Events & Opportunities
2019-20 EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
This page will include camps, youth tours, exchange programs etc.
Events & opportunities are organized by registration deadline.
Past due events are moved to the bottom of the list.
High School Summer Study Abroad Programs in Marine Biology, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Animal Science and Medicine. Earn college credits through immersive, hands-on learning. For more info go to: www.gobroadreach.com
Carrico Implement: John Deere Ag Tech Partnership Program
Carrico Implement sponsors students for the two-year John Deere Ag Tech Associate Degree program in Milford, NE and Garden City, KS. Sponsorship includes a paid internship during the co-op portion of the program. After completing the program Carrico Implement also provides a high income career, 100% tuition reimbursement over a four year employment period and the required tool set valued at over $7,000. For more information click here or email Brandy Goddard at: email@example.com
Foley Equipment ThinkBIG Technician Opportunity
If you have considered a career as a diesel mechanic, this program may be for you. It features paid internships, $14,000 in tools, Caterpillar specific training and an Associates Degree. Click here for more information or to apply.
Job Opportunity-Tuition Assistance
McDonald’s Team Members who work an average of 15 hours per week or more and have been employed at the same restaurant for at least 90 days can receive up to $2,500 in tuition assistance per calendar year. Full time certified shift managers can receive up to $3,000. Apply at your local McDonalds or online at: www.mcdonalds.com/careers. Click here for more information about McDonald’s Employee Tuition Assistance program.
American Legion Boys State – 11th grade
For Juniors boys in the upper half of their class, who are self-starters and are involved in extracurricular activities. Opportunity to attend a summer program May 31-June 6 on the Kansas State University campus. Boys State is a program that teaches young men responsible citizenship and patriotism. Students learn how to participate in the functioning of their city, county, and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens. Interested boys should self-nominate by speaking to Mr. Zachman before March 20. A TMP committee will choose a nominee and an alternate from those who self-nominate. The American Legion will pay the $275 fee for the nominee to attend the camp. For more information click here for the Boys State website, click here for a flyer.
American Legion Girls State – 11th grade
For Juniors girls with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Opportunity to attend a summer program June 7-12 on the University of Kansas campus. Girls State is a program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and patriotism. Students learn how to participate in the functioning of their city, county, and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens. Interested girls should self-nominate by speaking to Mr. Zachman before March 25. A TMP-Marian committee will choose a nominee and an alternate from those who self-nominate. The American Legion Auxiliary will pay the $325 fee for the nominee to attend the camp. For more information click here for the Girls State website, and click here for a flyer.
Youth Civic Leadership Institute DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 20
TMP-M may nominate 1-2 current juniors to attend the free July 8-10 (3 days and 2 nights) program in Lawrence, KS. The program will consist of a variety of speakers, outings, workshops and brainstorming session, all centered on the concept of encouraging interest in civic engagement. Students will visit the State Capitol in Topeka and meet with state leaders. Students will stay in dorms on the KU campus. Self-nominate by submitting a paragraph to Mr. Zachman which explains why you want to attend this program, no later than
March 30. If you are selected to be TMP-M’s nominee, you will fill out the application for the program. Click here for a flyer.
Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors – 12th grade
Interested in a scholarship & leadership opportunity? Sunflower Bank sponsors the Community Ambassadors program for area high school seniors. Students learn about their community and how local businesses and local government work. Scholarships may be awarded based on participation, service hours and best essay submissions. Apply by September 30. Click here for more information. Click here to apply.
Manufacturing Day – 10th-12th grade
This free event is hosted by Great Plains Manufacturing in Salina from 9am-11:30pm October 23. Students will participate in manufacturing tours and understand the many career options manufacturing has to offer. 10th-12th grade only. See Mr. Zachman by Friday, October 1 to sign up.
