April Senior Bulletin

This is the last Senior Bulletin for this year.  What a way to end your senior year!!!  Congratulations to all of you as you graduate and move on.  You have been a good class to work with, and it has been my pleasure to get to know you. Best luck to all of you in all of your future endeavors.  May you find happiness and success in whatever you choose to do with your life.

“There are spaces between our fingers so that another person’s finger can fill them” – Anonymous



BC website – https://www.bloom-carroll.k12.oh.us/

Under “Schools”, click on High School

Click on the “Senior Information” tab and use the links to get the information, complete and submit

College Acceptance


Congratulations!!!  These seniors have been accepted to the following colleges and universities.    

            Griffin Bedsole           -           Ohio State University

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart” - Helen Keller

Getting an Early Start to College??


            Some who are attending college in the fall may want to get an early start by taking summer classes at a branch or community college this summer, either online or if they re-open.  This is a good way to get some classes out of the way, take some remedial classes if needed, or get a head start.  Contact the college you plan to attend to arrange to transfer the credits if necessary, and to verify what courses they will accept.  Then register for the summer class, and get started!!

“Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up” - Jesse Jackson

“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal” - Mike Ditka, former NFL player and coach

To all of you – your hard work and efforts are finally paying off.  If you have received a scholarship offer that has not yet appeared in one of these newsletters, please get a copy of your offer letter to me.  Most colleges either have already or will be issuing their financial aid letters soon.  Please get those to me, since they may include additional money or scholarships that are not already announced or on file.  

“Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse” - African proverb

Reminder!  The application deadline for most of the “local” scholarships is May 1.  Check the last newsletter, or see me, for applications and other information. You do not need to request transcripts for the local scholarships.  We will automatically create them for the ones that need to be sent out.

 “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time” – 

H. W. Shaw (aka Josh Billings), American author, lecturer and humorist

Service Learning Options

            These are opportunities to participate in community service while at the same time often getting credits for college, or being able to apply it in the same manner as an internship.  A few examples of websites that can connect you to some service learning opportunities;

Campus Compact - Coalition of more than 1,100 college presidents - www.compact.org.

Adventures in Missions (AIM) - Interdenominational Christian mission’s organization with bases around the world - www.adventures.org

The National Youth Leadership Council - Works with youth to build vital and just communities www.NYLC.org

Youth Service America -- Alliance of more than 200 organizations that enable young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally - www.ysa.org

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.  Don’t make money your goal.  Instead pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you” – Maya Angelou, American poet and author

College Credit Plus Transcripts


            If you participated in any of the courses that offered CCP credit through Hocking College or OUL, do NOT contact BCHS for a transcript of your college grades for that course.  You must contact the college(s) where you earned the credits.  This can usually be done on their websites, www.hocking.edu/transcript-request  and www.ohio.edu/registrar/transcri.cfm. BCHS is unable to issue a college transcript.

 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” - Theodore Roosevelt

The following was in the September Bulletin.  I thought that I would repeat it, since some of you may have changed plans.  For the first time in 12+ years, it will not be automatic to go out the front door and get on the bus come August!



1.      PAY - Not just starting salary, but what is the potential for earnings in the future?  While some jobs pay reasonably well to begin, there may be minimal raises for employment tenure and experience.

2.     BENEFITS - When young, we are all invincible.  It may be worth making a bit less now for a job that provides medical benefits, retirement security or chances for advancement.

3.     ENJOYMENT - I don’t mean spending half of your workday doing nothing.  You may be doing this work, or something similar, for the next 10 to 40 years.  Can you put up with it for that long?  Most of you will find that you are willing to make some financial sacrifices for career enjoyment.

4.     OPPORTUNITIES - Once you have worked your way into a career, are there chances to advance?  What about internal transfers within the company?  If your employer goes out of business, can you find employment in this field with other companies?

5.     SECURITY - How long will this field of work be needed, and how many workers will be needed, both now and in the foreseeable future?  In the 1990’s, many people thought that the dot.com companies were the wave of the future, but most of them are no longer in existence.  


            Many students do not intend to go to college upon graduation from high school.  Finances, family situations, career plans and other factors can play an important role in this decision.  What is there for those of you who do not choose the college route?

Military - All branches of the military are actively recruiting qualified candidates.  There are several advantages to pursuing this option.  They include training, veteran’s benefits, earning college tuition credits, and time to decide what you wish to do with the rest of your life. Information on recruiters is available in the Guidance Office, in the Yellow pages of the phone book, and elsewhere in this newsletter.

Apprenticeships - Many occupations, usually skilled trades, provide apprenticeship opportunities.  These include plumbers, electricians, heavy-equipment operators and others.  Some pay as much as $15.00 an hour to start, and after 4-5 years, licensed workers can be making up to $25.00 per hour and more.  Some of them are announced through the school, or you can contact local unions or the phone book to seek these opportunities.

Certification/Licensure Programs - These usually require some schooling, but it takes 6-12 months, and you take classes only in those areas that pertain to your work, not the broad range required for a college degree.  You may be working in you field within a year after graduation.  Most do require passing a state licensure test.  These areas include HVAC, cosmetology and barbering, some medical assistance programs and others.  WARNING - this is a field notorious for scam artists and low quality programs.  Make sure that any school you choose is licensed and accredited, and always check them out through the local Better Business Bureau.

Entry-level work - Many employers offer the chance to get on-the-job training, and will hire potential workers right out of high school.  Many have decent starting salaries, benefits and opportunities for advancement and training.  These include most advertisers in the Want Ads of the local newspapers.  They usually use your past work history, personal and school references, and seek high school attendance, discipline and coursework information.  We occasionally get notices of openings, so listen to the announcements and watch for postings.

“He who chooses the beginning of a road also chooses its outcome” - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker

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