Meet LPS Focus Program Senior: Alex, Bryan College of Health Sciences

The mission of Lincoln Public Schools is to prepare ALL students for successful careers, lifelong learning and civic engagement.

High school graduation is a culmination of our scholars' and educators' hard work toward this significant milestone. 

The LPS Focus Programs' core values of exploration, education, engagement and empowerment are beliefs rooted in the overall LPS mission and the school district’s commitment to high school graduation. 

Read how senior Alex used the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program at Northwest to Launch at LPS in this Q&A

Name: Alex 

Grade: 12

Home High School: Northwest 

Focus Program: Bryan College of Health Sciences 


Why did you choose the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program?

I chose the Bryan College of Health Science Focus Program at Lincoln Northwest High School due to its wide variety of opportunities available to its participants. The focus program drew my attention when I was looking for a new home high school. The partnership with Bryan College of Health Sciences is what sealed the deal for me. Knowing that after high school, I wanted to become a healthcare worker, this program would help me reach my goals.

How did the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program change your high school experience?

The Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program changed my high school experience in unspeakable ways, from obtaining my certified nursing assistant license (CNA) to getting hands-on healthcare experience and speaking with healthcare professionals about the career I want to pursue right after high school. I was given countless opportunities to better my understanding and knowledge of healthcare. Most importantly, I was set up for success unlike ever before, having gained college experience and college credit.

What is the greatest lesson you learned from the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program? Why?

The greatest lesson I learned from this focus program is that if you want something, chase after it and don't stop running. I knew coming into this program it wasn't going to be easy to take college courses at such an early age with no previous experience. My peers and instructors helped and gave me guidance to chase the grades I wanted, the experiences I wanted to have and the connections I wanted to make with healthcare professionals while in this program. I chased what I wanted and didn't stop running.

How did the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program help you reach your graduation goals?

The focus program provided me with dual credit courses, which applied to my graduation requirements and my college transcript. I was able to take college courses for high school credits while at the same time gaining college credit. I gained college experience and improved my ways for academics.

What are your post-graduation plans?

My post-graduation plan is to pursue a cardiovascular sonography degree at Bryan College of Health Sciences.

How did the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program help prepare you for those post-graduation plans? 

The focus program helped me gain preparedness for my post-graduation goals, connecting me with individuals whose jobs are to help students with college success. I was able to make connections, practice college admission procedures and meet with individuals who work one-on-one with college students. The focus program has helped me get to a place where I am confident that I will succeed in my post-graduation plans.

How did the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program help prepare you for the future?

The focus program provided a course that exposed me to numerous healthcare fields and associated jobs. I was able to interact with medical professionals and ask questions about their journey to where they are now, and gain plenty of knowledge for how to ensure my success through my college journey.

What would your advice be to younger students considering joining your focus program? Why?

Don't overthink what you think you cannot do and go for it. This is your future and you need to lead it in the right direction. I'm glad I made the connections with my peers and instructors that I did. They helped me to a stance where I am confident I will succeed, and I'm sure of what I want to do with my future.

What are you most thankful about this experience? Why?

I'm most thankful for the diversity, interactions, knowledge gained and overall experience. This program provided me with so much that words cannot express my gratitude. I was given countless opportunities to expand my views of healthcare and what's possible. I am thankful for everyone who helped lead me in the right direction.

Congratulations, Alex! We wish you the best in your future endeavors. We are thankful our educators could help you Launch at LPS!

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Published: May 30, 2024, Updated: May 30, 2024

Alex is our featured LPS Focus Program graduating senior from the Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program.