Around the Halls

By Caleigh Parsley
Monday, Feb. 25 Key Club members: Emma Zimmer, Morgan Jones, Kelsey Slaughter, Justine Kauffman, and Caleigh Parsley attended the Kiwanis lunch meeting at Flesor’s where they were recognized for their outstanding service hours.

TCHS Career Day 2019 was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 with more than 20 careers represented including: real estate, counseling, writer/journalist, psychology, chef, nurse anesthetist, nursing, elementary education, lawyer, athletic trainer, IT/networking, business owner, architecture, how to interview/resume/careers, personal trainer, plumbing, truck driving, stone quarry, police officer, physical therapy from ATI, fire fighter/EMT, and agriculture. Students were able to learn more about the careers in which they were interested. Students attended four different sessions and talked to different colleges, military branches, and trade schools. State Sen. Chapin Rose addressed the students before they started the informational afternoon. He advertised students to “keep your mind open to all the different avenues.”

The Future Business Leaders of America (FLBA) members helped set up the day.

The next day, Friday, March 1 was the TCHS third quarter incentive day! Students could pick from a dodgeball tournament, play games/color, watch TV episodes, watch a movie, or do an “escape room.”

Also on Friday, March 1, FFA Officers Morgan Jones, Hannah Lemay, Olivia Fulk, Brooke Ray, Marisa Poole, and Caleigh Parsley attended Women Changing the Face of Agriculture (WCFA) – a project of the Illinois Agri-Women at Richland Community College in Decatur, which is an investment for the future professions in the world of agriculture. This Agriculture Career Exploration Program had the girls attending a panel discussion, career fair, college fair, and two different breakout sessions. They were able to interact with other women in agriculture, learn more about the careers, and network with professionals from across the country. It was a very rewarding, educational day! FFA Strawberries were delivered Friday, March 8. Don’t miss the TCHS FFA Blood Drive in the study hall from 8-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14! Friday, March 15 FFA Officers will be going around for Community Day collecting items for the silent auction at the Chapter FFA banquet on April 3. Ag Legislative Day in Springfield is Tuesday, March 19 where the officers will be meeting with Sen. Chapin Rose and others about the importance of Agriculture Education.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 TCHS Key Club had their March meeting where they thanked the students who made Teacher Valentines. The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was Saturday, March 9 from 7-10 a.m. at Forty Martyrs. Morgan Jones, Madison Green, Amelia Bosch, Caleigh Parsley, Ava Cothron, Kaitlyn Reifsteck, and Hope Dietrich all helped that morning. The donation proceeds went to fund TCHS Scholarships and other programs to benefit the youth of our community. #KidsNeedKiwanis Family Reading Night at the Tuscola Public Library is Thursday, March 14. March 25-29 is March of Dimes Week for TCHS!

FCCLA have a bake sale Wednesday, March 13 until Friday, March 15. Make sure to get your goodies for just $1!!

SADD leadership team met to plan the rest of the year on Tuesday, March 5. Stay tuned!

NHS had their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 7 and completed their fourth service project – giving three boxes of Kleenex to all teachers and staff at TCHS. The members are trying to make their school a better place one little gesture at a time!

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