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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

February 09, 2016

North Platte High School Announcement

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


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FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be meeting today, Feb. 10th (and every Wednesday) in the DAWG Pound from 8pm - 9pm. #goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus


Do you secretly have the “HOTS” for someone!  Or do you want to show that special someone you care!  Well here’s your chance.  Student Council is making Hot Tamales available for your special someone.  For $1 you can get a box of Hot Tamales delivered to the person of your choice, and for another $1 you can buy gift insurance, keeping your gift a secret.  Due to the "snow days", Hot Tamales sales will continue through next week.  You may order Hot Tamales until Friday, Feb. 12th or until supplies last.  To buy Hot Tamales contact a student council member, come to our table in the Commons before, after school and during lunch next week, or see Mr. Livingston in room 1407.  Hot Tamales will be delivered on Tuesday, Feb. 16th during 2nd period.   


Registration for the State SkillsUSA conference in Omaha is due February 17th to Mr. Winchester in room 1716. 



 Attention seniors: The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships are in. These scholarships were listed in your Post Planning Guide and can be picked up in the Guidance Office. Completed scholarships are due to Mrs. Schumacher by 3:30pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24th.  No late applications will be accepted.


Are you a sophomore or junior and interested in Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)?  If so, see Mrs. Horst in the Guidance Office for more information.  The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 29th.  



The All-Area Student Art Show at the Art and Gift Gallery will run through the month of March.  Any student wishing to submit artwork or curious about the show should contact Miss Petersen or Mrs. Dragoo ASAP for details. 



A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting. If you are a junior or senior and interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:  UNL Visit - tomorrow, Feb. 11th @ 2:30pm, Peru State College Visit - Tuesday, Feb. 16th @ 1:30pm, Joseph's College of Beauty Visit - Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 2:00pm, UNK Visit - Wednesday, Feb. 24th @ 9:00am, Concordia University Visit - Wednesday, Mar. 9th @10:30am and Colby Community College Visit - Wednesday, March 30th @ 10:30am


racing cars animationsPlease excuse the following Freshman boys basketball players at 3:00pm on Wednesday, Feburary 10th, for our game at St. Pats. Bus leaves at 3:15pm:  Eathyn Wood, Lincoln Perlinger, Jacob Tobey, Kiya Kramer, Andrew Weitzel, Jack Mohr, Recce Warren, Max Hayes, Nick Bocott, Caleb Horne, Aidan Arensdorf, Mason Lee, Tanner Woodward, Hunter Bose, Jacob Gosnell, Brycen Tophane, and student-manager Hannah Cook




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

    *ACT Test is September 12, 2015.
    *Make an appointment with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans.
    *Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (about three, usually no more than five).  Your selections should include at               least one that you definitely know will accept you.
    *Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  Most college applications are available on-line.
    *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.
    *September 18, 2015 is the registration deadline for the October 24th ACT Test. 
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *Begin searching for national scholarships.
    *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2015 in the Guidance Office.   Ask teachers/employers for a                letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!

    *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced)
    *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) October 14, 2015.
    *Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military representatives.  A list of these colleges can be            found in the announcements.
    *Study the student handbook on the SAT and ACT test to become familiar with necessary preparations and kinds of questions that              might be involved.
    *Make college campus visits.
    *Check current scholarship lists in the Guidance Office and in the newsletter.
    *ACT test is October 24, 2015.
    *October 1, 2015 is the registration deadline for the November 7th SAT Test. 
    *October 27th, 28th and 29th – Apply 2 College Program
    *Fill out college admission applications.  If you have any questions, be sure to consult with your counselor.  Submit your application            now, along with all necessary forms and application fee.  Tell your counselor where you have applied so an official transcript can
         be mailed.  

    *November 6, 2015 is the registration deadline for the December 12th ACT Test.
    *SAT test is November 7, 2015.
    *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown (Dates to be announced) 
    *Check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Be sure your middle name is correct.  Names on diplomas will be exactly as they            are on your birth certificate.

