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York Public Schools | October 18, 2019

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Counseling Center

 

Dr. Tami Wegener
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 224
tami.wegener@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Dana Schmid
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 225
dana.schmid@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Deb Stuhr
Admin. Assistant
402-362-6655, ext. 226
deb.stuhr@yorkdukes.org


LATEST NEWS…

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

Oct. 26 — registrations are due by Sept. 20.  (This is a popular test date — early registration is encouraged if you want to test in York.)

Dec. 14 — registrations are due by Nov. 8.

Feb. 8 — registrations are due by Jan. 10

 

EducationQuest Financial Aid meeting for seniors and  senior parents scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 17, during 5A lunch (11:19) and again during 5B lunch (12:08).  Lunch is provided.   Seniors required to attend.

 

On to College ACT Test Prep is available to students at YHS for a one-time fee of $75.  Please bring your payment to the Counseling office or contact the Counseling staff for more details.  We will do sessions during lunch again before the December and April ACT testing dates.

 

DeMoine Adams will be here from the TeamMates Central office Oct. 22 during the 5A lunch period to talk to seniors about the state TeamMates scholarships available.  Great opportunities!

 

ASVAB Testing – Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in taking the ASVAB test, which is the military aptitude test as well as a great career exploration and planning tool, it’s coming up soon at YHS.  There is no fee for this test.  You can take it for the career-related results or for future military opportunities.  Students are encouraged to sign up in the counseling office for the October 23 test.  This will be held from 8:30-11:30 AM.

 

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

AES Engineering Scholarship  — to be eligible you must answer the essay question in 500-1000 words, When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?   There is no application packet.  Do not send a resume.  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of your school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.  Submit to scholarships@aesengineers.com by October 6, 2019.

 

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP … is now open to seniors who have at least a 2.0 GPA, require financial assistance ($55,000 or less AGI), be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year college/university), display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, have courage and be a U.S. citizen.  Apply on their website at https://scholars.horatioalger.org   See the Counseling Center if you have questions.  Deadline is October 25 so get started early!

 

Heisman High School Scholarship is now open for applications.  You must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, be community-minded and a good leader.  Check out the website at heismanscholarship.com   Deadline to apply is October 29, 2019.

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.  You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.  If you’re an active volunteer in community service, go to http://spirit.prudential.com for more information and to apply.  Deadline is November 5, 2019.  See Counseling office for more information.

 

HAGAN Scholarship – must maintain a 4-year college graduation schedule, as well as a 3.0+ college GPA, (3.5 high school GPA and 23 or higher on ACT)   Must also work a minimum of 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year.   This award can be up to $6,000 per semester, and it is renewable.  FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.  Applications can be downloaded at www.hsfmo.org   Deadline is Nov. 15, 2019.

 

Elks National Foundation 2020 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Open to any high school senior who is a US citizen pursuing a four-year degree at a college or university.  Scholarship deadline is November 15, 2019.  Application may be found at enf.elks.org/mvs   Applications are based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Five hundred awards are presented.  Questions may be directed to Mr. Redfern at 402-362-4491.

 

SENIOR MALES planning to attend UNL – Scholarship Opportunity!  Acacia Fraternity offers scholarships to males who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills and plan to attend UNL next fall.  These scholarships are not dependent on membership in the fraternity. Deadline Jan. 31, 2020.   See Counseling Office for application.

 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a scholarship to a male or female senior of St. Joseph’s Parish in York or St. Patrick’s Parish in McCool.   Selection will be based on high morals, character, parish involvement, academics, financial need, leadership and activities/community involvement.  Forms are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline March 1, 2020.

 

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

The following forms (all the same form — just different formats) may be used to apply for local Blue & Gold scholarships:

 

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PERU STATE COLLEGE – DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS .. All transcripts will now be ordered online.  Current students will order transcripts through their myPSC account and former students will submit transcript requests following the ordering instructions at http://www.peru.edu/studentrecords/transcript and follow the instructions listed in Option 2 to ‘Create Account’. There is a charge for all transcripts requested.  Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.

 

SCC Dual Credit Students …. You may request your transcript at this link OR you may complete the paper copy request which Mrs. Stuhr has in her office.  If you wish to order online, log into the HUB at https://thehub.southeast.edu , then select Web Adviser for Students, select Academic Profile, select Transcript Request and complete the information. You should receive a confirmation after hitting the Submit button. Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.  At this point, there is no charge for requesting your transcript from SCC.

 

TRANSCRIPTS FROM CURTIS  (NCTA) may be obtained by going to their website ncta.unl.edu, current students, academic resources, transcript request.  Forms are also available in the Guidance office.  

 

Let’s work together for a great school year!  


GUIDANCE LINKS

Educational Planning

  • Education Quest : Free College Planning Services.   Eduquest is based out of Lincoln, NE http:///www.educationquest.org/
  • KnowHow2Go: A slick site for planning your college education no matter what grade you are currently in.  Helpful tips for students in middle school, as well as high school. http://www.knowhow2gonebraska.org/

Nebraska Universities and Colleges


GUIDANCE FORMS

Transcript Release Form
Graduation Information Form