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  • Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
  • Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:21:39 GMT
    Gregory OakesGregory Oakes
    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
  • Tressel one of three finalists for Akron University president

    Tressel one of three finalists for Akron University president

    The University of Akron has narrowed the field of candidates for president to three names, including former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel, who is also one of 38 people who have applied for the vacancy of YSU president.U of A Trustees issued a statement on Tuesday naming the three finalists, who up until now were on a list of fifteen candidates for the Akron job.The finalists are:Ronald A. Nykiel, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Universi...More >>
    The University of Akron has narrowed the field of candidates for president to three names, including former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel, who is also one of 38 people who have applied for the vacancy of YSU president.U of A Trustees issued a statement on Tuesday naming the three finalists, who up until now were on a list of fifteen candidates for the Akron job.The finalists are:Ronald A. Nykiel, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Universi...More >>

You must realize that your high school grades and class selection are vital when applying to college.  You should try to maintain a good grade point average through all four of your high school years.  Your Junior and Senior year grades and class selection are extremely important.  If you aim to apply to a competitive college, you need to maintain a high grade point average; anywhere from a 3.33 to a 4.0 would put you in the running.  Of course, the higher your grades, the better chance you have to getting into your desired college.  As far as class selection, you should take the most advanced classes that you can, as long as you can succeed in those classes.  A "B+" in an honors level class may be better for many colleges than an A in a regular level course.  Most colleges want to see that you challenged yourself during high school.  Still, if you can't maintain at least a "B+" average in the honors class, the regular level class is probably a better choice.  AP classes are also always beneficial when applying to colleges.  Plus, you can take the AP test at the end of the school year and perhaps earn college credit for the AP class, which could save you money and get you out of some of the entry level college courses.  Make sure that your junior and senior year you take a balanced schedule of subjects and you challenge yourself as much as possible. 

Colleges also scruntinize your life outside of the classroom.  Most colleges like to see that you were a leader in high school and that you took advantages of the opportunities available to you.  Extracurricular activities such as sports, theatre, music and academic programs (such as National Honor Society, scholars bowl, student council etc), and community service are looked highly upon by college admission departments.  You certainly don't have to be involved in everything.  In fact, most admission departments would rather you really excel in one or two extracurricular areas than play a small part in many different activities.

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