Events & Opportunities


This page will include camps, youth tours, exchange programs etc.

Events & opportunities are organized by registration deadline

Past due events are moved to the bottom of the list.


College Visits

All TMP-Marian High School students can take up to two college visits each year.  Visits are scheduled by the counselor.  Complete your College Visit Request form at least two weeks before the date you want to visit the college.  Download a form to request your college visit here


Nex-Tech/FRS Washington D.C. Youth Tour

All-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.  Applicants must be in high school, age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour and their parents/guardians must receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service (landline phone, internet or cable TV) excluding any Nex-Tech wireless service.  Two students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C. Youth Tour, June 1-5.  Winners will also receive $150 for incidentals.  Applications are due March 1. Click here for more information or an application.


Nex-Generation Student Internship Program

Now accepting student applications for the 2019 Nex‐Generation Student Internship Program!  This summer, we will offer over 70 PAID POSITIONS throughout northwest and north central Kansas for high school and college students, age 16 on up. The program runs from May 29 through August 2.  Students may apply online now through March 15, 2019: www.nex‐  Interns are paid a base wage of at least $10/hour and are hired directly by a local business.  Ellis county businesses are Nex-Generation (updating youth programs), Nex-Tech(graphic design) and Sunflower Bank(must be 18).  Click here for information, an application and a list of participating businesses.


American Legion Girls State

For Juniors girls with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Opportunity to attend a summer program June 2-7 on the University of Kansas campus.  Girls State is a program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and patriotism. Students learn how to participate in the functioning of their city, county, and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens.  Interested girls should self-nominate by speaking to Mr. Zachman before March 25.  A TMP committee will choose a nominee and an alternate from those who self-nominate.  The American Legion Auxiliary will pay the $325 fee for the nominee to attend the camp. For more information click here for the Girls State website, click here for a blog from 2018, click here for a flyer.


Cadet Law Enforcement Academy                                                                           The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor one student from TMP-M.  Auxiliary will pay the $300 sponsor fee.  Students cost is $50.  Purpose: Help young Kansans gain knowledge regarding the training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  June 2-7 at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center in Salina.  Juniors and seniors with a C+ average may apply.  Application must be submitted to Mr. Zachman by March 22Click here for more information and an application.


Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth- Work Study/Apprentice Program

Looking for real job experience while you are going to school? You’ve looked in the right place! This program is designed to help match you with a local, northwest or north central Kansas business, where you can gain hands‐on job skills by working and shadowing for a few hours daily or weekly, while you complete your school semester.    Juniors apply for Senior year.  Apply by April 30 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester. Click here for information, a list of participating businesses and an application.  Ellis County businesses include:  Midwest Energy, Nex-Generation & Nex-Tech, Sunflower Bank, and Sunflower Electric.


Carrico Implement:  John Deere Ag Tech Partnership Program

Carrico Implement sponsors students for the two-year John Deere Ag Tech Associate Degree program in Milford, NE and Garden City, KS.  Sponsorship includes a paid internship during the co-op portion of the program.  After completing the program Carrico Implement also provides a high income career, 100% tuition reimbursement over a four year employment period and the required tool set valued at over $7,000.  For more information click here or email Brandy Goddard at:


Summer Study Programs

Oxbridge Academic – Grades 7-12.  Students study in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris & others.   www.oxbridge

The Road Less Traveled – Ages 11-19.  Students explore destinations such as:  Tanzania, Thailand, Costa Rica, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand and more.


Sunflower Bank’s ABC Program

Bucks for swipes

School-registered debit cards earn your school 5¢* each time you swipe and sign for a transaction or choose ‘credit’ when making everyday purchases.

Cash for your school AND you

Open a new Spend & Sign & Save account package and your school will receive $50 while you earn up to $100*.

We pay for A’s

Students K- 12 can drop off their current report card at any branch location to be entered into a drawing where they get paid for A’s. Five winners per branch are chosen and the winning students earn up to $100* for their A’s. If their school is a participant in the program, they will also receive a matching donation from us!

