All-City Music Festival
Participants are chosen for their exceptional musical ability, talent, and character Participants also demonstrate a commitment to musical excellence by attending extra rehearsals outside of the regular school day.

Focus on Medicine
Culturally diverse students explore career options in medicine. Creighton University Medical School sponsors this program and sets the guidelines for student participation.

Geography Bee
Sponsored by National Geographic, students progress through several rounds at the building level responding to questions that pertain to all aspects of geography. All students at each grade level are involved in the initial round.

Students compete in a 13 state computer based competition testing their knowledge of current events.

Pen & Inc (Perspectives Effect News and Ideas Need Communication)
This program is a joint effort between UNL and OPS. The program focuses on helping students gain an awareness of the journalism field and other fields that demand strong writing skills. The goal is to assist and encourage minority students to explore and pursue college degrees.



Spelling Bee
Students participate in a nationally sponsored spelling competition with the possibility of moving from district to regional to national levels.