Southeast Minnesota School Counselors Association


Welcome to the Southeast Minnesota School Counselors Association webpage. The SEMSCA is a regional division of the Minnesota School Counselors Association. The SEMSCA provides opportunities for professional development and networking to its members. We encourage all school counselors in the Southeastern MN region to join today!  

SEMSCA Spring Awards Banquet

The SEMSCA Board would like to congratulate the 2017-2018 SEMSCA Award Winners and also share information on the upcoming SEMSCA Spring Banquet. 

Congratulations to the SEMSCA Award Winners!  

  • SEMSCA Secondary School Counselor of the Year: Christi Kreigh, Triton High School 
  • SEMSCA Administrator of the Year: Carrie Ekert Haakenson, Mayo High School 
  • SEMSCA Emerging Leader Award: Emily Erickson

Scholarship Winners: 

  • Allison Connelly (Counselor: Becky Martin, Byron HS)
  • Kylie Marie Asselin (Counselor: Jenny Kusske, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton HS)
  • Madison Dull (Counselor: Emily Erwin, Tri-City United HS)


Join us to Celebrate at the SEMSCA Spring Banquet~

To honor these individuals and enjoy the company of colleagues, the SEMSCA Spring Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2017. Payment must be received by April 5th to attend the banquet. Further details are found on the registration link.

 Registration link for the SEMSCA Spring Banquet :

MSCA Awards Application Change

Message from MSCA: 


I'm so excited to share MSCA's new scholarship and awards portal, where ALL MSCA scholarships and professional awards can be found and completed/uploaded - no more hassle with paper applications! For student scholarship applications and counselor of the year or other professional award nominations please visit:

The process for applying and nominating looks a bit different this year, so please check out the user guide for reference. The deadline has stayed the same - we are still asking for all award and scholarship submissions to be made by March 1st.
**Please note: if you are nominating someone for Elem, JH, or HS Counselor of the Year you are encouraged to submit your nomination by February 1st to allow time for the nominee to complete their own application on the portal.

Please feel free to contact me with questions!
Rachel Kern, MSCA Awards Chair

Rachel Kern
K-12 School Counselor
Sebeka Public School 
200 1st St. NW
Sebeka, MN 56477

218.837.5101 ext. 217

SEMSCA Membership

Want to become a member of SEMSCA?  Just fill out the information on the link below and send payment to the address listed on the registration form.