By HEATHER JOHNSON
Ten students from the Mid-Plains Community College Vice President’s Leadership class in McCook and North Platte are spending part of their spring break on an educational trip to Chicago.
The Vice President’s Leadership class is invite-only. Students meet once a week to listen to guest speakers, learn about leadership and participate in discussions. They also try to take a trip every year to either Chicago or San Antonio to visit historical sites and cultural attractions.
This year’s group, which includes three sponsors from the college, arrived in the “Windy City” March 10 and will return March 14.
Among other things, they are visiting Skydeck Chicago in the Willis Tower, 360 Chicago at 875 North Michigan Avenue - the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center, Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum. They are also experiencing some of the city’s well-known foods, including Chicago Dogs and deep-dish pizza.
The participating McCook students are: Dylan Harvie, Jadon Karp and Tesa Nelson, all of McCook; Denay Pelster, of Elsie and Liz Meyers, of Oxford.
The North Platte students who are on the trip are: Jada-Mae Wheeler and Andrew and Anja Tejral, all of North Platte; Karissa Jackson, of Cozad and Bailey Zona, of Sutherland.