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North Platte High School



  Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018



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Mid-West Grads is here to take graduation orders today, Oct. 18th until 1:00pm in the Commons Area.  All graduating seniors that plan on participating in the graduation ceremony need to order a cap and gown at this time. Payment for your cap and gown orders can be made at a later date if needed but please get it ordered.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Counselor's Office.
Coming Soon Notice Animated ClipartATTENTION SENIORS: If you have not picked up your New Senior ID from Ms. Ashburn in the Counselor's Office they need to be picked up TODAY!  This needs to be done ASAP so you will be able to scan in and out of the building when you return on Monday. 
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Attentions all seniors who purchased a Senior Banner.  Today, Oct. 18th is the last day to purchase your 2018 Banner in the Activities Office for just $10.  After the today any banner that hasn't been purchased will be destroyed.  Take advantage of this chance to have 2 senior banners.
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ATTENTION NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: NHS inductions will be Monday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00pm but volunteers need to be there at 6:15pm. Monday we will have ceremony practice at 7:30am for incoming NHS members and this years officers.
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There will be a brief sign up meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23rd after school for all boys and girls interested in swimming and diving this season.  I will have a packet of information for you to take with you.  Hope to see as many of you as possible at the meeting.  Meeting will be held in Room 1513/1514.
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Auditions for the all school musical "Newsies" will be held Monday, Oct. 29th at 6:00pm.  This is a large cast that will require singers, dancers, and actors of all kinds!!  Come and join us!!  For audition materials, see Mrs. Purdy in room 1617.
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Attention Sophomores!!!  Would you like to gain valuable leadership skills?  Apply to attend Nebraska's HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar.  HOBY has a long and impressive history of successfully motivating youth and volunteers to outstanding leadership. For more information on the application process, stop in the Counselor's Office!  
Jewel Dollar Sign Animated ClipartDUAL CREDIT STUDENTS - If you are planning on taking a class for Dual Credit next semester(starting in January) there is a new scholarship that has just been announced.  The North Platte Community College Foundation is offering a scholarship and it will be starting for students who are taking a Dual Credit class starting second semester.  The application deadline for applying for this scholarship is this coming Nov. 1st.  The applications are available in the Counselors' Office. 

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EducationQuest Foundation, a free non-profit organization, will be coming to NPHS to help you complete and file your free application for federal student aid (FAFSA).  They will be holding FAFSA Completion Days on Tuesday, November 13th and Wednesday, Nov. 14th.   Appointments are needed to receive help on these days.  Please call EducationQuest at 1-800-666-3721 to set up an appointment as soon as possible.  A list of items to bring to your appointment can be found in the Counselor's Office.   
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Seniors: The local scholarships that are listed in your Scholarship Guide that you received from the counselors are available in the Guidance Office. Stop by anytime and pick up the scholarship applications that you may qualify for. Completed scholarship applications are due to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, Dec. 19th!

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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 Honor Program - Friday, Oct. 26th @ 10:30am, Chadron State College - Wednesday, Oct. 31st @ 8:45am, Midland University - Monday, Nov. 5th @ 9:00am, Joseph's College - Monday, Nov. 12th @ 10:15am and Northwest Kansas Technical College (NWKTC) - Thursday, Nov. 29th @ 9:00am


Please dismiss the following student-athletes at 1:45pm for their volleyball matches at Grand Island Senior High. Bus leaves at 2:15pm:  Madilyn Ayres, Graeyson Buttler, Delany Bocott, Gracie Cauffman, Cortney Convington Ashly Diaz-Pacheco, Brooklyn Douglas, Meleah Friedrich, Regan  Gutschenritter, Callie Haneborg, Gracie Haneborg, Kylie Harvey, Maddison Hatch, Sedina Hayes, Abbie Hedgecock, Chakera Hough, Kamryn Hughes, Ryleigh Lampe Tatum Lange, McKenna Little, Peyton Neff, Peyton Negley, Macy Nolda, Kenzie Polk, Kelsey Salazar-Allen, Haley Smith, Kaymbree Smith, Dejanae Stark, Skyler Sudbeck, Sydney Sudbeck, Carlee Wood  Managers:  Kaitlyn Lee and Courtney Coates



Please dismiss the following student council members at 12:30pm for Student Council State Leadership Convention today, October 18th. They should eat A lunch: Jenna Hoover, Riley Smith, Karsyn Buttler, Emily Ady, Kiera Rhodes, Bailey Smith, Ainsley Thimes, Katie Wagner, Ciera Carlson, Maggie Lashley, Finn Lucas, Aleecia Pace, Anam Vaziri, Gabriella Dahl, Haeley Folk, Maya Lashley, Baleigh Pack, Hallie Sexon, Beckett Allen, Drew Carlson, Cy Wagner, and Rachel Young



The following students will be in Columbus for attending the SkillsUSA Mid-America leadership conference:  Rebecca Ady, Brenden Allen, Ethan Bokoskie, Katelyn Bowers, Kaitlyn Connelly, Anthony DeCent, Carli Fudge, Derik Gifford, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier, Taylor Lowe, Adam Luhring, Haylee Morgan, Sarah Phares, Hannah Rosenof, Destiny Rundquist, Caleb Tegtemeier, Kainin Wilson








  •     *ACT Test is September 8, 2018
  •     *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).  These 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.
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night on September 24, 2018.
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 26, 2018.
  •     *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.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2018 in the Guidance Office.  Ask teachers/employers for letter of                        recommendation now for scholarships!!   
  •      *Meet with your counselor individually.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *Attend the Apply 2 College Program on October 2nd and 3rd.
  •     *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 AT 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 27, 2018.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. (Thursday, Oct. 18th from 7:45am - 1:00pm)
  •     *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.
  •     *Begin working on your FAFSA.  Ask your Guidance Counselor for details on how to schedule an appointment with a representative from                    EducationQuest.
  •     *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.
  •     *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure you have done everything necessary for admission and financial aid. 
  •     *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
  •     *ACT Test is December 8, 2018.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 20, 2018.


