• More Scholarship Opportunities!

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 1/8/2021 1:00:00 AM

    Scholarship Opportunities for Guilford County Students 


    To access our online application portal, please visit: www.cfgg.org. 


    The Jason Christopher James Memorial Scholarshipapplications are dueFebruary 5, 2021.   One$5,000 award will be given to a student interested in politics, international relations, traveling, and studying/living abroad. 


    The William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship applications are due March 5, 2021.  This $1,000 award is for a resident of the McLeansville area who wishes to pursue a degree in science or the humanities.  The applicant’s economic need and academic achievement are considered. 


    The York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship applications are due March 5, 2021.  Two $2,500 renewable awards will be given to students from Guilford County who plan to pursue degrees in engineering.  Economic need and academic achievement are both considered. 


    The Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship applications are due March 5, 2021.  One award of $2,500 will be given in 2020 based upon academic achievement and, while it is considered during the selection process, economic need is not a prerequisite to apply. 


    The John Carlton Myatt WritingScholarship applications are due May 7, 2021.   One $3,000 award will be given to a student who intends to pursue a degree in English, Writing, or Language Arts.  Examples of creative and/or critical writing must be submitted along with this application.  


    The Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Scholarship applications are due April 14, 2021.  One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded and is renewable for up to four years.  Award is based on need and academic achievement. 


    The John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship applications are due January 31, 2021.  Renewableaward (up to $10,000 per year) is for a student wishing to become a teacher. 
    Please contact Connie Leeper at cleeper@cfgg.org for more information. 


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  • Scholarship Opportunity: Gate City Alumni Chapter

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 1/8/2021
    Parents of Seniors
    If your student plans to attend NC A&T in the fall of 2021, their Gate City Alumni Chapter offers a $1,000 per semester for four years. $8,000 total! This scholarship is need-based so you will need to demonstrate financial need to be considered.
    Questions???: Reach out to: gcaggiealumni@gmail.com
    Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021

    Kelly Connelly Evans, MS, NCC

    High School Counselor

    Last Names Mo-Sch

    Western Guilford High School

    409 Friendway Road

    Greensboro, NC 27410

    (p) 336-316-5800



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  • Scholarship Announcement! John R. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 1/8/2021

    Good afternoon – I’m writing today to make you aware of a prestigious scholarship managed by The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.  The John R. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship is intended for a high school senior planning to become a teacher.  This scholarship awards up to $40,000 for four years, which is the most of any that we award at our foundation.  The past recipients of this scholarship have often been offered teaching contracts with Guilford County Schools, even before completing their college degree!  Because the deadline for applications is approaching, I would ask that you share this opportunity with your students soon, especially if your school has a Teacher Cadet Program.  Due date for the application is Jan. 31 and the student can access it here.  An account will need to be created first.   A description of the scholarship is below.


    Thanks in advance for sharing this opportunity with your students and please reach out if you have questions! 



    The John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by a group of Guilford County citizens to honor the memory of John R. Kernodle, Jr. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for future teachers to fund their undergraduate studies. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and merit to graduating seniors of the Guilford County Schools System who are legal residents of North Carolina. Special consideration will be given to students attending North Carolina colleges and universities. Each year, the award will cover (up to a maximum of $10,000) tuition and fees, on-campus room and meals, and books and supplies. This scholarship is renewable.


    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:


    A commitment to the field of public education

    Breadth of interests

    Potential for success at the college level

    A commitment to community service

    Concern for others

    Extracurricular involvement

    Financial need will be considered, but is not a mandatory factor.


    Kernodle Scholars will be required to serve for a minimum of three years following graduation as a full-time teacher in grades K-12 in North Carolina public schools, with a strong preference for service in Guilford County. Kernodle Scholars must:

    -Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average while in college

    -Continue in college as a full-time student and pursue studies leading to licensure at graduation to teach in North Carolina public schools

    -Achieve a degree for employment as a teacher in grades K-12

    -Meet the three-year teaching commitment, or the recipient will be required to repay all funds received from the John R. Kernodle, Jr. Scholarship Fund



    Connie Leeper

    Manager, Grants and Scholarships

    The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.


    330 S. Greene Street, Suite 100

    Greensboro, NC 27401


    Direct: 336.790.6613



    Let’s create lasting impact in our community.



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  • GAP Applications are Due by Jan 15th, 2021!!

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 1/4/2021 12:05:00 AM
    This is important information for Juniors and Seniors interested in applying for GAP.  Please help spread the information.  Applications need to be completed by January 15th and they MUST attend at least one virtual Open House.  Please contact me with any questions about GAP.



    Have you applied for GAP?   

    • Time to attend AT LEAST 1 Open House with your parent or guardian
    • Research the GAP companies below and then attend as many Open Houses as you can. 
    • This is like job interviews for you to decide which company (companies) you would like to work for. 
    • Come prepared to ask questions and see how you would fit into their company.

