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Welcome to another year at Magnolia H.S.  I am happy to be the counselor for the junior class.  Junior year is a very important and busy time with things like class ring and testing.  I recommend my juniors take the PSAT in October followed by the SAT and ACT in the spring.  MHS is a test site for both ACT and SAT.  Students on free or reduced lunch can receive a fee waiver for both tests from the College and Career Center.  Check out my Links for more information.
 
 I've been a counselor at MHS since 1998.  I have both a Bachelor's and Master's from St. John's University in N.Y.  I also earned my Master's in Counseling from Sam Houston State University.  I'm happily married and the proud dad of a MHS and Texas Tech graduate.  I enjoy playing golf, watching sports, especially the Red Raiders, Houston Texans and my beloved St. John's.
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions at ganderson@magnoliaisd.org.
 
 

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