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Publish: 05/23/19 - 05/23/19


Yearbooks are still on sale for $45. This Friday, May 24 is the last day to order a yearbook for this school year. Bring your money to Mrs. Bergman in room B101. 


There will be a brief tennis meeting after roll during seminar in the commons TODAY (5/23) for girls interested in playing tennis next year.


There will be an open field TODAY (5/23) from 4-5:15 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.  This is open to all boys interested in playing soccer next year.  You must have cleats and shin guards to participate. 


Any students wishing to take driver's ed this summer need to have their applications turned in by next Tuesday, the 28th.  You can turn them in to the Guidance Office or to Mr. Young in Room B010.

Current and new students wanting to join FBLA can prepay dues of $20 until May 24th.  See Mr. Laz in C113 to get a form and to pay. Dues when school starts will be $30, so join now and save!



Boonslick Regional Library's Summer Reading Program is open to all kids from Pre-K to 17 years of age. Many different activities appropriate for the various ages will be offered, as well as prize drawings. Sign up for all programs begins June 1st.



Any student wishing to get their A+ Mentoring hours satisfied during the summer can sign up with Mrs. Swain in the Guidance Office.  The Summer Reading Camp will be held from July 8 - 31, from 8:00 a.m. until noon each weekday.  Please see Mrs. Swain if you have any questions.   



Juniors and Sophomores:  If you are planning to take a dual credit course through State Fair Community College (English Comp I, Public Speaking, US History to 1877, World Civilization, National Government, US History Since 1877, or a course on SFCC campus) in the Fall of 2019 (first semester of next school year), then you should consider applying for the dual credit scholarship.  This scholarship funded through the Sedalia School District Foundation is solely for Smith-Cotton juniors and seniors who are taking a three-hour dual credit course through SFCC.  Applications and guidelines were sent to student's school email accounts.  If you have any questions, please see your grade level counselor or Mrs. Brock.



Juniors, according to MO state law you are required to have at least one meningitis immunization after your 16th birthday.  Please bring proof of this to Nurse Michelle by May 24th.




Central Missouri Electric Cooperative offers $50 cash awards to students in grades 9-12 who receive an “A” in both Math and Science.  A drawing of seven winners is held each quarter.  Entries may be submitted by high school students whose parent/guardians are members of the Cooperative.

The Central Missouri Electric Cooperative also has a Youth Tour program for juniors who are interested in watching history come alive while exploring the museums, memorials, and monuments of Washington, DC.  The all-expense paid trip requires juniors to complete the Youth Tour application and submit a 500-1,000 word essay or a 3-5 minute video on the essay topic, “The Power of Membership:  In a Cooperative, you are a member/owner, not just a customer/consumer.  Explain the difference this relationship makes.”  Applications are available in the Counseling Office (Scholarship drawer) and the deadline is March 1, 2019

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the U. S. This scholarship is for junior students who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and are an American citizen or have obtained legal permanent residency.  If your junior is interested in this scholarship opportunity, he/she should visit the scholarship site at . Deadline for this scholarship opportunity is .  The Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at  or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext.



JUNIORS and SENIORS:  Below is a list of dates reserved for inhouse college visits.  If you are interested in speaking with a representative from any of the colleges listed, please sign up in the counseling office.  Be sure to check this list periodically as more institutions will be added throughout the year.

(None scheduled at this time)





Is your parent/guardian or grandparent an alumni of Missouri Valley College?  If so, then to go to and look at the application and specific details for the Missouri Valley Alumni Legacy Scholarship.  It is a $500 competitive scholarship for a senior who meets all requirements.




Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship is available for the 2019-20 school year.  If you will be a freshman at a college/university, can provide proof of enrollment at that college/university, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0, then you need to go to and complete the application for this $750 award.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.



Are you a legal dependent of an eligible State Farm associate, agent or retiree?  Go to for more information.


If your career goal is for a skilled trade, check out Ranken Tech in St. Louis.  There is NEW scholarship for Smith-Cotton students funded by a SC alumni.  This scholarship will be awarded for two years ($10,000 per year).  Look for the Ranken Tech--Benner/Green Learning for Success Scholarship in the scholarship drawer for more details and to apply.  Deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.


If you are planning to attend Ranken Tech or State Tech, go to their website and apply for the Benner/Green “Learning for Success” scholarship available for SCHS students.  See Mrs. Brock if you have more questions regarding this NEW financial opportunity.

Are you interested in a career in public relations?  Check out the PRSA Foundation Scholarships at  Deadlines vary!

Check out the Chicano Organizing and Research in Education scholarship for undocumented students of Chicano or Latino descent who are high school seniors and enrolling in an accredited college/university.  Go to

Visit for several different scholarship programs.  Some deadlines are getting close so check these out today!



Have you dreamed of becoming a chef?  Sole Door Cooking is offering a $500 scholarship.  This scholarship requires an essay submission emphasizing the importance of a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.  Visit  Application deadline is June 30, 2019.




Are you an athlete?  The Big Sun Scholarship of $500 could be yours.  Essay topic and other details are available at  Deadline is June 19, 2019.



Missouri Valley College has a Drive 45 Scholarship available.  If you are interested in attending Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO, then stop by the counseling office to pick up more information about this scholarship.