Tuition Scholarships

These 3 Hawks have received tuition scholarships from Chadron State College. Gabby Twarling has been accepted into the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) for Nursing. She will spend 2 years at CSC, then complete her degree at UNMC. Gage Mintken and Abigail Russell have both been accepted into the Rural Business Leadership Initiative (RBLI) at CSC. We are so proud of the 3 of you! Congratulations!

College Visits

Juniors and Seniors had the opportunity to visit two South Dakota colleges last week. We visited Western Dakota Technical College in Rapid City (there is no difference between resident and non-resident tuition at WDT). We also visited Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Nebraska residents receive in-state tuition at South Dakota colleges and universities thanks to the SD Advantage program.

Career Connections

The sophomore class went to Chadron last week to participate in the first annual Career Connections of Western Nebraska event. Career Cabs provides opportunities for high school students to meet with employers aligned with their CTE career pathways in the workplace, and learn firsthand about the types of jobs available, work environment and what is required to secure a job and be successful as an employee.

Connecting The Dots

On Tuesday, Nov. 8th, Hay Springs Freshmen and Sophomores attended the Connecting the Dots event hosted by Gordon High School and led by our local Nebraska 4-H extension office. Connecting the Dots is an interactive career exploration program designed to help 9th and 10th grade students learn more about careers of interest. Through the experience, participants learn how to “connect the dots” from early high school through post-secondary education and training to the workplace. Students were joined by local employers and employees who shared their advice for how to find successful and rewarding careers in the future.

Apply2College Day

On Wednesday, Sep. 27th, the seniors at Hay Springs High School applied to college! Mrs. Pinnt and Connagher Stumpff, a representative from Western Nebraska Community College, assisted students in filling out applications to the schools of their choice, which included 4-year colleges, community colleges, and trade schools. Although some students may decide that college isn’t the right path for them, applying to at least one school allows students to see what’s out there and what kind of offers are available.

Once students have applied to a school, they will receive communication from the college, most likely as an email, letting them know whether they have been accepted, and whether they need to submit any further information. It’s important to pay attention to due dates!

Wishing our seniors the best of luck as they plan for their futures!

8th Grade College Visit

On Thursday, April 27th, the 8th grade class toured the campuses of CSC and WNCC. They were able to compare the programs offered at each school, while getting a feel for college life and it’s opportunities. They learned that choosing a college is about finding the right fit and that sometimes there are obstacles to attending college, but there are people and resources that can help.

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