    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced later)
    *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure to have done everything necessary for admission and finan¬cial              aid.
    *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assis¬tance.
    *Attend College Financial Aid Night on December 3, 2015.
    *ACT test is December 12, 2015.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility) 
    *Local scholarship applications are due December 16, 2015.

    *Check with Teresa Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *SAT test is January 23, 2016.
    *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
    *January 8, 2016 is the registration deadline for the February 6th ACT Test.
    *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.

    *ACT test is February 6, 2016.   (Given at MPCC)
    *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due February 24, 2016.

     *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
     *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
     *March 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the April 9th ACT Test.

     *Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid by this time.
     *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 9, 2016. 
     *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 20, 2016 so this information may be printed in the                         graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00pm.
     *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
     *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 12, 2016 at 9:00am in the Performing Arts Center.   Cap, gown and                 tassel will be distributed at the end of practice.  You must attend practice if you intend to walk through graduation.
     *Commencement is May 15, 2016 at 4:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.



     *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





UNL Acacia Fraternity Leadership Scholarship                                 January 31
    Must be an incoming male freshman at UNL
    Must display excellence in academics
    Must have motivation for personal success
    Must have an interest in developing and applying leadership skills

Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship                            February 1
    Must be a high school senior
    Must plan on enrolling in a building construction related 

Central Community College School Scholarships
Compass Advantage Scholarship
                                                        February 15
        Must have qualifying Compass test scores
        Must have minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher 
ACT Advantage Scholarship                                                                February 15
        ACT score of 21 or above 
        GPA of 2.5 or its equivalent
    General Scholarship                                                                         March 1
        Must have applied at Central Community College
    Summer Scholarship                                                                        April 18
        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

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship                            February 19
    Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school
Enrolling full-time into any Nebraska college
    leading to careers in print journalism

UNK Buckle Excellence Scholarship for Comp Science or Info Tech                 February 28
    For new incoming Computer Science or Information Technology majors
    Submit application online and 1-3 letters of recommendation
    Preference to students in the top 20% of their graduating class
    Preference to students with minimum ACT score of 26 (at least 24 in math)

Independent Ins. Agents of NE Foundation                                         March 1
    Chet Linder, Jay Jacupke & IIA of Omaha Memorial Scholarship
        Must be a current graduating senior who is attending
            a Nebraska high school approved & accredited by
            the State Dept. of Education
        Must demonstrate scholastic applications and intend to
            continue his/her education.  Consideration for 
            participation and leadership in school and 
            community activities, and educational goals

Lincoln County Family & Community Education Council Schol.        March 1
    Agriculture/Family & Consumer Science

Ne Rod & Custom Association (NRCA) Scholarship                          March 1
    Applications available at www.nrca.wildapricot.org

Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program                                     March 2
    Online application at www.oxbowhay.com
    2 letters of reference and resume
    300-500 word essay

Dawson Public Power District Utility Line Scholarship                    March 17
    Must currently live within Dawson PPD’s service territory
    Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school 


Mid-Plains Mutual Aid Fire District Scholarship                                March 18
    Must be Nebraska resident
    High school graduate
    Full time student
    Minimum GPA of 2.5
    Acceptance into a college or trade school

Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship                                                         March 31
    Must be resident of Nebraska
    Has lived with a congenital heart defect
    Must be a senior in high school in good standing to receive diploma
    Must be enrolled or in process of enrolling into a 2 or 4 year college
    Apply at http://www.loveadelyn.com/scholarship.html

Ne Insurance Federation & Ne Actuaries Club Schol.                      March 31
    Must have major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics,
        statistics or Economics with an interest in 
        pursuing an actuarial career
    Must demonstrate mathematical ability
    Apply online at N-A-C.org 

Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt and Becky 
    Whedon Memorial Scholarship                                                            March 31
        Must be a resident of Nebraska
        Must be a U.S. citizen


