LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 4/28/2020 *Coronavirus Edition #10*

Season 1: Episode 134
TUESDAY, April 28, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High. Welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

How’s everybody doing? Hope you’re all well. Thanks for joining us.

CATE: I’m CATE FREDERICK keeping you updated on the latest news about school and the coronavirus situation.

A reminder that links to updates with all official LPS information are also available on the lps home page at
On today’s show we have some information about Summer School, LHS athlete signing, some student art, Virtual Prom photos, StuCo, Link Crew, Pomalinks, Links Helping Links, and more! So stay tuned.

There is new information about Summer School available on the Counseling Center Website and in the grade level google classrooms. If you have questions, please check those places or email your counselor. There is a link below in the transcript to instructions for registration.

The Counseling Center is proud to announce the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship winners:
Congratulations, Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Winners!
Rahma Abdullah, Mustafa Almansouri, Victoria Archuleta, Dorcas Bosa, Salvador Diaz-DeBose, Kevin Dominguez, Jesus Espinoza, Azcia Fleming, Makhi Fleming, Malik Fleming, Ghazwan Haskan, Gabrielle Huff, Marina Joseph, Phu Le, Thoai Luu, Faiza Naif, Jackson Okereke, Lizeth Pesina Cruz, Say Poe, Akuol Riing, Elijah Riley, Jazmany Salazar Lazaro, Hanan Smoqy, and Tristian Swift
Congratulations to all recipients.

In Sport News: Here is a list of LHS Athletes who will sign to participate in college athletics next fall: 

LHS Athletes who planned to sign this Spring:
Say Lah Poe- Soccer- Northeastern Junior College Sterling, Colorado
Pla Plot Soe- Wrestling- Nebraska Wesleyan University
Camden Trevarrow- Baseball – MidAmerica Nazarene University
Eli Friend- Baseball- University of South Carolina- Salkehatchie
Charles Sieglaff- Swim- South Dakota State University
Aaron Harris- Swim- Lawrence University- Appleton Wisconsin
Adrian Vavala- Swim- Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Olivia West- Swim- Nebraska Wesleyan University
Parker Johnson- Women’s Volleyball- Park University in Parkville, MO
Jaxson Barber- Basketball- Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
Christopher Penas-Hull- Tennis- Cornell College Iowa
Mike Terrano- Football/Track- University of Nebraska Kearney
Parker Raszick- Football- Peru State College
Malachi Hopkins- Football- Vermilion Community College Ely, MNWay to go Links athletes. Good luck at your new schools, and remember that whoever’s jersey you wear, you’ll always be a Link.

Here’s a message from Art Teacher Michelle Clifford about a student who has created an art project about graduation.
Senior Heidy Chairez drew a portrait about the despair that many seniors are feeling by missing out on important milestones, such as graduation. She says that many students were looking forward to walking across the stage and saying “I made it,” but it is being “wiped away by tears.” Graduation will not look like our normal tradition this year, but it is no less of an accomplishment. Senior class of 2020, we are still so proud of all of you!

Hey, It’s Zainab from Hope Squad. We’re here to let you know that we care for you with a Monday Motivation for Hope quote.

This week’s quote says… “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to stop letting them control you.”

This quote is from Dan Millman. We wanted to remind you that we care about you and you should keep hope near. Have a great week guys!

Thanks to LHS teachers and staff for their amazing work helping LHS families who have local businesses. The group Links Helping Links (spearheaded by LHS social studies teachers Lindsey Herting and Nancy Grant-Colson) raised over $3,000 in donations from LHS staff members in just two weeks to support Lincoln High-affiliated businesses struggling during the pandemic. They purchased gift cards and food from those businesses and distributed them to nurses, firefighters, police officers, LHS custodians, postal workers, and other essential workers throughout Lincoln. The unofficial (and ever-evolving) directory of Lincoln High-affiliated businesses that we can all use to help support local businesses is linked below in the transcript. Please consider helping them out by buying gift cards now and giving them to family or friends once the pandemic is over.

Special thanks to Lindsey Herting, Nancy Grant-Colson, former LHS principal Mike Wortman, Amy Stetson, David Juiliano, Lisa Kiely, Andrew Bargen, Josh Lupher, and Laurel Maslowski for their efforts to help make the logistics of this project come together.
Link to the List of Lincoln High-Affiliated businesses:

Here’s a message from Chelsea Egenberger and the CLC:
4/27 CLC Online Update + JP w/ IC
C: Hello LINKS, Chelsea here from the LHS CLC!

E: And Erin here again with the Northeast high school CLC.

