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Class of 2021

counselor information

Valerie Cope is a former high school graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University.

She received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of West Florida and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Troy University.

Ms. Cope's google classroom information

Join Mrs. Cope's class of 2021 Google Classroom for the most up-to-date senior information. The code to join the classroom is  a2pqzmy.

Bright Futures Update

New for the class of 2021:

 Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholarship (BFFMS) students enrolled in an associate degree program at a Florida College System (FCS) institution will receive 100 percent of tuition and specific fees. Upon completion, a student may transfer their award to another institution and receive 75 percent of tuition and specific fees.  

Senior Leadership Opportunities

1. Join the Junior League of Pensacola 2020-2021 Spark Board. Click here for application information.


UWF Summer and Fall admissions 2021 are now open!

The University of West Florida application for admission into the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters are open, so students can begin the admissions process!


Test Score Update:

Currently, the Florida Board of Governors is still requiring incoming students to have at least one ACT or SAT test on file to be reviewed for an admissions decision. I encourage you to have students sign up for the soonest test if they have not already. From my research, both ACT and SAT are offering September and October tests for students.


Application Requirements:

In regards to our Admissions Process, the application remains the same. Each student will need the following for their application to be complete and ready for review:

  • $30 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official ACT/SAT Test Scores

For the transcripts, I am able to accept those through email if it comes directly from you using an official school email address. So if you or your Registrar prefer to email the transcripts to me, you are more than welcome to do so. Another friendly reminder, if ACT/SAT test scores are on the high school transcript and then the transcript is sent electronically - the test scores will not show up on the electronic transcript. The electronic delivery service will remove the scores from the transcript before directing it to our office. 


Dates and Deadlines:

This year, we have the same December 1st Priority Deadline for admissions consideration. For scholarships: students must have a complete application and all items they wish to be reviewed for merit-based scholarship consideration submitted and processed prior to the priority deadline (December 1, 2020). I recommend letting students know that processing time takes 7-10 business days so completing their application early will allow us more time to work with them to make sure we have all items. 


This year, we will not be releasing any admissions decisions on a rolling basis until the Spring. All students who have met the priority deadline will receive their admissions decision and merit-based scholarship offer in mid-January 2021. This decision will be updated in their 'Application Status' in their My UWF portal followed by mailed communication.

Scholarship List

Need scholarships? View our scholarship list for up-to-date opportunities available to you.



2020/2021 Important Dates and Information

Senior Dues - $20.00 Should be paid to Mrs. Kelley in Room 240. Dues cover Senior-only events during the year and senior end-of-year activities including, but not limited to: senior video, senior breakfast, senior-only events during the year at the Senior Café, senior honors and recognition at Honors Night and Graduation.

July 7, 2020 - Senior Portraits

July 8, 2020 - Seniors Portraits

TBD - Senior Superlative Voting

TBD - Seniors Portraits - Make-up date - All Day – Atrium

TBD -  Senior Assembly – Herff Jones - 9:30 a.m.

TBD - Herff Jones orders due - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Atrium

TBD - Senior Group Picture - BTWHS Stadium

JTBD - Cap and Gown Pictures - All Lunches – Atrium

March 11, 2021 - Mira Awards 

April 15, 2021 - Academic Awards

May 2021 - AP Exams - Multiple dates and times  - Refer to testing calendar on website

Cap and Gown Distribution - Location, Date and Time TBA *All fees/fines must be paid in full!!*

Graduation Practice *Mandatory Attendance*Location, Date and Time TBA

Final Cap/Gown Distribution - Location, Date and Time TBA *All fees/fines must be paid in full!!*

Graduation - TBA


Senior Class officers 2021

President - Darrius Franklin

Vice President - Kindell Harris

Secretary - Zanyah Clark

Treasurer - Mia Jenkins


Class Flower

Class Motto

Class Song

Scholarship Resources

FAFSA - Are you ready for college?

The Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) helps determine the awarding of over $150 billion in federal aid, as well as state aid. Each year, millions of dollars is left on the table when students fail to complete their FAFSA form.


Here is the link to the on-line application.


Here is the FAFSA Checklist. Make sure you have these documents/information readily available!


Don't forget - 10 Common FAFSA mistakes

Need Help with FAFSA?

The staff at Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Pensacola State College can help you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to see if you are eligible to receive federal Pell Grant financial aid, as well help you with your college admissions process and career counseling. For more information, please call 850.484.1961, email at  

or visit their website at .