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North Platte High School



 Monday, December 10, 2018



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The North Platte Speech Team will be selling candy canes today, Dec 10th through Monday, Dec 17th for you to purchase and have delivered to your friends, teachers and loved ones at NPHS. Candy canes will be sold for a dollar before school, after school, and during lunch. Candy Canes will be delivered on Tuesday, December 18th during 2nd period.  
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Reminder:  The Tooth Tour will be here at NPHS tomorrow, Dec. 11th!    Please have your forms turned into the Nurse's Office by the end of today, Dec. 10th if you are interested.  For questions, call Jacque at 308-539-2981.
Military Private Bootcamp Pullups Animated ClipartThe Army National Guard will be available in the Career Center tomorrow, Dec. 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available to earn, learn, and serve, please stop in and talk with Sergeant Alvizar.
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the Dawg Pound on Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 8:00pm.  All students are encouraged to come!
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There will be a Girls Track and Field Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12th right after school for those not going out for a winter sport in the Career Center.  See you there!!  
SENIORS:  Local Scholarship Applications are still available.   All completed applications are due to the Counselor's Office by Wednesday, December 19th @ 3:30p.m.  While in the Counselor's Office, be sure to check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Any names that are not checked and have mistakes will be replaced at your expense.
Basketball Text with Spinning Basketball Animated ClipartPlease dismiss the following students today, Dec. 10th for the freshman basketball game at Hershey.  They will need to be dismissed from class at 2:45pm, the bus will leave at 3:15pm:  Andrew Solon, Burke Gilland, Caleb Tonkinson, Carson Uehling, Evan Caudy, JD Vak, Jonathon Hodges, Kade Mohr, Mason Carter, Ryan Kaminski, Tate Janas, Trey Barker, Ty Hilderbrand, Tyler Luna 

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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:  












  •     *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 19, 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







Centris Federal Credit Union 2017 Member Scholarship    December 31

            Must be a high school senior

            Must reside in Nebraska or Iowa

            Must be a Centris Federal Credit Union member for at least 12

                        consecutive months prior to application for scholarship

                                    Student must be a member him/herself

                                    Student must be an active member



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



L. “Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship     January 31

            Must be a male freshman at UNL

            Must display excellence in academics and motivation for

                        personal success with an interest in developing

                        and applying leadership skills



ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) Foundation Scholarships     February 1

            $5.00 processing fee

            Top 1/4th of class

            20 ACT or better

            3.0 GPA



Kiwanis Children’s Fund Scholarships                                   February 1

            Members of Key Club International may apply for

Cunat International Scholarship

            Must be a graduating high school senior in

                        good standing of Key Club International

                        Harry S. Himmel Scholarship

            Must be a graduating high school senior in

                        good standing of Key Club International

                        Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship

            Must be a graduating high school senior in

                        good standing of Key Club International for 2 years

            Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent

            Members of Circle K International may apply for

                        Cunat International Scholarship

                        Harry S. Himmel Scholarship

                        John E. Mayfield Circle K. Scholarship

                        Circle K International Past Presidents’ Scholarship

            Must apply for all scholarships online at www.kiwanis.org


Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship    February 1

            Must be a high school senior

            Must plan on enrolling in a building construction related



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


Davis/Chambers Scholarship     April 1

            Must plan to attend or currently attend one of the participating

                Nebraska Community Colleges (see application for participating colleges)

            Must have knowledge or experience living or working in a

            diverse community or organization

            Must be an academically-promising student

            Must be a full-time student during 2019-2020

            Must graduate or will graduate from a Nebraska high school

            or have earned a GED

            Must be a US citizen and Nebraska resident

            Must have financial need based on the results of the FAFSA


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


***Special Programs***


UNL Dream Big Academy – This program is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students, expose them to future careers, and prepare them for their college search.  The academy empowers rising high school seniors to experience college by meeting professors, discussing areas of business and career skills, exploring college majors and college resources, and discovering their strengths through hands-on projects.  This program will be held July 21-25, 2019.  Those who apply by Friday, March 15, 2018 should meet at least one of the following criteria:  Current high school junior with a 2.5 GPA or higher, first generation college student, eligible for free and reduced lunch program, experience with diverse communities and interested in business.  Application forms will be released on Monday, Jan. 7th at http://cba.unl.edu/promo/dreambig/.


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.