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WH - School Counseling News

Counseling - Mrs. Ruth Carrigan

Whitman-Hanson Career Connections Fair
The Whitman-Hanson School Counseling Department sponsored a Career Connections Fair on Friday morning, November 30th. Approximately 150 students, grades 9 – 12, had a chance to meet representatives from more than 25 different professions. In small group settings, students had the opportunity to speak with these professionals, ask questions, and find out more about careers of interest. This program, part of the comprehensive school counseling curriculum at WHRHS, helps students make the connection between employability skills that lead to success in school and in the job market. Thanks to all who participated!

Panther Alumni Day
On Friday, December 21st, WHRHS Class of 2018 graduates, will be visiting the high school for Panther Alumni Day. During their visit, they will have an opportunity to share advice with current WHRHS students about making the most of high school and the successful transition to college, the military, or career training. Teachers will be able to sign up their last period classes for the program.

College Admissions Seminar
Please join us for Whitman-Hanson's annual College Admissions Seminar that will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m. This program will be an informative and interesting evening with presentations by college admissions professionals. Representatives from Harvard University, Boston College, The University of Massachusetts - Boston, and Massasoit Community College are expected to participate. Topics to be covered include Opportunities at Two-Year Colleges, The College Search Process, The College Application Process, Selective College Admissions, and The College Essay. The program is open to all students, however we especially encourage sophomore and junior students and parents to attend the WHRHS College Admissions Seminar.

Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Exam
All graduating seniors are eligible to compete for the ALF-CIO scholarship. To qualify, students must register on-line by December 14, 2018 at: The exam will be administered at Whitman-Hanson on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Project Contemporary Competitiveness – PCC
PCC is a residential summer enrichment program (4 or 6 week program sessions are available) held at Stonehill College. PCC applications are now available in the School Counseling Office, and any student currently in 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade may apply! Completed applications are due to the WH School Counseling Office on January 17, 2019 and should include a $25 deposit, scholarship application, and essay. For more information about PCC, please check out their website at

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school counselor.