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Communications and careers trip to Chicago
Medieval Times to exploring the Shedd Aquarium, we had a blast in
Chicago," said Logan County 4-H'ers who learned about many
wonderful, exciting jobs found in the Chicago area as they
participated in a recent two-day trip to learn about careers and
Logan County members from Lincoln
attending were Ellen Splain, David Fulton, Daniel Fulton, Katrina
Schreiner, Matthew Runyon and Zack Huffer. These 4-H'ers were part
of a group of 40 4-H'ers from the West Central Region of University
of Illinois Extension who went on the trip.
The group's first stop was Health World
in Barrington, a children's health education museum and learning
center. The center offers "hands-on" opportunities to learn more
about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. The young
people had the opportunity to climb a human skin wall with warts,
hairs, wounds and other objects that acted as hand- and foot-holds.
The 4-H'ers saw one job that isn't much
in demand right now -- a knight. They feasted and watched a jousting
match at Medieval Times in Schaumburg. They also toured behind the
scenes and talked with one of the actors who plays a knight in the
They investigated displays at the
Museum of Science and Industry and experienced an American history
lesson while viewing "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West" at the
Omnimax Theater. Many also enjoyed communication activities and
swimming at their hotel.
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Logan County 4-H'ers on the Communications! Careers! Chicago! trip
were (front) Ellen Splain, Daniel Fulton, (back, left to right)
Katrina Schreiner, Mathew Runyon, David Fulton and Zack Huffer.
activities during the trip centered on communications techniques and
career choices. Chaperones were John Fulton, from Logan County;
Marilyn Baughman, Pike County; Susan Pennell, Tim Rahe and Sharon
Wilson, Morgan-Scott Unit; and Karen Long, Macoupin County.
by Patty Huffer,
Logan County Extension