Google+ Elementary School Counselor blog, by Scott Ertl, Elementary School Counselor: July 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

First Lady, Michelle Obama, addresses school counselors at Orlando ASCA conference

2014 ASCA conference 
in Orlando 
was awesome!

View the video from First Lady, Michelle Obama, as she affirms the role of school counselors and launches her new "Reach Higher" initiative to encourage students to graduate high school and attend a 2 or 4 year college. President Obama's 2020 goal is for the U.S. to again be the world's leader in college admissions.

(If you prefer, you can read the transcript here.)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free role models promote respect and prevent bullying!

School Counselors can invite 
state pageant winners to their school 
for free appearances!

The national Miss High School America pageant is occurring at the same time as the ASCA conference in Orlando. Upon talking with Amanda Patterson (National Director) and Becky Brown (Executive State Director), it was exciting to hear about their awesome community outreach that the girls do. Since August of 2013,  150 winners have made over 2,770 appearances at schools to promote their national "The Crown CARES" (Creating A Respectful Environment in Schools) programs.

School counselors can request for their state pageant winner to come to their school to provide a free program at your school. They are not just a pretty face, these girls are talented, confident leaders who can articulate their triumphs over many areas towards achieving their state recognition. Ever year, the national winner receives a $10,000 college scholarship.

Be sure to contact this organization right away to schedule a free appearance at your elementary, middle or high school right away!

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