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2017-18 OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities are organized by registration deadline

 

National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Days are annual events, held in multiple locations across the United States, produced specifically for emerging visual artists and designers.  Events are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration.  Nearest events are:  Denver, Colorado-September 23 and Kansas City, Missouri-October 28.  For more info go to:   portfolioday.net

 

Kansas Academy of Math & Science

Program created for Kansas best and brightest students.  Requirements:  Current high school sophomore, ACT Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2.   If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years.  Information sessions throughout April at Kansas communities.  Preview Day is November 18. Register at 785-628-4719.  Apply by December 15.  For more info go to:  www.fhsu.edu/kams

 

HOBY

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.  May 31-June 3 at Kansas State University.  All sophomores are eligible to apply.  RHS may nominate one 10th grader to attend.  Apply by writing an essay “In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community”   Cost per student - $225.  Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman by December 6.  You can learn more at:  www.hobyks.org/

 

Rolling Hills Cooperative Leadership Camp and Washington D.C. tour

All expenses paid Rolling Hills Cooperative Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs July 13-19 and Washington D.C. tour June 7-14.  Open to all Juniors whose parents/guardians receive service from Rolling Hills Electric Coooperative.  Students must submit an entry form by January 15.  All entries will receive an entry packet.  Finalist will be chose from completed application, resume, open book quiz and short essay.  Finalists will be interviewed to determine winners.  Top contestants will choose between the Washington D.C. trip and the Youth Leadership Camp.  Each trip winner will also receive a $500 scholarship.  Applications available in Counselor’s Office.  Questions?  Call Linnea Beebe at 800-530-5572 or email at:  [email protected]

 

Congress- Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange program

You must be a senior and at least 18 by July 1.  18 year olds with a 3.0 GPA can spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company.  Download an application at:  www.nacelopendoor.org    Apply by January 31.  Click here to see a program summary.

 

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp at FHSU

FHSU’s Entrepreneurship Camp (June 1-4, 2018) offers high school students the opportunity to grow in their understanding of entrepreneurship and the value of free market enterprise. The focus will be on business growth through free exchange of resources and how this impacts economic growth and prosperity.  This camp is limited to 30 participants, which means being selected is a competitive process.  All high school students are eligible to apply, with preference given to those entering their junior and senior years.  Most summer camps require you to pay a registration fee to attend. However, for this camp, there is no registration fee because a private grant has fully funded the program. If you are selected to attend, all expenses are paid which includes meals, housing, activities and a travel stipend.   Download this application.   Due March 1.

 

Electric Cooperative Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Applicants must be Juniors in high school and their parents must receive electric or natural gas service from Midwest Energy.  Five students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C. Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 7-14.  Applications are due March 1 and may be found at the Midwest Energy website www.mwenergy.com/community/youth-tour.  Under the Community tab select “Youth Tour “.   

 

Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

Now accepting applications for student internships, which run from June 4 through August 3. You must be at least 16 years of age and live in northcentral or northwest Kansas to apply.  All positions are paid a base wage of at least $10/hour and are hired directly by a local business.  Application and eligibility requirements are available at:  www.nex-generation.org.   Applications are due March 15.  Russell County businesses include:  Ad Astra Music Festival, CIty of Russell, Russell County Economic Development & CVB.  Ellis County businesses are: Midwest Energy, Sunflower Bank & Waddell & Reed in Hays.  See Mr. Zachman for a list of other participating businesses.

 

Nex-Tech Washington D.C. Youth Tour

All-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.  Applicants must be in high school, age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour and their parents/guardians must receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service (Landline phone, internet or Cable TV) excluding any Nex-Tech wireless service.  Two students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C.  Youth Tour, June 2-6.  Winners will also receive $150 for incidentals.  Applications are due March 2 and may be found at the Nex-Tech website:  https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-TechYouthServices.aspx      

 

Youth Civic Leadership Institute

Russell High School can nominate 1-2 current juniors to attend the free July 11-13 (3 days and 2 nights) program in Lawrence, KS. The program will consist of a variety of speakers, outings, workshops and brainstorming session, all centered on the concept of encouraging interest in civic engagement.  Students will visit the State Capitol in Topeka and meet with some of our state leaders.  Students will stay in dorms on the KU campus.  If you are interested, please write an essay and in 100 words or less explain why you would like to attend this program.  Return your essay to Mr. Zachman no later than  April 2nd. If you are chosen you will fill out the application for the program.  

 

Kansas Academy of Math and Science Summer Camps

For incoming high school Freshmen and Sophomores.  VEX Robotics & Engineering Design; The Art of the Matter;  Windmills & Gases & Coal:  Oh, my!;  Gamers Unite!;  Adventure in a Virtual World. Camp is $100 for Kansas Residents.  Click here to see more details.   Register at:  http://www.fhsu.edu/kams/Summer-Camps/

 

Lovewell Workshops

Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts is an organization that brings students together with professional artists to conceive, create, compose, choreograph, write, design, produce and perform an original musical in each workshop. Cost is $50 and underwritten by the Dane Hansen Foundation.  Russell is hosting a workshop June 18-22.  Other workshops coming to NW Kansas are in:  Phillipsburg June 4-8, Concordia, June 11-15 and Colby June 25-29.  For more information or to register click here.

