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Student trip to Challenger Learning Center made possible by local businesses and aviation museum          Send a link to a friend

To the editor:

The sixth-grade students at Lincoln Junior High School just completed a mission at the Challenger Learning Center in Bloomington, Ill. This was a simulated mission where students worked in mission control and in the space station as astronauts to "Rendezvous with a Comet." This field trip was an excellent hands-on learning experience that met many of our math, science and technology state goals.

In order to be prepared for the field trip, the students spent a number of days practicing mission-related activities such as problem solving, following directions, communication skills and cooperation.

This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the students and would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and community members. We would like to sincerely thank Heritage In Flight Museum, Lincoln D.A.R.E., Crystal Alley, CEFCU, Joe Ryan, Coy's Car Corner, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Graue Chevrolet, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Doug DeMay, Keystone Risk Management, Chris Coyne, Xamis, State Bank, Kathy Litherland, Maurice and Karen Irwin, Lincoln Iron and Metal, and Kiwanis.

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We would like to commend all of the people who supported the youth at Lincoln Junior High School. The students thoroughly enjoyed the field trip and will continue to use the skills learned from the experience. Thanks for your support.

Thanks again,

Laura Irwin and the sixth-grade faculty and students

(Posted March 23, 2006)

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