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North Platte High School



Wednesday, March 3, 2021


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National Honor Society's annual blood drive is today, March 3rd.  If you are signed up to donate, please bring a photo ID.  Students, when we are ready for you to donate, we will come get you from your class. Teachers, please excuse students who are donating and NHS students who are volunteering. If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Snively or Mr. Allen.




 Intramural Volleyball games are starting Tuesday, March 9th.  Please stop by room 2401 to pick up a team form or email Mrs. Berg at iberg@nppsd.org.



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A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting. If you are a junior or senior and interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:  No "In-Person" visits at this time.  See the "College Visits" below for more information.











  •     *Register for the ACT, SAT and/or Achievement tests and prepare for them.
  •     *ACT Test (actstudent.org for dates)
  •     *Make an appointment with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans. 
  •     *Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (about three, usually no more than five).  These should include at least one that you      definitely know will accept you.
  •     *Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  Most college applications are available on-line.
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night - date to be announced
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) - date to be announced
  •     *Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
  •     *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
  •     *Begin searching for national scholarships.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2020 in the Counselor's Office.  Ask teachers/employers for a letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!   
  •      *Meet with your counselor individually.
  •     *Start working on your Local Scholarships available in the Counselor's Office beginning October 1st.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military representatives.  A list of these colleges can be found in the announcements.
  •     *Study the student handbook on the SAT and ACT test to become familiar with necessary preparations and kinds of questions that might be involved.
  •     *Make college campus visits.
  •     *Attend Apply to College Days
  •     *ACT test (actstudent.org for dates)
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. Dates will be announced.
  •     *Fill out college admission applications.  If you have any questions, be sure to consult with your counselor.  Submit your application now, along with all necessary forms and application fee.  Tell your counselor where you have applied so an official transcript can be mailed.
  •     *Begin working on your FAFSA.  Ask your Guidance Counselor for details on how to schedule an appointment with a representative from EducationQuest during FAFSA Completion Days.
  •     *Watch for details and sign up to take the PSAT Test and ASVAB Test. 
  •     *Check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Be sure your middle name is correct.  Names on diplomas will be exactly as they are on your birth certificate.
  •     *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure you have done everything necessary for admission and financial aid. 
  •     *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
  •     *ACT Test (actstudent.org for dates)  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due before the holiday break on December 16, 2020.
  •      *Check with Mrs. Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test (actstudent.org for dates)   
  •     *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due at the end of February.


  •       *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
  •      *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 


  •       *Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid by this time.
  •      *Keep your counselor informed as you receive your financial aid package.
  •      *Keep track of acceptances, rejections, and awards of financial aid
  •      *Reply promptly to colleges asking you to notify them of your decision.
  •      *ACT test (actstudent.org for dates) 
  •      *Notify Mrs. Schumacher of any scholarships you receive by April 16, 2021 so this information may be printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00am in the Performing Arts Center.   Cap, gown and tassel will be distributed at the end of practice.  You must attend practice if you intend to walk through graduation.
  •      *Commencement is Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.


  •      *Request the Counselor's Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.



* Canceled checks or money order receipts
* Admission Tickets to tests and correction forms
* All test score reports
* Transcript of grades
* Copies of all correspondence sent to, or received from, colleges

*Log-in and Password Information





Central Community College – Central Visit Days are a great opportunity to visit campus in a personalized setting.  You will hear presentations from financial aid and admissions, go on a tour of campus with a student ambassador, and meet with a faculty advisor in your program area of interest.  Central Visit Days are a great way to get your questions answered by CCC staff and see what CCC has to offer in a true college visit style.  In-Person Central Visit Days are on March 3rd and April 1st.  Visit www.cccneb.edu/visit for more information.


Clarkson College as many scholarship opportunities available.  Contact Admissions Counselor Andrea Kwiatkowski at 402-836-9946 or email her at KwiatkowskiAndrea@clarksoncollege.edu


Midland University has created a help tool for you.  It is called Student Portal.  https://info.midlandu.edu/learn/  To sign up for a visit - https://connect.midlandu.edu/portal/virtual-visit  Visit www.midlandu.edu for more information or contact Polly Latshaw, Admissions Counselor at 402-720-9155.  Latshaw@midlandu.edu


Nebraska Wesleyan University as many scholarship opportunities available.  Contact Admissions Counselor Maddy Hopkins at 402-465-2142 or email her at mhopkins@nebrwesleyan.edu


Mid-Plains Community College - Call 308-535-3786 to schedule a tour/visit.


Northeast Community College is still offering on-campus personal tours, virtual tours and events, limited in-person events, and individual on-campus school visits. 

  • Northeast Community College will be hosting Career Days.  These include a tour of campus, meet instructors, and participate in activities designed to help students gain awareness of the career paths within one of these specific industries:  Health & Wellness; Cyber Security & Software Development; Criminal Justice: COPS; Applied Technology; Human Services & Transfer Fair; Ag, Horticulture & Engineering; Vet Tech; and Media Arts & Graphic Design.  More information can be found at northeast.edu/campus-visit or email visit@northeast.edu
  • Northeast Community College will also be hosting a Business and Technology Career Day on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  This virtual career day will provide opportunities to explore career options and have your questions answered by faculty in these career fields.  This even is open to sophomore, junior and senior high school students.  You choose which sessions you want to attend!  Learn more about these programs:  Accounting, Administrative Professional, Business, Drafting, Graphic Design, Information Technology (Networking, Information Security, Technical Services Support and Web & Visual Application Development) and Media Arts (Audio Recording, Broadcasting, Digital Cinema & Media, Digital Journalism & Social Media Management). Register today at https://northeast.edu/career-days/business-technology.  Seniors will have the opportunity to win a Norgheast $1000 tuition waiver!!

