It’s that time of year! The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) opens Oct 1, 2022 for those wanting to attend college in the fall of 2023!
This year we will be having a FAFSA Day November 1 in the library with KHEAA Outreach Counselor Mackenzie Massey during the school day. Virtual students wishing to come in that day will need to check in at the front office. We will have an evening session in the school library from 5:30 to 7:30. Due to spacing and privacy a sign up sheet will be available in their “College Coach Classroom.”
If a parent/guardian or student would like to make an appointment before or after November 1 (including during fall break) or you have questions about the FAFSA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-597-2151.
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To the Editor:
Last week, our family experienced a devastating fire. We are so thankful to the volunteer firefighters from all over the county (and the 911 dispatchers) who repeatedly responded to our calls for help throughout the night and the following day as the blaze reignited. Their multiple acts of kindness went above and beyond the call of duty. We will be forever in your debt. God bless you all.
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Darren Doyle, Founder, Director:
There are a number of reasons that the Edmonson Voice is the leading source for local news and information in our county; one of those reasons is that we concentrate heavily on just local information, and we do our best to keep our opinions out of our platform.
With that being said, my office receives multiple calls and messages on a regular basis from local residents that complain about two major issues: internet service and the trash pickup service we are forced to use, provided by Waste Connections (also still known to some as Scott Waste).
This past Monday at an Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge Executive Wil Cannon summarized the many complaints his office had received over the last few months that were directed at Waste Connections. Also, a few residents in attendance brought up additional issues. Mr. Pete Reckard, a rep for Waste Connections, gave several excuses and a few apologies as responses to those issues.
As a response to those many complaints that we also receive, and from my own experience as a Waste Connections "customer" and tax payer, I'd like to write this open letter to Waste Connections, the same as anyone else might submit a letter to the editor. It seems like I never get to share my opinion publicly, so here it is, in open letter form.
Dear Waste Connections,
Letter to the Editor: High School Students: Check Out Perks From AmeriCorps KY Colleges Coaches Program
ECHS AmeriCorps Kentucky Colleges Coaches program is geared up for another great year! We still have limited space for 9th-12th grade first generation students (students whose parents do not have a FOUR year degree) that may qualify for free/reduced lunches.
On Oct 1, 2021 the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) opens up for those who are planning on attending college during the 22-23 school year. All high school seniors are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they are not one hundred percent sure they will be going to college. Most colleges require the FAFSA for admission. Filling out the FAFSA may also qualify students for scholarships. We are hoping to see an increase in FAFSA completion statewide this year.
KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) offers a guide to help with FAFSA completion (https://www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/FAFSA_Completion_Guide.pdf?main=1) as well as many other tips and information about preparing and paying for college.
ECHS KCC will offer a Family FAFSA Night October 21 from 5-7 in the school library for families wanting help filling out the application. November 4th will be College Application Day. Area college admission counselors will be in the library to assist ECHS (in person or virtual) students in filling out college applications. More information will be posted on their Google Classrooms.
For more information about the FAFSA, college and career information, or the Kentucky College Coaches’ Program feel free to contact Carmon Hughes at email@example.com or call 270-597-2151.
ECHS Americorps Kentucky College Coach
The Kentucky Higher Education Authority (KHEAA), along with other educational organizations has kicked off #FAFSAFebruary in an effort to encourage Kentuckians who are going to college in the fall to fill out the FAFSA(free application for student aid).
According to the Form Your Future FAFSA Tracker, Kentucky has seen a 19% decrease in completion for high school students. Edmonson County High school has also seen a significant decrease in completion compared to a year ago.
Many students do not fill out the form because they feel their family makes too much money, but that is not always the case. In addition to federal and state grants and loans for those that qualify, the FAFSA is also used by many colleges to determine scholarship eligibility. Billions of dollars set aside for student federal aid goes unused due to lack of FAFSA completion.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the FAFSA you may contact Mrs. Culbreth or Ms. Hughes at ECHS. For other high schools contact your school counselor or any of KHEAA’s outreach counselors (https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/counselors?main=6).
ECHS AmeriCorps Kentucky College Coach