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Mini-courses help with professional direction

DAVID CITY (SNR) – Twenty-five “mini-courses” were offered to students at Aquinas Middle School in David City April 13.

The courses are an annual event to allow students to benefit from learning new skills and try out new ways of thinking. From art to technology the courses offer wide-ranging learning opportunities and experiences that may help direct them into a future career.

This year the event followed a presentation on career and college planning by the EducationQuest program “KnowHow2Go,” which encourages students to think about career options before high school to be able to find the right college fit.

Some of the mini-courses offered this year were: computers, chess, decorative plates, firefighting, geocaching, law enforcement, playing the hand bells, quilling, robotics, trains, wildlife of Nebraska, wildlife CSI and wind power.

Each of these courses is taught by current students or teachers, alumni, or local professionals. Organizations such as Butler County Sheriff’s Department, Concordia University, David City Volunteer Fire Department, Lower Platte North NRD, and 4-H Extension Office provided the educational instruction and demonstrations.

“We are blessed to have so many professionals willing to share their experience, knowledge, and wisdom with our middle school students,” said Ms. Carm Fiala, organizer of the annual mini-courses event.

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