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Weekly Update [October 25, 2019]
ACT is tomorrow morning.  Students remember to bring your testing ticket, photo ID, calculator, and pencils!!  No cellphones in the testing room.

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Winning Can't Wait!


Application Deadline: October 29, 2019

Learn More and Refer a Student

Make sure their hard work pays off: remind students to apply for the Heisman High School Scholarship today.

For years, your most exceptional senior athletes have dug deeper, pushed harder, and given 110% to make their mark in your school and your community. Now it’s time to make sure they get the recognition they deserve along with their shot at a $500, $1,000, or $5,000 scholarship.

Even winners need a reminder.

You’ve supported your students’ success in countless ways. Now, help them receive national recognition and win money for their college education:

BCTC Open House
November 14, 2019
5 - 7 p.m.
500 Newtown Pike, Lexington
• Programs • Resource Fair
• Admissions and Financial aid on site •Free Food!
Questions? Email us!



Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019


Operation Gratitude Group from 2019 Scholars Retreat
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Help put promising young leaders in the running to join our 10th class of Scholars. Share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply.
Applications for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 3, 2020. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.
We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.



Student Leadership Program

Our Student Leadership Program is a week-long leadership camp for high school students, on-site here at the Reagan Library.
Leadership and the American Presidency

Administrators from each U.S. high school can recognize one outstanding graduating senior with a  
Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal.
Great Communicator Debate Series

High School students can compete for college scholarship money with our 
Great Communicator Debate Series.


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We are sending this message to notify you that a new edition of the "Counselor Connection" is now available at (Downloadable PDF may be found at:

Articles of interest include:

  • Time for college-bound seniors to fill out the FAFSA
  • What students need for the FAFSA
  • Kentucky receives C– from Education Week
  • Scholarship Spotlight
  • Feedback sought on graduation requirements
  • State seeks feedback on career, tech ed goals
  • Travel Tips
  • FAFSA Completion Guide

Please email us at with any questions.


Attention Sophomores: Anyone interested in applying for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) may pick up an application in Mrs. Thacker's office. The seminar takes place at Berea College, June 19-21, 2020. Applications are due by Friday, November 25th. Once applications have been collected, a committee will select one student to attend the seminar, free of charge. 
For more information on HOBY:

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October 2019 Update

Just Announced: Dates for 2020 GSE

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Change to the GSE Application

GSE will no longer accept team applications. All applicants will apply as individuals and teams will be built by GSE. More information to come upon the release of the 2020 GSE application. The 2020 GSE application opens on November 15th, 2019


______________________________________ Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

See you at Duke this summer!

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students


ACHS 2019 graduates can pick up their yearbooks any time between 1:30-2:30 pm.  If that time doesn't work for you, you can contact Susan in the front office or Mrs. Potter for different arrangements.  

The 2019 LEDapplication is now open!

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have succeeded in advanced courses at their school, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community.  See attached flyer for more information.

Steps2College Resource Page:

October 1st the FAFSA opens for seniors to apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year.   There will be a FAFSA help session for parents and/or students on November 12th 2-7 pm.  KHEAA representative and ACHS college coach will be available to help.    

Picture re-take day is November 1st. 

Seniors....Balfour will be here Monday, November 4th at 10:30 am for meeting about cap and gowns.  Orders will be taken during lunch on Wednesday, November 13th.   

No school November 5th for Election Day.

November 15th is ACHS Blood Drive.

 Seniors!!!  Please see Mrs. Potter in room 116 for an information sheet regarding:
  • pictures for the yearbook and the Anderson News
  • activity sheets
  • senior quotes
  • school picture day
  • siblings sheet
  • yearbook salute pages
  • Mr. and Miss Anderson

ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates (National) to register
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)

December 14, 2019November 8, 2019November 9-22, 2019  given @ ACHS
February 8, 2020January 10, 2020January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020February 28, 2020February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020May 8, 2020May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020*June 19, 2020June 20-26, 2020

Scholarship Info:

You're receiving this email because last year you filled out our contact form to get information regarding this year's Concrete Essay Scholarship contest.  The program is now accepting submissions through November 4th for this $2000 scholarship.  Please pass the information along to your students.  Thank you for your interest.  All the details can be found at and submissions MUST be made using the online form at that link.


The full details are also below for your convenience:

William T. Robertson High School Essay Scholarship Contest – 2019

Attention High School Seniors:

The KCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 William T. Robertson Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship contest is open to any Kentucky resident High School Seniors and your submission deadline is November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern.

The contest winner will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be paid to the college of their choice in their freshman semester and will also be invited to attend the KCA Winter Convention to be held in Louisville Kentucky this year to accept the award.

Essay Prompt:

How could concrete be used to make life better for people in your local community?

Like last year year, the essay submission process is different from previous years, so please pay close attention, as paper submissions will not be accepted.
The essay contest rules are as follows:
    • Student must be a current senior in high school graduating in the 2019 – 2020 school year.
    • Essays must address the essay prompt directly.
    • Essays must be a written by a single student, and shall not be collaborative in nature.
    • Essays must be submitted using the online submission form
    • Essays must be received by November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern
    • Essays must be limited to 600 words
The essay form submission link can be found here.
Alternatively, the direct link to the form contest is

Josh Huddy
Director Of Education & Marketing


We are a member of the Go Merry Scholarship search site now. More info to come on local scholarships.


Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship available in the guidance office.

Post 4075 Veterans of Foreign War and Auxiliary are sponsoring the "Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition" and Youth American Creative Patriotic Art Award Program applications are available in the guidance office. 



The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2020 scholarship year. Here are the details!


Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2020 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at MVS Application. The application deadline is November 5th


The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. Four of these national award winners will be from Kentucky. The national awards are announced in April 2020.

In addition, the Kentucky Elks Association will award scholarships totaling $18,000 to 16 Kentucky students in the class of 2020. To apply, students should simply fill out the MVS application and the students will be judged concurrently with the national contest.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. Eligible applicants include:

«  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States.

«  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks, nor do they have to have an affiliation with Frankfort Lodge, #530.

«  Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. We hope your students choose Frankfort Lodge, #530 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at on the Elks' Website.

Ronald Boyd Whitaker Memorial Scholarship

This spring, the Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 will award the inaugural Ronald Boyd Whitaker Memorial Scholarship, dedicated the the memory of Past Exalted Ruler Ron Whitaker, to a graduating senior from Anderson County High School. In order to apply for this scholarship, students should apply for the MVS contest by the November 5th deadline, and this award will be judged concurrently with the national contest.


Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 300 national awards. Like the MVS contest, the Legacy Awards application is entirely online. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  Please visit Legacy Application for more details and the application link.


For any questions, please contact me at the email above or by calling 502-330-3426.




John Snyder, Exalted Ruler and Scholarship Chair
Frankfort Elks Lodge #530
309 Lewis Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

ACHS Sports:

Friday, October 25, 2019footballLexington CatholicAwayVarsity7:30
Saturday, October 26, 2019g.soccerState T Elite 8Away
Friday, November 01, 2019footballBardstownAwayVarsity7:30
Saturday, November 02, 2019cross countryState @ Horse Pk AwayVarsityTBD
Sunday, November 03, 2019g.soccerState ChampionshipAwayVarsity
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