Welcome to the GHS Counseling Center
GHS Counseling Staff
Debbie Hogan, Administrative Assistant for the Counseling Department
Kim Hebel, Mrs. Hebel oversees students with last names A-C and serves as our Concurrent Credit Coordinator.
Lori White, Mrs. White oversees students with last names D-M and works as our Scholarship Coordinator.
Stephanie Legris, Mrs. Legris oversees students with last names N-Z and works as our Building SEL/ESL Coordinator.
- Seniors be sure to regularly check the Local Scholarship spreadsheet. This link is shared in the counselors' google classroom for GHS seniors students to access. The document will also be updated as scholarship opportunities become available.Counselors will also share opportunities in the google classrooms.
- You must have a FAFSA completed to be awarded the Academic Challenge Scholarship and you will need to complete the FAFSA every year that you are in college.
- Both the student and the parent will need a FSA ID obtained from the Federal Student Aid ID Website.
- College Visit Days: Pick up and return College visit request forms with the main GHS office.
- College Transcripts: Seniors make sure you transfer your UCA, UALR, Tech, AStATE, and UACCM transcripts to your new college. The GHS Counseling Office cannot do this for you.
- You need to review your transcript online to make sure everything looks correct. If you have any issues, please bring a copy of your college transcript to Mrs. Hebel.
Preparing for College
What do colleges look for?
- Strength of your curriculum
- Your GPA
- SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests scores
- Application essays
- Extracurricular activities
Teacher & Counselor Recommendations
Here are some guidelines that should help you secure better recommendations:
- Start early. Your teachers and counselors are swamped, so give them plenty of time.
- Give your teachers and counselors all the necessary materials, including your application deadlines and stamped, addressed envelopes or a link to online recommendations.
Waive your confidentiality rights on scholarships.
- Pick your recommenders wisely. Don't pick a teacher just because you got an A in his or her class. It's important that the teacher or counselor knows you well.
Promptly send a thank-you note to each person who gives you a recommendation.