American College Foundation 6th Annual Visionary Scholarship       April 1
    Must be high school student
    Apply at americancollegefoundation.org

Pink Bandana Scholarship Application                                               April 1
    Must be a senior at a Nebraska high school
    Must plan on enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college for the next academic year
    Must be a student who has battled breast cancer or a student who has
        a sibling, guardian or biological parent who has battled breast cancer
        within the past 10 years

Southwest Nebraska Community Theatre Association                        April 30
    Scholarship/McCook Community College
    Must be a high school graduate or any student already 
        Enrolled in McCook Community College
    Must intend to study theater at McCook Comm. College





***Special Programs***


Southeast Community College - Discovery Days - Register online at www.southeast.edu/discoverscc to visit one of the many Southeast Community College campus Discovery Days during October, November and December.  Students will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, meet with instructors, learn about SCC resources, financial aid and talk with a student panel of current SCC students.  More information, including dates and times, can be found on the website or in the Guidance Office.

South Dakota State University invites you to attend their Junior Day program on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  This program is designed for high school juniors and their parents to explore academic and career opportunities and to learn more about SDSU.  Students can sign up for Junior Day online at sdstate.edu/JuniorDay

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program – This program helps keep youth in 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, 2015 and February 1, 2016.  Call 1-877-267-3332 for more information.

Southeast Community College - Milford Campus - John Deere Tech Career Day - Thursday, February 25, 2016  Plains Equipment Group would like to invite students who have a true interest in the John Deere Ag Tech Program to join this event.  This career day will include a campus tour, program information and demonstrations on John Deere equipment using Service Advisor diagnostic software.  This career day starts at 9:30am and runs through 1:00pm with lunch provided.  Registration due by Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 with Jack Evans @ 308-532-5080.  

UNK 14th Annual Cultural Unity Conference, “United for Change” will be held Friday, February 26, 2016. This conference is open to all high school students (grades 9-12).  The students will be able to attend several workshops regarding issues that pertain to high school students and the reasons for continuing one’s education after high school.  A limited number of students per school will be accepted.  Registration forms and more information will be available in January. 

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – Applications are being accepted by the North Platte Rotary Clubs.  The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is awarded annually to a current sophomore or junior in the high school who have demonstrated leadership in school, community or place of worship.  As a RYLA recipient, the students attend an all expenses paid , five-night conference (Sunday, July 17 – Friday, July 22, 2016) in the beautiful Nebraska National Forest near Halsey, Nebraska, about 80 miles north of North Platte.  This camp brings together a special group of young men and women to share ideas about becoming better leaders.   Applications are all done on-line at www.gpryla.org and must be submitted on-line no later than February 29, 2016.  Information and flyers can be found in the Guidance Office.

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 2, 2016.  More information is available in the Guidance Office.

Nebraska Rural Electric Youth Energy Camp – This camp is offered to freshman, sophomore or junior students with excellent leadership potential and an interest in the public power industry.  Attendees will join other high school students to participate in hands-on activities that teach tomorrow’s leaders about the electric industry.  In addition, three campers will be selected to represent Nebraska in an all expenses paid trip to attend YELC.  Youth Energy Camp runs July 11 – July 15 and is held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Ne. Applications can be found at www.dewsonpower.com, or in the Guidance Office and are due by Monday, April 4th.  

Southeast Community College - Milford Automotive Summer Camp – June 10th & 11th, 2016  The purpose is to learn about technical skills required of professional technicians.  There is a $29.00 tuition fee per student which includes tools, meals, housing and tour transportation.  Participants must be 16 years of age and registered by June 3, 2016.  For more information or to register call 1-800-933-7223 ext. 8317.  

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 5-11, 2016.  Deadline to register is April 4, 2016. Cost is $585.  In addition there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from June 12 – 17, 2016.  This workshop is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  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.

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