Falls City High School Receives EducationQuest Grant
Funds will help increase college-going rate
(LINCOLN, Nebraska, September 20, 2018) – Falls City High School is among 22 Nebraska high schools selected to receive a College Access Grant from EducationQuest Foundation. The school will receive $5,000 a year for four years to develop or enhance programs designed to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school.
In total, EducationQuest will award $580,000 in grant funds to the 22 selected schools over the next four years. The amount each school receives in based on their enrollment.
The high schools will use the grants to fund programs and activities such as college visits, financial aid sessions, scholarship searches, career exploration, ACT test preparation, and completion of college applications. The grant program also promotes involvement with families and businesses to help ensure the program’s success.
The recipient schools have set goals to increase their college-going rates by approximately 10 percentage points over the next four years.
EducationQuest awards College Access Grants to Nebraska high schools every two years and has awarded 131 grants to 89 high schools since the program began in 2006.
EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska. Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest provides free college planning services, need-based scholarship programs, college access grants for high schools, college access resources for middle schools, and outreach services for community agencies. For more information, visit EducationQuest.org or call 800.303.3745.
Falls City Tigers take on the Lincoln Christian Crusaders tonight at Jug Brown. 7 pm kick off. 2018 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at half time. Come on out and fill the stands!
#tigernation #biggame #FCPublic
On Thursday, September 12, 2018, the local Falls City FFA Chapter attended Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Chapter arrived at the event around 9:30, having drove four hours to get there. All students that attended wore Abilene Machine t-shirts and took a picture in front of the Abilene booth. After the photo was taken, students were free to walk around and explore the large number of booths. Many companies were there, such as: John Deere, Case IH, Ford, Chevy, Prinsco, Big Iron, AgriGold, Golden Harvest, and many more. This was a great learning opportunity, even though it was also fun. Students could get on and in equipment to see how everything was set, they could stop and talk to representatives at each booth to learn about what their company did, and they were able to learn more about a lot of different careers and aspects in agriculture. Many booths showcased the newest and most popular technology at the moment, allowing students to learn more about it hands on. Students were able to see how technology has changed overtime, even since just last year. Everyone came home with a lot of new pens, hats, and many other things they picked up throughout the day.
-Laney Feek, Reporter
Photo One: Students gathered in front of Abilene Machine so that they could take a photo for the booth.
Photo Two: Students were able to get on equipment to have a better look at it.