Small Town Times January2018 - Page 8

Counselor’s Corner 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/ As we begin the new year. As we begin the new year, take time to be thankful for you and your family. Often we get caught up in the excitement of the season and forget to tell each other “Thank you” for all you do. Instead of setting a serious New Year’s Resolution, have fun with your goal and set A Big Fun Goal. A Big Fun Goal could be anything you want to experience or accomplish in 2018. It should be a BIG goal because it’s important to dream and think big. It should also be FUN in that you have fun going after it and enjoy the process of trying to make it happen. This Big Fun Goal could be personal or with your whole family. Whether your BFG is to get a promotion, climb Mount Everest, write a book, go camping at a new area, visit Europe, learn to play the guitar, get into your favorite college, win a championship, go on a mission trip to Haiti, start a charity, learn to paint with water colors, or something else, you can have FUN while you make your BIG goal come alive! What will be your Big Fun Goal? (Thank you for the idea, Jon Gordon.) Scholarships For local and state scholarships, visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest.org. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships as well as making your list of strengths, volunteer activities, and other notable characteristics about yourself. Prepare for the FAFSA with free programs and resources Seniors, make sure you have completed your FAFSA. Depending upon your college’s deadline, complete the FAFSA prior to April 1. 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! Food Pantry/Food Bank information: Our school food bank is currently receiving prepackaged food from the Heartland Food bank. It regularly serves 8 students in our school on a weekly basis. Any donations to the food pantry is appreciated. We are also accepting financial donations to help provide our families perishables from P & D Market such as milk, bread, eggs, and fruit. The Giving Tree: Thank you to everyone who supported The Giving Tree. You truly are making a difference. College Acceptance: Nam Boohphakdee has been accepted to Wichita State University. Meghan Kratzer has been accepted to University of Nebraska-Kearney and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Tyren Howard has been accepted to University of Nebraska-Kearney and Lincoln. Delaney LeFever has been accepted to Mid-Plains Community College. Joseph Ptacnik has been accepted to University of Nebraska-Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha. Congratulations to all. 8