Events & Opportunities
2020-21 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.
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
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 16-22 and get $250 cash. Click here for more information or an entry form. Applications due by December 18. 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 14-21. Click here for more information or an entry form. Applications due by December 18. Questions? Call 800-456-6720
Nex-Generation Summer Apprenticeship Program – Age 16+
Looking for a paid work experience? Ellis county has four businesses that have already agreed to host an intern: Bethesda Place(developmental services, agricultural setting), Chroma Quilting(customer service, social media, web development), Hays Arts Council (youth, art, travel & tourism), Midwest Energy (social media & marketing) and Nex-Tech (social media, graphic design, video production) but you can seek approval from any local business. Positions will be awarded first-come, first-serve. Student must contact one or more businesses and request their letter of support as well as signed approval from school personnel. Applications due March 1. Click here for information and application.
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 5-9. Winners will also receive $150 for incidentals. Applications are due March 8. Click here for more information or an application.
Past due 2020-21 Events and Opportunities
Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors – 12th grade
This event has been cancelled for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Nex-Generation Work Study/Apprenticeship Program – Grade 12
Looking for an opportunity for work experience and job shadowing? Ellis county has three businesses that have already agreed to host an intern: Bethesda Place, Chroma Quilitng and Therapy Learning Center, but you can seek approval from any local business. Positions awarded first-come, first-serve. Student must contact one or more businesses and request their letter of support as well as signed approval from school personnel. Applications due September 15. Upon completion of work study, students will receive a $500 Nex-Generation Scholarship per semester. Click here for information and application.
HOBY-Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar – 10th grade
July 8-11 at Kansas State University. All sophomores are eligible. TMP-M may nominate two students. 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 $275. Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman on or before November 20th. Learn more at: www.hobyks.org/
United States Senate Youth Program – 11th-12th grade
Program goal: Identify outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are interested in government, history and politics. Students also must have a 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 online March 14-18 at the 2021 program in Washington D.C. Apply by November 20 by clicking here. All applicants will be notified in early February.
2019-20 EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
This information is outdated but can be a useful planning tool because you can see what events and opportunities were available last year and when their deadlines were.
When updated information is available it will be posted at the top of the page in the 2020-2021 section.
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
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.
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.
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.
Summer Study Programs (7-12)
Oxbridge Academic – Students study in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris & others. www.oxbridge programs.com
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.
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.
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.