for more details. Due by November 30.

Schwab Rosenhouse – Must have lived in El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, or Sacramento County for at least two years prior to the time of application and be planning to enroll in a two or four year college/university/vocational/technical institution located within 100 miles of the Sacramento County Courthouse. See website for more details. Due by February 9.

Ronald McDonald House Scholarship – Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, community involvement, academic achievements, records, scholarships, and an essay. See website for more details. Due by January 18.

SMART Scholarship – Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be able to participate in summer internships at Department of Defense laboratories. Great opportunity if you plan to have a career in STEM fields!  See website for more details. Due by December 1.

Sixt Scholarship – Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA (unweighted) and be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Scholarships are given based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual family or personal circumstances, financial need, and recommendation. See website for more details. Due by November 30.

Teens Essay Scholarship – Must submit a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers how Alzheimer’s disease has changed or impacted your life and what you have learned about yourself, your family, and/or your community through dealing with Alzheimer’s. Due by February 15.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year – A campaign for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership. Students must submit an application and along with a parent or adult mentor, meet with LLS staff in order to be considered for selection. If selected, students will participate in a campaign to raise awareness and money and be eligible for a scholarship. See website for details. Due by  November 18th.

Friends of the Library – November 3-5 Friends of the Sacramento Public Library need volunteers to set up, clean up, and wave signs for the Fall Book Sale at the North Highlands-Antelope Library. There are various shifts available and volunteers can work as many or as few hours as they wish. Sign up with Stefanie Buckmaster. She can be reached at or call/text (916) 847-4085.


Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships!

Hey Seniors! Here are two great scholarship opportunities for you! To apply, create an account at and fill out the general application, then you can apply for individual scholarships. There are many more scholarships on this website, these are just two of many!

The Mark McCollum “Ride On” Scholarship

The Mark McCollum “Ride On” Scholarship was established in memory of Mark McCollum, who graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Sacramento State University in 1984. This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are pursuing an engineering or construction degree at California State University, Sacramento.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be pursuing an engineering or construction degree at California State University, Sacramento
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 academic units per quarter/semester during the year of the scholarship award
Award: $1,000 to $2,000
Deadline: 4/25/16

California Capital Airshow Scholarship

The California Capital Airshow Scholarship was established to invest in future leaders by awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in one of the following areas: Aviation, Aeronautics, Airport Management, Aerospace, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a high school senior in Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo, Placer, Yuba or Sutter counties planning to attend a two (2) or four (4) year college or university in the fall
  • Be pursuing a college degree in the following areas of study: Aviation, Aeronautics, Airport Management, Aerospace, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled full time in at least 12 academic units or equivalent per quarter/semester in the fall

Scholarship award may be used for tuition, fees and books.

Award: $500 – $1,000 for 2-year & $1,000 – $8,000 for 4-year
Deadline: 5/16/16
Here’s a list of all the scholarships on this website that you might qualify for:
The Walter & Mae Tyer Scholarship (Due 4/13)
Eugene and Thora Chin Scholarship Fund (Due 4/15)
Raymond Nelson Scholarship Fund (Due 4/15)
The Kristi Karacozoff Memorial Scholarship (Due 4/15)
H. Ernest & Helen L. Johnson Memorial Fund (Due 4/18)
The Diane Dawson Memorial Scholarship ( Due 4/22)
The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship (Due 4/22)
The Mark McCollum “Ride On” Scholarship (Due 4/25)
Morton & Susan Rumberg Scholarship (Due 4/25)
Philip M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship (Due 4/25)
James McClatchy 25-Year Club Scholarship Fund (Due 4/29)
California Capital Airshow Scholarship (Due 5/16)
The Max and Nadine Dimick Scholarship (Due 5/31))
The Nadine Dimick Nursing Scholarship (Due 5/31)

Good luck!