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Tech High Bulletin

Posted December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017 – B-Day

Are you READING for the WCTHS-Black Eyed Susan Book Award Challenge? This week is the deadline for reading at least 1 book to get your name in the drawing for the first round of gift cards! Ms. Higy (and Ms. Mowen) will be pulling names today and announcing winners at the end of the day. Will your name be in the pot? Finish reading your books ASAP and get to the library to see Ms. Higy for your possibly “WINNING ticket” this week! At least one student at WCTHS has already found a book to recommend to others to vote for in the Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award program. That book – THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY – evidently has characters that motivate readers to find out what happens next in a thrilling plot. If you think this book should be the Black Eyed Susan Book Award WINNER this year, recommend it to others by making a book trailer or poster about it to persuade them to read it and vote for this book in April 2018. If you DO make a trailer or poster, get it to Ms. Higy to share on the WCTHS Screens and/or to post in the Morning Bulletin and/or on WCTHS hallway bulletin boards. If you are reading a different BES book that YOU think should win, make a book trailer or poster about it and get it to Ms. Higy to share as well. And - if you’re not sure how to make a book trailer, use your IPad and find out! Lots of options are available – including Animoto and other easy video maker platforms.

The next Tech High Pride Club-GSA Meeting will be on Thursday, January 4 – and it’s an extra special “Founder’s Day” Meeting. Tech High Pride Club Founder, WCTHS graduate Kristen Delosh, will visit with us to share her perspective on the LGBTQ+ college experience as compared to the high school life. Be sure to mark your calendar for this special meeting and make arrangements to stay. (Note: We are not meeting this Thursday since it is the beginning of Winter Break!)

Tech High Yearbook is accepting Selfies from Seniors for our Senior Selfie Page.  Everyone in the picture MUST be a senior, attend Tech High and be school appropriate. To submit:

  • Download YEARBOOK SNAP app
  • Look up Washington County Technical High School
  • Class code: Eagles
  • Pick Yearbook Special Request to upload photos

Yearbook Orders: You may order a yearbook online at or pickup an order form on the cart outside of Library Media Center.

Student Assistance Program: If you are concerned about a friend’s use of drugs or alcohol, Tech High has a confidential referral program called the Student Assistance Program.  You can make an anonymous referral by placing your concern in a referral box that’s located in the hall outside of the counseling center. A group of teachers and staff who have been trained to handle your concerns will take it from there.  No one needs to know where the concern came from.  It’s a great way to help a friend who is struggling.  If you ever need help or want more information, you can talk to a member of our team: Ms. Nichols (Cosmetology I), Mr. Vanorsdale (Counseling Center), Mr. Gery (Resource Room), Mrs. Kaper-Dick (SSL Office across from the main office) or Mr. Buhrman (Assistant Principal).


SENIORS:  If you haven't already turned in your completed diploma card, please turn it in to Mrs. Healey in the Guidance Office ASAP.  If you need a blank card, please see Mrs. Healey. 

SENIORS:  If you are interested in participating in graduation ceremonies at both WCTHS and your home school, please stop by to see Mrs. Healey in the Guidance Office at your earliest convenience.


Scholarship opportunities are posted in Naviance.  Keep checking for additional opportunities.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed below, please stop by the Guidance Office.

CHARACTER COUNTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY ($500 scholarship) – awarded on the six pillars of Character Counts…trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.  Deadline:  March 1, 2018

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – LEGACY AWARDS ($4,000 scholarship) – any child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015 or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply.  Apply online at    Deadline:  February 2, 2018

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST - high school juniors and seniors for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE”S essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1000 words on the provided topic.  One $10,000, one $5,000 and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants.  To enter, visit www.THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST. Deadline:  December 31, 2017 

MERITUS MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY, INC. ($2,000 x 4 years) – awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted into a health career curriculum such as nursing, x-ray technician, lab technicians, physical or occupational therapy technician, etc.  Deadline: February 15, 2018

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ($10,000 - $40,000) – awarded to high school senior who demonstrates at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship as well as strong academic performance.  Deadline:  January 4, 2018

SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES – Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks until May 14, 2018.  Enter at:

HCC SCHOLARSHIPS – There are numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend HCC with different requirement and deadlines.  Visit their website  

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY – There are numerous scholarships available for students with different requirements and deadlines.  Visit their website          


Senior Honor Night will be on Thursday, April 26th at North Hagerstown High School.  This ceremony is to honor senior students who have earned 150 SSL hours or more.  The deadline for submitting SSL hours to be invited and a part of this ceremony is Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2018.  Please see Mrs. Knodle if you have any questions.


Entrée – Ham or Turkey Sub w/ Chips & Pickle

Garde Manger – Chicken Caesar Wrap

Dessert – Christmas Cupcake