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Student Spotlight: Jose

As a student at Omaha South High Magnet School, Jose and his friends would occasionally talk about college, but never in much detail. “At the end of my sophomore year, I heard about College Possible, and immediately felt drawn to the organization.” Jose recalls his introduction to College Possible and the resources they provided as a turning point.

I knew I wanted to go to college, and I knew I needed help – especially with my ACT. Going through that first interview and connecting with the College Possible coaches made me realize this program would help me get where I needed to be.”

Jose began the College Possible curriculum at the start of his junior year. That first semester he received intense ACT test prep strategies at weekly sessions and at optional clinics; he was able to take a full-length practice ACT test that put him in realistic test taking scenarios where he was able to practice the skills he had learned at the ACT prep sessions; and he worked closely with his high school coach to determine his “right-fit” college.

In May, Jose learned he had been awarded the Regents Scholarship making it possible for him to attend UNL, the school at the top of his list. “I know that if I had not joined College Possible, I wouldn’t have gotten help to improve my ACT score and I would not have had the options that a higher score provided. My dream is to major in biology, apply to UNMC, become a pediatrician and work for a medical nonprofit. I want to answer all the questions children may have as they are growing up.”

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