September Junior Counselor Newsletter
Welcome back, Juniors! You have completed the first two weeks of school! We hope you have enjoyed the school year so far. We will send out a monthly newsletter, typically at the beginning of each month, outlining key events and information happening with regards to the Cobbler Career Center. We hope you have a great September!

Your School Counselors are assigned based on the first letter of your last name:

  • Rani Mitchell – A-G
  • Laura Lloyd-Smith – H-O
  • Katie Baskerville – P-Z


The first GRADtime lesson will be on Thursday, September 22nd.  On this day, please refer to the school Advising/Assembly Schedule.  During the Advising time, you will report to your specific GRADtime class.  You can see which classroom and teacher you go to on your Skyward schedule.  If you have questions, please reach out to your assigned GRADtime teacher or your School Counselor.


Homecoming Week Sept. 26-30 


Post-High Planning Event at The Monument Convention Center  

Mark your calendars for the morning of October 6th!

All juniors and seniors from local high schools will attend the Post-High Planning event at The Monument. You will get to meet college and military representatives and do some exploring. Junior year is the time to explore your options available when you graduate! Attached is the QR code to register for the event. You need to be registered to attend. Save time and register today! Scan the QR code, “toggle filter” by state (select South Dakota), and select Rapid City Fall 2022 SD Planning Days (at the very bottom).



The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) measures what you’re learning in school, determine if you’re on track, and open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. The test is offered on Wednesday, October 12 at The Monument. The exam fee is $25. Please register for the exam in the Cobbler Career Center. 


Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Summer Program

LEDA brings together a community of student leaders for a completely free five-week residential program at Princeton University that includes academic preparation for college, leadership training, college guidance support based on individual fit, SAT/ACT preparation, and a chance to experience life on a college campus. Applicants must be a junior attending a public high school in the U.S. graduating in 2024, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA Status, have an annual household income under $90,000, and a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5.Deadline is 12/12/22.


United States Youth Senate Program Applications Available

The United States Senate Youth Program is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.  The program will be held in March 4-11, 2023 in Washington D.C. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded after attending the program. This is a highly competitive program and students will be chosen based on merit. Two students per school will be chosen by the principal. Two students will then by chosen to represent each state. Brochure and application are attached. Please see your counselor about getting transcripts and/or ACT scores.

Multiple scholarships are available for this national program. For more information, please visit the link:

Prudential Emerging Visionaries Scholarship Opportunities
Return Home. Eligibility, Criteria & Awards Eligibility Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 3, 2022).