The class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on Saturday, May 8th at 4 pm.
Here is the link to all pictures taken that day of the families and ceremony. All photos were taken by Mrs. Haba.
Please read this article on the NCAPS building written by the Nebraska Public School Advantage writer.
SCNUSD #5 graduated 47 seniors on Saturday. Sandy Creek held the graduation ceremony at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 8 and Lawrence-Nelson held the graduation ceremony at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Seniors from both schools honored their parents/guardians/loved ones with their chosen class flowers and heard messages from the salutatorians and valedictorians at each site. At Lawrence-Nelson the salutatorian was Jessie Himmelberg and the valedictorian was McKenzie Ostdiek. While at Sandy Creek the salutatorian was Breanna Brennfoerder and the valedictorian was Noah Shackelford.
At the Sandy Creek graduation ceremony, social studies teacher, Jessica Shipley, was chosen as the guest speaker. While at the Lawrence-Nelson graduation ceremony, a senior video depicting pictures of the seniors throughout the years, created by senior Emily Miller, was played.
At Lawrence/Nelson 18 students earned 327 college credits. Ten of those students have over 20 credits. Nine students that are attending CCC next year, have been awarded the 12 free credits since they took at least 12 college credits in high school. L/N has one student who received the KHOP and one student who received the Nebraska Machinery Sponsorship along with many other students receiving some nice scholarships.
At Sandy Creek, 21 total students completed 551 total college credits. Of these students, 20 students completed over 20 hours; 5 over 30 hours; and one student graduated completing 50 credits. Three of these students will be attending CCC taking advantage of the Transition Advantage scholarship, which grants them 12 free credits. One student received the KHOP scholarship and one received a Susan Thompson Buffett scholarship, along with several other students earning scholarships as well.
Of the graduates, they all are planning to either attend college or enter the workforce, and one is considering the military.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed Health Education standards as prepared by the Nebraska Association of School Boards.
The Lawrence/Nelson and Sandy Creek Sophomore Career Development class attended the Connect the Dots workshop organized by the UNL Extension office on Wednesday, March 31st at Central Community College in Hastings. The students worked in pairs with an individual in the same career cluster and participated in a simulation activity.
During the activity, students were given different scenarios ranging from needing to obtain a GED before continuing on with their post-secondary education to being ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university. Depending upon each situation, students had to navigate whether they needed to complete courses to be able to enter the program each student was hoping to pursue or if they were able to begin working on their academic programs. Upon completing their education requirements, students then had to “find a job” by speaking with industry professionals. If students did not have the educational requirements needed for the career of choice, they had to continue their education and receive the appropriate certification or degree in order to be able to obtain the career of choice. The activity was an eye opening experience for students and revealed there are many avenues one may take before ultimately achieving their professional goals.
After lunch in the Central Community College cafeteria, students were able to tour a few areas of the campus, participate in a motivational activity, and honed their skills on resume writing.