counselors

SAMANTHA GESSLER 
School Counselor
sgessler@ohiohipoint.com
School: 937-599-3010 x1326

Mrs. Gessler is the school counselor for students from the following schools: Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Kenton, Ridgemont, Upper Scioto Valley, Waynesfield-Goshen, and West Liberty-Salem.

RACHEL PAYNE 
School Counselor
rpayne@ohiohipoint.com
School: 937-599-3010 x1344

Ms. Payne is the school counselor for students from the following schools: Bellefontaine, Graham, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Riverside, Triad, and Urbana.

ANGIE HAVER 
Mental Health Counselor

ahaver@ohiohipoint.com
School: 937-599-3010 x1326

Mrs. Haver is the Mental Health Counselor on campus and is here to serve OHP students in the areas of counseling, mental health, student advocacy, school and community connections, and more. Learn more about Mrs. Haver here.

MENTAL HEALTH

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

The Ohio Hi-Point Counseling Department is available to assist and advise each student in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. In collaboration with parents/guardians, faculty, and the community, our school counselors and support staff assist and support students in developing skills to encourage their personal growth as a lifelong learner, a quality leader, and a critical thinker.

REQUEST A MEETING WITH A COUNSELOR

For current OHP students, please use this form to request an appointment with Mrs. Gessler or Ms. Payne. We will try to respond to your request as soon as we can. Preferred times to meet with students will be during one of the two lab times (period 1 or 3), unless it's a more urgent matter. Please continue to check your email in the event your question can be answered via email. 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

We do not maintain 24 hour access to our email or Google accounts. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Important Forms

CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS RESOURCES

Attending Ohio Hi-Point means you've taken an important step towards your successful career. We want to make sure you have the tools to best prepare so that when you leave campus, you're ready to take on the real world. Please utilize the resources provided below to plan and review your career and college plans. 

Career and College Readiness Resources

ACT National Testing Dates

Additional ACT Information

My Local Career

3 E's Employed

FAFSA INFORMATION

New and returning students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.  To assist students and parents in the process, the Department’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has been sharing tips including “7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA Form” and “8 Steps to Completing the FAFSA Form.”

Students and parents may complete the FAFSA form online at FAFSA.gov and through the myStudentAid mobile application.

Resources:

Federal Student Aid Program
FAFSA Starter
High School Financial Night Presentation

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Students, please check your emails from Mrs. Gonglik and Mrs. Gessler about the latest scholarship opportunities available to you.

As a high school senior, there are several local and state scholarship opportunities to help make college more affordable. 

Scholarships available

As scholarships become available, we will post them here.

Columbus Foundation
Please take a look at the following website that has 200 scholarships offered by the Columbus Foundation. Use the scholarship search to narrow down the scholarships applicable to you. One of them is specifically for students who reside in Logan County and want to pursue an Agriculture related major called the Jim Redman Scholarship. If you are pursuing Ag as a major, please be sure to apply!

Horatio Alger Association
Visit the Horatio Alger Association to search and apply for scholarships from the national and state level. You can also search specifically for career and technical scholarships. More information can be found here.

Watch the Due Dates!
As a reminder, please make sure to pay attention to the criteria for any of the scholarships you are applying for and the application due dates. Please ask Mrs. Gessler or Ms. Payne if you have any other questions.

Good luck and happy scholarship hunting!

Find additional scholarship opportunities at your home school by clicking your school below: 

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Bellefontaine

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Marysville

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Triad

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Benjamin Logan

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Mechanicsburg

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Upper Scioto Valley

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Ridgemont

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Urbana

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Indian Lake

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Riverside

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Waynesfield-Goshen

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Kenton

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West Liberty-Salem