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Counseling Office

 Morristown Hamblen High School West Counseling Office 

The West High Counseling Office is staffed with three licensed School Counselors and one secretary:  Gwen Ledford - Department Chairperson, Melanie Justis, Jill Reuschel, and Crystal Davidson- secretary.  The Counseling Department seeks to assist students with academic, career, and personal/social development.  These areas of development are addressed through curriculum resources, individual planning, responsive services, and program support.

The Counseling Department also coordinates and/or assists with a variety of tasks vital to the total school program such as:  registration, scheduling, testing, Safe and Drug-free activities, Open House, workshops, orientations, and career programs.

West High Counselors will track the following students during their four years in high school.  The counselor/student ratio average is 1:462.

Jill Reuschel   A-E

Gwen Ledford   F-L

Renae Byrd    M-R

Melanie Justis    S-Z

Students who desire conferences or information should contact their counselor either by coming to the Counseling Office on the first floor near the Main Office or by calling the office at 585-3792.  Parents may also schedule a conference with a counselor by calling the office.  The Counseling office is open during regular school hours (7:50 - 3:20) during the school year.

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Yamaoka Tuff-Torq Corporation


Each year, the Yamaoka Tuff-Torq Corporation recognizes a student for their achievement in the areas of math and science with a $2,000 scholarship. Seniors who are interested can pick up a scholarship application in the counseling office.


Deadline: April 21, 2017


The Jonathan Fluker Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Jonathan Fluker was a high school senior, with dreams of graduating with the Morristown West High Class of 2016. He passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer, and his family has decided to allow his dream to live on in the lives of other high school seniors as they prepare to enter their first year in a college, university, or technical school. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in his memory.

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must meet the following:

·         Get a scholarship form from the counseling office

·         You must be a high school senior at Morristown West

·         You must present a letter of recommendation from your school (teacher, counselor or staff member)

·         You must present a letter of recommendation from a member of your community (may include your church, civic organization or nonprofit organization)

·         You must submit a one-page essay sharing your goals, the college you plan to attend, your community service and what you have enjoyed most about your senior year in high school

You must submit all of the required information

(postmarked by no later than April 28, 2017)

by mailing to PO Box 3436, Morristown, TN 37813


The Virgil L. Harville Memorial Scholarship valued at $500 through East Tennessee Diamond is available this year and has the following requirements: transcript/ACT scores, business major, two letters of recommendation, one to two page essay of what your plans are in the business field and what this scholarship would mean to you and your college acceptance letter.

Deadline April 30, 2017

The Trojan Army Scholarship is available to any senior who will attend a two-year or four-year college or university in the fall. Scholarship consideration is given to senior who has significantly contributed to West High School during the four years of high school. The amount of the award is $500.

Deadline May 1, 2017

 The Hamblen County Education Association Scholarship Application is available in the Counseling Office. Seniors must be a child of an HCEA member. Parents must have been a member of HCEA for five consecutive years. Criteria for selection will include: need, GPA/SAT or ACT, leadership and/or service, extracurricular activities and a hand written statement of why the student wishes to further his or her education.

Deadline: April 18, 2017

The Morristown Hamblen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is available to seniors with an interest in pursuing a Health Care Major in college. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline by noon on April 3, 2017

Hamblen County Retired Teachers

The Hamblen County Retired Teachers Scholarship in the amount of $350 is available to any senior interested in pursuing a degree in Education. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline April 10, 2017

Maryville College

The Education Equity & Advocacy Scholarship will grant two awards of $2000 each to two deserving high school or college students. Applicants must identify as Hispanic/Latino, unweighted GPA of 2.75, one letter of recommendation, and type and submit an essay of the theme of Education Equity and Advocacy.

Deadline April 5, 2017

Hamblen County School Nutrition Association Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior whose parent or grandparent is an employee of the Hamblen County School Foodservice program. This senior student should possess high qualities of leadership, motivation and responsibility.

Deadline April 15, 2017


Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women

The Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educator scholarship is available for any female senior interested in becoming an Educator.

Deadline April 14, 2017

The Appalachian Fair

The Appalachian Fair will award two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. Consideration is given to seniors with a 2.5GPA, participation in the Appalachian Fair within the past two years, recommendation letters and an essay stating why they should be selected. Complete applications should be sent to the

Appalachian Fair Scholarship Committee, PO Box 8218 Gray, TN 37615.

Deadline April 10, 2017

Matt Seals Memorial Scholarship

The Matt Seals Memorial Scholarship presented by Kidz Succeed, Inc. is available to any senior with a 2.0 grade point average and in the custody of a single parent, relative or guardian. Students are required to write a minimum of two paragraphs describing future goals and how the scholarship funds will be used.

Deadline April 30, 2017

“Running Matt’s Race” Memorial Scholarship

The “Running Matt’s Race” Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student athlete who has at least a 3.0GPA, mastered all the benchmarks for the ACT and has lettered in a sport while in high school. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and should be returned to the Counseling Office.

Deadline April 30, 2017

 Volunteer Firefighter Alliance Scholarship Award

The Volunteer Firefighter Alliance is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduation senior who plans to attend a college or Technology Center. Preference is given to students who are enrolling in degree programs related to fire science, criminal justice or EMT programs. Participation in the program requires a commitment of eight community service hours with a Volunteer Fire Department.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Carson Newman University

Carson Newman also offers several competitive program-specific scholarships for students. These programs include athletics, art, band and music, cheer and dance, chemistry, film, forensics, honors and theatre. Students interested in any of these areas should contact the Admissions Office at and a recruiter will connect them with the program coordinators for audition or application information.

East Tennessee Foundation

There are several scholarships available through the East Tennessee Foundation for Hamblen County residents. Please visit to find out more information.

Below you will find a list of 9 scholarships that will give out more than 1.5 million dollars to students in 2017. Students from Tennessee school districts are eligible for all the awards below. Deadlines vary. To download this newsletter in PDF, please visit the link below:





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