September 11, 2017




LUNCH FOR: September 11, 2017


Please check our LSW Calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.


Seniors…3 must-do tasks for this fall!

  1. Apply to your top college choices. LSW participates in Nebraska’s Apply2College campaign on October 5th, where you will get help with your college applications during a school-day event.
  2. Create an FSA ID. You and a parent must each create a username and password at that will serve as your Federal Student Aid (FSA) IDs for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will each need your own email address to create an FSA ID.
  3. Complete the FAFSA at on or after October 1. The FAFSA is your application for federal, state, and college-based financial aid. The colleges you list on the application will use that information to determine the types and amounts of financial aid they will award you.

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 Meet with college reps at College Fairs, Educational Planning Programs

Juniors and seniors: Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program (EPP) this fall to meet with college representatives. Admission is free.

Before you attend, visit to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your smartphone, and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

2017 Fall College Fairs

Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street.

Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, October 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge St.

College Visits

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS: announces that the scholarships listed below are now available:

1. KFC REACH Educational Grant Program - September 28, 2017 (50 Awards - $3,000)

2. MyProjectorLamps Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (2 Awards - $500)

3. Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (5 Awards - $2,000)

4. Burger King Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (10 Awards - $50,000)

5. VIP Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)

6. SP Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)

7. YDI Scholarship - September 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


Attracting and enrolling students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences is central to the mission of St. Olaf College. St. Olaf remains especially committed to the success of first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds, and St. Olaf supports these students in a number of ways:

Two students from each each school, who meet the criteria listed, may be eligible for nomination. If interested in this opportunity, students may visit with their counselor.The University of St. Olaf will contact selected students directly and make travel arrangements. St. Olaf will cover all travel expenses. Pleaseclick here to view info about St. Olaf.

Students will travel to St. Olaf on Sunday, November 5th, attend a welcome reception with their St. Olaf student host and participate in the Fall Visit Day program on Monday, November 6th. They will return home on Mondayevening.

If you have a question,  please feel free to call St. Olfa Admissions at 507-786-3025. A listing of the St. Olaf Admissions representative who works with students from your state and/or high school can be found here.


The Joslyn Art Museum is currently accepting applications from high school students for the 2017-18 JAMbassadors program. JAMbassadors are high school volunteers who assist with youth classes, families and guests at public events, behind-the-scenes event preparations, etc. at the museum's Criss Center for Education.

To apply, please complete the online application at by Wednesday, October 4th. Students who are accepted will need to complete an orientation at the museum on Saturday, October 14th from 1:30 - 11:30 am.


Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT offers the Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity, which is a 4-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton writer, composer & lyricist * Class of 2002) and Thomas Kail (Hamilton Director * Class of 1999) . It is worth more than $200,000. Eligibility criteria includes the following:

For more information & to apply, please go to


SCC will be hosting a one day Robotics Workshop where students will build and test a Vex Robotics Kit. Students will start from a group of electronic and mechanical parts and finish with a functional remote-controlled robot. Workshop dates include the following Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm at the Lincoln Campus:

For more information, please click here. To register &/or for additional details, call 800-933-7223 ext 8384 or 402-761-8384 or email inquires to


Students can visit Chadron State College multiple ways:

Eagle Open House:  Tour campus, check out the programs and activities we offer, visit with a professor about your degree interests, have lunch courtesy of CSC, and learn about admissions, financial aid, housing and more!

 Health Professions Showcase: All students are welcome to visit campus and learn more about the variety of health professions opportunities CSC offers. Experience different health modules including the cadaver lab! Also, learn more about RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) and PHEAST (Public Health Early Admission Track)

 Junior Day:  Visit the CSC campus, meet other high schools juniors, discover how to best plan for college throughout your senior year, and learn more about Eagle Nation!

 Personal Campus Visit:  Personal visits offer the one-on-one feel that CSC prides itself on. Take a student-guided walking tour of CSC’s beautiful campus, meet with faculty from your academic area of interest, have lunch in the dining hall and ask questions about living on campus, paying for college and admissions.

 Students can register for all event by using the following link.

-Reminder if students qualify for RHOP, the new deadline for RHOP is now November 15th.  This decision was made by UNMC to better coincide with their other programs. Additional information is available at

-RLOP is a new partnership between CSC and UNL-College of Law to recruit future lawyers for rural Nebraska communities.  To be considered for RLOP, students must meet the following requirements:

RLOP Students receive full tuition scholarships while at CSC, and RLOP Students are provisionally admitted to the UNL-College of Law.  Deadline Date:  January 16, 2018.

The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Before attending, students should register for a barcode at, print the barcode or download it to their smartphone, and take it to the fair so college reps can scan it. Click here for more details.

