“She took me on several college visits, and it inspired me, even more, to go into nursing,” said Garcia-Mejia. “She also helped me enroll at the Career Center to obtain my CNA license before graduation.”
Bryan High senior Uriel Vargas worked with his counselor to plan for college.
“My counselor gave me recommendations on what colleges to apply for based on my degree of interest,” said Vargas. “She also talked to me and my dad about scholarship opportunities to help me attend the university of my choice.”
With his counselor’s help, Vargas is on track to attend the University of Nebraska Omaha and study psychology next year.
At Omaha Public Schools, approximately 170 counselors support the more than 52,000 students we serve.
“One of the most exciting parts of my job is assisting students with postsecondary planning," said Bryan High counselor Mark Nissen. “It really is invigorating to accompany students as they transition from high school to college, military or the workforce.”
Our district celebrated the unique contributions of our school counselors during National School Counseling Week, which takes place the first full week in February.