San Augustine Independent School District

My Mission

As School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  I look forward to offering support to students, staff, families, and community members.

My goal is to create a positive and supportive environment conducive to learning and success.  Please know that I am dedicated in making every possible effort to make certain that all students receive as much personal assistance as possible to ensure that their years at San Augustine High School are productive and meaningful.



Como la Consejera Escolar, mi responsabilidad primordial es promover el desarrollo académico, social y personal de todos los estudiantes.  Estaré ofreciendo siempre el mejor apoyo a estudiantes, maestros, familias y miembros de la comunidad.

Mi objetivo es crear un entorno positivo y propicio para el aprendizaje y el éxito.  Quiero que sepan que estoy dedicada en hacer todo el esfuerzo posible para asegurarme que todos los estudiantes reciban la mayor atención como sea posible para asegurar que sus años en la Escuela Preparatoria San Augustine (San Augustine High School) sea productiva y significativa. 

Recent Posts

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity for Animation and Business Majors

The "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program is in the 5th year,  They are awarding this scholarship for They are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Students are encouraged to go to: to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 2.
The 2nd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year. "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it. The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2017.   If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page. Please feel free to Tweet or Facebook info about this scholarship at your discretion. If you have any questions, please contact me personally. Sincerely, Shawn Harrell PR Manager Fashion School, Animation Career Review, Online MBA Report a subsidiary of BGP Site Solutions

Seniors: The Importance of Proofreading Scholarship Applications



The Importance of Proofreading a Scholarship Application
Scholarship coordinators often times receive thousands of applications for a single scholarship. Therefore, proofreading an application essay is extremely important. There are several strategies and online tools one can use to avoid costly errors in their application.  To learn more, go to:

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering and Computer Majors

The Texas Department of Transportation’s Conditional Grant Program is available to graduating high school seniors and college students.  The maximum grant award is $3,000 each semester or $6,000 per academic year.


The grant provides tuition assistance to eligible economically disadvantaged students majoring in civil engineering, computer science, management information systems or computer information systems.  Student must be a Texas resident attending or plans to enroll in a four-year Texas public college or university.


Applications to the Conditional Grant Program must be received in our office no later than March 1st.  You may access our website to obtain program rules and download additional applications.  Please feel free to contact me at 1-866-554-4330 with any questions you may have regarding the Conditional Grant Program.


Mail application packets to:                Texas Department of Transportation

                                                            HRD/Employment Opportunities/CGP

                                                            125 East 11th Street

                                                            Austin, TX  78701-2483


To download an application:

Seniors: Scholarship Opporunity for Nursing Majors

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight  on June 30, 2107.  Interested students may visit  and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 
Additionally, students interested in nursing might find the following link very helpful: 

"Man-Up" Seminar

The Piney Woods Outreach Center will be hosting the "Man Up" Seminar on Saturday, December 17th, at 8:30 a.m.   The seminar will emphasize and educate the points of:  Financial Literacy; Interview Etiquette; Entrepreneurship; Hidden College Benefits; Scholarships; and more!
Those interested in attending should contact Brenda Lister at:

(936)225-3173 office or

Transportation will be provided.



Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Michael O'Malley Memorial Scholarship

The year 2017 marks the twenty-third time that the Texas Medical Association Young Physician Section will award its rural science scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a rural Texas high school senior who excels in science, for use toward continuing his or her education in the field of medicine.

 In 2007, the YPS Rural Scholarship was transformed into a memorial scholarship for Michael O’Malley, MD. Dr. O’Malley, a recipient of a similar scholarship himself, was an internal medicine physician in Galveston and past chair of the TMA Young Physician Section. Tragically, Dr. O’Malley died from cardiac arrest in his home at the age of 43 and left a wife and two young children. In his memory, the young physicians’ are continuing the tradition of helping rural high school seniors pursue a degree in the field of medicine.

 All outstanding rural high school seniors interested in pursuing their education and becoming a physician are invited to apply for this award.  The application form and submission details are attached. Please feel free to make additional copies to distribute.

 Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2017 and sent via mail to Texas Medical Association, YPS Coordinator, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. The scholarship winner will be notified by March 2017.

 The future of medicine depends on a high quality applicant pool and this scholarship is designed to help assure that the most talented students are given the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine. We appreciate your continued support and your assistance in sharing this information with the students in your school.


Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Center.