  •      *Check with Mrs. Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test is February 9, 2019.   (Given at MPCC)
  •     *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due at the end of February.


  •       *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
  •      *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 


  •       *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 13, 2019. 
  •      *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 26, 2019 so this information may be printed in the graduation          program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2019 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 12, 2019 at 2:00p.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








North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation

     Agri/Business Scholarships                                                                                                       October 16

            Student must be going on to college in a program related to agriculture

                        (veterinarian medicine does apply.)

            Student must live in or go to school in Lincoln, Logan or McPherson


            Student applicants are encouraged, but not mandated, to attend

                        an institution of higher learning in Nebraska

            Applications are available and can be dropped off when completed to

                        Kathy Swain at the Chamber & Development Office at

                        502 South Dewey


Horatio Alger National Scholarship Programs                                                                                October 25

            Must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with

                        plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester

                        following graduation

            Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s

                        degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution

                        in the U.S. (student may start studies at a two-year institution

                        then transfer to a four-year institution.)

            Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross

                        family income is required)

            Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

            Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

            Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0

            Must be a U.S. citizen

            Must submit online application at scholars.horatioalger.org


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship                                                    November 15

            Any high school senior

            U.S. Citizen



North Platte Elks Local Scholarship                                                                                               November 15

            Must complete Elks National Foundations Most Valuable

                        Student Scholarship


Travers Scholarship for Metalworking                                                                                            December 31

            Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college,

                        or university in the U.S.

            Must be enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or

                        your final year of high school

            Must be age 17 or older

            Must have completed metalworking classes in the last calendar year

            Must submit application via email at scholarship@travers.com



Dawson Public Power STEM Scholarship                                                                                          March 15

            Must pursue a degree in a STEM-related field at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities, project sample

                        and an essay

            Must be graduating high school senior or a currently

                        enrolled college student

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/STEM-Scholarship


Dawson Public Power UTILITY LINE Scholarship                                                                            March 15

            Must pursue a degree in utility line at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities and personal essay

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/Utility-Line-Scholarship


StudentScholarships.org                                                                                                            Varies
    All applications can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


***Special Programs***


UNK Criminal Justice Conference – Monday, Oct. 1, 2018UNK invites any high school senior/junior to attend the conference.  It is free to students and parents.  This conference will be held at the Student Union building, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:30am.  In addition to speakers they will have different criminal justice related agencies present at the adjacent Career Fair, which students are also invited to attend.  Please be advised that these presentations are geared to university students majoring in Criminal Justice.  The presentations may be too graphic and disturbing to some students who are not interested in Criminal Justice. Lunch at Student Union will be $7.34 + tax for all you can eat buffet.  For questions, you may contact Dr. Joe Carlson at 308-865-8510 or email carlsonj@unk.edu.


UNL – College of Architecture – Open House – Friday, October 5, 2019.  Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the academic programs, have lunch with faculty and student, tour the college facilities, and participate in a design activity.  $10.00 per person.  To register for the open house, visit admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House



UNL Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state.  In support of this mission, NEBRASKA is again hosting its annual series of events designed to enhance college access and leadership development.  UNL recognizes that great leaders are made, shaped and developed over time.  At the 2018-2019 Diversity Leadership Symposia, students will discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools they’ll need to establish a strong foundation for success.  The change they’ll create and the difference they’ll make all starts with a well-rounded education.  This year students are invited to join them to explore what empower yourself means to them.  The fall sessions are for high school seniors.  Nebraska Fall Latino Leadership Symposium will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2018. The Nebraska Fall Black Leadership Symposium will take place Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018.  The Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018 and Nebraska Asian Leadership Symposium on Monday, Nov. 26th, 2018.  (Some spring sessions are available for junior, sophomores and freshmen at a later date.)  By attending this event, students will be eligible for the Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.  More information is available at www.unl.edu.



Nebraska Harvest Center – This program is for high school graduates interested in diesel mechanics and ag equipment repair.  This program offers tuition reimbursement, tool reimbursement and part-time employment while attending school.  A full-time offer of employment after the student completes and receives their college degree with a minimum 2-year commitment.  E-mail hr@nebhar.com for more information.


North Platte Police Explorers Post 480 - Police exploring is for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or corrections.  Even just curious to know what Policing is all about. Exploring is a division of Boy Scouts of America and is a nationally recognized organization.  Members involved in the Explorers Post will get a first-hand look into the world of Policing and work hand in hand with current active duty Law Enforcement Officers.  Members can also see how Corrections Officers work in Jails and Prisons.  Activities may include assisting with security of on duty patrol officers at NebraksaLand Day events, hands on classroom instruction, a yearly ride along with officers, field trips, assisting NPPD officers with yearly trainings, firing range and handcuffing and defensive tactics. Students wishing to join the Post must complete an application and have parent permission if under 18 years of age.  Applicants cannot be convicted of any felonies or any type of serious misdemeanor and must have good grades in school.  Contact Officer Jeremiah Johnson or call 535-6789 for more information.


Great Plains Health 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 Counselor's Office.