HOBY Leadership Conference – Sophomores

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Attention sophomores:

Are you looking for a potentially life changing leadership experience?  Then you should apply for the HOBY seminar in May 2018!  This is a great chance for sophomore students to gain leadership experience through a 3-4 day seminar.  THS will be paying for 1-2 students to attend which includes:

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • All training materials

If you are interested in applying, please see Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Center.  The last day to apply will be November 6th.



Video or Essay Contest

32nd Annual USOE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Video Contest

Create a video (3 minutes or less) or write an Essay (typed, 500 words or less)

Theme for the Contest:  “The time is always right to do what is right.”

**As you create contest entries, you should answer these two questions-

  1. What does this quote mean to you?
  2. How can you use this quote to honor Dr. King and the legacy he left the world?

Deadline:  Wednesday December 2, 2015


Grand prize winners:

  • Essay (7th-9th) – $200 cash prize
  • Essay (10th-12th) – $200 and scholarship to Camp Anytown
  • Video (7th-9th) – $200 cash prize (prize divided for group entries)
  • Video – $200 cash prize and scholarship to Camp Anytown (prizes divided for group entries)

Grade Level Winners (2 winners in each category):

  • Essay (7th – 9th) – $100 cash prize
  • Essay (10th-12th) – $100 cash prize
  • Video (7th-9th) – $100 cash prize (prize divided for group entries)
  • Video (10th-12th) – $100 cash prize (prize divided for group entries)

In addition, all winners, with two guests, their teachers, and principals, will be invited to attend a Student Awards Luncheon which will be held in Salt Lake City, February 2016.

Please see Mrs. Sanders in the counseling office for an application packet and a full list of rules or visit the contest website: www.schools.utah.gov/equity/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Contest.aspx

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership

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If you are looking for a life-changing leadership experience, HOBY is for you!

  • HOBY is a national Leadership Program that provides students with a fantastic educational experience.
  • THS will be paying for 1-2 students to attend HOBY at Aspen Grove in spring of 2016!  This includes lodging, meals, and all training materials.
  • Mrs. Sanders will be taking applications for HOBY until Monday November 23rd.  (applications are available in the Counseling Center).

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

This is a great opportunity for all 9-12th grade students at Tooele High School.  Not only is this a great chance to earn scholarship money, but it would be a fantastic experience to include on future applications!


Application Link:  http://tinyurl.com/UTSoY2016app


Local area high school students enrolled in private or public schools who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership!


The Student of the Year Campaign is a six-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Utah Chapter. Students are selected as Student of the Year candidates via the LLS selection committee. Selection is based upon an application submitted by each interested student as well as in-person interviews.

Candidates will raise money in honor of a patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the six weeks is named Student of the Year and will receive a scholarship to a college or university of their choice. In addition, there are Citizenship Awards for the student candidates who excel in Volunteerism, Community Involvement, and Mission Focus.


Application DeadlineSaturday, October 31, 2015

Candidates Announced — No later than Monday, November 16, 2015

Announcement/Kickoff Party — Week of November 16th

Campaign Launch — Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Grand Finale Gala — Wednesday, March 9, 2016


  • To join the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of children under the age of 20; therefore kids are helping kids battling these devastating cancers.
  • To boost the college applications with a leadership and philanthropic adventure.
  • Candidates are eligible for scholarship awards.
  • The Student of the Year will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice.
  • Each Citizenship Award winner will receive a $500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice.
  • Every candidate who reaches the minimum fundraising requirement of $5,000 will receive a letter of recommendation.


  • Students rally their communities, schools and families to support their fundraising efforts.
  • Along with their own web sites, students will work with LLS staff to set a fundraising goal and to develop an action plan to reach that goal.
  • LLS will provide fundraising materials and support throughout the campaign.
  • The easiest ways to fundraise are through a letter writing/email campaign, company sponsorship, and social networking.
  • Each candidate and their campaign team will brainstorm with LLS to determine a plan for success.

For more information check out http://events.lls.org/pages/UT/2016SOY or see Mrs. Sanders in the counseling office.

Be the Whale – $1000 scholarship

Scholarship Alert:$1000 Scholarship for High School Art Student.

2D original artwork.  Subject:  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Deadline:  October 30, 2015

For questions or more information visit:  bethewhale.com or email bethewhale@gmail.com

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

Attention all students grades 9-12:

Prudential  has been recognizing young people for outstanding volunteer service since 1995.  If you have been involved in meaningful contributions to the community through volunteer service, they would like to recognize you!

How to apply:

Complete the online application at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.  Then submit your application Mrs. Sanders in the counseling office.

Who is Eligible? Any student who:

  • is in grades 9-12
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2014
  • completes an application and submits it to Mrs. Sanders.

Deadline:  November 3, 2015


  • Certificate of Achievement from the school
  • State Honorees receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May for recognition events
  • Distinguished Finalists receive engraved bronze medallions
  • Other top applicants at the state level receive Certificates of Excellence
  • National Honorees receive additional $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, and crystal trophies for their schools or organizations.  They also receive $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

The Gift For Life Scholarship

Attention students grades 9-12:  The United States Bowling Congress is looking

to award twelve students with a scholarship.

To be eligible you must:

1. Be a USBC Youth member in good standing

2. Be a current high school student in grade 9 through 12

3. Have a current GPA of 2.5 or better, based on a 4.0 scale

4. Have a financial hardship and fully explain the hardship (Definition of Financial Hardship: Candidates will be considered to have financial hardships if they reside in households where the number of children, the income level of their parents and any other extenuating circumstances would make obtaining a college education financially unlikely.)

5. Completed application

6. Include at least two letters of reference (by a teacher, principal, employer, etc.)

7. Include an official or unofficial school transcript

8. Return all completed documentation and application to USBC post-marked no later than DECEMBER 1, 2015. (Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)

9. Individuals may apply for and win this scholarship each year they are enrolled in high school.

To apply online click here or see Mrs. Sanders in the Counseling Office for an application.