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Last Updated: 10/25/2021 5:51 PM


School Counselor - Kelly Medlin, LPC-MHSP

My name is Kelly Medlin. I am a graduate of Michigan State University, which is where I met my husband. I began my career as a high school English teacher. I went back to college and earned my counseling degree. Our family moved to Maryland, where I worked as a middle school counselor. Then we moved to Texas, and I worked as a high school counselor. I have 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.


1. EPSO's week will be the week we return to school! EPSOs stand for Early Post-Secondary Opportunities and we hope to inform the students of all of the opportunities that we offer here at the JCVA during that week. We offer multiple EPSOs at JCVA, including AP classes, DE Classes, and Industry Certifications through the CTE programs. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your counselor!

2. Not happy with your first 9-weeks grade? Here are a few things you can do moving forward with the next 9-weeks:

- Talk to your specific teacher about why you earned the grade you earned and what areas of improvement you can identify.

- Talk with your parents about strategies at home that can help support your ability to complete homework.

3. FAFSA is putting on a Financial Aid Webinar in the coming weeks. The webinar consists of several sessions between 10/19 and 10/21, including two line-by-line walk-throughs of the FAFSA, sessions about student loans, and more. Once registered through the above link, attendees are given a list of sessions to choose from. Should you want to register for these, use the link below


Scholarship Link -


September - Begin completing college/TCAT admission applications

September/October - Take/Retake the ACT/SAT

September 2 - College Fair @ Freedom Hall 6-8 pm

September 28 & Feb 8 - ASVAB offered at SHHS at 8am in Library

October 1 - 2022-2023 FAFSA opens (use 2020 tax info) - submit ASAP!!

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 2022)

November - Search for scholarships on,, or

November 1 - Deadline to apply for TN Promise

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

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

January - Check for departmental scholarship opportunities at college

February 1 - 2022 FAFSA filing deadline for TN Promise

February - Check out Local Scholarship opportunities

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

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

May 27, 2022 - Graduation practice 9 a.m.- (Tentatively located at SHHS Auditorium)

May 27, 2022 - Graduation 6pm - (Tentatively located at SHHS Auditorium)

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