Guidance News

Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center Open House
The Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center will be holding an open house for prospective students and their parents on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy
UPMC will be offering 7 weeks of cutting edge cancer research and STEM career preparation for high school student. Please see the flier below for more information. 
Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program
This scholarship is available to students entering their senior year in the fall of 2020. Applicants will be competing for $2,000 which will be awarded to a selected individual in return for a six-week summer internship (30-40 hours per week for six weeks in a row) at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center. The recipient must provide their own transportation. Applications for this opportunity are available in the guidance office. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, April 18, 2020.  


Senior Assembly


The high school guidance department met with all seniors on Friday, August 30, 2019 to explain important information about being a senior. Students received a student copy of their transcript and received information about sending transcripts, applying to post-secondary institutions, and graduation. Counselors will follow up with individual meetings with each of their seniors. The presentation and informational flier can be found below.



Financial Aid Night


The Norwin High School Counseling Department hosted a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Ms. Brandi Darr, Director of Financial Aid from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, provided an informational session on post-secondary financial aid.  Current seniors (12th grade) and their parents were encouraged to attend.  Juniors and their parents were also invited to attend. Financial Aid Resources can be found here. The financial aid presentation from Ms. Darr can be found below.



Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium Job Shadowing Experiences


The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is once again offering job shadow experiences for the school year.   Students with a sincere interest in animal-related careers may enjoy attending one or all of our programs, offered from October-April.  More information and online registration links for Keeper Conversations and Pizza with the Keepers (our two job shadow programs exclusively for high school students) can be found here, under the Keeper Interaction tab: