Each Friday the Lead Up Seniors will share a bit of their journey through the last days of high school and the leap into college. We hope you’ll follow along for the ups, downs, triumphs and stresses of this amazing time.

#finishlinefriday

#finishlinefriday
2019
May 17

And the winner is…..

And the winner is…..
We’re wrapping up the school year and as you can see, our leaders are hard at work preparing to ace their finals! Last week, at our last Tuesday afternoon session for the year we asked them to give us their top picks for the first schools-out day for the summer. Catching a MOVIE was the runaway winner. Shout out to..Read More
May 10

Flashback

Flashback
It’s a flashback kind of day! Seems like just yesterday that our 2018 leaders were planning their next steps and heading off to college and now, they are finishing their first year. Congratulations to Nakia (pictured below at NWU) and all of our talented collegians. We’re looking forward to the summer break and catching up with you.
May 3

23 days until graduation

23 days until graduation
College choice? Check. Major? Check. Cap and gown ready for the big day? Check.
April 26

Brava!

Brava!
We have had so much to celebrate lately, and this #finishlinefriday is another red letter day. Congratulations to Senior Leader Maddy who has received a TeamMates scholarship, and just 24 hours before, earned an impressive medal for her outstanding competitive culinary accomplishments from Skills USA.
April 19

Payoff!

Payoff!
Guess who received a Buffett Scholarship? We couldn’t be prouder of our Senior Leader Mary, who shared the wonderful news with us today. A big, bright achievement recognizing all of Mary’s hard work. What a terrific #FinishLineFriday for Mary and Lead Up staffer Aubrey, who coached and encouraged her through the process. WAY TO GO, MARY!
April 5

One last application

One last application
Mary crosses another senior task off her list with completing and submitting one last college application. Lots of decisions ahead with National College Decision Day just 26 days away. Can’t wait to see where our seniors will be off to next fall!
March 22

Dance Break!

Dance Break!
The last few months of senior year are filled with big decisions, lots of deadlines and dealing with the emotional ups and downs of the all of the lasts and firsts. How do the Lead Up seniors beat the stress? Dance Break!  (be sure to click the image!) Happy Friday from Lead Up.
March 1

Daniel

Daniel
“Wanted to share with you I’ve received my first scholarship. Hopefully many more to come!” Daniel, planning to become an elementary school teacher.
February 22

Finding a college

Finding a college
Determining which college is right for you can be tough, but talking to a current student or alum can help – and that’s exactly what Mary, who is trying to decide between UNL and Wesleyan, did. “The experience I had speaking with Ruth, a current Wesleyan student, was amazing. I couldn’t be happier to get a better taste of what..Read More
February 18

And the award goes go…

And the award goes go…
So excited to announce that our Leader, Anthony has been selected to receive the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award from The National WWII Museum. The Billy Michal Student Leadership Award is given annually to one student from each state who demonstrates the American Spirit in his or her community. Anthony will join his fellow awardees and represent Nebraska in New..Read More
February 15

Maddy

Maddy
“Senioritis hasn’t hit yet….still livin’ like a sophomore. Grades good. Life’s a breeze.”
February 8

Mary

Mary
“Writing the Buffett essay was the most exhausting thing I have ever done!  But now I feel free and more relaxed than ever.”
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