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Educational Talent Search

Published or Revised August 24, 2016

Junior high ETS students are pictured during their enrichment trip to Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas, on June 6, 2012.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is an educational outreach program designed to identify qualified youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level and to encourage such youths to complete secondary school and to undertake a program of postsecondary education.

Educational Talent Search is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education; therefore, services are provided at NO COST to the student. General eligibility requirements include meeting income guidelines and/or being the first in the family to graduate with a four year degree. Selected other students are also encouraged to apply.

ETS at Paris Junior College has assisted Northeast Texas students in grades 7-12 since 1991 and is funded to serve 801 students in twenty seven high schools and four junior highs in Lamar, Red River, Fannin, Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, and Titus counties.

Services provided by ETS:

Interested students with the desire and motivation to continue their education after high school can complete the application below and return to their school counselor or ETS. All information is kept confidential but must be provided for acceptance in the program.

Talent Search Staff & Participating Schools

Christi Timberlake, Director, 903-782-0228: Chisum High School, GED

Katie Shipman, Junior High Advisor, 903-782-0457: Chisum, Paris, Prairiland, North Lamar

Kim Bullard, High School Advisor, 903-782-0442: Como-Pickton, Dodd City, Cumby, Greenville, Miller Grove, Mount Vernon, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, Sulphur Springs

Misty Long, High School Advisor, 903-782-0351: Clarksville, Cooper, Fannindel, Mount Pleasant, Paris, Prairiland, Rivercrest, Wolfe City

Jaci Shovan, High School Advisor, 903-782-0349: Avery, Bonham, Detroit, Ector, Honey Grove, North Hopkins, North Lamar, Roxton, Trenton

Robert Spain, Computer Specialist, 903-782-0428.

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