Terra O'Dell

College & Career Counselor

Room: A1103

Contact Information:

Email: terra.odell@misd.org

Twitter: @LakeCreekCCC


Missy Pool

College & Career Secretary

Room: A1103

Contact Information:

Email: michelle.pool@misd.org

Phone: 936-276-4185

$$$$$ SCHOLARSHIPS $$$$$

Check out this Link to see scholarships and contests that are available.  Don't miss the opportunity to be awarded money toward your future.  This spreadsheet will be continually updated so check daily.  

Complete this form to request an official LCHS Transcript:

LCHS Transcript Requests


If you have questions, you can call, email, or scan the QR code to fill out a form for correspondence and/or phone call. 

Welcome to the College and Career Center! 

We are excited about your journey here at Lake Creek High School!

We are excited in helping you plan for the future!

And we are excited about your life beyond Lake Creek High School!

Keep checking daily for postings about upcoming due dates and wonderful information that will help you get started toward the direction of your dreams.  

Take care Lions! We will see you soon! 

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If you are a Senior and have been awarded and/or accepted a scholarship of any kind, please go by the CCC to let us know.  If you have accepted a scholarship, we want to recognize your achievement at senior scholar night.  Some students will be invited to senior scholar night because of other scholarships that they have applied. For those students that are invited, the name and amount of the scholarship will not be announced until the night of.  If you plan to attend senior scholar night, your invited guests need to reserve their free tickets on HERE. They do not need to reserve a seat for you.  If you have any questions please come by the CCC or contact us.  


Sam Houston State University will be meeting with us virtually on Friday April 16th from 10:30-11:00 in the CCC.  Admissions Counselor Kaitlyn Elliott, will be presenting information on programs at SHSU, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities.  Sign up here  and get a pass from the CCC to attend. 


Texas A&M University will be meeting with us virtually on Friday April 23rd from 10:30-11:00 in the CCC.  Senior Representative Roy Lopez, will be presenting information on programs at TAMU, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities.  Sign up here  and get a pass from the CCC to attend. 

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this How to guide for students and video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.
If you want money to help pay for college, you will need to fill out the FAFSA application.


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Click here to the link for Apply Texas

Click here to the link for The Common Application



University Virtual Tours
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My name is Missy Pool and I am the College & Career Secretary for Lake Creek High School. I have lived in Montgomery for 20 years and LOVE it here! 


My daughter will be a 2023 graduate of Lake Creek. I am so excited to be here for her 10th grade year. She keeps us busy with lots of singing all over the United States. 


My husband, Terry & I have been married 17 years. We love to fish & be on the lake! I am looking forward to meeting and working with all our new LIONS!

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Terra O'Dell - College and Career Counselor

My name is Terra O'Dell and I have been an educator for 15 years. Previously I worked in Magnolia ISD at Magnolia High School, Magnolia Junior High, and Magnolia West High School. I taught Health, P.E., Dance 1-4, and was the Drill Team Director for 9 years for the MWHS Fillies Dance Team. I went to Sam Houston State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and earned my Masters in Education for School Counseling from Lamar University. I am the high school youth leader at Walden Community Church.


My favorite things to do are: Swimming, Dancing, Fishing, and spending time on the lake (I love Conroe but would prefer Lake Travis).


Fun Facts: I caught a Rooster fish off the coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, caught a Parrot fish snorkel diving with a 3 prong in Kauai, and I love sharks so I hopefully someday will go swimming with sharks.


I am excited to be at Lake Creek High School because of the wonderful pride and culture that is on this campus. I have seen the values and goodness taught on this campus implemented in the community by staff and students from their actions by helping people to the work ethic on achieving high standards in only a couple of years of being open. I can't wait to meet Lake Creek students in person to help them reach their goals and plan for the future.


Check out the upcoming events in the College & Career Center!

Juniors and Seniors: Interested in meeting with a college representative for a specific school? Make sure to register on the calendar below!

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Are you ready to apply to a Texas Public University? If so, click on Apply Texas. It opened August 1st, 2020 for the Class of 2021!

Link to Apply Texas (opens external link in new window)



Are you ready to apply to a private university or an out-of-state school? If so, click on The Common Application or Coalition for College.

Link to The Common Application (opens external link in new window)


 Coalition for College



If your specific university is not found on either of the above websites, please go to the specific school's admission website to find out how to apply.  Many small schools have their own built-in application through their admissions website.


College of All Texans (information about requirements and applications)

Information about TSI (Texas Success Initiative Assessment)


YOU are allowed two excused absences per year, your JUNIOR and SENIOR year for official college visits. Let the institution know you need a document stating that you attended a campus tour. Bring the document back on the day you return and give it to the LCHS attendance office.

January 5th--the MISD Local Scholarship form becomes available to the Class of 2021.  This application will allow seniors to be considered for many scholarships from local entities as well as MISD foundation scholarships.  Please follow the instructions as you will need several digital documents ready when you complete the application. Applications are due February 26th @ 11:59 PM. If students need help with the application, they can come to the College & Career Center in A103.

Click the link below to apply for local scholarships. You must complete the form in its entirety.  Please have all the required information prior to opening the form.  You will not be able to save your work and go back.  You will be asked to provide the following information in the application:

  • demographic info for you and your parents
  • community and school activities
  • scholarships for which you have applied
  • scholarships you have received
  • GPA
  • class rank
  • test scores

You will be asked to upload the following documents in your application.  Please have them available when you complete the form.  For document uploads, a PDF file is preferred.

  • picture of yourself
  • copy of your transcript
  • two letters of recommendation

You can get a copy of your transcript and letter of recommendation request folders from the CCC. 


