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, neighborhood, school, circle of friends and your city. In your essay, you can write about an individual, a group of people, an event or an aspect of Latino culture that has changed your perspective and outlook. Do you have dreams or hopes for the future that were inspired or strengthened by Latino culture? Has an aspect of Latino culture shaped the way you see your education? Has your community changed for the better due to Latino culture? If so, tell us how and why this has strengthened you and your community. We’d like to hear your story.
www.NebraskaCareerConnections.org 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 them out/locate easily after they search.
To view the Prezi presentation for the Senior Family Meeting, please click here. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Ernst.
Reminder: Senior Family Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.
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.
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 and XXL)
- The money collected will go to the adoption program at the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center.
To sign up, call 441-4481 or email: email@example.comName, address, phone number, email, t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL), age, required volunteer or just for fun.
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.
Click here to read Recruiting Tips from College Golf Coaches. CyberGolf.com 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 * www.act.org
- Go to this website to find a test schedule and register for the ACT
- American Junior Golf Association * www.ajga.org
- The American Junior Golf Association is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf
- College Board * www.collegeboard.com
- Provides a survey to help narrow down your list of schools.
- College Game Plan * www.collegegameplanonline.com
- This website offers free college planning and advisory service for the families of talented high school student-athletes
- Girls Golf Prep * www.girlsgolfprep.com
- Girls Golf Prep is an interactive website with a complete source of information for female junior golfers, college golf coaches, high school golf coaches and parents
- Golf Stat * www.golfstat.com
- This website is the official source for college golf scores and statistics including NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA
- International Junior Golf Tour * www.ijgt.com
- Provides junior golfers the opportunity to develop and showcase their golf skills
- Junior Golf Scoreboard * www.juniorgolfscoreboard.com
- This website was created to help junior golfers market themselves, find tournaments more easilyand assess their playing skills against other junior golfers without necessarily having to travel nation-wide
- National Collegiate Athletic Association * www.ncaa.com
- Free download of the Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes
- National Collegiate Athletic Association * www.eligibiltycenter.com
- Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse; for NCAA Division I and II schools
- Ping American College Golf Guide * www.collegegolf.com
- Contains vital help for junior golfers who want to continue their golf career at the collegiate level including info on every scholarship and non-scholarship golf program in the U.S.
- The Next Tee * www.nexttee.com
- The Next Tee is an affordable web-based program that allows student-athletes the ability to build and update a resume (athletic and academic), post their tournament schedule and stats and send it to college coaches (DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and Junior Colleges) around the country
- Titleist Performance Institute * www.mytpi.com
- Largest free information website on golf-specific fitness, health and biomechanics
- Tour Resource Center * www.tourresourcecenter.com
- Offers free and paid membership content and includes information on (a)building your custom golf schedule, (b) selection from over 1800+ junior tournaments, (c) getting and staying on college coaches’ radars, and (d) real tips from the top golfer
- United States Golf Association * www.usga.org
- Not-for-profit governing body of the game of golf
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 a semi-finalist in the Westchester County “bizplan” competition for Fly Kickz, his custom-art sneaker business plan. “I made it to the top five,” he says. And playing the marimba, he made it to the national Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). “Music is a very big part in my life,” he says. “Growing up, I would listen to songs on the radio with my family. But it wasn’t until I came to the U.S. that I was introduced to jazz.” “He came here not knowing how to read music,” says Iantheia Calhoun, Woodlands High School’s band director. “He learned it faster than most of my other students, and now he’s our percussion and drum leader. I hate to lose him.” Though he wants to be a mechanical engineer (and his own boss one day), Boakye-Firempong would like to keep music as a central part of his life. Click here to read about other Teens to Watch.