High School and Middle School 4-H Members: Banquet Monday Night

All members of both SAHS 4-H Clubs are encouraged to attend the annual 4-H Banquet Monday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fair Grounds.
Also, any SAHS 4-H member that plans on showing an animal must report to the Fairgrounds at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10th for validation.
For questions, contact Mr. Bridges or Ms. Miranda.

Attention Juniors: Bezos Scholars Program Applications now Available

Each year, the Bezos Family Foundation sponsors the Bezos Scholars Program for high school juniors.  Twelve juniors will be chosen from across the U.S. to become Bezos scholars.  Successful applicants are ambitious students who demonstrate academic rigor, leadership, and a desire to create positive change in their community.  The Program kicks off with an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado (June 24-30, 2017).  It is a power-packed week of seminars and informal meetings with global leaders, acclaimed thinkers, and social entrepreneurs.
Interested students should learn more by visiting:
Applications are to be submitted by February 10, 2017.

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Texas Telephone Association Scholarship

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Scholarship Information

You may download a copy of the letter and application guidelines here:

The Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF), a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year to students entering college for the 2017-2018 school year.

Through March 17, 2017, the TTA Foundation will accept applications for scholarships to be granted beginning Fall 2017. It is their intention to fully review every application submitted. Therefore, TTA Foundation will accept a maximum of two qualified applications per high school counselor. The Scholarship Committee will make its selections from those applications which meet the following criteria and include the required materials:

    • U.S. Citizen;
    • Student graduating from a Texas high school no later than June 2017;
    • Student achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0);
    • Student planning to attend a Texas college or university by the Fall of 2017;
    • A completed application postmarked no later than March 17, 2017, including a current transcript
    • A letter of acceptance from a Texas college or university where student has been accepted.
    • Copy of student’s SAR (Student Aid Report).(FAFSA)
    •  All information should be sent together. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note–special consideration will be given to students who will be pursuing a college degree in fields of study which are of particular interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, and computer science, etc.). The courses of study in high school, extra-curricular/civic activities and demonstrated leadership will also be considered. In addition, special consideration will be given to students who have established financial need.

By late April, the TTA Foundation Scholarship Committee will select six (6) finalists to receive four-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per year.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by early May.

Interested students should turn in completed application packets to Ms. Cartwright no later than Friday, March 3rd.


Texas Virtual College Fair!!!! SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity!

 Get Admitted to a Texas University
Education Service Centers across Texas have partnered with CollegeWeekLive for a statewide virtual college fair!

Students are invited to the college fair on December 6th from 10 AM to 5 PM EST. High school students and their families are invited to log in and chat with admissions counselors from schools like Texas A&M and the University of Houston. This is your chance to get free admissions advice, and learn about degree programs, campus life, and more.

Bonus: When students visit five college profile pages during the event, they’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship.
 Register today at:

Juniors and Seniors: CNA Informational Meeting

If you are a junior or a senior and you are interested in being considered for the CNA class which will be offered in the Spring, there will be an informational meeting Wednesday, December 7th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Distance Learning Lab next door to the Counseling Center to discuss and review course expectations, costs, and other important information.  A parent or guardian must attend in order for students to be considered for admission to the class.

Seniors: Scholarship Deadline Approaching: Texas Farm Credit Marsha Martin Scholarship

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Texas Farm Credit Scholarship Programs is quickly approaching. Students have until 4 p.m. on December 1, 2016 to submit their applications.

Freshman-Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: 16th Annual School Bus Safety Speech Contest

This annual contest is intended to encourage high school students to be conscious of the importance of bus safety and promote academic achievement.
Students are encouraged to compose and present an original speech based on the theme:  "My Drive--My Safety Hero!"
Interested students are encouraged to apply by going to:
On the left side of the screen, select "Scholarships, Awards, and Contest Guidelines" then select "16th Annual Bus Safety Speech Contest."
Students who choose to enter should see Ms. Cartwright ASAP.  The deadline is:  January 27, 2017.

Seniors: LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: C.B. Richards Memorial Scholarship

San Augustine County Farm Bureau's C.B. Richards Memorial Scholarship program is meant to extend educational opportunities for area youth and to promote Farm Bureau in the community.
There will be one $500 scholarship awarded.  Eligibility criteria is as follows:
1.  Must be a senior in San Augustine County.
2.  Must be accepted to attend an accredited college, university or trade school.
3.  Student's parent must be San Augustine Farm Bureau members.
The completed application must be received at the Farm Bureau office by
April 18, 2017. 
Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Center.