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Science Hill Counselors

Science Hill Counselors (left to right): Joe McPherson, Kim Thompson, Holly English, Ryan Goines, Suzanne Reaves and Josh Jarnigan.



Joe McPherson - A - Ci :

Kim Thompson - Cj - Gi :

Holly English - Gj - Ki :

Ryan Goines - Kj - M :

Suzanne Reaves - N - Sh :

Josh Jarnigan - Si - Z :



Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Attention Seniors: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program application is now open! 150 students will be named Coca-Cola Scholars and each will receive a $20,000 scholarship. Seniors with a 3.0 GPA who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. The online application requires students to list their high school and community activities, grades, and service hours. There are no essays or recommendations needed to apply. The deadline is October 31, 2021. To apply visit


Need Community Service Hours?

The Johnson City Bluegrass Half Marathon needs volunteers for set up, clean up, and various other activities.  Visit this website to register:


Attention sophomores and juniors interested in Mercer University:

The CASE program is underway. The Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence (CASE) Program seeks to identify students who embody Mercer’s commitment to research and service. Eligibility requirements include a 3.5 GPA or higher and demonstrated continued involvement in service during high school. Students who are chosen will be given a $500 scholarship, contingent upon their acceptance and matriculation to Mercer University. The CASE program will also host a multi-day summer on-campus experience and participating students will be named CASE Service Scholars and will be awarded an additional $2000 scholarship. Interested students should submit a resume to their counselor by October 7, 2021.


"Meet A Moc" 

UT Chattanooga has a new program called “Meet a Moc” that will take place in Kingsport on September 23.  This program was designed as a “drop in” for students who may have missed their local college fair or who might have more questions that they’d like to ask of their admissions counselor. Students can find more information out about this program and register by visiting:


Counseling Department Newsletter

Students and Parents, the SHHS Counseling Department has created a newsletter to push out to families biweekly with the most updated information and with links to important information. Our most recent newsletter can be found HERE. Feel free to subscribe so you can get notifications when a new newsletter has been published. We desire to keep you informed and we hope this will help achieve that goal. 


Want to learn more about a military service academy?


Any high school student interested in learning more about one of the U.S. Military academies is encouraged to attend Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger’s Military Service Academy Day.  This event will take place on September 18, 2021 from 9-11:30amEST at Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN.  Representatives from all military academies will be on hand, as well as members from all branches of the US military to share information and answer questions.  You must RSVP for this event by emailing:


**Attention Seniors**-- Roan Scholars Program

Seniors interested in applying for the Science Hill recommendation to the Roan Scholars program can pick up an application packet in the main office. Application packets will be available beginning Monday, August 16, 2021. The deadline to return applications to Steffany Akers in the main office is Friday, September 3, 2021. Check your canvas messages for more information on the Roan Scholars program.


UT Success Academy: University of Tennessee

Attention students who’ve been accepted to the University of Tennessee:  A new program called the UT Success Academy will have its first class this fall.  This program is designed to maximize new first-year Black and Latinx male students’ transition to the Volunteer Community.  This program will have customized classes, community building, and a $2000 annual scholarship.  For more information go to



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Our Mission:

  • Emphasizing creativity, inquiry, personal responsibility, and cultural awareness, the Science Hill High School counseling department will graduate students who are prepared to pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals while helping students solve real-world problems through teamwork in order for our graduates to compete successfully in the global marketplace.


Our Vision:

  • By developing a rigorous and relevant counseling program and creating an expectation of success for all students, Science Hill High School counselors will facilitate a learning environment that enables students to use up to date information regarding college admissions, financial aid, and career assessment data to adapt to a competitive and changing global society on an academic, personal, and professional level.