United States Senate Youth Program – 10th-12th grade
Program goal: Identify outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are interested in government, history and politics. Students also must have desire to serve others in a leadership role, have high academic achievements and high aspirations for college. Program is merit based and highly competitive. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. A qualifying exam is required. Two delegates and two alternates will be selected. Delegates will represent Kansas March 7-14 at the 2020 program in Washington D.C. Apply by October 10 by clicking here. All applicants will be notified in early December.
The National Youngarts Foundation mission is to identify the most accomplished young artists in visual, literary and performing arts and provide them with creative and professional development opportunities. Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards, take master classes with accomplished artists and more. Click here for information or to apply. Application deadline is October 11.
FHSU Majors and Graduate Programs Fair (MGPF)
Wednesday, October 16 from 11am-3pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. Talk to students and staff about programs. Click here for the Prospective Student Guide which will provide you with information on how to prepare for the event and make the most of your time on the FHSU campus. It includes a free career assessment tool which will match you with FHSU majors. See Mr. Zachman by Friday, October 11th to sign up.
Journeys & Destinations: Exploring Careers in Health & Science – Grades 9-12
October 30 from 9am-2pm at the Hays Medical Center. Registration deadline is Monday, October 21. Cost is $10 per student. Each high school is limited to 10 students. See Mr. Zachman to sign up. Click here for more information.
Women in Health Care: The Next Generation – 11th & 12th grade
An event November 6-8 for ten Junior and/or Senior girls who have a strong interest and commitment to health care careers. This is a great opportunity to interact with health profession students and faculty at KU Medical Center. Register by October 21. For more information or to apply, go to: www.kumc.edu/WIHC
Nex-Gen Career Fair – Grades 9-12
Tuesday, November 26th at FHSU. Students can choose between Camp Med, Camp Tech and Camp Biz. Register your interest with Mr. Zachman by Friday, September 20th. TMP can send 20 students.
Glassman Corporation’s 4th Annual Skilled Trades Tech Day in Hays – Grades 11 & 12
This event is for juniors and seniors November 26 from 9am-1:30pm. Learn about plumbing, HVAC and sheet metal. See Mr. Zachman by November 11 to sign up. Click here for flyer.
Junior/Senior Day in the FHSU Department of Applied Technology
November 13th, 9am-3pm. Juniors & seniors must register with Mr. Zachman by Tuesday, November 6. For those interested in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Design Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Technology & Engineering Education. Lunch will be provided. No fee for this event.
HOBY-Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar – 10th grade
June 4-7 at Kansas State University. All sophomores are eligible. TMP-M may nominate two sophomores. Apply by writing an essay “In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.” Cost is $225. Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman by November 29. Learn more at: www.hobyks.org/
Summer Study Programs (7-12)
Oxbridge Academic – Students study in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris & others. www.oxbridge programs.com
Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp – 11th grade
For Juniors in high school whose parents are members of Western Cooperative Electric Association. Students may enter if parents/guardians have electricity for a farm, cabin, water etc served by WCEA. Winners go to Steamboat Springs, CO. July 10-16 and get $250 cash. Click here for more information or an entry form. Applications due by December 13. Questions? Call 800-456-6720
Government in Action Youth Tour – 11th grade
For Juniors in high school whose parents are members of Western Cooperative Electric Association. Students may enter if parents/guardians have electricity for a farm, cabin, water etc served by WCEA. Winners go to Washington DC, June 18-25. Click here for more information or an entry form. Applications due by December 13. Questions? Call 800-456-6720
TWIST (Teen Women in Science and Technology) at Kansas State Polytechnic – Grades 9-12
January 9 from 8:30-1pm. Purpose: To expose teen women in 9th-12th grade to various career possibilities. Students must register individually to choose their top five career sessions. Sessions include: Accounting/Finance, Attorney, City Government, Communications and Marketing, Food Science, Graphic Designer, Highway Patrol, Pediatric Care, Pharmacy, Pilot, Speech Pathology, Social Work/Mental Health, and Zoo Veterinary Medicine. See Mrs. Schoepf to register.
