Future Hawk Night

Thank you to all of the future Silver Hawks and their families who were able to make it out last night – you  helped us have another successful Future Hawk Night! If you were unable to attend the event this year, we invite you to explore the links below to learn more about becoming a Silver Hawk. Additional information to help you and/or your student prepare for 9th Grade Course Selection can also be found by clicking on the ACADEMICS section above.

If you were able to attend Future Hawk Night, but have not yet given us your feedback from the event, please take 60 seconds to tell us what you thought! CLICK HERE to access the very quick exit survey.

Please email Ms. Sharpe with any questions regarding Future Hawk Night, 9th Grade Course Selection, or high school transition in general.

PDF of Counselor’s Presentation (also plays below)
2019 Future Hawk Night Program

Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), previously only available for select academic programs, is now applicable to all majors of study at K-State for eligible students entering K-State in fall 2019.

The MSEP will reduce tuition by as much as $10,500 per year and will be equal to 150 percent of the in-state tuition rate. Additionally, all students who qualify for the MSEP will also be awarded the MSEP Enhancement Scholarship of $2,500 per year over four years ($10,000 total). For initial eligibility, the MSEP requires that students have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and a 24 ACT or 1160 SAT.

Visit the Midwest Student Exchange Program website for more information.

Duke University Summer Sessions

Are you looking for a captivating and meaningful way to spend your summer? Join Duke University for their summer session and get a taste of life on a college campus.

By attending one of these programs, you will prepare for college by delving deeper into intellectually stimulating courses of interest, which may even include the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor. In addition to challenging yourself academically, you will engage with a diverse group of peers, exposing you to different cultures and expanding your future network. Not to mention, you will leave with a lifetime of memories!

Interested in learning more about these programs? Visit their website, and be sure to mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2018 when our applications open!

DAR Scholarships

DAR Scholarships provide the means to help students receive a higher education. In 2019-2019, $273,000 was awarded. Scholarships are now available in the areas of history, political science, government, economics, business, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, medical, law, English, science, math, chemistry, music, horticulture, elementary and secondary teaching. All 26-scholarship applications are submitted electronically via e-mail to the National Vice Chairman in charge of the specific scholarship. The email address for each scholarship is located on public websites and on the top of each of the scholarship’s application form.

General Scholarship Information

Application Requirements

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the individual scholarships being offered.

To apply, click the DAR Scholarship Committee website pages below to download the necessary application forms:

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships (DAR Scholarship Committee’s page)

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/scholarships-qa (Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions)

Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, 2019, at midnight (EST).

Explore Careers in Biotechnology at SCC’s Upcoming Discovery Dinner

You are invited to attend a free Biotechnology Discovery Dinner at Southeast Community College!

The event is generously sponsored by Neogen Geneseek, on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm. in the Synergy Space at The Career Academy (8800 O Street, Lincoln NE 68520).

At this event you will be able to learn about the amazing science happening right here in Lincoln and surrounding areas, along with the fastest route to getting a job in the science/biotechnology industry. Please RSVP and send any questions to Misty Wehling, SCC Biotechnology Instructor, at mwehling@southeast.edu or call 402-437-2846.

CLICK HERE to learn more about SCC’s biotechnology focus area!

2019 World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute

Mark you calendars now! The 2019 Institute will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019! The paper submission deadline is February 5, 2019.

The World Food Prize works to engage and inspire high school students to pursue future careers and educational pathways in STEM as it relates to agriculture and global food security. We work to identify motivated students, encourage them to pursue a higher degree, and expose them to aspects of food security in hopes it will become their next passion! Each year during the Nebraska Youth Institute, students come together at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to present their research, connect with like-minded students from around the state, and meet with researchers, global leaders, and professors at their land grant university. Students who attend the Nebraska Youth Institute also earn a $500 scholarship from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources each year they participate.

Former participants have shown interests in international affairs, STEM research, government and politics, and agriculture to name a few. However, the World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute is open to all students, no matter their area of interest.

Check out their website for more information!

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rotary District 5650 is currently seeking and accepting nominations for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). RYLA camp (April 5-7, 2019), an intensive 3-day training program for High School Sophomores and Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.

The following information is from the Rotary District 5650:

This year we are particularly excited to include several new activities and opportunities for students to become engaged, including learning and interacting with young entrepreneurs across the region. We are also going to take time to talk to students about different scholarship opportunities available through Rotary. This really is a unique opportunity for your students skills that will serve them well in high school and beyond.
As mentioned previously RYLA enables participants to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communications skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. In addition, RYLA provides participants the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and business professionals. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.
To make the camp a success we seek students from diverse backgrounds throughout our district. Diversity in this context refers to any student who is interested in local and global issues and whose participation in this program would help expand their current experiences and perspectives. This is where you become important, as a counselor you have the relationship and rapport with students that is necessary in identifying the right participants. We seek your help to spread the word about this amazing opportunity and to encourage students you believe would benefit from this experience to apply.

For more information about the program please visit their website.

The online application opens November 4, 2018.

Freshmen Family Meeting

Families of students in the graduating class of 2022, if you were unable to attend the Freshmen Family Meeting the evening of October 23, we have included the information shared in the presentation below.

Please also note that 9th grade students have an activity posted in their Class of 2022 Google Classroom that will help them prepare for small group meetings with counselors, beginning next week. If your child has not yet completed this activity, please encourage him/her to log in to Google Classroom and take a look together!

CLICK HERE to download the presentation as a PDF.

VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, Why My Vote Matters. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 2-6, 2019, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Scholarship Opportunities.

CLICK HERE to access more details about the contest and the official entry form.

To qualify, all entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight October 31, 2018. Our local VFW Post information is as follows:

VFV Post 3606
3340 W. A Street
Lincoln, NE 68522
(402) 904-8795

Alternate Contact: Jim Rall
4120 X Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 464-1261