Meet the faces of guidance
By Marissa Amstutz
Kind, caring, and friendly are three words to describe these women: Mary Neely and Megan Lazor. They are the faces of the PHS guidance office.
“They’re pretty nice and welcoming people,” said freshman Reece Zimmerman. Many of you have spoken to or given these women forms that need turned in for various reasons.
But how much do you actually know about the work they do?
Mrs. Neely is in charge of handling transcripts of past, current, and future students.
“I prepare transcripts for current students who are applying for scholarships, along with sending past students their transcripts for their jobs and entering in previous course information for new or transfer students,” she said. “I also take the college ACT forms, which request transcripts and recommendation letters for colleges, and pass them along to Mrs. Czech.”
She has many responsibilities within the office. She is also in charge of deposits such as student fees, having various job applications available for students, scheduling the conference room and the honor roll. Mrs. Neely is a very organized and cheerful woman who has worked at PHS for many years.
Mrs. Lazor, a first-year employee at PHS, also is constantly very busy. She takes care of all of the testing that happens around the school.
“Anything with an acronym goes through me — ACT, SAT, CCP, all of it,” she said.
The ACT and SAT are college prep tests and CCP is a College Credit Plus option offered through the high school. It allows high school students to get a jump-start on college classes. Mrs. Lazor also manages enrollment, withdraws, registration, filing, guidance counselor appointments, and making homework requests.
These women have more responsibilities than anyone could ever imagine, and they pull them all off in a timely manner. They are always willing to listen and help you out in any way they can.
Chances are, you’ll probably interact with them during your high-school career. So stop in and say “hello” sometime, you won’t regret it.