MSHS Counseling Newsletter


Counseling Scholarships Webpage

Seniors! Please remember to check out the Scholarships available; There are quite a few great opportunities listed!

Patriot Agents!

Thank you to all of the current Patriot Agents that have helped welcome Millard South’s new students. We couldn’t have done it without you! Your service made it comfortable for so many as they started attending a new school. Those that reached out but were beat to the job, we noticed and valued your support! Knowing that we had dependable Patriot Agents was incredibly appreciated.

If you are interested in helping as a Patriot Agent next year, please fill out the application below!

Patriot Agents Application

Junior Parents/Guardians, SAVE THESE DATES!

September 7: Senior College Planning Night, 6-7 PM (for parents & students)

September 30: Apply2College Event (for students during school day)

November 29: FAFSA Assistance Event w/ EducationQuest, 8:30-4:30 (for parents & students)

Look for more information in the Counseling Newsletter next fall with event details. If your student is considering attending college after graduation, please plan to attend these optional events for assistance with the college-going experience, including researching and applying to colleges and understanding the financial aid process.

How to Help Your Child Make Good Choices

Students making choices is always difficult, not only for the students but also for the adults in their lives who want what is best for them. It is especially hard when students don’t want to talk about those choices with adults, or they think they “know best”. It is hard for adults to sit by and let students make mistakes that they will learn from, even though the adult knows or can accurately predict how their choice will play out. Students do not always value the life experiences an adult has had because they think “it’s different now than it was when you were a kid”. So, what can you, as the caring adult, do to not only open that communication with your student, but also have your input heard and valued and hopefully influence them for the better? Click here to read more.

Education and Training Voucher program

Are you a current or former student in foster care interested in pursuing education after high school? Reach out to the school social workers for more information about the Education and Training Voucher program which can provide funding for tuition, books, and other college related fees.

Rachel Vacek (A-K) at

Mindy Kneifl (L-Z) at

MCC Summer Courses

MCC is offering Summer 2022 courses at no tuition cost* to NE Resident High School students graduating between 2022-2025. Full details and instructions can be found by visiting Registration opens April 1 and classes begin June 6.

This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience and obtain a few college credit hours at a minimal cost. *Students are financially responsible for textbooks, tools, and other associated course fees.

Summer Opportunity - UNO CBA Prep Academy

The Prep Academy is a pre-college summer program for K-12 students whose mission is to provide the academic skills, exposure, and support necessary to succeed in college and the workplace thereafter to all students.

  • Digital Marketing and Social Media Communications Camp: June 13th – 17th

Register Here

  • Supply Chain Management Camp: July 11th – 15th

Register Here

  • Entrepreneurship Camp: July 25th – 29th

Register Here

Students will also learn how to navigate college applications and financial aid, personal finance, a bit about investing, as well as taking a full campus tour, having lunch in the dining hall, and participating in math workshops. Each camp costs $20 and will run from 8:30-3:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. At the conclusion of the week, students who completed the entire camp will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship to UNO.

Visit the website for more information!

Miss Omaha and Douglas County competition, August 20, 2022.

As a subsidiary of the Miss America Organization, the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, winners receive a generous package of cash and in-kind scholarships.

The selected titleholders of the Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program serve as ambassadors for the organization and utilize their platform to promote their social impact initiative. The titleholders will also benefit from customized preparation from our dedicated board of volunteers as they prepare for the state competition taking place in June of the following year.

Our program crowns two Miss titleholders between the ages 18-26 and two Teen titleholders between the ages 13-18. Miss candidates compete in the areas of talent, private interview, evening wear, social impact statement, and onstage question. Teen candidates compete in the areas of talent, interview, lifestyle & fitness, and eveningwear.

Students can register to compete by visiting our website at