Do you have a dream of becoming a collegiate athlete after you graduate from High School? If you do, there is more to it than simply graduating with a high school diploma. The NCAA has strict rules about the academic qualifications of the athletes that want to play in Division I or Division II schools. The first thing that you need to do, is to create a login with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org. In order to meet the criteria necessary you must do the following:
1. Receive a High School Diploma
2. Complete 16 NCAA approved Core Courses with a minimum 2.3 GPA for Division I and a 2.2 GPA for Division II
3. Earn a minimum GPA
4. Earn an ACT or SAT that matches your core-course GPA.
Start planning for NCAA eligibility in 9th grade and stay on pace. A reference guide is located at the link below.
The Hershey Public Schools’ Board of Education received the Nebraska Association of School Board’s “Board of Excellence Award,” for the 2018-2019 school year. This award was presented to the Hershey Public School Board on August 27th, at the 2019 NASB Membership meeting held at the Ramada Inn in North Platte. In order to achieve this award, last year every board member attended at least two NASB learning opportunities meetings and the board participated in a goal setting session to set board goals for the 2019-2020 school year. Hershey Public School Board Members include: President Steve Koch, Vice-President Luke McConnell, Secretary Jodi Seamann, Treasurer Brenda Johnson, Yvette Troyer and Jason Bode.
Individual board members were also recognized through NASB's Award of Achievement Program Steve Koch reached Level IX, Brenda Johnson reached Level V, Yvette Troyer reached Level III and IV, Jodi Seamann, and Luke McConnell achieved Level IV and Jason Bode achieved Level I. Congratulations to all of you on your board award and individual recognition!