Monthly Archives: August 2013

NLAC Essay Contest

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The NLAC (Nebraska Latino American Commission) is now accepting submissions for the NLAC Essay Contest. The theme is “How Latino Culture Strengthens My Community.”  Students are requested to share their personal stories, opinions and experiences on how Latino culture has made their community a better place. Latino culture includes history, arts, traditions, ethics, and values. Your community includes your home,… Read more »

Nebraska Career Connections Scholarship Search has a scholarship/grant searchable database!  There are over 5500 listings. This is under the tab of Education Planning – Scholarship and Grant Search. It is a Peterson’s Database. Students can indicate the search parameters and get a customized list to fit what they are looking for. Students can then select and save scholarship form to their portfolio to fill… Read more »

Brag Sheet for Parents | Guardians of Seniors

Click here to download the Brag Sheet for Parents|Guardians of Seniors. Completed Brag Sheets may be turned in to Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center. These sheets provide staff members assistance when completing letters of recommendation, reference forms, etc. for college admissions, scholarships, and other post-secondary opportunities.

GoPo Community Service Hours Opportunity

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    Capital Humane Society needs 100 volunteers to help before the Sep. 14 Husker football game. Four GoPo Community Service Hours hours are given. We need volunteers from 7:30-11:30 a.m. to ask football fans in the downtown area for donations.    It’s two volunteers stationed at each bucket. So sign up a friend! Free t-shirts!!! (S, M, L, XL… Read more »

Center for People in Need’s Senior Portrait Event

Center for People in Need will be offering FREE senior pictures to low-income students. The Senior Portrait event will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 10AM-2PM at our building at 3901 N. 27th St. No appointment is necessary for the event. Four professional photographers will be lined up to take senior pictures and a 5th photographer who will take mug… Read more »

Recruiting Tips from College Golf Coaches

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Click here to read Recruiting Tips from College Golf Coaches. provides suggestions from college golf coaches for students who are interested in the collegiate recruiting process, which they compare to applying and interviewing for a job. Helpful websites include: ACT * Go to this website to find a test schedule and register for the ACT American Junior Golf Association… Read more »

Teens to Watch

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Freshmen: Do you want to be one of the “Teens to Watch” by the time you’re a senior? “Teens to Watch” are high school students like Eugene Boakye-Firempong, a senior at Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY. Originally from Ghana, Eugene Boakye-Firempong is thrilled about the opportunities he has had in Westchester to develop his entrepreneurial and musical skills. He was… Read more »

Common App

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