Bryan Sr. High 50th Dedication Anniversary Celebration

Bryan High School 50th AnniversarySave the Date and Donate

On Sunday, April 30, 1972, the “new” Bryan Senior High building, grades 10-12, at 4700 Giles Road, was dedicated. This building was constructed due to overcrowding at the Bryan Junior/Senior High School, which opened in Fall 1964. Sunday, May 1, 2022 would be the 50th year anniversary of the dedication ceremony.

A group of interested alumni on Bryan Senior High staff are planning the 50th Anniversary to be celebrated as a community event.

Date:  Sunday, May 1, 2022

Time:  1-4 p.m. (tentative)

Place:  Bryan Senior High Campus, 4700 Giles Road

Special guests, a time capsule, entertainment, refreshments and games are all in the planning stages. Please consider a donation today to help in the funding of this great project.


Core Bank Scholarship


To provide a scholarship for an Omaha Public Schools graduating senior from Benson, Bryan and South High Schools to a student who demonstrates a strong work ethic, passion for volunteering in their community and helping others, and commitment to post-secondary education.


$2,000.00 each

Selection Criteria:

  1. Character/Citizenship
  2.  Minimum GPA 2.75/Self-motivated
  3.  Submit Financial Aid Form
  4.  Submit student’s transcript and resume
  5.  Submit a short essay (500 words) Describe a volunteer opportunity you have been involved in that demonstrates passion and willingness to serve your community and to help others.
  6.  Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or administrator.



Up to three students may be nominated by each school.  Applications that have not strictly followed the guidelines will not be considered. The recipient will be chosen by sponsors of the scholarship.  Sponsors may also wish to meet with recipient.

*Please note that the donors would like to see financial information as well as a letter of recommendation from the counselor or a teacher.


By:  Omaha Public Schools Foundation

All information Due To:     
Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director
Omaha Public Schools Foundation
By: March 1, 2022

Kevin Vann Scholarship

Kevin Vann Scholarship

Kevin Vann grew up under difficult circumstances in Baltimore, Maryland.

He became the first member of his family to attend college by earning a basketball scholarship to Towson State University.  He then joined the Army and moved through the ranks at an unprecedented rate earning countless honors, commemorations and medals along the way.

As a retired First Sargent in the US Army, he started his teaching career at Omaha Northwest in 1998. He was the JROTC instructor, head boys and girls tennis coach and assistant varsity boys coach. After a couple of years at Northwest, he took over the girls basketball program. In 2016 he joined the staff at Bryan High School as a JROTC instructor, assistant girls and boys tennis coach and assistant basketball coach.  He loved working with students and helping them realize their potential regardless of their circumstances.  He passed away after a tough battle with stomach cancer, but fought to support and be there for his student-athletes until the end.

Scholarship Requirements

A $1000.00 scholarship has been established in Kevin’s name. The requirements for this scholarship are:

  1. The graduating senior must hold a 2.0 or above GPA.
  2. The scholarship is for an African-American male.
  3. The award will be based on need.
  4. Applicant must submit an essay stating how they contributed to their high school (list activities they were involved in) and how they plan on continuing to contribute to the community.

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please use the secure payment form below. Your donation is tax deductible. You will receive an email receipt for your donation.

Millie Lemon “Ms. Tucker” Scholarship


To provide a scholarship for a deserving graduating Bryan High School senior in honor of Mrs. Lemon/Ms. Tucker.


$500.00 payable to an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary institution.  


One graduating senior from Bryan High School.


  1. GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.
  2. Must have spent four years at Bryan High School.
  3. Must have taken Spanish for four years.
  4. Must have completed and earned passing grades in 7 semesters of Spanish classes.
  5. Must be enrolled in 2nd semester of senior year Spanish class.
  6. Student must submit a one-page essay addressing, “How will what you have learned taking four (4) years of high school Spanish help you in the future?” Please include your future plans in the essay.

Selection Procedure:

The Lemon Family will select recipient and present award letter on Honors Night.

Administered by:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Bryan High School Capital Campaign

Bryan is currently the only Omaha Public School to have an agricultural program and will soon become the largest FFA chapter in the state of Nebraska. In this academy, students utilize knowledge of both urban and traditional agriculture to be innovators in their field and positive members in the community. Agricultural themes are incorporated into their core coursework such as plant and animal science and food production. Students participate in various competitions and regularly attend field trips and conferences across the state. Vegetable and fruit gardens are managed by the students along with other landscaping projects throughout the campus.

Bryan High School Urban Agriculture

Urban AgroBox at Bryan High School

Bryan High School has embarked on a capital campaign to raise funds to build a greenhouse along with additional classrooms to accommodate more students and lab space for their food science program. Please consider a contribution to help them reach their goal.