Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lincoln Area College Fair

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Students and families are reminded to attend the Lincoln Area College Fair on Sunday, October 18th  at SCC’s Lincoln campus (8800 “O” Street) from 1 to 3 PM. Information about the event (including an updated list of registered college) is available at Before attending the College Fair, students should register for a barcode at, print the barcode, and… Read more »


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Seniors are reminded they can sign up through Wednesday, October 5th, to participate in the Apply2College event, which will be held in the Media Center Lab. To registerplease click on one of the following links: & enter G1R5 in the Search Box as the Jump Code for Appy2College   Participating colleges include those listed below: 8:30 –… Read more »

PSAT Reminder

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Juniors are reminded that October 7th is the last day to register for the PSAT, which will be given at LSW on October 15th. Please sign up in the Counseling Center. Checks should be payable to LSW in the amount of $22. For more information, please contact Mr. Feeken.

Tips & Tricks for Writing Scholarship Essays

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When writing winning scholarships, students need to be original, creative, and honest along with using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Julie Petersen at College Week’s Live Blog recommends using the following 10 steps for writing effective scholarship essays: Review guidelines Perform research Create an outline Be confident, but humble Grab reader’s attention with the first sentence Use online resources Demonstrate… Read more »

Smith College’s DACA Students

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Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at Smith College will follow the procedures and requirements for first-year or transfer admission. They will be evaluated in the same way as U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Undocumented and DACA students may apply under any admission plan, including Early Decision. Please remember, Smith meets 100% of the demonstrated need… Read more »

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

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The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12… Read more »

University of Nebraska-Engineering

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The University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering has provided the following answers to common questions/topics. To have guaranteed admission into the UNL College of Engineering on either the Lincoln or Omaha campus, a student must have 1 unit of chemistry, 1 unit of physics, and 4 years of math through pre-calculus/trigonometry as well as an ACT of 24 (or an… Read more »

Presidential Platform Challenge

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Students are asked to submit a type written platform of no more than 1,000 words. The entry will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate issues, suggest solutions, and argue for their position in a well organized fashion. A digital video of the student reading their presidential platform will also be required. The entry will be judged on the student’s ability to… Read more »

2016 FALL CodeCrush Experience!

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Due to overwhelming demand, UNO is opening up a second yearly Immersion Experience! Get ready for more ways to boost computer science education in your schools. CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of information technology (IT). Part of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, this… Read more »