: Apply NOW for CU Denver’s Summer Music Industry Program!

Offered to high school students ages 14-18, the University of Colorado Denver’s Summer Music Industry Program is designed to show students what it takes to be a musician today. The program will help students achieve a higher level of artistic and instrumental proficiency, and improve industry-relevant fundamental musical skills that will prove valuable as students continue to pursue a career in music. The program is open to all teens, including those not living in metro Denver; students have the option to stay on campus.

The program dates are June 15-27, 2014, and significant scholarships are available for families with demonstrated economic hardships, as well as competitive merit awards. The application deadline has been extended until April 30. The extended deadline still welcomes merit, financial, and partial DJ Chonz scholarship applications. Click here to apply.

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College Classes For Almost Free*

Those of you who will be a junior or a senior in high school this fall can take college classes while in high school and the district will pick up the tab*. The deadline for turning in your Concurrent Enrollment

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Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship Created

By Monique Sawyer-Lang
How do you honor a man whose working life was dedicated to educating children, specifically the children of Lyons? You create a college scholarship in his name, that’s how. The Lyons Community Foundation has created the Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship to honor a man whose commitment to the Lyons community was

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Making The Decision

By Joanne Barnard
It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem

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February: Follow-Up, The Future And Financial Aid

February is the lull month between the frenzy of applying for school and financial aid, and the anticipation of award letters and the decision. Take this opportunity to follow up on all you have accomplished, catch up on all that you haven’t, and prepare yourself for what is to come.

If you have already applied for post secondary education, scholarships, and completed the FAFSA, follow up with schools to ensure they have transcripts and all application material. Some schools require your mid-year transcript.

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March: Award Letters

Financial aid letters will start showing up between now and mid-April. Use this month to get a clear financial picture. Understand each award you have received, compare them side by side and explore the ramifications each choice will have on your future.

Understanding Awards
Financial aid letters differ in presentation. Call the financial aid office to get clarification as to what part of the award is gift aid, what part is a loan, and/or what part is

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Congratulations Students!

Morgan Morris of Lyons, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, was named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Creighton University.

Kate Little of Lyons, recently received a $837 Henry and Marguerite Ephron Award, Missoula Noon Rotary Club and Flightwer Scholarship from the University of Montana. Little, a 2008 Lyons High School graduate, is the daughter of James “Zeke” and Jani Little of Lyons. She is a junior at UM majoring in Spanish.

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