C: This Wednesday JP from Inclusive communities will be joining the CLC Zoom Office Hour from 2-3pm

Inclusive Communities is a non-profit that provides education and advocacy related to the topics of diversity and inclusion.
E: We want to use this virtual space on Wednesday as an opportunity to connect with one another and talk about how we can work towards making all of our communities more inclusive.

JP will lead us through a number of different games and exercises to explore diversity, identity and intersectionality.

C: This is a great opportunity to explore hard topics and connect with others.

E: We hope you join us Wednesday from 2-3pm for this experience!

C: We look forward to connecting with you!

If you would like to be involved in the 2021 show choir season, use the jump code PI09. That code will take you to the audition folder Mr.Hoefling has set up. In this folder you will find audition materials for Momentum and Impulse, and sign-ups for show band and roadies. Please also join the audition google classroom with the code egl6em4. Because of the school closure, auditions will be held closer to fall, but that gives you plenty of time to practice!

Ms. McClung Video:

Thanks to those of you who shared your Virtual Prom photos with us. A gallery of the photos is on The Advocate Online. There’s also a gallery of Virtual Spirit Week photos there as well. We’re still updating it periodically, so if you have photos you’d like to add, please tag or DM us in instagram @linksyearbook or email us your photos to

Looking for a new way to get connected with other Lincoln High students and have an impact on your school community? Consider joining Student Council for the 2021 school year. Applications are now available via the jump code YKGQ. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8th. For more information, you can contact cosponsors Shelley Swartz,; or Carter Hulinsky,

Link Crew is looking for LINK CREW LEADERS for the 2021 school year. If you are going to be a JUNIOR or SENIOR and want to help create community at LHS by supporting our incoming 9th graders, please consider being part of the crew. Use jumpcode YTB1 to fill out an application. We hope you consider this awesome opportunity.

Even though this is a weird and crazy time for all of us, the Pomalinks are still going strong! We are extending deadlines for tryout packets! If you would like to consider being on the 2021 squad, join the Pomalink’s Google Classroom, code RXPN5SC, for updates and information. Please, follow the Pomalinks on Instagram or Facebook as well! Stay safe and GO LINKS!

Running out of things to read during quarantine? LPS media services just loaded some more new FREE BOOKS from Mackin VIA. They are multi-user so more than one person can check out the book. Here are the directions.
Here’s how you can access them:
Go to
Choose Mackin VIA in the list of portal options
If asked to login, use your LPS username & password
There’s are separate lists for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
How to search for multi-user books in MackinVIA:
Click on “More” in the menu
Select “Multi-user”

Remember if you need any counseling or Social and Emotional Supports, you can email someone listed on the LPS contacts page which is linked at LPS.ORG. There is also a link below in the transcript:
School social workers and other school staff may not be able to immediately answer an email or a message, but they will work to respond within 24 hours of any message received between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Emails or messages received overnight or on the weekend will be answered the next week day. If you need immediate assistance we encourage you to access the following resources that are available any time of the day or night. See the transcript below for more information. PLEASE NOTE: If you have an emergency, contact 911.

Links to services and contacts.
LPS Updates:
CenterPointe Help Line (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741
(text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
Lincoln Police Department (non-emergency) 402-441-6000
or 911 (emergency)

MyLNK is a website and a mobile app that has information about community resources. It can be downloaded in a wi-fi environment and then used when wi-fi is not available. The website provides translations in Spanish Vietnamese, and Arabic. See the link in the transcript below.

LPS has added two new locations Goodrich and Lefler, for food distribution. Click on the Food Distribution link at for maps and more specific information, or type the word “food” in the keyword search. []

Weekly food distribution is Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for any child ages 1-18 at the following locations:
Belmont, Arnold, Calvert, Hartley, Huntington, Clinton, Saratoga, and West Lincoln
Elementary Schools:
Culler, Park, Goodrich, and Lefler Middle Schools,
and at Northeast High School and Lincoln High where you’ll enter the circle on 21st and J Streets and follow staff directions.

Any family is also welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food from the Lincoln Food Bank during their food distribution. More information about their schedule can be found at their website:

Remember that you can leave a comment below this video at any time for us. We want your feedback. You can also tell us your story of how you’re coping with all of this by filling out the form at Jump Code PBYZ. That’s PBYZ

Do you have good news to share? Questions? Comments? You can also reach out to us at, or message us on The Advocate Twitter and Instagram accounts: @lhsadvocate or on the Yearbook Instagram: @linksyearbook. We want to hear from you.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and STAY HOME as much as possible and Stay Away From Others in Public, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

Take care, keep supporting each other, and stay connected with us.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLIVE!