Small Town Times January Newsletter - Page 13

December “To Do” List Complete these tasks during December to stay on the right college planning track. ❖ Seniors: ❖ If you haven’t already, submit college applications and the FAFSA. ❖ Continue to apply for scholarships. ❖ Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. ❖ Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. ❖ Juniors ❖ Take an ACT prep course. (We have OnToCollege with John Baylor.) www.act.org/academy ❖ Set up a ScholarshipQuest profile and start searching for Nebraska-based scholarships. ❖ Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. ❖ Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Prepare for the FAFSA with free programs and resources If you’re a senior, it’s time to start preparing for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You’ll complete the form after October 1 and typically, before April 1 depending on your college’s priority deadline. Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in federal, state and college-based financial aid. The following Education link will help you learn more about the financial aid process and the FAFSA http:// www.educationquest.org Kearney office 308-234-6310. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! NAME: Susan Poland SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools CLASS: PreK-12 School Counselor SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 ext 204 Email: susan.poland@litchfieldps.org Website: https://sites.google.com/a/litchfieldps.org/mrspoland/ Agri-business students tour KAPPA Plant The agribusiness students toured the KAPPA Eth- anol Plant on Thursday December 13 th . The four students, Christopher Paitz, Tyler Shukei, John Zimmer, and Kaleb Rosentreater got to see the operations in action and visit with plant manager, Mitch Feldman. Students walked the grounds with Mr. Feldman and witnessed the many differ- ent duties it takes to keep the plant operating. The students visited with Mr. Feldman about the setup, improvements, and overall management and operations of the plant on a day-to-day ba- sis. Mr. Feldman made many correlations be- tween the agribusiness course content by how it applies to his daily duties and management func- tions. The students had very positive comments about the field trip and admitted it open their eyes to many opportunities for them in the fu- ture right here at home.