Counseling Center Announcements

ACTSeniors – Only two more opportunities to take the ACT for college admission purposes!  The registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT is September 16th.   Fee waivers for Free/Reduced Lunch program eligible students are available.  See your friendly LNE counselor today!

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Senior Meetings for College/Career Planning begin this week in English classes.  Seniors who are not in an English class this semester will receive a pass to a session.  

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Come explore Computer Technology, Robotics, Bioinformatics, Cyber Security, and more!

You are invited to attend the Computer Technology Exploring Post #270

at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology

The Kick off:             Thursday September 8th, 2016

Time:                         6-7:30pm

Where:                       The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI 150)

1110 South 67th Street (Corner of 67th & Pacific)

This kick off will include an overview of what the College of IS&T has to offer where you begin your exploration on how computer technology can be used to impact problem solving in the world around us.  Pizza will be included!         

Parents are welcome to attend the kick-off event.

Cost for the entire post which meets every Thursday 6-7:30pm, Sept 8 – October 20, is only $30.00 total and checks need to be made payable to Mid-America Council

To register go to: https://scoutingevent.com/326-UNOCompSci

Space is limited!

If additional information is needed, please contact Judith Kelsey at: 402-554-3818 or e-mail me at: jmdkelsey@unomaha.edu.

We are excited to meet you!

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college fairLincoln NACCAP Christian College Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Lincoln Christian High School from 1:00-3:00 PM.  This is a free event open to students and families.  The following schools will be represented:

Bethel University – St. Paul, MN

Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, CO

Concordia University, NE – Seward, NE

Crossroads College – Rochester, MN

Crown College – Saint Bonifacius, MN

Dordt College – Sioux Center, IA

Grace University – Omaha, NE

Hesston College – Hesston, KS

John Brown University – Siloam Springs, AR

Manhattan Christian College – Manhattan, KS

MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe, KS

Midwestern College – Kansas City, MO

Nebraska Christian College – Papillion, NE

Northwestern College – Orange City, IA

Oklahoma Baptist University – Shawnee, OK

Trinity International University – Deerfield, IL

University of Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls, SD

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Reed College in Portland, Oregon, invites students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply for the Discover Reed Fly-In Program, October 9-11, 2016.  This program is an all-expenses-paid experience (including travel), arranged by Reed College.  To apply, go to reed.edu/apply/discoverreedflyin.  For questions, contact Wayne Kim, Asst. Dean of Admission and Discover Reed Fly-in program coordinator (waynek@rred.edu / 503-777-7511.

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 Do you have high school juniors and seniors who are interested in discovering design opportunities in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture?

If so, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Architecture is hosting an interactive open house.

DATE:

Friday, September 16, 2016

REGISTRATION:

Register online

PROGRAM FEE:

$10.00 per person.

(Sorry, no refunds on program fees.)

CHECK-IN LOCATION:

Nebraska Union: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Learn more about architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design majors
  • Interactive activities with College of Architecture students and faculty
  • Meet the Dean and Program Directors
  • Tour the UNL campus

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

8 a.m. Check-In
8:30 a.m. Welcome Sessions
8:50 a.m. Admissions Session
9:35 a.m. Academic Session 1 & 2
10:50 a.m. Facility Tour
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Student Activity & Parent Session
1:45 p.m. Event Evaluation
2 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)

 

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College Fair – Find the Right Fit! college fair

The Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, October 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. @ Southeast Community College.  Over 125 colleges will be represented (see the list of colleges at EducationQuest.org).  Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode.

Print the barcode and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

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FAFSAFAFSA – It is time to prepare early!

Beginning October 1, seniors can apply for federal, state and college-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  THIS IS A CHANGE from previous years when students had to wait until after January 1 to apply.   Go to EducationQuest.org for more information about financial aid, the FAFSA, and scholarships.

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SAVE THE DATE:

Senior Parent College Planning Meeting

Monday, October 24th during Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:00 & 6:00 PM

LNE Financial Aid Night, October 27th at 7:00 PM, LNE Theatre

A College Planning Specialist from EducationQuest will provide information on financial aid, scholarships, and completing the FAFSA.

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Juniors – PSAT TestPSAT

The PSAT will be given at Lincoln Northeast on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8 AM to 11:30 AM.

Plan ahead:  This test will take place over the LPS Fall Break.

Test registration will begin late September – listen for announcements.

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scholarships

28Horatio Alger AKSARBEN Scholarship Program

Scholarships are given to deserving students meeting described criteria.

Awards range from $6,000 to $25,000.

Criteria:

*Nebraska senior enrolled full-time in high school, and on-track to graduate May 2017.

*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree; may start at community college.

*Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).

*Be involved extra-curricular and community service activities

*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

*Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

*Be a United States citizen

Apply on-line at scholars.horatioalger.org

Deadline:  October 25, 2016

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship

The Cornhusker Kiwanis Club offers three scholarships of $1,500 each for graduating seniors from an accredited high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Criteria:

*Rank in upper 25% of graduating class

*Typed application, school transcript, and two letters of recommendation.

Application on EducationQuest ScholarshipQuest website or on the Cornhusker Kiwanis Club website.

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

 

Welcome Back Rockets 8/15/2016

Governor’s Youth Advisory Council

Term: At the pleasure of the Governor

Meets: 4 times a year

Currently 2 Openings

Members are appointed from all areas of the state. Students are from 9th to 12th grade. Governor will chair the council, ranging from ages 14 to 18. Youth will come from a variety of family backgrounds, students with a variety of learning levels; the group will represent young people with diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. NE Children and Families Foundation works with the current members to conduct interviews and scores applicants to recommend names for appointments. Meets quarterly to address issues relevant to youth. They review legislative bills that relate to issues impacting youth and meet with the Governor to discuss these issues.

Go to:  governor’s board & commissions webpage, where application information can be completed.

The openings are listed at the bottom of page 2 on the “List of Unfilled Vacancies from Previous Year” document. And copied the above description as the last description on the “Boards & Commissions Descriptions.”

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Students grades 9-12 interested in a career in Education, check out this opportunity:  https://zimbra.lps.org/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=227005&part=2

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STUDENTS:   

Are you interested in leadership, business, or both? If so, mark your calendars to attend the first Future Business Leaders of America meeting of the school year on Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 3:05 p.m. in room 217. Information about FBLA and our goals for the year will be shared… and as always, snacks will be provided!

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2016 World Food Prize
Nebraska Youth Institute March 14, 2016 UNL East Campus

Don’t miss the Nebraska Youth Institute at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln – March 14, 2016!

At this exciting day-long event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with local experts
  • Connect with other student leaders from across Nebraska to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships
  • Interact with global leaders in science, industry and policy
  • Take part in educational sessions and interactive tours at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus to explore current research and issues in international development and life sciences
  • Meet innovative researchers, professors and college students in Nebraska working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.
  • Earn a $500 scholarship from The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for each year the student participates in the Nebraska Youth Institute. If a student participates freshman through senior year of high school they will earn $2,000 in scholarship tuition for CASNR. Please note: Students must choose a different country and topic for their paper each year.
  • Earn eligibility to apply for the $2,000 Maunder-Borlaug Food Security Scholarship toward tuition in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at UNL.

Papers Due online by midnight, Feb. 24, 2016

Instructions and Submit Papers

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Are you interested in leadership, business, or both? If so, mark your calendars to attend the first Future Business Leaders of America meeting of the school year on Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 3:05 p.m. in room 217. Information about FBLA and our goals for the year will be shared… and as always, snacks will be provided!