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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

February 26, 2015

North Platte High School Announcement

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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Want to go to Washington D.C for 5 days to visit the memorials, museums, and to see how our government works? Mr. Bruck and Mr. Werkmeister are holding a Close Up informational meeting today, February 27th during M/A in Room 2201.  Come see what Close Up is all about!

Image result for track and fieldGirls Track & Field will meet in the Library after school on Monday, March 2nd.  All team members need to be there. Official Practice starts post meeting.

There will be a PROM Meeting for Jrs and Jr parents on Monday, March 2nd in room 1108 at 6:30pm. We will be organizing on how to build the items for Prom. If you are great with being creative and using tools we will need your help. Remember, this is only for building.

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Are you a junior boy or girl wanting to develop your leadership skills and learn more about our government system? Maybe you are interested in a future career in public service. Girls State and Boys State is a great program hosted by The American Legion and Auxiliary that teaches students more about our system of government.  If you are interested in learning more about Girls State or Boys State, see Mrs. Drake or Mrs. Schlager in the Guidance Office and get a packet of information!  Interested students must fill out the application and submit other required materials. Application packets will be due back in Guidance Office by Friday, March 6th.

Image result for shrekTickets are now on sale for Shrek the Musical.  Performances are March 6th and 7th at 7:30pm and March 8th at 2:00pm.  You can purchase adult tickets for $8 and Student tickets for $6 at the NPHS Activities Office, NebraskaLand Bank, Westfield Pharmacy or Kittle's Music!  Get them quick before they sell out!

Attention all Freshman interested in the Kearney Bound Program.  Application packets are  currently available in the Guidance Office.  Please have all required materials returned to Guidance Office on or before Tuesday, March 10th!  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schlager.

Image result for high school dance clip artDate Correction:  The MORP dance has been moved to Friday, March 27th and will start at 8:00pm.  The handbook is incorrect.

A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:    College of Hair Design - Wednesday, March 4th @ 10:30am, Colby Community College - Monday, March 9th @ 2:30pm and Ottawa University - Tuesday, March 10th @ 2:30pm

Image result for speechThe following students will be attending the National Qualifying Speech tournament today, Feb. 27th in Spearfish, South Dakota:  Hallie Malsbury, Kiersten Lange,  Sarah French, Illiana Avalos, Josline Garcia, Korissa Runyan, Andrew Phares, Michael Curtis, Jayme Pate and Brent Mercado

Image result for swimThe following girls and boys will be attending the State Swimming Meet in Lincoln today, Feb. 27th:  Kelly Fitzpatrick, Syble Heffernan, Kayleigh Wagner, Johnna Gifford, Katie McIntyre, Morgan Hansen, Cassidy Eggers, Ethan Darling, Zak Folchert, Johnny Guethlein, Landon Jahnke, Brian Kennedy


    Important Dates to Remember for Seniors
     (A complete list is also available in the Post Planning Guide given to all seniors in Oct.)

    *    August 8, 2014 is the registration deadline for the September 13th ACT Test.
    *    ACT Test is September 13, 2014.

    *    September 19, 2014 is the registration deadline for the October 25th ACT Test.
    *    Make an appt. with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans.
    *    Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (usually no more than 5).   
    *    Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  
    *    Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
    *    Register for the ACT, SAT and/or Achievement tests and prepare for them.
    *    Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *    Begin searching for national scholarships.

        Ask teachers/employers for a letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!


    *    Pick up local scholarship applications Oct. 1, 2014 in the Guidance Office.

    *    ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced)
    *    Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military.
    *    Make college campus visits.
    *    Check current scholarship lists in the Guidance Office and in the newsletter.

    *    Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) October 15, 2014.
    *    ACT test is October 25, 2014.
    *    (Unknown at this time) is the registration deadline for the November 8th SAT Test.


    *    Fill out college admission applications.  
    *    November 7, 2014 is the registration deadline for the December 13th ACT Test.
    *    SAT test is November 8, 2014.
    *    Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown (Dates to be announced)
    *    Check the spelling of your name for your diploma in the Guidance Office.  


