Counseling Center



Ms. Megan Erway
Students with Last Names A to F

Ms. Saima Horab
Students with Last Names G to M

Mrs. Wendy Kimpel
Students with Last Names N to Z

Mr. Keith Kidder






Selective Service
SMHS Course Catalog
SMHS Graduation Requirements


Transcript Requests

To request your transcript, email Mr. Kidder at  Include your name when attending St. Mary's, year of graduation, and where the transcript is to be sent.  There is no charge for your transcript.


Contact Information

Phone: (716) 683-2349
Fax: (716) 683-4958

Welcome to the
Counseling Center

The members of the St. Mary's Counseling Center work closely with students throughout their four years to help them with selecting courses, career planning, the college search and application process, and scholarships and financial aid.

Counselors will be working with students to:

  • Assess strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop good decision-making skills, positive attitudes, and good study habits
  • Solve personal problems with family, friends, or teachers
  • Plan high school and post-high school education


The Counseling Center coordinates the following events to assist students in their college search process:

  • College Representative Visits (one-on-one visits) - throughout the Fall and Spring
  • College Consortium (area colleges send representatives whom students may visit) - Every October
  • Bus to Bona (trip to St. Bonaventure University) - Every October
  • College 101 (recent graduates share their college experience) - Every January
  • National College Fair (Juniors go to Convention Center to meet with college representatives) - Every March
  • College Tour (student and counselors visit out-of-town colleges) - Every Fall/Spring

For more information on any of these events, contact Mr. Kidder at

College Planning

Did you miss the Presentation on the New FAFSA, which took place on November 8, 2023?  Click HERE to view the PowerPoint (with notes).


SUNY has put together a series of very helpful guides for students and families regarding the College Planning Process:

Scholarship Opportunities

The Counseling Center has received information regarding the following scholarships:

  • Williams Mills Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 
    • $150 for Local Award; eligible for $500 State Award, $1,000 Regional Award, and $10,000 National Award
    • Requires essay (to be written on a "secret" topic)
    • Deadline - November 14th
    • Application available in the Counseling Center
  • Barbara DeVaney Memorial Scholarship
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships
  • Erie County Fire District Officers Association Scholarship
    • Three $1,000 awards
    • Deadline - May 17, 2024
    • Contact the Counseling Center for an application
  • Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships

School-Specific Scholarships

  • University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship - Contact the Counseling Center if interested


Even More Scholarships

Please check back for more scholarship opportunities!

Important Phone Numbers for Urgent Matters

Crisis Services - (716) 834-3131

Kids Helpline - (716) 834-1144

National Parent Hotline - 1(800) 427-2736 (M-F 1-10pm)

Spectrum Cares - (716) 882-4357

Miscellaneous Service Needs - 211

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