Updates and Important Information

Check the links to the left for important information and always remember if you have questions stop in and ASK! 

"Asking for help is never a sign of weakness. It's one of the bravest things you can do." - Lily Collins

Newton College Credit Plus Meeting - Feb. 9th
Newton will be hosting a College Credit Plus & Graduation Requirements Meeting on Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm in the JH Gymnasium. This is a required meeting for students who are interested in college credit plus courses for the 2022-23 school year. The parents of the students are also required to attend.

During the meeting I will cover the CC+ details and will also discuss graduation requirements, all of which is provided in the link below. We have invited Edison State Community College to attend and they are expected to send a representative to speak as well.
2021-2022 Newton CCP Presentation.pdf

Troy Foundation Scholarships

The Troy Foundation provides multiple scholarships for students enrolled at Newton High School along with other schools in the area. The attachment is a list of those scholarships which Newton students may qualify for. The online process for applying goes online TODAY, Jan. 18th!! The deadline for all applications is March 21st!
Please note: the Karen Ingle Memorial Art Scholarship is still a paper based scholarship application. If you are interested please contact Mr. Spitler.

George Ray Empson Scholarship

Attached is a copy of the George (Ray) Empson Scholarship Application offered by the Lions Memorial Scholarship Committee in District OH5.  The scholarship value is $1,000. When listing extra-curricular or public service activities, awards, etc., please list your Leo Club activities and Leo Club name along with the activities that you participated in as a Leo.
Please note: the Lions Club scholarship committee will only be accepting one (1) scholarship application per school district. Therefore if you are interested, please complete the attached application and submit it along with all required materials to Mr. Spitler by Monday, March 21st! The applications will be reviewed by a committee at Newton and the top candidate will be mailed off to the Lions Memorial Scholarship Committee. 

Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award - OESCA

The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program was established by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. One Senior from each ESC in Ohio will receive this annual honor. 
The application form and additional items listed below must be completed and returned to Mr. Spitler no later than Monday, February 28th!
Application Process:
#1 - Application form (attached)
#2 - Activities/awards listed
#3 - Essay with personal goal statement
#4 - Letter of Recommendation (at least 1 and no more than 2)

Midmark Technical Scholarship

Midmark is offering a Technical Scholarship to one local student who is interested in pursuing an engineering degree. This is a great opportunity to gain not only the $20,000 scholarship, but also receive a full-time summer co-op with Midmark while in school and a full-time offer upon graduation. Please complete the scholarship application at the link below, the applications are due by Friday, Feb. 18th! In addition, here is flyer with more details - 2022 Midmark Technical Scholarship.pdf

**Please note: there are steps for creating an account, which you will be required to do in order to gain access to the application, please check out this flyer for that information - 2022 Midmark Technical Scholarship - Instructions for Creating Account.pdf

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Scholarship

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation are proud to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the natural gas and oil industry. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of $1,000 per year with a total of 4 years of potential eligibility. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022. If you are interested please check out the requirements and the application process by using the link below.

Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships

The Ohio Farm Bureau offers multiple scholarships that have different requirements every year. Those scholarship opportunities just opened up this week. The deadlines for the different scholarship opportunities also vary. Please check out the opportunities using the link below.

Whirlpool Corporation Wind Farm Scholarship

The Three Whirlpool Corporation Wind Farm Scholarships are awarded annually to students residing in Darke, Preble, Miami, Montgomery, Shelby, Auglaize, and Greene counties in Ohio, and Randolph and Wayne counties in Indiana. Each scholarship is a one time award in the amount of $5,000. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022. Please check out the additional eligibility requirements for the scholarship and get access to the application via the link below.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program for HS Juniors

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program has shifted their focus to high school juniors this year and they have scholarships available that range in value from $10,000 to $25,000. If you are interested in this great opportunity please read through the informational flyer linked below and apply online at Please note the deadline for the application process is March 15, 2022. 

Ohio Lions Leo Scholarship

2021-22 Ohio Lions LEO Scholarship.pdfThe Ohio Lions Youth Committee is pleased to announce a Leo Scholarship of $500 for a graduating senior who is an active member of an Ohio Leo Club. The applications and supporting documents are to be completed and submitted by March 1, 2022. Please check out the link below for additional information, including the application.