Questions? Please call us at 888-827-5564 or stop by your local branch.



Past due:  2018-19 Events and Opportunities


Military academies -Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine

The nomination application period opens March 1 each year for high school juniors & seniors.   Military Academy packets are mailed March 1 to those submitting requests.  Nomination files must be complete by October 1. Interviews are typically conducted in October.  Click here for an Academy Information sheet.  For more information contact: Gilda Lintz, Academy Coordinator,  P: 785-295-2745        

Senator Jerry Moran requires applications be submitted to his Olathe office by September 7.


Manufacturing Day

This free event is hosted by Great Plains Manufacturing in Salina from 9am-1:30pm October 17.  Students will participate in manufacturing tours and understand the many career options manufacturing has to offer.  10th-12 grade.  See Mr. Zachman by Monday, October 10 to sign up.


MGPF:  FHSU Majors and Graduate Programs Fair

Thursday, October 18 from 12:45-2pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom.  Talk to students and staff about programs and majors.  See Mr. Zachman to sign up by Friday, October 12.  For more information click here.


College Planning Conference

Hays High School will host a College Planning Conference, Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:40-2:50pm.  Representatives from the military, technical schools, community colleges and both public and private universities will be present.  See Mr. Zachman to sign up.


Journeys & Destinations:  Exploring Careers in Health & Science

November 7 from 9am-2pm at the Hays Medical Center.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31.  Cost is $5 per student.  Each high school is limited to 10 students. See Mr. Zachman to sign up.  Click here for more information.


Job Opportunities

McDonalds of South Hays Hiring Day– Wednesday, November 14, 10am-6pm.  Hiring for all shifts. Click here for more information about McDonald’s Employee Scholarship program.


Women in Health Care:  The Next Generation

An event November 14-16 for ten Junior and/or Senior girls who have a strong interest and commitment to health care careers.  This is a great opportunity to interact with health profession students and faculty at KU Medical Center.  Register by October 23.  For a flyer click here.  For more information go to:


Glassman Corporation Tech Day in Hays

This event is for juniors and seniors November 20 from 9am-1:30pm.   See Mr. Zachman by October 26 to sign up.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. 

May 30-June 2 at Kansas State University.  All sophomores are eligible.  TMP-M may nominate one sophomore.  Apply by writing an essay “In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.”  Cost is $225 and is due by March 1.  Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman by November 30.  Learn more at:


Lights Camera Save! Contest

This video contest is for teens between the ages of 13 and 18.  Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in away that will appeal to other teens.  Video and entry are due by December 3.  Click here for a flyer.  Click here for a Contestant Submission Packet.  For more info go to:


Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp

For Juniors in high school whose parents are members of Western Cooperative Electric Association.  Students may enter if parents/guardians have electricity for a farm, cabin, water etc served by WCEA.  Winners go to  Steamboat Springs, CO. July 12-18 and get $250 cash.  Click here for more information.  Find entry forms at: Select About Us then select Youth Services. Applications due by December 14.  Questions? Call 800-456-6720


Government in Action Youth Tour

For Juniors in high school whose parents are members of Western Cooperative Electric Association.  Students may enter if parents/guardians have electricity for a farm, cabin, water etc served by WCEA.  Winners go to Washington DC, June 13-20.  Click here for more information.  Find entry forms at:  Select About Us then select Youth Services.  Applications due by December 14.  Questions?  Call 800-456-6720


Kansas Academy of Math & Science at FHSU

Program created for Kansas best and brightest students.  Requirements:  Current high school sophomore, ACT Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2. If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years.  An information session will be held October 30 at FHSU’s Memorial Union in the Pioneer room at 6pm.  Application priority deadline is December 15.  Click here for a brochure.


Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Winners go to Washington D.C. June 13-20 on an all-expenses paid trip with 40 other Kansas high school youth.  Juniors in high school whose parents/guardians receive electric and/or natural gas service from Midwest Energy may enter.    Click here for more information or to apply. Applications due by February 1.  Questions?  Call 785-625-1403 or or visit