    *    ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced later)
    *    Make sure to have done everything necessary for admission and financial aid.
    *    Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
    *    Attend College Financial Aid Night on December 11, 2014.
    *    ACT test is December 13, 2014.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
    *    Local scholarship applications are due December 17, 2014.

    *    Check with your counselor to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *    SAT test is January 24, 2015.
    *    Parents need to complete taxes and complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form.
    *    January 9, 2015 is the registration deadline for the February 7th ACT Test.

    *    ACT test is February 7, 2015.   (Not given at NPHS)
    *    Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  (Feb. 1st - Feb. 27th)

    *    Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
    *    Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced)
    *    March 13, 2015 is the registration deadline for the April 18th ACT Test.

    *    Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid.
    *    Keep your counselor informed as you receive your financial aid package.
    *    Keep track of acceptances, rejections, and awards of financial aid.
    *    Reply promptly to colleges asking you to notify them of your decision.
    *    ACT test is April 18, 2015.
    *    Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 15, 2015.
    *    Senior Awards Night on Monday, April 27, 2015 @6:00pm.
    *    Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
    *    Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2015 at 9:00am in the PAC.   
    *    Commencement is May 10, 2015 at 2:00p.m. Memorial Stadium Bauer Field.

    *    Request the Guidance Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.

* Cancelled checks or money order receipts
* Admission Tickets to tests and correction forms
* All test score reports
* Transcript of grades
* Copies of all correspondence sent to, or received from, colleges





            Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school

                 Enrolling full-time into any Nebraska college
            Leading to careers in print journalism
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS                                                               March 1
            Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship
            Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship
            Neb. High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest
            American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship
            American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
            Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship
            Samsung American Legion Scholarship
                                    March 1
          Graduating high school senior
            Golf involvement and achievement


INDEPENDENT INS. AGENTS OF NE FOUNDATION                                          March 1

                   Any accredited college or university
                   Recommended to major in business field
COMPASS ADVANTAGE SCHOLARSHIP                                                             February 17

            Must have qualifying Compass test scores
            Must have minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
     ACT Advantage Scholarship                                                                         February 17
            ACT score of 21 or above
            GPA of 2.5 or its equivalent
            Prospective students must have submitted their ACT
                  scores to Central Community College to receive 
     General Scholarship                                                                                      March 1
            Must have applied at Central Community College
     Summer Scholarship                                                                                     April 17
                        Available for current junior and senior students
                                    interested in taking a summer course
                                    at Central Community College
                        Must have taken ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET Test
LINCOLN COUNTY FAMILY & COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL SCHOL.                                      AGRICULTURE/FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE                                     
            March 1

MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION                                                  March 1
            Must be child of active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
                        veteran U.S. Marine who has received
                                    honorable discharge or killed while serving
                        active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is
                                    serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
            Must have GPA of at least 2.0 on 4.0 scale

                 Must have family adjusted gross income for 2014 tax year
                that does not exceed $94,000    
            Must plan to attend an accredited undergraduate college or
                        career training school in the upcoming academic year.
           Go to www.mcsf.org to apply

            Must be related to a qualifying veteran
            High school graduate
            Must enroll in a Nebraska post-secondary school

            March 7
                Applicaions will be available at www.thehugefoundation.org on January 1              
                Must be female 
                At time of award, winners must hold a Nebraska high school diploma or                                                                                     have completed a certified home schooling curriculum
                Two of the four awards shall be given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program

            March 18
                Must currently live within Dawson PPD's service territory    
        Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school
            WHEDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                                       March 31

                  Must be a resident of Nebraska
                  Must be a U.S. citizen

            C average or above

            Must be a graduating high school student

                Must begin classes at any Joseph’s College by September
                Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
            Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in
                   attendance and academics
            Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or

                apply at www. josephscollege.com

JOSEPH’S COLLEGE–CAROLYN ACKERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOL.                              April 1
            Must be graduating high school student
            Must plan to attend any Joseph’s College campus
            Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
            Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in
                   attendance and academics
            Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or

                apply at www. josephscollege.com

JOSEPH’S COLLEGE -OUTSTANDING MERIT SCHOLARSHIP                                 April 1
            Must be graduating high school student
            Must plan to attend any Joseph’s College campus
            Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
            Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in
                   attendance and academics
            Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
            Any student who is a member of National Honor Society may also apply
            Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or

                apply at www. josephscollege.com

LINCOLN BUILDERS BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP                                                          April 1
         Must be employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member,
        company or child of employee
        College focus on construction science


