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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SCTCC Offering Scholarships for High Demand Career Fields

Quoted from WJON:

"ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Technical and Community College is hoping to attract new students into some programs where graduates are in high-demand by offering $2,500 scholarships. The school has 14 scholarships for new students looking to start in the fall semester.
Mike Mendez is the Dean of Skilled Trades and Industry at the Tech College.  He says the career fields are in high-demand, but many students aren't aware of some of them.
The scholarships are a one-time allocation by the legislature and are for new students only.
The eligible programs are CNC & Advanced Machining, Computer-Aided Design, Computer Programmer, Health Information Technology, Network Administration, Paramedicine and welding.
Applications are due February 26th.  For more information visit the St. Cloud Technical and Community College website." (link is also on the right side of this blog under scholarships)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ACT Prep Course

The ACT Prep Course is February 11 & 25 from 1-4 p.m.  Melrose High School Media Center.
Cost is $45. Sign up before February 4!
All four test sections of the test will be covered: Reading, Writing, Math and Science. Students will also take a sample test and score that test. The course will include test-taking strategies that will help improve scores. Instructors have been offering this course for 15 years.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arvig: 2018 Youth Tour to Washington, DC

Experience history in the making! Win an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital!

Arvig is holding an essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour, June 2 – 6, 2018! The chosen student will be one of more than 100 high school students from rural America who will win an all-expenses-paid trip to explore our nation’s capital, and get an inside look at the legislation and governmental process of the telecommunications industry.
The essay prompt for the contest is “Technology and Rural Life.” Interested students should submit their essay, along with completed application forms, to Arvig via email before 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, February 28. You can download the essay contest requirements and application forms below.
Students must be high school students, age 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour in June 2018 (FRS will not accept any student age 18 or over), and must receive Arvig internet, telephone and/or television services at their residence. Essays will be reviewed by Arvig representatives and a winner will be selected and notified by April 2, 2018.

The FRS Youth Tour:

+ Offers rural students an inside look at the telecommunications industry
+ Educates students about the legislative and governmental process
+ Gives students the opportunity to experience the nation’s capital and visit famous historical sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.
+ Allows students to meet other youth from rural communities across the country and to form lasting friendships.
Don’t miss the trip of a lifetime! Write your essay and apply today!
Questions? Please email

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Semester 2 Schedule Changes

It is getting to be that time in the semester that students are thinking about changing their semester 2 schedules. 

If you need to make a change to your schedule you can find the schedule change form by clicking here.

If you need to see what classes are offered and their hours, please click here

As a reminder, I will not process your requests without all proper signatures from parents and teachers.  Once your form is completely filled out, you may turn it into the orange box outside of my door.  If you need assistance or do not understand how to fill out the form, please make an appointment to see me.  You can sign up on my door or you can email me at and I will email you back with a time.
Have a great day!

Stearns Electric - Win a trip to Washington, DC

National Rural Electric Youth Tour:

A Washington, D.C. Trip


Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,500 students on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors and seniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about.

Each year, Stearns Electric Association sends one high school junior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington, D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour. The selected student will visit with congressional representatives, tour some of the most famous museums in the world, and make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Learn how to apply below.

To select one high school junior to represent Stearns Electric Association at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

The contest is open to any current high school junior whose family is a member of the Cooperative.

  • Contestant shall write a 300 word essay on the benefits of the Cooperative model for electric service.
  • Complete the Stearns Electric Association Youth Tour Application.
  • Submit a recommendation letter from a teacher or advisor.
  • The top finalists will be interviewed by the judging committee.

  • First Place - All expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Electric Youth Tour
  • Second Place – First Alternate and $150.
  • Third Place – Second Alternate and $100.
  • First 15 applicants receive a $20 Gift Card.