School Counseling Staff

Career Center:
Veronica Baker, Coordinator (853-2600) /
Vickie Marshall, Registrar (853-6158) /
Amberlea Breeding, Secretary (853-2600) /
Guidance Fax (853-1042)

Hall Counselors:
Persinger Hall (Student last names A-Bru)
Christina Bamber (853-6130) /

McQuilkin Hall (Student last names Bry-Fl)

Brazil Ford (853- 6101) /

McQuilkin Hall (Student last names Fm-Jor)
Amy Fiddler (853-1975) /

Penn Hall (Student last names Jos-Mur)
Michaella Bailey (853-6115) /

Parsons Hall (Student last names Mus-Stac)
Elizabeth Slaski (853-6140) /

Parsons Hall (Student last names Stad-Z)
Lindsay Coleman (853-2493) /


New Scholarships posted 12/14! Check out College: Scholarships and College-Specific Scholarships as well!

New Opportunities posted on 12/13- Make sure to go to the Tab Opportunities and Headers Summer 2018 to see what is new!


Attention Seniors interested in STEM!
Go to College: Scholarships >> College Specific Scholarships to read about an opportunity at Gettysburg College.

ACT State Organizations
Helping People Achieve Education and workplace success
Attention Seniors:
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT apply, criteria below:
  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Applications can be found at Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete the form, please go to website for details, in addition to the application.

All questions may be directed to


The Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology
2018-2019 Application Information Regional Meetings
Tuesday, January 2nd 6:30 pm at the Governor's School
Thursday, January 4th, 6:30 at the Governor's School
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30 at the Staunton River High
Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 at Franklin County High
Thursday, January 18th, 6:30 at the Governor's School

Information meetings for students- and their parents- interested in applying for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Who: Students and at least one parent or guardian must attend one of the above sessions in order to obtain an application for admission. Applications will NOT be available in local schools.
For Additional Information, call The Governor's School, 853-2116 , e-mail, or see FLYER here.

Summer Residential Governor's School
Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.
The 2018 Governor's Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies will include full-immersion academies in French, German and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy
Go to Opportunities on how to apply


Yale Young Global Scholars
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China
Please go to Opportunities tab for more information

Deadline: February 6, 2018
Go online to Apply today!


Upcoming CCAP Information Meetings at VWCC:

Parents and students interested in learning more about Virginia Western Community College’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) are invited to attend any of the public information sessions planned for October through February 2018. The CCAP application period opens Oct. 2, 2017, and closes Feb. 16, 2018.

Administrators from the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation and Office of Financial Aid will be on hand to answer questions about CCAP, which provides up to three years of tuition for Roanoke Valley high school graduates who meet program requirements.

The following meetings will be held in Whitman Theater on the campus of Virginia Western, 3095 Colonial Ave., in Roanoke. (For a map and parking information, see

  • Oct. 10, 2017:  6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, 2017:  6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 7, 2017: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Jan. 18, 2017:  6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 6, 2017:  6:30 to 8 p.m.


    How To Navigate This Site:

    Important topics are located in the links to the left. Here are some important things to notice!

    Testing Information: This is where you can find information about PSAT, SAT, SAT II, ACT, ASVAB, and SOL testing.

    Upcoming Events:
     Calendar page of events that are coming up.

     Clicking here will bring you to a list of upcoming opportunities. There is also a link on the side to specific opportunities for parents and for the summer. 

    All About College:
     This page will bring you to links about college admissions events, fee waivers, CCAP, requesting transcripts (from PH and Virginia Western), Virginia Placement Testing, NCAA, and more. The "College Application Process" link walks you through the entire college application process starting with choosing what to study and choosing where to apply and including information about applying as well as information about the FAFSA and financial aid.

    Scholarships: The first page opens to a generic list of active scholarships known by the PH guidance department. The links on the left will take you to more specific scholarships such as college specific scholarships and military scholarships. There is also a link to scholarship search sites where you can search for more scholarships on your own. 

    Please contact or if you have any concerns about the guidance website (e.g. links not working).