CARRIAGE HOUSE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP                                                          April 4
        Must attend Nebraska Community College
        Automotive related course of study
               Interview & reference from a new car dealer

            Apply online at BeautyChangesLives.org



MULLEN RANCH RODEO SCHOLARSHIP                                                              April 15
    Selection criteria will include GPA, extracurricular and community

                    activities, and citizenship


SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA COMMUNITY THEATRE ASSOCIATION                                                  April 30


               Must be a high school graduate or any student already

                       enrolled in McCook Community College

               Must intend to study theater at McCook Comm. College


            Must be accepted in an accredited program of higher education
                        and provide a copy of last semester’s grades
            Must be a descendent of a Genoa Indian School student and
                        able to provide documentation
            Must be an enrolled tribal member and able to prove
                        tribal affiliation
            Must express an interest in the history of the Genoa Indian School
            Must maintain a B average
           apply online at http://www.megavision.net/genoamuseum


JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP                                          June 15
            Must be a Nebraska American Legion Baseball player in
                   their last year of Legion Baseball and/or graduating senior
            Must attend a post-secondary educational institution within
                   the state of Nebraska
            Must have maintained a GPA in the upper 50% of graduating class


UNO BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP – SIGMA PHI EPSILON                                July 31
            Must be male
            Must be attending UNO in fall
            Should exemplify principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body
            Applicants have NO obligation to join fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon

                Must apply online at http://www.unosigep.org/?p=new_members/balanced_man_scholarship


***Special Programs***

UNL Health Quest 2015, Lifestyles and Careers – This program will be held Tuesday, February 24th at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, Ne.  The main goal of this program is to provide students an opportunity to explore different careers in health sciences and help students to identify how lifestyles affect career decisions.  There is a $30.00 registration fee that is due by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Junior Law Cadet Program - High school juniors are invited to participate in this program if they are in good health to permit active participation in daily calisthenics and a full schedule of activities related to a career in law enforcement. The 2015 program will be offered June 8-12(female) and June 15-19(male).  Applications are online and due by February 28th.  More information can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Interviews will be conducted in April by American Legion sponsors.

UNL Career Exploration for Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture – This workshop, developed for high school students, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of design studio explorations, seminars and discussions, field trips and film presentations.  The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured.  As part of the workshop students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design. This one-week workshop will be held June 7-13, 2015.  In addition there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from June 14 – 19, 2015.  This workshop is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  Deadline to register is April 6, 2015. Cost is $585.  Applications for both workshops are available in the Guidance Office or contact Stephanie Kuenning at skuenning2@unl.edu.

DJ’s Hero Awards - In memory of D.J. Sokol, The Salvation Army recognizes Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify his qualities of dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community.  Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their selected university or college. Nominations for this award must be postmarked by March 4, 2015.  More information is available in the Guidance Office.

NAYI (Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute) - NAYI will be held in Lincoln, Ne from July 6-10, 2015.  The selection of delegates to this Institute is based on this application form.  The Nebraska Department of Agriculture will provide all arrangements and the cost of meals, lodging, and conference fees during the Institute for each delegate.  Transportation to Lincoln and any other personal expenses during the Institute will be the responsibility of the delegate.  Eligibility is limited to young men and women who are current high school juniors or seniors.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and are due by April 15, 2015.  

Great Plains Regional Medical Center Job Shadowing Program – This program is open to students interested in nursing, radiology, dietary, laboratory, physical therapy, respiratory therapy or anesthesiology.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
(ABC)Nebraska Cornhuskers Chapter Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a non-profit organization that offers a cost effective and comprehensive apprenticeship and craft-training program for those individuals who want to have a viable career in the trades. Students interested in the construction trades can find more information at http//:www.abcnebraska.org.
Midwest Student Exchange Program – This is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students.  By enrolling in a MSEP program at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate-giving you a wider range of education options for your education dollars.  Nearly one hundred colleges and universities in Illinois, Indians, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others’ citizens by offering reduced tuition rates.  http://msep.mhec.org

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