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School Counselor

Last Updated: 9/1/2022 4:04 PM


Kelly Medlin, LPC-MHSP


Fax: 423-928-0557

Welcome to the JCVA Counselor page. Mrs. Medlin serves as our school counselor. Mrs. Medlin is a graduate of Michigan State University, which is where she met my husband. Mrs. Medline began her career as a high school English teacher, but went back to college and earned her counseling degree. Mrs. Medlin's family moved to Maryland, where she worked as a middle school counselor. Then they moved to Texas, and she worked as a high school counselor. Mrs. Medline has three adult children who are all graduates of Texas A&M. "My husband and I moved to Tennessee to be closer to his family in North Carolina. In my spare time, I love to read, bake, and scrapbook."


Senior Year Guide 

Attention Seniors! If you would like a step-by-step guide to help you through senior year, then look no further! has created an in-depth guide that will walk you through preparing for life after high school. Click here for more details!


Furthermore, is a great resource for many families and the website contains resources for students of all ages! 


September - Begin completing college/TCAT admission applications

September/October - Take/Retake the ACT/SAT

October 1, 2022: 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application available at Students and parents will utilize 2021 tax year information to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

October - Complete scholarship applications, if needed (usually due Nov/Dec of Senior year)

October 5 - Free ACT for Seniors (Free ACT for Juniors to be offered in Spring)

November - Search for scholarships on,, or

November 1, 2022: Class of 2023 TN Promise application deadline. Students can complete the application now at!

November 2, 2022: Class of 2023 applicants can begin volunteering for the TN Promise fall 2023 community service requirement. 

December - Scholarship deadline – most public TN 4 yr. universities

December 15, 2022: Deadline to complete the UT Promise application for students that plan to attend a UT System institution fall 2023. The application is open now and can be completed here! To be eligible for UT Promise, students must meet all TN Promise scholarship requirements, apply for UT Promise on our website by December 15, 2022 and apply for admissions at their UT institution of choice by December 15, 2022.

December 2022-January 2023: Students will attend their mandatory TN Promise meeting.
Meetings have been assigned based on high school – you can find the meeting schedule here. More information will be sent shortly regarding this requirement!

January 2022 - Request mid-year transcript for Common Application, if needed

January - Check for departmental scholarship opportunities at college

February - Check out Local Scholarship opportunities

March 1, 2023: 2023-2024 TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline for scholarship eligibility.

March 5 - Deadline to notify counselor of graduation recognitions/awards

May - Remember to request that your FINAL transcript be sent through Parchment

May 26, 2022 - Graduation practice 9 a.m.- (Tentatively located at SHHS Auditorium)

May 26, 2022 - Graduation 6pm - (Tentatively located at SHHS Auditorium)

July 1 - Community Service deadline for those using TN Promise in Fall 2022

July 3, 2023: Deadline to complete and submit 8 hours of community service to for the fall 2023 term.