The content below is provided to assist Meridian High School students as they plan for post-high school education and career.  Please let us know if there are other useful content items we can add here to make this list more comprehensive.

Thank you!

Shannon Waterman
Librarian, Research/Career Specialist


Are you registered to vote?  If you are 18, you can register to vote in the next election in November!  Go to to sign up.  Do so by Oct. 8 to make you eligible for the Nov. 6th election!

Senior Presentation Information:

Senior presentation worksheet
Senior presentation rubric
Sample presentation


You need a resume!  This is required for graduation!

Sample resumes HERE

How to slides HERE


Do you want to go to college?

Tips and hints on how to choose a college, applying, writing admissions essays and timelines


New Scholarship Database!  

Click here always double-check due dates, as they are known to change.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Waterman.

Other scholarship resources: (WA schools only)

Many scholarships and applications require letters of recommendation.  Ask teachers, coaches and employers, but don’t wait until the last minute.  Filling out an autobiographical sketch helps them know more about you as a whole person.

Here is one you can work on:   Autobiographical Sketch

SAT/ACT testing 

Juniors:  Plan to take one or both spring of your junior year.  You can re-take in early fall of your senior year if you don’t like your scores.

Seniors:  If you plan on going to a 4-year college, you will need one or the other.  Take them in early fall so your scores are available when you fill out college applications

You will need your scores to apply to colleges.  Registration is all online. College application deadlines are as early as November!  Questions?  See your counselor.

If you are consdering an elite school, please check to see if they require SAT subject tests and plan to take them early!


Wondering which one to take?  Click HERE

*We recommend taking both as often students will do better on one than the other*


Financial Aid sites:

The FAFSA opens Oct. 1 each year.  Fill it out as soon as possible.  We will have a FAFSA help night each fall. (for U.S. citizens) (for non-citizens)


Whatcom Volunteer Center – give back!


College and Career Planning

Career Search

Worksource – community resource for job-relatied information (resume help, job searches, etc.)
MyNextMove – career searches, surveys
Washington Dept. of Labor: apprenticeships
Jobs in Health Care