Link to Scholarship Application

Lone Star Virtual Financial Aid Assistance Website.  Lone Star will help with financial aid questions referring to filling out the FAFSA even if the student is not attending Lone Star College. 


Financial Aid Virtual Office

Financial Aid Advisors are available to assist students with completing the financial aid process virtually!  Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

You must access Webex online or use the Webex app in order to connect to the virtual office.

Visit the Financial Aid Virtual Office



Monday March 1 at 10 a.m. – Financial Aid Applications 101:  Learn the basics of submitting the FAFSA or TASFA application, common challenges, and next steps for the application process.


Tuesday March 2 at 2 p.m. – Completing the Financial Aid Verification Process: Some students are selected for verification; get help with understanding the verification process at Lone Star College.


Wednesday March 3 at 10 a.m. – Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer:  This presentation will help you understand different types of financial aid awards and understand your offers.


Thursday March 4 at 2 p.m. – Awarded, Now What?: After you are offered financial aid, what comes next?  Learn about disbursement, refunds, book advances, and more.


Friday March 5 at 10 a.m. – Lone Star College Foundation Scholarship Workshop: Find out about the Lone Star College Foundation scholarship application, deadlines, and tips for success!


Friday March 5 at 2 p.m. – Don’t Get SAP’d! Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid: Make sure you know the requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid.


Keep an eye out for additional information for upcoming events!  Visit the Financial Aid website for links to the events and additional information and please feel free to reach out with questions.

FAFSA workshop at LCHS on oct. 22. Come to CCC for more details.

Lone Star

Lone Star College offers workforce education associate degrees, certificates, and fast-track certificates. Each program sheet details the pathway from certificate through associate degree and the median wage and alternate position titles for the program area. These program sheets are available in the CCC in room B204. There are 58 different associate degree and certificate options. Click here to learn more about Lone Star College Workforce Programs (opens external link in new window).


The ASVAB test at Lake Creek High School will be posted later once the date is confirmed. Please check back on the CCC Calendar for the registration link.

Click here to learn more about the ASVAB test.

ASVAB Study Guide and Practice Test

It is NOT just for military recruitment. We encourage all 10th-12th grade students to take the ASVAB. It is a solid career exploration tool that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. Score reports are not released to anyone but the student and/or parent. This is a great tool for students who are unsure of what they want to study or major in at the post-secondary level.

Your junior year of high school is the year to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (opens external link in new window), if you are interested in pursuing an athletic scholarship. Click on the image below to take you to the College Bound Student Athlete Guide. NCAA Student FAQs


Click here for the 2020-2021 Guide for College-Bound Student-Athlete!


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Advance CTE (opens external link in new window)

Career Technical Education (CTE) is at the forefront of our nation’s efforts to drive America’s success and vitality. It is our commitment to support our members, collaborate with partners and engage policymakers to advance CTE – learning that works for students, for secondary and postsecondary schools, for businesses and industry, and for America.




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O*NET-SOC AutoCoder is an enhanced variant of the O*NET Auto-Coder Beta developed by R.M. Wilson Consulting, Inc. for the US Department of Labor.



CTE Course Crosswalk (opens PDF document)

TAC Chapter 130. CTE Course Crosswalk comparing course offerings in 2010 to 2017.




Help Wanted Online (opens external link in new window)

This online database is used to search for job postings within different counties and customized timeframes.






Texas Career Check (opens external link in new window)

Texas Career Checkis an exploration tool built for students to research different Careers and Schools. This system provides an intuitive way to look for information and descriptions on occupations and schools that the student may be interested in. This tool brings together a wealth of information from various sources maintained by different entities.





Texas CREWS (opens external link in new window)

The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.





Texas Reality Check (opens external link in new window)

It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.





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The Labor Market & Career Information Department (LMCI) of the Texas Workforce Commission provides statistics and analyses on the dynamics of the Texas labor market and informational products designed to support informed educational and career decisions.

Resume Resources:

ZeeMee (opens external link in new window)

ZeeMee Student Planning Sheet (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Activity Template for Students (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Activity Template Top 10 for Students  (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Resume Template for Students (opens PDF document)

How to Request a Teacher Letter of Recommendation (opens Word document)

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Information Form (opens Word document)

Counselor Recommendation Student Brag Sheet (opens Word document)

Landing Your 1st Job: Sample Cover Letter and Resume (opens PDF document)


Tips for Letters of Recommendation:

1. Each school has their own way of submitting LORs. It is the student's responsibility to find out how! Many schools ask for the email addresses of the people you will be requesting letters from. Then, the institution will email each person and give them a link or portal to access and upload the LOR. Some schools allow the new student to upload a LOR directly to their application portal. Others prefer a LOR to be mailed directly to the institution. Please provide all of this information to the person you have asked to write the LOR.

2. It is the student's responsibility to know the deadlines!  Teachers and counselors need 10 school days notice. Do not wait until the last minute and expect someone to write a LOR in a moment's notice! They can say NO! Your lack of planning is not our emergency!

Here are some good links that will help you with writing your essays. 

How to write a College Essay.  Click here.

Fourteen Scholarship Essay Examples.  Click here

College essay topics. Click here

11 Terrible College Essay Topics to avoid Video. Click here

Something to think about: Always write from the heart.  It should be something where if you read it you could feel the emotions and passion tied throughout. 
You can always reach out to your senior English teacher to help you with grammar or anything else.  I am sure that they would love to help you. 


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*Pizza Shack


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*Tractor Supply



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*Best Donuts (downtown Montgomery)


*Chipolte (new establishment near chick-fil-a in Montgomery)


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