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Hershey Elementary Celebrates College Week!

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58c6ac6b0037c2nd Grade representing Doane.
1st Grade representing MPCC
Kindergarten had fun learning about all of the Nebraska colleges!
2nd Grade representing Doane.
 During Guidance lessons this past month, Mrs. McConnell and Mrs. Smith spent time talking with our 1st – 6th graders about their potential to be anything they want to be.  We have talked with them about the fact that if they can dream it, they can be it; however, no matter what they want to be, it is important for them to have a plan.

It was so exciting to hear the hopes and dreams of our students!  After a month of preparation, at the end of February, we held College Week.  With College Week, we worked with our students to understand that after they all graduate from high school (which we know they will!), they have the opportunity to 1) find full-time employment  2) enlist in the military  3) enroll in college.  Not only have we have talked about employment options that do/do not require a college degree, opportunities in the military, but also the numerous college opportunities right here in the state of Nebraska.

Each grade level had voted on a Nebraska college to learn about during the month and then represent at our College Week Pep Rally.  Our Panthers, Knights, Tigers, Broncos, Lopers, Bluejays, and Huskers had the opportunity to show off what they had learned about their college during our elementary pep rally.  We packed the gym with our students, family members, current college student-athletes from NPCC, as well as mascots Knightro (NPCC) and Lil’ Red (UNL) and other college representatives.  It was an amazing event with great presentations by the students and a lot of fun for all of us!

No matter what grade/age, please talk to your children about their life goals… all too soon they will be graduating, and we want them to be successful no matter what they choose to be!  Thanks for all of your support!