Electric Cooperative Youth Tour – 11th grade
Winners go to Washington D.C. June 18-25 on an all-expenses paid trip with 35 other Kansas high school youth. Juniors in high school whose parents/guardians receive electric and/or natural gas service from Midwest Energy may enter. Click here for more information or to apply. Applications due by January 15. Questions? Call 785-625-1403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nex-Tech/FRS Washington D.C. Youth Tour – age 16-17
All-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. Applicants must be in high school, age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour and their parents/guardians must receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service (landline phone, internet or cable TV) excluding any Nex-Tech wireless service. Two students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C. Youth Tour, June 6-10. Winners will also receive $150 for incidentals. Applications are due March 9. Click here for more information or an application.
FHSU Future Educators Day – Grades 9-12
Monday, March 9, 8:00am-2:30pm. Lunch provided. For any high school student interested/considering a career as a teacher. See Mr. Zachman to register ASAP.
Cadet Law Enforcement Academy -Grades 11 & 12 CANCELLED FOR 2020
The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor one student from TMP-M. Auxiliary will pay the $300 sponsor fee. Student cost is $50. Purpose: Help young Kansans gain knowledge regarding the training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers. June 2-7 at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center in Salina. Juniors and seniors with a C+ average may apply. Application must be submitted to Mr. Zachman by March 10. Click here for more information and an application.
Sunflower State Games Ambassador Program
Interested in Sports Management, Communications, Marketing, Event Planning or just love sports? Sunflower Games sponsors are looking for high school students to help them market and spread the word. Click here for a flyer and to learn more about applying. Preferred deadline is March 15.
2018-19 EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
When updated information for these events is available it will be posted at the top of this page in the 2019-2020 section.
Military academies -Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine
The nomination application period opens March 1 each year for high school juniors & seniors. Military Academy packets are mailed March 1 to those submitting requests. Nomination files must be complete by October 1. Interviews are typically conducted in October. Click here for an Academy Information sheet. For more information contact: Gilda Lintz, Academy Coordinator, P: 785-295-2745 Gilda_Lintz@roberts.senate.gov
Senator Jerry Moran requires applications be submitted to his Olathe office by September 7.
This free event is hosted by Great Plains Manufacturing in Salina from 9am-1:30pm October 17. Students will participate in manufacturing tours and understand the many career options manufacturing has to offer. 10th-12 grade. See Mr. Zachman by Monday, October 10 to sign up.
MGPF: FHSU Majors and Graduate Programs Fair
Thursday, October 18 from 12:45-2pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. Talk to students and staff about programs and majors. See Mr. Zachman to sign up by Friday, October 12. For more information click here.
College Planning Conference
Hays High School will host a College Planning Conference, Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:40-2:50pm. Representatives from the military, technical schools, community colleges and both public and private universities will be present. See Mr. Zachman to sign up.
Journeys & Destinations: Exploring Careers in Health & Science
November 7 from 9am-2pm at the Hays Medical Center. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31. Cost is $5 per student. Each high school is limited to 10 students. See Mr. Zachman to sign up. Click here for more information.
Job Opportunity-Tuition Assistance
McDonalds of South Hays Hiring Day– Wednesday, November 14, 10am-6pm. Hiring for all shifts. Click here for more information about McDonald’s Employee Scholarship program.
Women in Health Care: The Next Generation
An event November 14-16 for ten Junior and/or Senior girls who have a strong interest and commitment to health care careers. This is a great opportunity to interact with health profession students and faculty at KU Medical Center. Register by October 23. For a flyer click here. For more information go to: www.kumc.edu/WIHC
Glassman Corporation Tech Day in Hays
This event is for juniors and seniors November 20 from 9am-1:30pm. See Mr. Zachman by October 26 to sign up.
Lights Camera Save! Contest
This video contest is for teens between the ages of 13 and 18. Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in away that will appeal to other teens. Video and entry are due by December 3. Click here for a flyer. Click here for a Contestant Submission Packet. For more info go to: LightsCameraSave.com
Kansas Academy of Math & Science at FHSU
Program created for Kansas best and brightest students. Requirements: Current high school sophomore, ACT Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2. If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years. An information session will be held October 30 at FHSU’s Memorial Union in the Pioneer room at 6pm. Application priority deadline is December 15. Click here for a brochure.
