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Meet the Counselor

Ashley Finley

Ashley Finley

Marionville High School Counselor

417-258-2521 afinley@marionville.us

Welcome Message

Hello! Welcome to the website for the Counseling Department at Marionville High School. The purpose of this website is to share important information about information from the counseling department....whether that be tips for parents, to testing schedules, to making plans for after high school.

ACT Testing Dates

Marionville's School Code: 262-090

The October and April tests are given at Marionville High School!! Fee waivers are available if you are on free or reduced lunch.

Visit www.actstudent.org to register!

Test Date
October 27th
December 8th
Feburary 9th
April 13th
June 8th
Registration Deadline
September 28th
November 2nd
Janurary 11th
March 8th
May 3rd

Programs of Interest

A+ Program

To be eligible for assistance you must meet the following requirements:

 High School StudentsInitial PostsecondaryStudentsRenewal Students
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.1
  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Beginning with the high school senior class of 2015, have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.3

http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php

  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students.
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your school.4
  • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)each academic year.  If you are attending a school that does not participate in Title IV programs you must complete the FAFSA4caster,which is a tool for estimating your level of need for federal financial aid.

Marionville High School offers dual credit through OTC, MSU and Drury University. Currently, half of all dual credit tuition is paid by the high school- what an opportunity for our students!

Labor shortages and job attainment: https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling


Interested in exploring different careers? Missouri Connections is a great place to start. Don't have a login? Just use the guest login! missouriconnections.org

Coca- Cola Scholarship:         This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is dedicated, motivated and involved in high school and the community. Visit www.coca-colascholars.org to fill out an application.         Deadline: October 31                                         Amount: Varies


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:         This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a strong involvement in community service. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com for an application and more information. We can only send one application- please bring your certification form to Mrs. Finley         Deadline: November 6  


Hagan Scholarship:         This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher, an ACT score of 23 or higher, demonstrates financial need and plans to enroll in a 4 year university immediately after high school. Visit www.hsfmo.org for an application.         Deadline: November 15                                         Amount: up to $10,000  


Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest. Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/. Deadline: November 26


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships:

  • MSSDAR Scholarship: $2,000 to a student pursuing a degree of their choice
  • Irene & Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 to a woman pursuing a degree in education
  • Dorothy Piokert Memorial Scholarship: $500 to a student pursuing a degree in business
  • Roberta Casteel Capps American History Scholarship: $1,000 to a student studying American history or Government
Visit www.mssdar.org for the application Deadline: January 1  


Applefest Scholarship:         This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Marionville High School. The scholarship will be awarded based the student’s essay and financial need. Please submit 2 letters of reference along with an essay on this year's topic. "THE IMPORTANCE OF HERITAGE" Our past does not define us but it does shape our outlook.  How does our heritage affect us as individuals, a community, or even our world? How can we honor our heritage and draw from the experience of those who have walked this path before us. Scholarship packets should be mailed to Marionville Applefest, PO Box 238, Marionville, MO 65705         Deadline: January 11                                     Amount: $500  


Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship:         This scholarship will be awarded to at student who is interested in politics, history, or government or military service. This scholarship requires an essay not to exceed 300 words stating why applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Visit www.gwcf.org  for more information.         Deadline: received by January 15  


Robert J. Stucky Essay Contest:         This scholarship will be awarded to a student who completes an essay addressing one or more aspects of books (between 1,200 and 1,500 words in length). Common topics include literary analyses, accounts of personal experiences and fictional short stories. See Mrs. Finley for more information.         Deadline: January 31                                 Amount: $1,500 or $750  


Free Speech Essay Contest: Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the topic provided (see website). There will be multiple winners. Visit thefire.org/contest for more information. Deadline: January 31 Amount: varies (multiple winners)  


Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship: CFMO offers 5 - $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/. Deadline: January 31 Amount: $1,000 (5)  


Inspire College of Cosmetology:         Inspire College offers a $1,000 scholarship to any student planning on attending their cosmetology school. See Mrs. Finley for more information.