CONNEAUT — On April 25 Conneaut High School National Honor Society students ventured to Chicago. The trip was organized by NHS adviser Emily Wacker. Students returned home early in the morning on April 28. Despite the students being exhausted from the trip, they enjoyed many unique activities. Those who were not afraid of heights rode the ferris wheel at the Navy Pier and saw a spectacular view of Chicago from high in the sky. The John Hancock Observatory also provided one of the best views of Chicago and its skyline. A boat ride on Lake Michigan was also a highlight of the tour.
Students commented that the water of Lake Michigan was much different from the water of Lake Erie; it had a brighter blue color. Activities during the trip also included two entertaining shows, the notorious Blue Man Group and an improv act at the Comedy Sportz Club.
“The best part of the show was getting Mrs. Wacker on stage; it was fascinating,” said senior Samara Griggs.
Conneaut High School has been busy with many athletic activities as the weather has finally given the students a chance to participate in spring sports. The tennis team is having one of the best seasons in CHS history. They are 7-0. Baseball and softball players are glad to be out on the ball fields. Both have had many rainouts, but have enjoyed the chance to play when the sun shines, or at least when it isn’t raining even if the sun isn’t actually shining. Track also has been busy traveling to many invitational meets.
Community service has been a major part of the last few weeks of April for CHS students. The junior and senior class officers made daily trips to all of the homerooms, collecting cans and money for the Conneaut Food Pantry. Each homeroom competed to see which could donate the most. Overall, CHS collected the equivalent of 3,914 nonperishable items to help out those in need. This doubled what was collected in the 2013 CHS food drive. The winning homeroom was the sophomore class of Angela Nelson. They collected 23 cans and $145. As a prize, they will receive breakfast.