Seniors!!–Don’t know what to do after graduation?

BREAKING NEWS!  The WOW Youth Expo is expanding!  We will be offering a second event this year specifically designed for your graduating SENIORS who are on-track to graduate, but still trying to finalize a plan for after graduation.  Perhaps you were planning to go to college, but plans have fallen through?  Or maybe you want to enter the workforce, but have not finalized plans for full-time employment?  Or possibly you just haven’t made up your mind yet and are still trying to figure out “What’s Next”?  This event is for you!!!

“WOW What’s Next” will be held Wednesday, May 2nd and is only open to 150 students in the West Central Texas region.  The event will have various interactive workshops for students to attend and also a resource room available to connect with community colleges in the region, military branches, and gain insight on employers who are currently hiring.  Student schedules are FULLY customized based on their preferences at registration!  Our goal is that each student will leave with direction and feeling better about what’s to come after graduation.  If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out the form.  There is a page on the counselor blog titled “WOW What’s next Form”  I must have a final count by April 20th.

Grace Leech Scholarship

The Grace Leech Family Art Scholarship was established by educator and philanthropic leader Valleau Wilkie, Jr. in honor of Grace Leech and her family. The scholarship is available to students who plan to attend college to pursue studies in art or art history. The two-year scholarship will be awarded to one (1) recipient each year for a total of $4,000. The award will be split equally between the first and second academic years ($2,000 each year). The annual distribution will be divided into two parts: the first $1,500 for tuition will be paid directly to the institution, and the remaining $500 paid to the recipient who will consult with the committee about its use for books, supplies, transportation or tuition.

To be considered fully complete, scholarship applications must contain the following:

  1. Fill out the digital application below and mail the remainder of the following:
  2. College transcript if student is enrolled in concurrent college courses
  3. At least two letters of recommendation, but not more than three
  4. A short essay (300 words) on why you want to study art and what you hope to accomplish when you graduate.

The deadline is May 11. Use the following link to apply:

Texas Tech eGIRL Summer Camp

The Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University is now accepting applications for its eGIRL summer camp which is to take place this summer 2018 on June 24-29!

eGIRL (Engineering: Get Into Real Learning) is a summer camp that gives upcoming sophomore/junior/senior high school female students an opportunity to spend a week as a Texas Tech engineering student. Introducing engineering concepts, providing insight about the different engineering majors, and opportunities to experience classroom lectures, hand-on projects, and campus life.

This is a stay-in summer camp and campers will live in a TTU residence hall for the duration of the camp. Thanks to Halliburton and ConocoPhillips, the cost of attending this camp is $300. This cost covers residence hall stay, meals, project supplies, a camp T-shirt, and campus activities.

Application documents include:

  • 1 completed application form.
  • recommendation forms from counselors, teachers, school administrators, and/or employers.
  • 1 one-page (typed, double spaced) essay, by the student. Instructions: introduce yourself, expressing your interest in engineering, and why you would like to pursue a career in engineering.

To find out more about the eGIRL Summer Camp program please visit us at

Questions may be directed to

Senior Announcement!


As the end of the year approaches and people are giving you scholarships, money for graduation, and gifts, remember to write them thank you notes!  It’s very important that you show your appreciation to those that have taken the time to acknowledge your accomplishments and assist you with your future endeavors.


Clyde Masonic Lodge Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship



Seniors must attend a college/technical school (must be enrolled by February 1st of the following year after high school graduation).

Participated in a variety of school/community activities.

Please list:

            Academic Honors

Extracurricular Activities

Community Service or Church Activities


Please write a one-page, single-spaced essay on what you would like to do with the rest of your life.


RETURN APPLICATIONS TO CLYDE MASONIC LODGE (or Ms. Conner) BY May 3, 2018.  All applications will be turned over to the scholarship committee to determine the recipient.



                  PO BOX 474

                  CLYDE, TEXAS 79510