SHPAA 2019 Meeting: November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

What: 2019 SHPAA Meeting
When: Nov. 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Anderson Branch Library, Lincoln, Nebraska – and online
Why: Elect a board and move forward!

The Summer Honors Alumni Association 2019 meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska and online. Meeting time should be about an hour and no more than two hours.

The in-person meeting location is the meeting room of the Anderson Branch Library in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Address: 3635 Touzalin Ave. (Fremont St. & Touzalin Ave.)

Online meeting info:

Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 308 325 2997
Join by SIP:

Agenda includes:

  • Elect a board/attend to our tax-exempt status
  • Discuss awarding a scholarship
  • Kick off a thank-you letter writing effort in appreciation of SHP houseparents, past and present
  • Get the ball rolling on a possible project during next summer’s SHP to benefit the current crop of students and instructors.

Info on how to join the meeting online and location of the venue in Lincoln will be announced soon. (Probably we’ll use Google Hangouts for the online accessibility and meet in person at a Lincoln Public Libraries meeting room.)

Pie and socializing after.

Questions? Let me (Dave Burchell) know. I can be found on Facebook or as “evaddnomaid” on Google Hangouts, LinkedIn, or gmail.

I’m excited to take a part in revitalizing the SHPAA and looking forward to working with my fellow SHP alums to help make the ’20s the best possible decade for SHPA. Hope to see you there!

– Dave Burchell, 1986-89

ESU 11 Welcomes Janelle Jack as Next HAL Leader


It is our pleasure to announce the addition of Janelle Jack as our next High Ability Learner leader starting July 1, 2013. Janelle has big shoes to fill as current HAL leader Tim Burke retires after 26.5 years of serving our area Gifted students. Janelle’s skills and abilities will be used to continue and to grow ESU 11’s HAL program.

Janelle has been active in Gifted (HAL programming) since 1999 in various capacities such as being the Eustis-Farnam Gifted Coordinator; an active contributor in the Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG); helping at ESU 11 Summer Honors Program and presenting at NAG conferences. More specifically, Janelle served as the NAG President in 2008-2009 and on the NAG Board from 2005-2010.

Janelle plans to get a jump start on her new position by working with Tim Burke at the 2013 Summer Honors Program. Join our excitement and welcome Janelle to ESU 11’s High Ability Learner program.


Welcome to the SHPAA home page.

Here you can find out how to become an SHPAA member, get information on applying for the annual SHPAA Scholarship, and learn about this year’s exciting reunion weekend we have planned in celebration of SHP’s 35th Anniversary. 

SHP Founder Cindy (Anderson) Claassen will speak at Reunion Dinner!  RSVP by June 8 to attend!

As you may know, in recent years, SHP has been badly stressed by financial cuts to our education system and now more than ever needs the support of alumni like you.  As an SHP graduate or friend of the program, we need you to be vocal about the program’s value in your life and to participate as partners in the program’s strength and recovery.  Each of us has been challenged to think differently and achieve more by this formative program.

SHPAA membership is free for all SHP alums and instructors, though we encourage higher levels of membership through donations.  We also welcome participation from any alums who wish to become active members of the SHPAA board.  Please contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have regarding SHPAA.

We also would like to help you stay connected to other alumni and friends of the program and invite you to participate in reunions or other gatherings of SHP alums.  This year is SHP’s 35th Anniversary and we have a busy reunion weekend planned – we hope you’ll join us!