Category Archives: Students
Please join us this Friday, November 10, at the Veterans Day Program to honor and thank all of our local veterans for their service and sacrifice. The program begins at 1:00 pm in the high school gym and will last approximately one hour. All veterans are asked to sit in the reserved seating section in the chairs on the gym floor. A coffee reception will be held in the commons area afterwards for all veterans and their families.
On November 7, Mrs. Quinteros and Mrs. Waddle took 26 Gibbon High School students to UNL to attend the Latino Leadership Symposium. Along with learning about leadership roles, community involvement, and higher education, these students had the opportunity to meet and learn about Senator Tony Vargas, Nebraska Legislature-District 7. By attending this event, they are also now eligible to receive UNL’s Emerging Leaders Tuition Scholarship worth $2,000 which is renewable for four academic years!
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The District One-Act Play competition will be Wednesday, November 29, at the Tassel Performing Arts Center in Holdrege. This is a change from the previous date of November 27.
Morgan Wadkins-Meyer was selected as 1st Runner Up at the Harvest of Harmony pageant on Friday evening. Twenty-eight senior girls from Nebraska high schools competed at College Park in Grand Island. Those competed participated in rehearsals on Friday morning, provided a resume that included their school involvement and community service, and wearing business attire were interviewed by three judges. Congratulations Morgan! Your school and community are very proud of you.
The Lou-Platte Conference Volleyball Tournament semi-finals will be broadcast on Classic Hits 98.9 FM/KKPR.com or listen online Platte River Preps on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
Tonight (Thursday, October 5) at 7:00 pm is the meeting with EducationQuest for help in completing the FAFSA form for all juniors, seniors, and interested parents. A translator will be available for assistance during this time. Also on Friday, October 6, there will be a representative from the Marines at 8:00 a.m. in the counselor’s office to visit with interested students. On Tuesday, October 24, the Mid-Plains Community College representative will be available at 1:20 pm. Please sign up outside Mrs. Waddle’s office.
Three more scholarships have been added to the scholarship list for graduating seniors that are all due in mid April. The Ray Ozanne Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the Gibbon Education Association Scholarship, and the Dale E. Wrede Memorial Scholarship are available to download under the Students Tab at the top of this page.
Education Quest will be holding a College Fair at the Grand Island Pinnacle Bank Expo Center on Sunday, March 26th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for all 9th through 12th graders. If you would like to attend, you need to register online — please see Ms. Neubauer for details. This is an excellent opportunity for juniors especially to talk to several colleges and begin making plans for visits to the campuses.
The Gibbon Educational Foundation Scholarships are now available. Applications and guidelines may be downloaded from the 2017 Scholarships link under the Students Tab on this page. The deadline for these scholarships is Friday, April 7, by 3:00 pm. As a reminder, applications for the McGregor Scholarships and the Roush Scholarship are due by March 15.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19th, ALL juniors will be taking the ACT test here at the high school. The state has replaced the 11th grade NESA test with the ACT test. The scores from this test may be used to send to colleges if the student so desires. If you have any questions, please contact the school.