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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. 

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Attention Seniors: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program.
Log-in to the E-Scholarship Website and check out the requirements.  The application due date is January 7, 2016.

Attention Seniors: SFA's 2016-2017 Smith-Hutson Scholarship Application

Smith-Hutson Scholarships are intended for entering freshmen with established financial need and academic potential who are seeking an undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Taking into account other scholarships that the student may receive and the student's and parents' financial resources, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship typically provides sufficient assistance to cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus.

Students remain eligible to receive a Smith-Hutson Scholarship for a maximum of four years of undergraduate studies, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at SFA of at least a 2.5 and completes a minimum of 30 semester credit hours toward their degree each academic year.

If a recipient's GPA falls below a 2.0 in any single semester, the scholarship is subject to termination.

Freshmen scholarship recipients are required to live together in the same housing unit on campus unless commuting or living with family.

Stephen F. Austin State University strongly encourages all qualified students to apply for these scholarships by submitting the required supplemental information in combination with this application. Remember, many qualified applicants do not receive awards. Most recipients qualify for the Pell Grant and all applicants are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as early as possible prior to the semester for which they are applying. The student must then follow up on their financial aid status at SFA by logging on to mySFA on our homepage at All financial aid requirements should be completed as early as possible. Assistance is available through our financial aid office, SFA Box 13052, Nacogdoches, TX 75962 or telephone (936) 468-2403.

Requirements and award selection process

Smith-Hutson Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee which will include representatives named by the Donor. The following criteria will be applied. Applicants must:

  1. be a legal resident of the state of Texas;
  2. satisfy admission requirements for Stephen F. Austin State University and have applied or been accepted for admission;
  3. demonstrate financial need supported with complete copies of their guardian's Form 1040 tax returns for the 2013 and 2014 tax years and their guardian's W-2 forms for the 2015 tax year;
  4. provide a personal essay describing career goals (maximum two pages double-spaced and one-sided);
  5. provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members addressing academic potential and/or financial need (it is preferable that at least one of these letters come from a teacher of English or Mathematics in whose class(es) they were enrolled in the last year);
  6. be unmarried with no children, and
  7. be available for a personal interview on the SFA campus May 2-3, 2016.
Applications available at:  

Attention Sophomore and Juniors: Register for Khan Academcy

All sophomores and juniors that took the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14th, should set up a Khan Academy account immediately if you have not already done so.  If you set up this account, in December you will be able to link your score reports to create free, personalized practice recommendations for the new SAT which is launching in March 2016.
If you have questions, see Ms. Cartwright.

Attention Seniors: Frontier Fiesta Scholarship

Every year, the Frontier Fiesta Association at the University of Houston awards scholarships to deserving  incoming freshman.  This year, they will be offering four scholarships to incoming freshman students who will be attending the University of Houston in the 2016 fall semester.  To apply for these scholarships, students can log onto their website at or email Jessica Bonds at
See Ms. Cartwright if you have questions.

Attention Seniors: Michael O'Malley Scholarship

Any senior that is interested in pursuing their education and becoming a physician are encouraged to apply for the Michael O'Malley Scholarship.  Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2016.
Interested students may pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

Fine Arts Preview Day at Angelina College

Angelina College will host a Fine Arts Preview Day on Friday, October 30th for seniors interested in a career in Art, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Music/Sound Recording Technology, Communication-Speech, and Theater.
Interested seniors should see Ms. Cartwright no later than Thursday, October 22nd to register.

Attention Sophomore: It is HOBY Application Time!

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization.  HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world.  The conference is open to sophomores.

This  year’s conference will be held in Galveston, Texas.  Date of conference has not been set yet.

Interested sophomores can apply by:

  1. In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.
  2. Turn in the completed essay no later than Friday, November 13th to Ms. Cartwright.
  3. A committee will choose SAHS’s ambassador.
  4. The chosen ambassador will be notified no later than Friday, December 4th.

If you have further questions or for more specific information, please see Ms. Cartwright.

Community Career EXPO and Resource

Are you between the ages of 16-24?  Ready to connect to your future?
Discover what's available in your community.  Work Force Solutions of Deep East Texas will be hosting the Community Career and EXPO Resource on Friday, October 23rd at the Community House in Center, Texas.  Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. and the EXPO begins at 10:00 a.m. Interested students may pick up a flyer in the Counseling Center for more details.

Juniors and Seniors: John Barbe on Monday

John Barbe will be on campus Monday, October 5th, to meet with juniors (ordering class rings) and seniors (ordering caps and gowns).  Each class will be called out at the times listed below.  They will be set up in the foyer beside the office.
Juniors:  9:30 a.m.
Seniors:  10:15 a.m.
Mark your calendars!!!!

Scholarship Opportunity: Texas Student Housing

Texas Student Housing is offering Texas high school seniors and Texas community college graduates off-campus housing scholarships.  These scholarships are open to students accepted to or attending college in Austin, College Station, and Denton, Texas that have NOT signed off campus housing leases with a TSH facility managed by Asset Campus Housing.
If you are interested or you have questions, call 817-490-4755 or e-mail,
Visit for more information. 

Juniors and Seniors: East Texas Baptist University Recruiting Visit

Meredith Palmer from East Texas Baptist University will be on campus Wednesday, October 21st to visit with juniors and seniors at the following times:
Seniors:  6th period
Juniors:  7th period
Mark your calendars!

Seniors: Air Force Recruiting Visit

SSgt. Matthew Bobbitt from the United States Air Force will be on campus Tuesday, October 27th during 6th period to visit with seniors.  Individual consultations can be scheduled for that day as well.  See Ms. Cartwright for appointments.
Mark your calendars!

Juniors and Seniors: Open House at Texas A&M-Texarkana

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be having an Eagle Open House on October 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This is a day for high school juniors and seniors to come check out their campus.  Lunch and t-shirts will be provided for those participating.  Registration information can be found at:
See Ms. Cartwright if you are interested.

Juniors and Seniors: UT @ Arlington Recruiting Visit

Brooke Currier from the University of Texas at Arlington will be on campus Tuesday, December 8th to visit with Juniors and Seniors at the following times:
Seniors:  6th period
Juniors:  7th period
Mark your calendars!!!!!

Seniors: SFA Recruiting Visit

Janet McLeroy from Stephen F. Austin State University will be on campus on Friday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. to visit with seniors.
Mark your calendars!