Lions International Pin Trading Club Scholarship

The Lions International Pin Trading Club is proud to announce a Youth Scholarship of $2,500 for a graduating senior who is the child or grandchild of a Lions, Lioness and/or a member of a Leo Club. The selection will be based on academic achievement, an essay stating the student's goals, a state of reason(s) for applying and an overview of work, community and school service, and letters of recommendation. Applications and all supporting documents are to be completed and submitted by March 1, 2022. Please check out the link below for additional information, including the application for the scholarship.

Ohio Association of Garden Club Foundation Scholarship

The OAGC Foundation Scholarships are an annual one-time grant of an amount not less than $1,000 paid from OAGC Foundation investment earnings. The recipient must choose an accredited college or technical school beyond the high school level which offers courses leading to a career in the fields of horticulture, conservation, nature and beautification, landscape design, landscape contracting, commercial florist or floral arts. Further details along with the application are available in the link below. The deadline is March 15, 2022.
Link to OAGC Scholarship

Meijer Scholarship

Apply for the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship program. There are $4,000 and $10,000 scholarships available. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Check out the link below to submit the application and find additional information. 

Pioneer Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Gordon & DeSantis Scholarship

Gordon & DeSantis Orthodontics is providing two (2) $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are either current or former patients of Gordon & DeSantis Orthodontics. Scholarship applicants must submit the application and an essay highlighting how your orthodontic treatment has benefited you. The scholarship applications are due by March 1, 2022. Further details regarding this scholarship and the application are available in the link below....

DAR National Scholarships

The DAR'S National Scholarships are now open.  Some are general based while others are specific areas of study.
Here's the link for you to check out the scholarships and the requirements. In addition, you can find the application process by following the link. 

The scholarships are due January 31, 2022 and are done on-line.  There are two that are for DAR member's families only:  The Lillian and Arthur Dunn one and Madeline Pickett scholarship but others are open to anyone.  There is a whole list and under the F & Q link it will answer most of your questions and it gives the national DAR chair email if you have further questions. These scholarships are worth more but they are national versus our Good Citizens which are chapter based.

Edison State College Scholarship Application

Edison State has a scholarship application, the link is below, which allows you to apply for 35+ campus based scholarships with one application. Please note: many have specific criteria, however it is a great way to complete one application and be able to apply to multiple scholarships! The deadline to submit is March 1, 2022!

Junior Chamber Int'l (JCI) Senate Foundation Scholarship

Local Winter ACT Prep Workshops Available!!

Registration forms for Winter ACT PREP Workshops are finalized. The meetings will be at the Troy YMCA Robinson Branch during the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. day, and at Fort Loramie High School during President’s Day weekend. These classes are in preparation for the February 12, 2022 test and for the state-funded tests administered during March 2022. For more details on the ACT PREP Workshop, please see the links below for the forms or visit our website  If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]!

Ohio Township Scholarship

The Ohio Township Association Scholarship Program began in 2005. Many years prior to this, former board member Paul Smith and his wife, Ethel, gave the initial donation to the OTA Scholarship Fund, providing the groundwork for future scholarships. The scholarships are also funded by donations from County Township Associations, personal gifts, and proceeds from the OTA's annual golf outing. Today, four $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually.  Among other requirements, applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend a two or four-year Ohio college or university. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2022.

Dorothy Walker Beach Memorial Scholarship

Elks Scholarship - Legacy Award


The link below contains a short video created by Edison State for students taking classes at any Edison State campus or online. It includes student resources and helpful tips to set you up for a successful semester.


The link below contains a brief presentation filled with helpful information for any Newton/UVCC student who is interested in attending college after graduation. Please check it out and contact Mr. Spitler if you have any questions!

Ohio's Higher Education Website

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents) is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state. The agency’s main responsibilities include authorizing and approving new degree programs, managing state-funded financial aid programs and developing and advocating policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the state and its citizens.

Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.  For more info go to 

For additional information regarding College Credit Plus, financial aid programs, and applying to colleges please check out the links on the left hand side of this page!

Colleges and Scholarship Information Sites

Reminder - Additional scholarships can be found using the link on the left hand side of this page. Scholarships will be updated with this year's information as soon as they become available!

Counseling Center

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:15pm
Phone - 937-676-2002
Fax - 937-676-2397

Office Staff

Danielle Davis - 937-676-2002 ext. 1004

Assistant Principal
Gavin Spitler - 937-676-2002 ext. 1011

EMIS Coordinator
Brenda Krofft - 937-676-2002 ext. 1018

Administrative Assistant
MaryJo Prickett - 937-676-2002 ext. 1005

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