College Possible Omaha’s end-of-year celebration was a great success! It was a day of laughter, excitement and tears of joy as students celebrated their accomplishments. Nearly 450 students, guests, volunteers and College Possible staff gathered at The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center on April 21 to celebrate students who have spent many hours preparing for the ACT, completing financial aid paperwork, writing scholarship essays and applying to college.
The event included student speakers and presentations as well as a keynote address from Julie Dierberger, the Paul Sather Distinguished Director of the Service Learning Academy at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Students also won prizes based on the greatest ACT score increase, most scholarship applications and best session attendance. After the program, students and guests enjoyed carnival games hosted by College Possible volunteers and college admissions counselors who traveled to the event from across Nebraska.
“These students have so much to be proud of, whether it is raising their ACT score, graduating high school, being accepted into college or receiving their college degree,” said Arvin Frazier, College Possible Omaha executive director. “Launch! is a time where we join together to celebrate the accomplishments of students who may have never expected college to be a part of their future. We are grateful to walk this journey with them as they represent our best and brightest, and we look forward to seeing them serve our community and beyond as talented, idealistic leaders.”
College Possible is also excited to announce that students have been accepted to more than 130 colleges nationwide including College of Saint Mary, Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Omaha, Stanford University and Yale University among many others.
We are so very grateful for the success of Launch! 2018 and can’t wait to start planning for Launch! 2019.