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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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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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.

Follow-Up:
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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LHS Alum Nominated For Acting Award

Lyons High School graduate (class of 2004) Liz Ferraris (daughter of Mary and Fred Ferraris) is currently pursuing a career in acting. Ferraris has the lead role in an online web series called Hipsterhood, directed by Shilpi Roy. Hipsterhood, a comedy web series that explores the minds of two hipsters who keep

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Life 101: Beyond High School - January 2014

Most individuals pursuing post-secondary education receive some sort of financial aid. Financial aid is comprised of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Last month, high school seniors were advised to focus on applying for

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Mensa Scholarships Available

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation will award scholarships again this year. Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals.

Contestants do not have to be members of Mensa, although certain awards are reserved for Mensa members. The only

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Band And Choir Concerts Wow Crowd

The Lyons Middle/Senior High  School held their Winter Band Concert in the school’s Cafetorium last Wednesday evening (December 11) to an appreciative, and enthusiastic gathering of family and friends. The sixth grade Beginning Band

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Community Spirit Award

The Town of Lyons is pleased and honored to announce the winners of this year’s Community Spirit Award. This prestigious award is given to two students who exemplify leadership, community service, and citizenship, and who work to better their school and town. The students are

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Montessori Back in Lyons

Several parents and teachers previously involved with the now-closed Lyons Community Montessori preschool have organized a temporary school program in Lyons. Classes for children began December 9 at the parsonage next door to the Lyons Community

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