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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

January 25, 2015

North Platte High School Announcement

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Juniors or Junior parents:  If you are creative at building unique items then this is a job for you!!! We will be meeting today, Jan. 26th at 6pm to discuss what items will be needed for Prom 2015. Please plan to attend in room 1108. See you then!

Parent Life will be held tomorrow, Jan. 27th in the Alumni Room during Mentor period.  Pregnant girls are welcome plus those whose babies have already been born. Fathers are welcome, also. You may bring a friend if you wish.  For more information, please stop in to the Nurse's Office.
There’s an athlete in all of us.  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28th in the DAWG Pound from 8pm - 9pm.   #goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus
"On average, an American dies of heart disease every 35 seconds.To raise awareness for the American Heart Association, the Saturday, February 7th basketball games will be "Red Out." Get your red out shirt today for $10 by placing an order on google forms in your school email, or by stopping by Mrs. Elliotts, 2408. We need your help raising awareness!"
Do you write poetry, play the guitar or want to tell some jokes? The Sweet Affair of the Arts is coming up Tuesday, Feb. 10th and we are looking for people to perform. Please come and see Mr. Bradley ASAP to sign up!
Attention sophomores and juniors.  Interested in participating in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp this summer?  If so, stop by the Guidance Office for more details on how to apply.  
Seniors:  Please check the EducationQuest website for the free resources that are available regarding completing the FAFSA.  The information is located on their website at EducationQuest.org under the FAFSA Tools.  If you have further questions please stop in and see your counselor.

  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:   University of Wyoming - Wednesday, Jan. 28th @ 8:30am, Fort Hays State visit - Friday, Feb. 6th @ 10:30am, UNL (Juniors and Seniors) - Tuesday, Feb. 10th @ 9:00am, Central Community College - Thursday, Feb. 26th @ 8:45am, Colby Community College - Monday, March 9th @ 2:30pm and Ottawa University - Tuesday, March 10th @ 2:30pm

Please Dismiss the following sophomore boys at 3:15pm today, January 26th for their basketball game at McCook: James Brown, Alex Caudillo, Logan Hansen, Chase Lenz, Loving Bram Dominic Martinez, Will Phillips, ChanceSimpson, Payton Smith, Konner Sonneman, Kort Steele, Levi Wilson 


    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 high school senior
Must plan on enrolling in a building construction related

MISSOURI PTA TEACHERS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP                                February 15
           Must commit to attaining an education degree
           Must obtain teaching certificate and teach in Missouri school
           Must maintain 2.5 or higher GPA
            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
        March 1
            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

            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


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


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***

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program – This program helps keep youth I agriculture by raising awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the industry and by providing scholarships that enable student to further their education, preparing them to be future leaders.  In collaboration with the National FFA Scholarship program, Grow Ag Leaders offers $1500 scholarship supported by the Monsanto Fund.  Students must meet the FFA published criteria for eligibility and apply at FFA.org/scholarships between November 15, 2014 and February 1, 2015.  Call 1-877-267-3332 for more information.
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.
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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