Important Notes to Remember for UNL Applicants:

If you have any questions about scholarships or financial aid at NEBRASKA, please contact Vanessa McMurray (, First-Year Financial Aid Advisor,  at 402-472-2030.


High school students may earn dual credit by enrolling classes at the UNHS (University of Nebraska High School).  Course selections include the following:

For more information, please click here


University of Nebraska-Kearney updates include the following:


The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps has a national scholarship opportunity every year to attend a 4 year accredited institution with a follow-on commissioning opportunity to serve in the military. These scholarships are offered across the United States to competitive students with an interest in one of our many career paths. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps actively seek those interested in Engineering, Math and Science programs along with many other degree plans.

The Navy Marine team issues roughly 1,000-1,500 scholarships nation-wide to High School Seniors entering college. Although every student is not offered a full 4-year scholarship, there are also 3 and 2-year scholarship opportunities for UNL students.

For more information, please contact LT Paul Hast, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at UNL at 402-472-448, 614-732-2955, or


Concordia University offers both full and partial tuition music scholarships as part of our financial aid offerings. Full-tuition scholarship finalists for this year’s incoming class hailed from Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin, with over 70 students in total receiving a music scholarship. Students for fall 2018 can begin completing the music scholarship application by clicking here.

This fall, three Visit Day events will be offered at Concordia University on Saturday, Oct. 14, Friday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Dec. 1. Students can meet with faculty and coaches, tour campus and learn about our Admission and Financial Aid options. To learn more about campus visits, please click here.


The United States Senate Youth Program enters its 56th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.

The United States Youth Senate Program information and application is now available online at -

Completed applications must be received by the Nebraska Department of Education by October 4th, 2017.

Faxed , scanned, or emailed, applications or answer sheets will not be accepted.

Completed applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will have a scholarship test and answer sheet sent to their school.  The designated educator at their school will administer the test and will return the test and the answer sheet to NDE no later than 4 p.m., CST, November 1, 2017.


UNK Health Careers Fair

Wednesday, October 11th

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Registration: 8:15 am – 8:50 am

Opening Session/ Event Begins: 9:00 am

Attendees should arrive and complete registration/check-in between 8:15 am and 8:50 am.  The event begins promptly at 9:00 am with an opening session.  This year will feature a panel of healthcare providers representing pediatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and more.  Following the opening panel, student groups will be rotating through three separate opportunities: Career Exploration Fair, UNMC Health Science Education Complex Information Session and a breakout session. 

Over 30+ representatives from various healthcare professions will be sponsoring tables at the Career Exploration Fair.  A campus tour will be available at the conclusion of the day.  For more information regarding the day please visit

Lunch IS NOT included as part of the Health Careers Fair. However, lunch vouchers for The Market, located in the Nebraskan Student Union, will be available to students to purchase at a reduced price ($6.86) if the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the Fair.

The healthcare field is one of the largest growing career fields today and UNK offers over 20 different options for pre-professional training for a career in healthcare.  The healthcare industry is growing by leaps and bounds with new career opportunities and advancements in the traditional professions.  The UNK Health Careers air provides students with the opportunity to gather information and learn more about healthcare professions.

Pre-registration is appreciated and will expedite the check-in process the day of the Fair!

If you are planning to attend, go to and find October 11th on the Events Calendar. 

Select “Health Careers Fair” and complete registration.

Attendees who are coming on their own will need to park in residential parking off campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (308) 865-8260. 




Students, are you interested in Japanese culture? Did you know that Southwest has a sister-school program with a high school in Japan, Senshu Matsudo? If you would like to learn more about our sister-school, a good start would be to take part in our penpal program; you could make a new friend, and possibly travel to Japan with us in 2019 to meet them! Interested? Then you'll want to pay attention to the following information: Applications for this year's penpal program are available online using the Jump Code: GUP3. Also, the Hallway TVs are displaying the Jump Code in case you forget. Hurry, you will need two teacher references, and the deadline to submit your application is next Friday,September 15th!

Are you interested in being a part of the LSW Unified Bowling team? Applications are now available in Miss Benson's room which is C110. Stop by and pick up an application before or after school. All applications are due no later than Thursday, September 14th at 3:15 pm. Again, if you're interested in being a partner for the LSW Unified Bowling team, stop by C110 and see Miss Benson.

SOGI - Southwest's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Group will be starting our monthly meetings Monday, September 11th after school from 3:30-5 in the A100 forum (if available). All are welcome to attend! See Mr. Wierman with any questions. 

French students! Mark your calendars! Our French Conversation Table will take place every second Tuesday of the month this semester! Our first meeting will be on September 12th at 7:30 am in A203! Join us to practice your speaking skills in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere! All levels are welcomed! AP French students are highly encouraged to attend! If you have any questions, please see Madame Van Zandt in A203.