Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news
Gov. Dave Heineman honored Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest winners at the Proclamation Signing for Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is March 24-29. From left are: Ensley Frame, Omaha, Palisades Elementary, fourth-place; Takaylynn Hergott, Hebron, Thayer Central School, second-place; Joshua Jerabek, Farwell, St. Paul Public School, third-place and John Kaslon, Ashton, Nebraska, St. Paul Public School, St. Paul, Howard County, first-place.
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am
A list of Omaha-area school news:
Writing contest: Entries for the 12th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest for seventh- and eighth-graders are due Friday. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer's Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Students are asked to reflect on the value of a college education and what they would like to achieve through higher education. Winners will receive contributions to Nebraska's state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, ranging from $2,000 to $500 each. Three winners will be chosen in each of Nebraska's three U.S. congressional districts, and three winners will be selected from outside Nebraska.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am.