The tech industry normally tends to keep out of political issues since they are a large part of government, but this year’s election has made it nearly impossible for the techies to stay out. President Trump’s recent executive orders for a Muslim ban in America has given some tech companies very good reason to get involved.
The YMCA strives to provide their mission of “positive change” and to “build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all”. If a student at Highland begins to feel overwhelmed from classes and needs a break, the YMCA is a great way to relieve the stress and pressure that college may bring on.
I recently sat down with Freeport YMCA’s Member Service Director Connie Kraft and Member Engagement Director Jeannie Cross to discuss the YMCA memberships for students here at Highland. While there are flyers posted on campus, as well as emails sent out to all of the students at Highland, not everyone is aware of the entities that a student YMCA membership holds.
With the spring semester beginning, many students may find themselves preoccupied with homework assignments, adjusting to new teachers and schedules, or counting down the days until spring break. What many students often forget to think about this early in the semester is how they will pay for their education in the fall. Fortunately, scholarship applications are due April 1st so there is still plenty of time to turn completed scholarship applications in.
Whether majoring in agriculture or political science, math or music, or even engineering or education, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships specific to them. Many areas of study have a number of scholarships up for grabs. Scholarship applications are available online or in Building H in the lobby next to the cafeteria. When applying online, a questionnaire is available to narrow down the scholarships applicable to each individual.