 

Fort Hays State University Summer Nightingale Experience

July 17 &18.  Target audience is 10th -12th.  Experience is designed for students who have an interest in nursing but aren’t certain that this is the profession for them or are undecided about their career plans.  Students will learn about a career in nursing, visit the Department of Nursing at FHSU, stay at a residence hall overnight and observe clinical units at Hays Med.  Application is due April 1.  Fee:  $75.  Only 20 seats available.  For application or information go to:  http://www.fhsu.edu/nursing/     Click on Nightingale Experience.  For more information:  [email protected]

 

Murphy Tractor & Equipment

Interested in becoming a John Deere Construction Equipment Service Technician?  Murphy Tractor and Equipment of Great Bend, KS is now accepting applications for the  July 2018 & 2019 enrollment. This program is specifically designed to prepare the individual for troubleshooting and repair of construction equipment.  Courses are held at Southeast Community College, Milford, Nebraska.  Questions?  Call Lonnie Montgomery, Service Manager at:  620-792-2748

 

2016-17 OPPORTUNITIES

  Opportunities are organized by registration deadline

 

Kansas Academy of Math and Science Summer Camps

For incoming Freshmen and Sophomores.  Let’s Scratch(A visual programming language) June 4-8;  Intro to R Programming June 11-15;  Biochemistry:  Blood to Bugs June 18-22;  Life in Prehistoric Kansas(Geology paleontology) June 18-22;  Engineering Design, 3D Printing, & Drone Technology June 25-29.  Camp is $100 for Kansas Residents.  Register at:  http://www.fhsu.edu/kams/Summer-Camps/

 

Planning For Your Future

          A “Planning for your Future”  presentation will be held Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in RHS Room 114.  The           presentation will look at many educational opportunities for high school graduates and will include                              information about technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities.  The purpose of this meeting is            to provide direction for students as they prepare for their future.  The program is for sophomores, juniors and              their  parents/guardians but anyone with interest may attend.

          Topics included in the evenings’ discussion will include educational opportunities for high school graduates,               how to select a school, costs, and funding an education.  A timeline to help students prepare for their future                will be reviewed and will focus on ACT and PSAT tests, campus visits and dual credit courses.   There will                  also be time for any questions students or parents may have about related topics.

 

Glassman Corporation’s Tech Day

November 22 9am-1:30pm.Technical careers, vendors and stations as well as free lunch!  See Mr. Zachman before November 1 if you would like to attend.  This event is for high school Juniors and Seniors.

 

Congress- Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange program

You must be a senior and at least 18 by July 1.  18 year olds with a 3.0 GPA to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company.  Download an application at:  www.nacelopendoor.org    Apply by January 31

 

 Life guard training                                                                                                                                                      Lifeguard trainingMarch  19-24 at Barton CCC pool. Must be 15 years of age.  Fee:  $125                                Lifeguard recertificationMarch 25, 9am-6pm.  Fee:  $65                                                                                  Enrollment deadline for both – Noon, March 1st.  Call GBRC at 793-3755

 

Midwest Energy Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Applicants must be Juniors in high school and their parents must receive electric or natural gas service from Midwest Energy.  Five students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C. Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 8-15.  Applications are due March 1 and may be found at the Midwest Energy website www.mwenergy.com  Under the Community tab select “Youth Tour “.   

 

Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

Now accepting applications for student internships, which run from May 3 through August 4. You must be at least 16 years of age and live in north central  or northwest Kansas to apply.  Application and eligibility requirements are available at:  www.nex-generation.org.   Applications are due March 31. Nearest participating businesses are Midwest Energy, Nex-Tech & Waddell & Reed in Hays.  Other businesses include: Western Cooperative Electric in Wakeeney and USD 298 in Lincoln.  See Mr. Zachman for a list of other participating businesses.

 

HOBY

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar- June 1-4 at Kansas State University– All sophomores are eligible to apply.  RHS may nominate one 10th grader to attend.  Apply by writing an essay “In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community”   Cost per student - $195.  Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman ASAP.

 

Murphy Tractor & Equipment

Interested in becoming a John Deere Construction Equipment Service Technician?  Murphy Tractor and Equipment of Great Bend, KS is now accepting applications for the  July 2017 enrollment. This program is specifically designed to prepare the individual for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment.  Courses are held at Southeast Community College, Milford, Nebraska.  Questions?  Call Lonnie Montgomery, Service Manager at:  620-792-2748

 

Kansas Academy of Math & Science

Program created for Kansas best and brightest students.  Requirements:  Current high school sophomore, ACT Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2.   If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years.  Information sessions throughout April at Kansas communities.  Apply by April 1.  For more info go to:  www.fhsu.edu/kams

 

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

For 6th through 12th graders.  Improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction and learn to read twice as fast.  Learn the best way to read and study textbooks and take notes.Individualized programs include engaging instruction, independent reading in great books, and a skilled and encouraging teacher. Offered through Kansas State University Golobal CampusFor more information or to register  call 800-903-0942.