UNK will be starting to offer on-campus tours, remote tours, and one-on-one meetings with admission representatives.  Students can register for these opportunities at visit.unk.edu.


UNL will post in-person visit opportunities as they become available at admissions.unl.edu/visit.  In the meantime, they welcome students to connect with them virtually through one of their online info sessions: 

  • Help, Not Hype Session – This program is all about helping you take the next steps toward attaining a college degree.  Topical sessions include filing the FAFSA, picking a major, getting enrolled, housing options, student life at Nebraska, resource for success, finding your fit on campus and much more.  go.unl.edu/help-not-hype
  • Nebraska Info Sessions – Learn more about how studying at Nebraska can help you move your future forward.  General sessions include presentations from our academic colleges/your academic area of interest, value at Nebraska and general information sessions for high school and transfer students.  Go.unl.edu/Nebraska-info
  • 1-to-1 Appointments – UNL believes some of the most meaningful connections are made 1-to-1.  Request a phone or video appointment with a representative from admissions or your area of academic interest or schedule a 1-to-1 virtual campus tour.  go.unl.edu/1-to-1


UNL College of Architecture  - If you cannot attend a Virtual Open House, please contact admissions for a campus visit at leslie.gonzalez@unl.edu.


Wayne State College is now offering in-person and virtual campus visits.  If you would like to set up a visit, either virtual or in-person, go to wsc.edu/visit.  Choose the Wildcat Online Experience for the virtual option.  Contact admissions at amgubbe1@wsc.edu to get more information on these opportunities. 







            Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - $10,000 – 3 Awards                                              February 20

                        Must be a senior in high school in the United States

                        Must have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities



        University of Nebraska Extention Scholarships                                                                                   March 1

            Agriculture/Family & Consumer Science

                        Must be resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Must be senior wanting a degree in an agriculture or family & consumer science related field.

                        Must use scholarship at Nebraska institution

                        Must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Academic ability, community activities, and future plans will be considered in selection

                        Must be used within the following school year


                        Must be a senior wanting a degree in the medical field.

                        Must use scholarship at Nebraska institution

                        Must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Must be used at an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education.

                        Must be used within the following school year.


All StudentScholarship applications can be found at:



Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                               April 3

            Application in Counselor’s Office


Caring.com Scholarship                                                                             Varies

            All applications can be found at:







***Special Programs***



Nebraska Harvest Center – This program is for high school graduates interested in diesel mechanics and ag equipment repair.  This program offers tuition reimbursement, tool reimbursement and part-time employment while attending school.  A full-time offer of employment after the student completes and receives their college degree with a minimum 2-year commitment.  E-mail hr@nebhar.com for more information.


North Platte Police Explorers Post 480 - Police exploring is for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or corrections.  Even just curious to know what Policing is all about. Exploring is a division of Boy Scouts of America and is a nationally recognized organization.  Members involved in the Explorers Post will get a first-hand look into the world of Policing and work hand in hand with current active duty Law Enforcement Officers.  Members can also see how Corrections Officers work in Jails and Prisons.  Activities may include assisting with security of on duty patrol officers at NebraskaLand Day events, hands on classroom instruction, a yearly ride along with officers, field trips, assisting NPPD officers with yearly trainings, firing range and handcuffing and defensive tactics. Students wishing to join the Post must complete an application and have parent permission if under 18 years of age. Applicants cannot be convicted of any felonies or any type of serious misdemeanor and must have good grades in school.  Contact Officer Jeremiah Johnson or call 535-6789 for more information.


Great Plains Health Shadowing Program – This program is open to students interested in nursing, radiology, dietary, laboratory, physical therapy, respiratory therapy or anesthesiology.  Applications are available in the Counselor's Office.


UNL Extention – Catch some ZZZs – This free program teaches youth how daily routines affect quality sleep and how lack of sleep affects our bodies and minds.  Students of all ages learn surprising facts that have an impact on prioritizing sleep for better overall study/memory retention, safety, and health.  Sessions are taught in a fun, innovative way that has kids and teens talking long after.  For more information, see the Guidance Office.  Call 308-832-3645 or email susan.harris@unl.edu for more information.


UNL Extention – Sleepless in Nebraska – This is presented at several regional/national conference venues and is offered as a free adult program for staff or parents.  Everyone will learn something, including 30 sleep tips and tricks!  Sleep programs are all currently virtual.  For more information, see the Guidance Office.  Call 308-832-3645 or email susan.harris@unl.edu for more information.


UNL Extention – Tractor Safety Training – All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course.  Course to obtain a Farm Husbandry Permit or "farm permit" without further testing.  Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect and implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.  Students of any age over 13 may complete the driving course in any of the following locations after successful online class completion.   Cost for the training is $40.  

                    June 7 - Akrs Equipment, 49110 US Hwy 20 in O'Neill

                                    Contact Debra Walnofer, 402-336-2760, dwalnofer2@unl.edu

                    June 8 - Legacy of the Plains Museum, 2930 Old Oregon Trail #8500 in Gering

                                    Contact Stacy Brown, 308-632-1480, sbrown7@unl.edu

                    June 9 - West Central Research & Education Center, 402 West State Farm Rd., North Platte

                                    Contact Randy Saner or Vicki Neidhardt 308-532-2683, randy.saner@unl.edu

                    June 10 - Hall County Extension, 3180 Hwy 34, Grand Island

                                    Contact Crystal Beissenherz, 308-385-5088, crystal.beissenherz@unl.edu

                    June 11 -  Cass County Fairgrounds, 8420 144th St., Weeping Water

                                    Contact Sandy Prall, 402-267-2205, sprall2@unl.edu