Nex-Generation Student Internship Program
Now accepting student applications for the 2019 Nex‐Generation Student Internship Program! This summer, we will offer over 70 PAID POSITIONS throughout northwest and north central Kansas for high school and college students, age 16 on up. The program runs from May 29 through August 2. Students may apply online now through March 15, 2019: www.nex‐generation.org. Interns are paid a base wage of at least $10/hour and are hired directly by a local business. Ellis county businesses are Nex-Generation (updating youth programs), Nex-Tech(graphic design) Theraplay Learning Center(assist with children and office tasks) and Sunflower Bank(must be 18). Click here for information and click here for an application. Click here for an updated list of participating businesses.
Sunflower Bank’s ABC Program
Bucks for swipes-School-registered debit cards earn your school 5¢* each time you swipe and sign for a transaction or choose ‘credit’ when making everyday purchases.
Cash for your school AND you-Open a new Spend & Sign & Save account package and your school will receive $50 while you earn up to $100*.
We pay for A’s-Students K- 12 can drop off their current report card at any branch location to be entered into a drawing where they get paid for A’s. Five winners per branch are chosen and the winning students earn up to $100* for their A’s. If their school is a participant in the program, they will also receive a matching donation from us!
Questions? Please call us at 888-827-5564 or stop by your local branch.
Sternberg Museum needs volunteers!
Summer volunteers are needed for the Discovery Room! Call Alicia Gaede at 785-628-5517 or stop in at Sternberg Museum to volunteer. Click here for more information.
Certified Nurse Aid Summer Course at NCK
CNA is a prerequisite for every nursing program! Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm from May 18 and through June 17. This class is usually full before the class begins so register early. You must be 16 by the end of the course. Click here for cost, registration instructions and enrollment requirements.
FHSU Nightingale Experience
June 10 & 11. For 10th-12th graders who have an interest in nursing or are undecided about their career plans. Students will learn about a career in nursing, visit the Department of Nursing at FHSU, stay at a residence hall overnight and observe clinical units at Hays Med. $100 fee inludes a T-shirt, meals, housing and activities. Application is due May 15. Early application is encouraged due to limited availability. Click here for info or to register.
PULSE-Pro-Life Leadership Institute for Teens
June 23-29 in Wichita for students entering 9th-12th grade. Cost is $800 per student or $600 each for siblings. Sponsorships are available. Click here for more information. Questions? Call 800-928-5433 or go to www.kfl.org
All TMP-Marian High School students can take up to two college visits each year. Visits are scheduled by the counselor. Complete your College Visit Request form at least two weeks before the date you want to visit the college. Download a form to request your college visit here.
Military Academy Nominations (Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines)
Representative Roger Marshall is now accepting nomination applications from high school juniors and high school graduates for the US Service Academies (July 2020 entry). The deadline for a completed application is October 1, 2019. Interested applicants may apply by calling 620-765-7800 or online at: https://marshall.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations
Click here for a flyer with more information. Additional information is available at each Service Academy website.
Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth- Work Study/Apprentice Program
Looking for real job experience while you are going to school? You’ve looked in the right place! This program is designed to help match you with a local, northwest or north central Kansas business, where you can gain hands‐on job skills by working and shadowing for a few hours daily or weekly, while you complete your school semester. Juniors apply for Senior year. Apply by April 30 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester. Click here for information, a list of participating businesses and an application. Ellis County businesses include: Midwest Energy, Nex-Generation & Nex-Tech, Sunflower Bank, and Sunflower Electric.
Summer Study Programs
Oxbridge Academic – Grades 7-12. Students study in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris & others. www.oxbridge programs.com
The Road Less Traveled – Ages 11-19. Students explore destinations such as: Tanzania, Thailand, Costa Rica, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand and more. theroadlesstraveled.com