Senior Newsletter #6

October 8, 2015

School Email vs Personal Email

Students often ask if they should use their school email when applying for colleges, scholarships, etc. These are our suggestions when it comes to what email you should use.

Your school email is a great way for the counseling center, teachers, and other school activities to get helpful information to you. We encourage you to check your school email at least once a week for those things. We do not recommend you using your school email address when completing college applications, scholarships, or any type of communication you will need to access after you graduate. Your school email address will be deleted in July after you graduate. You might miss important reminders and opportunities when that email address is deleted.

NHS Apply2College Campaign

Seniors are invited to come to the library on the following dates to apply to college!

October 20th - Wayne State College, Doane College, and University of Nebraska Lincoln

October 27th - Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Midland University, Southeast Community College, and University of Nebraska Kearney

November 3rd - Northeast Community College, Central Community College, Joseph's College of Cosmetology, and University of Nebraska Omaha

The listed colleges will have representatives there to help you apply. Students can apply to other colleges not listed. Counselors will be there to provide assistance as well. Students are encouraged to come during their open periods. Please get permission and a pass from your teacher if you are leaving class.

College Application Checklist - Students are strongly encourage to complete this checklist and bring it with you to the application day.

College Visits

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Explore Northeast Day

Tuesday, Nov. 10th 2015 at 9am-2pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE

The Explore Northeast Day will give you the chance to see the beautiful campus, talk with students, and hear about our programs and services. Come see why students love Northeast.

11th and 12th grade students will take a bus from Norfolk Senior High to Northeast Community College. Lunch and all fees will be paid for by the College Access Grant. Students must apply to attend the day. Please complete the application (click on "the application" or see the counseling center) and return it to the counseling center ASAP. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.

University of Nebraska Omaha College Visit

Tuesday, Nov. 17th 2015 at 6:45am-3:30pm

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE

Lunch and all fees will be paid for by the College Access Grant. Students must apply to attend the day. Please complete the application (click on "the application" or see the counseling center) and return it to the counseling center ASAP. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.


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Young Arts

Students interested in Cinematic Arts,Dance (including Ballet, Hip Hop, Choreography and more), Design Arts(including Fashion, Architecture, Graphic Design and more), Jazz, Music, Photography,Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing(including our new Spoken Word category) could be interested in applying for Young Arts. To apply you must:

1. Be a young artist who is 15-18 years old or in grades 10-12.

2. Prepare your audition or portfolio.

3. Complete the online application by Oct 16, 2015.

If selected as a winner, you will receive:

  • Cash awards of up to $10,000
  • The opportunity to get nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Access to significant scholarship opportunities
  • A lifetime of mentoring and professional support

About YoungArts

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

Students in grades 9-12 can apply to represent Norfolk Senior High in this contest by completing the form below by October 20th at 4:00 pm. Our school's nomination (an additional application would be completed by the student) would then go on to compete at the state level and could win an award of $1000 and an all expense paid trip with a parent to Washington DC in the spring.

For more information, please click here to go to the website. Please do not complete the application form listed on this website.

DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest

The Daughters of the American Revolution program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students who demonstrate qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others);leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.

Norfolk Senior High will have one senior student chosen to represent our school in this contest. Scholarship recipients can receive a $250 - $5000 scholarship depending on what level you are selected. To apply, please complete the following form by October 20th. One person will be chosen from those applications and will be asked to write an essay.

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. There are 50 $6000 scholarships for students in Nebraska and Iowa.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit 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 institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
For more information and to apply click here. The deadline to Apply is October 25th!

National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program

High school students ages 15-18 years old, the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible U.S. high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Programs are available for Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. Previous language study is not required, and language learners of all levels are encouraged to apply. You can find more information about U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange and study programs at

The 2016-17 NSLI-Y Scholarship application is now available at The application deadline is October 29, 2015 (4:00 PM EST). Please look at the eligibility requirements and the website for more information.