Senior class sight sees in Chicago


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Members of the Senior Class pose with the Bean during their trip to Chicago last month.

Alex Ebeling, Student Engagement Coordinator

A trip full of deep dish pizzas, the big bean, a baseball game, dinner on the water, and fun. This all happened within a few days for the Senior Class of 2023.

The Class of 2023 traveled to Chicago, Illinois for their Senior Class trip. They departed on April 21 at midnight and returned on April 23 around 11:00 p.m. The class stopped at the Lincoln Park Zoo for their first attraction. There was a wide range of animals from lions to polar bears, along with reptiles and monkeys.

After the zoo, they went directly to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game opened up quickly and it turned out to be a blowout win for the Cubs. 

Senior Davis Corman enjoyed one of the infamous hot dogs from Wrigley field. 

“I was skeptical about the hype regarding the Chicago dogs, but I can safely say it was the best hot dog I’ve had in my life,” Davis said.

At the conclusion of the game, the class went to their hotel, the Embassy Suites by Hilton. After the class checked into the hotel they had a couple hours of free time to go get food and relax after the long bus ride. 

One senior, Madison Melius, went to Giordano’s to eat dinner.She had a good experience at the restaurant.

“We all got deep dish pizza and it was amazing,” she said.

The senior class woke up the next morning and had a long day to themselves. Throughout the day many groups experienced different activities.

Senior Lorna Dixon had a good experience sightseeing in her free time.

“We saw the bean, went shopping, went to an illusion museum, and ate at local restaurants in the city,” she said.

Other groups on the trip took their experience to the sky, including senior Brooke Bagwell. 

“I went to the Willis Tower and saw the city from 103 stories up,” she said.

That night, the whole class attended the highlight of the trip for many: the dinner cruise. The class experienced a night of eating and dancing for around four hours. One chaperone, English teacher Mrs. Kelley Kreiger, had an overall good time on the trip but the dinner cruise stuck out to her. 

“I enjoyed exploring the city and eating deep-dish pizza. I also had a really great time on the dinner cruise and watching the students dance and enjoy their time,” she said.

Another chaperone on the trip, learning support teacher Mr. Christian Aurand, had a great time on the cruise. 

“The highlight of my trip was the boat cruise where we all got to hang out together, eat good food, dance, and look at the city of Chicago at night. The best meal I had on the trip was the buffet served on the boat cruise, especially the mac and cheese,” Mr. Aurand said.