    Interesting in learning more about GAP?  Go to GAPNC.org

    Please contact Mrs. Sapusek @ sapusec@gcsnc.com with questions about GAP


    GAP Application Deadline:  January 15, 2021

    2021 GAP Virtual Open House Schedule 

    (more companies and dates may be added—updated on GAP website under “events”) 

    Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00pm                                                Quantum 

    Wednesday, January 6th at 6:00pm                                         ABCO Automation 

    Thursday, January 7th at 6:00pm                                              Ziehl-Abegg 

    Saturday, January 9th at 10:00am                                            Berico 

    Saturday, January 9th at Noon                                                  Machine Specialties Inc. 

    Monday, January 11th at 6:00pm                                              Machine Specialties Inc.  

    Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00pm                                              Endura Products 

    Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00pm                                       Brady Services 

    Thursday, January 14th at 6:00pm                                            Blue Ridge Companies  

    Saturday, January 16th at 10am                                                Endura Products 

    Saturday, January 16th at Noon                                                Machine Specialties Inc.  

    Monday, January 18th at 6:00pm                                             O’Neal Manufacturing 

    Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00pm                                              Tardigrade Technology 

    Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00pm                                       LC America Inc.  

    Thursday, January 21st at 6:00pm                                            Bright Plastics  

    Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00am                                          City of Greensboro 

    Saturday, January 23rd at Noon                                                Machine Specialties Inc.  

    Monday, January 25th at 6:00pm                                             Lincoln Financial Group 

    Tuesday, January 26th at 6:00pm                                              Culp 

    Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00pm                                       Ziehl-Abegg  


    All GAP Company Virtual Open Houses will be using 

     Zoom meeting ID # 782-441-2259; Passcode: GAP  

    **All students MUST attend at least one of these virtual open house tours with a parent or guardian to be considered for a GAP apprenticeship! **  

    ​Mrs. Christina Sapusek, MA
    Western Guilford High School
    Career and College Manager/Special Populations Coordinator
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  • Earn additional credits this year!

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 11/17/2020


    If you are doing well in your courses and want to earn additional credits this year, you can take an online course during 2nd semester. Email your assigned counselor if you are interested and be sure to mention which course you are interested in taking. No AP courses are offered in the semester length, so please do NOT request an AP course. 

    To see who your assigned counselor is, within the counseling website, go to "Meet the Team".

    Take care!

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  • Tacobout It Tuesday - Every Tuesday

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 10/21/2020


    Students (and Staff) are invited!


    Save the Date (and time) for Tacobout it Tuesdays!


    Every Tuesday


    A New Presenter (or 2) Each Session

    College Admission, Military Recruitment, Career Information


    The link for the sessions will also be posted in the Western Student Success Center Canvas Course, accessible to ALL students!



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  • Seniors, Receive Help on Your College Applications!

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 10/8/2020 1:30:00 PM

    Sign up Now! 

    Receive help on your college applications during the 2 free college application weeks! 

    Your senior English teachers and Counselors will help during one of your English courses during the weeks of October 19-30, but Fridays offer additional help sessions. RSVP in advance, as slots are limited!

    Click Here Now to Sign Up for Your Help Session!


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  • Seniors: Reduced Requirement for Service Learning Award or Diploma

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 10/5/2020

    The following prorate is for students in the Class of 2021, Class of 2022, and Class of 2023.


    Proration: The following proration will be followed when students return to school on January 20th.

    Service-Learning Diploma 

    Students who have 192 hours submitted will obtain the Service-Learning Diploma. 

    • Students have 185 weeks (Freshman year to Service-Learning Senior deadline including summers) to earn the 250 hours towards the Service-Learning Diploma which equals an average of 1.35 hours per week. 
    • Students in high school during COVID-19 will have 142 weeks due to COVID-19 time lost.  Based on the reduction, we are prorating the requirement by 58 hours equaling 192 hours. 250/185 = 1.35   142 x 1.35 = 192

    Service-Learning Award 

    Students in High School during COVID-19 who have submitted 77 hours will obtain the Service-Learning Award. 

    • Based on the above logic, the service-learning award would be reduced from 100 hours to 77 hours. 100/185 = .54   142 x .54 = 77   
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  • Textiles Scholarship Endorsement

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 10/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Students, if you are interested in the textiles industry, let us (Counselors) know. 


    Textiles Scholarship Endorsement

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  • Johnson C. Smith University Open House

    Posted by Shalena Sarver on 10/2/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Fall Open House

    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

    Virtually come explore Johnson C. Smith University, a private liberal arts university with proud HBCU traditions. Learn why JCSU is the perfect home! Open House allows prospective students to learn about academic programs, meet instructors and students, and receive essential information regarding their transition to JCSU. 

    You can register for the event online. If you have any additional questions, we can be reached via email at admissions@jcsu.edu or 704.378.1010.

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