College 101 March 14th, 2018

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors

The 2018 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm in the High School Library.   

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades for students grades 9th, 10th, and 11th. After the general college information about the college searchapplication timeline, and college entrance essay writing, and interviews. 

“How to Make the Common App ‘Not So Common”   Components of applying to college, and details about what and to include in applications.

“Writing a Stand-out Essay”  Where do I start in writing my college application essay? What do admissions reps want to read about?

“How to Rock the Interview” Many small, competitive colleges require an interview as a part of the admissions process. Learn about this process and how to present yourself in these interviews.

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Upcoming events:  There is a field trip open to juniors to a regional college fair on March 15th. Stop by the school counselors office to get a permission slip. 

Scholarship Opportunity

EPAITDM $1000 Scholarship is a great opportunity for students who are planning to attend college for a career in technology or programming. For more information on this scholarship, please visit the Penn Manor Counseling department scholarship moodle page.

Susquehanna University Summer Workshops

Susquehanna University has some outstanding week-long workshops this summer for students who want to develop their skills in an academic area while living on a college campus.

Please visit: for a list of workshops Susquehanna University has to offer, the dates of the workshops, as well as an application to apply.


Messiah College Summer Camp Opportunities

Messiah College is hosting a number of great summer camp opportunities! Listed below are the different camps they are offering, along with the dates they will be held. For more information on each, please click the link beside each camp option.

June 24-29, 2018- Messiah College Young Filmmakers workshop. For more information please click here

June 24-28, 2018- Messiah College Psychology Camp. For more information please click here

June 24-28, 2018- Messiah College Sustainability Camp. For more information please click here

June 24-28, 2018- Messiah College Family and Consumer Science Career Exploration Camp. For more information please click here


FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that they are seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. This is an opportunity for all students in 8-11th grade.

Students interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT in order to be eligible

For more information and the application, please visit:

Internship Opportunities for Students Interested in Politics


The Counseling Department was sent information from the Congressional Leadership Fund to share internship opportunities for students interested in politics.  There are numerous similar opportunities  at the local, state and national level and we encourage you to seek out those that you are interested in so that you can continue to explore opportunities that broaden your horizons.

Below are some internship requirements and the application for  the group that reached out to us.





Respiratory Therapy Career Open House

Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center, and St. Joseph in Reading teamed up together and are hosting a respiratory therapy career open house on February 15th, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm. The open house will take place at Milton S. Hersey Medical Center, University fitness and conference room 302A.

All juniors and seniors who might be interested or want more information, please register for free by clicking here

United States Coast Guard Academy Summer Opportunity

Attention all Juniors! The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is hosting an AIM (academy introduction mission) summer program. This program will help you discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

2018 Summer Session dates (Sunday-Friday)

  • July 8-13
  • July 15-20
  • July 22-27

Key dates:

February 1: AIM application opens
April 1: AIM application closes
May 1: AIM notifications made by email. Session registration and scholarship application opens.
May 18: Scholarship application due. Session registration deadline for those accepted.
May 25: Scholarship notifications made
June 11: Tuition payment and enrollment paperwork due
June 15: Last call for refunds

Apply for the AIM summer program here 


Cornell University’s Summer College Program for HS Students

Cornell University is hosting a Summer College Program for High School Students.

There are many programs being offered to the students in 3 and 6 week sessions! The programs will be offered between June 23rd-August 7th, 2018.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • experience what it’s like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
  • take real university courses,
  • work closely with Cornell’s world-renowned faculty,
  • earn three to six college credits,
  • explore majors and career options,
  • get a jump on successful college applications,
  • make friends from around the world, and much, much more.

Please email or stop by the counseling office with any questions!