Extracurricular Activities Record


One question that pops up alot thru high school and when applying to jobs and colleges- is ‘What activities have you been involved in? and What special recognitions or awards have you received?” When you are asked that question, it is easy to answer if you’ve kept track of everything in one location. Check out the HIGH SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR RECORD form below. It is strongly recommended at you start during freshman year and add your information throughout your 4 years of high school. You will thank yourself once senior year arrives and you need this information!

Don’t forget to include things you do outside of school such as: jobs you’ve worked, babysitting, volunteering, church or community involvement etc.  And, don’t forget to get involved! Involvement in extra curriculars are indicators of positive traits such as being well- rounded, community service and being able to successfully multi task.

High School Extracurricular Record





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Summer Programs


JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE is offering some amazing career exploration opportunities for high school students this summer- check out the programs below and sign up today!

2018 Nursing Exploration Day!

This program is for high school juniors and seniors in partnership with local high schools. Explore A Day in the Life of Nursing at JJC. If you are considering a career in nursing, tour our state-of-the-art facility, get feedback from some of our current nursing students and get a sneak preview of actual nursing classes. If a career in nursing is for you, then make JJC your 1st choice! Nursing Exploration Day is Tuesday, June 12 from 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at JJC’s Main Campus (Building U). Cost is $20. To register, visit www.jjc.edu/LLC

Will you be a  JUNIOR or SENIOR next school year? Are you interested in learning more about careers in Fire Science, Law Enforcement or EMS? Check out the SUMMER OPPORTUNITY Career Day at Joliet Junior College!

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Below are  listings of some scholarship opportunities. Please check back to this site frequently as we will add more scholarships to this list as they become available.  Newest scholarships will always be posted at the top of the section below, directly below the “Discover Colleges” scholarship link.


Honors, Presidential, Chancellor, etc. scholarships offered by individual institutions are generally available to those who rank in the upper level of the graduating class, have accumulated a respectable GPA, and/or have earned a high SAT or ACT score. Contact the institution to which you are applying or check the school’s website for specific information regarding such scholarships.

www.DiscoverColleges.com– to gain information on private colleges and register for a scholarship drawing for $2500.


Joliet Junior College S.T.E.M. Scholars~ are you planning to attend JJC this fall and majoring in a STEM-related field? Check out the flyer below for qualifying majors and application details. Deadline for submission: May 1, 2018. STEM Scholars Program Flyer Fall 2018 High School


American Italian Cultural Society (AICS) ~ is sponsoring a $1,500 renewable scholarship. This scholarship is based on academic excellence, promotion of Italian culture & financial need. For more information and to apply, please see the application packet linked below: Deadline for submission: May 31, 2018. American Italian Cultural Society Scholarship

Triple-Impact Competitor~ offers scholarship opportunities for high school JUNIOR student athletes. For more information, and to apply, please visit: www.positivecoach.org/scholarships Deadline for submission: May 31, 2018.

Will County Lodging Association~ is sponsoring a $1,500 scholarship to a Will County resident who plans to attend an accredited college or university in Illinois and pursue a degree in Hospitality Management, Lodging Management or Tourism Management. For more information, and to apply, please see the application below: Deadline for submission: June 1, 2018. wcla_scholarship_application_2018


Scholarship of the Day: for a different scholarship listing every day, be sure to check out http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/ , click on the social media icons and follow one or more of their social media accounts.

Career Scholarship Opportunity~ are you interested in pursuing a career in one of Will County’s most in demand careers? If so you may be eligible for a scholarship. For a list of careers as well as scholarship information, please review the information below.

MyCareer Scholarship

Walmart Scholarships- Walmart offers scholarships for employees as well as for students who have a parent employed by the corporation. Please visit: http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships for application and more details. Deadlines vary.

http://www.legion.org/scholarships– to gain information on the various scholarships offered through the American Legion.

Joliet Junior College offers over 400 scholarships for both full and part time students. Scholarships may be re-posted so check website frequently. Applications and information are available at: http://www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships. Applications will be available after December 1, 2017. Priority deadline for submission: April 1, 2018.

Kankakee Community College offers many scholarships for both full and part-time students. Applications and information is available at: www.kcc.edu/scholarships Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available after November 1, 2017. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2018.











Strategies for Success


Being a young adult can sometimes feel overwhelming. The expectations are higher now and sometimes it is difficult to juggle responsibilities. For a few simple tips on how to begin the process and develop a plan for success,  check out the article below on Adulting 101:



Are you afraid of public speaking? Do you dread classroom presentations in front of your peers? Welcome to the club! You are in great company! Almost everyone feels the same way! For some helpful ideas of how to cope and ways to give presentations like a pro, check out the article & short videos below:


Cool Career of the Month





The Growing Demand for Certified Drone Operators 

Good Morning America recently featured a story on how drones are becoming the preferred tool for emergency management and first responders in situations such as the recent hurricanes and other emergencies. With new FAA regulations in place, drones are no longer a considered a “toy” but are now becoming utilized across many industries.

The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International are projecting that the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry will create 70,000 jobs in the United States over the next 3 years. Lewis is one of the few universities in the country that offers a bachelor degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Students who are technically oriented might want to consider the growing opportunities in this new billion-dollar industry.

To view the Good Morning America segment click here.

If you like, more information on the UAS program at Lewis University click here.

Raymond R. Kennelly

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Planning



Cafeteria Visits:


 Listing of Colleges/Military visiting RCHS: (all visits will take place during lunchtime unless otherwise stated):


Tuesday, April 24th- U.S. Navy

Tuesday, May 1st- RCHS grad, Tristan Windsor will be at RCHS to talk to students about ROTC scholarship opportunities thru Lewis University.