Girl Up LPS

Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and Girl Up LPS is one of the largest chapters. This chapter, founded in 2017, is non-partisan and entirely youth-run by LPS high school students.  Girl Up LPS provides youth with an empowering atmosphere to learn about gender-based issues, and the tools and platform needed to advocate for change. We provide volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students interested in women’s empowerment and gender equality, and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talents. For more information on Girl Up and Girl Up LPS, you can visit and


2019 Hispanic/Latino Summit

The 2019 Hispanic/Latino Summit will be held in Columbus, NE on Monday, October 21st!  Registration will open September 15th with a limit of 30 spots per school.  Because of the limited space the Summit is being offered to Junior and Senior High School Students for two weeks to give them priority. If there are still spots available after October 1st registration will be open for 9th-12th grade students.

The Agenda, Registration, the “Gallery of Stars” nomination form and the Hispanic/Latino Summit Leadership Scholarship application can be found on the website at:


SCC’s Career Days

Students interested in attending SCC are invited to review the upcoming Career Days, which are listed below. Students are encouraged to register themselves at the links provided  so they can be assigned to groups based on their career interests.

Careers in Construction Day, Wednesday, September 18th, 9 am – 2 pm; Milford Campus

SCC’s Careers in Construction Day will give students hands on opportunities to explore several construction related career fields. Students will learn from industry leaders and SCC instructors and will work alongside current SCC students welding, bending conduit, exploring drafting software, programming robots, and much more! Participants will select career interest areas and have the opportunity to participate in hands-on stations. Register here:

Automotive Career Expo, Tuesday, September 24th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Lincoln Campus

At the Automotive Career Expo prospective you will hear from automotive career experts! The automotive industry has become increasingly technology focused and involves work activities beyond turning wrenches. Job availability and wages continue to rise in all areas of the industry! Participants will have the opportunity to meet current SCC faculty and students and industry partners, tour SCC’s automotive technology classrooms, and learn about the variety of career opportunities in the automotive industry. Additionally, participants will be eligible to enter raffles for tools and scholarships! Register at this site:

Careers in Healthcare Day, Thursday, October 3rd, 9:30 am – 2:15 pm; Lincoln Campus

Careers in Healthcare Day will give students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the healthcare field. Participants will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with current SCC students and faculty in hands-on activities as they explore career fields such as nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting, respiratory therapy, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, pharmacy technician, paramedic/EMT, healthcare services, and medical laboratory technology. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about how SCC can help them achieve their goals in careers like dietitian, medicine, physical therapists through the completion of pre-professional coursework and job training in the healthcare industry. Register at:

Ag Day, Tuesday, October 15th, 10 am – 2 pm; Beatrice Campus

An opportunity for potential students to oversee the day to day activities that happen at SCC in the Agriculture Department. Students will engage in a variety of activities including grain quality and moisture checking, DNA tissue sample collection, learn about arboriculture, witness the latest in drone technology and learn about its’ benefits, and hear from SCC Ag program graduates. Take a scenic ride through the campus farm and participate in the hands on learning activities. Register at this site:

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Day, Wednesday, October 16th, 9 am – 2 pm; Milford Campus

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Day will give you the opportunity to experience the career opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering technologies field. Participants will learn side-by-side from SCC students, faculty, and industry partners. Participants will see first-hand the use of technology and the wide variety of opportunities available in the manufacturing and engineering technology fields. Register at this site:

BYU Updates for the Class of 2020

Deadlines – The application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 opens on August 29, 2019. Freshman applicants that complete the application by the priority deadline of November 1 will receive extra consideration in the admission decision process, so don’t delay! The final deadline is December 16, 2019 and decisions will be released by February 17, 2020. View the full deadline schedule.

Age Restriction – Applicants must be at least 17 years old by the first day of class of the semester/term they are applying for. If they are younger than 17 they will be prompted to choose a later application date as they begin their application. (This applies to all applicant types except Concurrent Enrollment applicants.)

ACT/SAT – This year, students will self-report their overall composite ACT or SAT score. If admitted, BYU will ask them to submit an official score for verification before they will be able to register for classes.

High School Grades – Students will also self-report high school work. Utah students with an SSID number can import their grades automatically from the state system. Students must report grades as they appear on the transcript! If students have any questions about how to complete this portion of the application, feel free to call 801-422-4104 for assistance.

High School Teacher Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of a high school teacher that taught them in a course that counted toward their English, math, or science graduation requirements. BYU recommends that they select a teacher that knows them well and can represent the work they have done.

Additional Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of someone else that can provide them a strong recommendation. This could be a second high school teacher, a coach, a church leader, an employer or anyone who knows them well, but it cannot be a family member.

Deferments – If students plan to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending BYU, they should apply with their graduating high school class and then defer their admission.

For additional info, visit

University of South Florida: Admission Deadlines

Seniors interested in attending the University of South Florida are reminded visit their website to check on upcoming college admission deadlines, resources for the application process and much more. Deadlines to keep in mind include the following:

  • October 1 * The FAFSA opens
  • November 1 * USF’s priority admission completion deadline
  • January 1 * USF’s priority deadline for financial aid consideration
  • January 15 * Application completion deadline for students to be considered for admission scholarships
  • March 1 * USF’s final application deadline

Opportunity for GoPo Hours: Cavett Fun Night

On Friday, September 20, 2019, Cavett Elementary School is holding a “ Cavett Fun Night” for its students and families from 5-800pm. Fun Night is an annual carnival-like event with games and food for families to enjoy. They are seeking volunteers to help run games and food stations at the Cavett Fun Night. Cavett Fun Night provides the opportunity to earn community service hours for GoPo.
Fun Night requires a tremendous number of volunteers. Volunteers will sign up for 1-hour shifts but are more than welcome to volunteer the entire time. They will be assigned to a booth and will run that activity and award prizes as elementary students rotate through the event. For more info, click on the link below: