Chicago Trip 2015, page 2

Onekama Students Take Windy City By Storm

By Katie Sidor 
Student Reporter, Onekama Middle School


Onekama Schools’ eighth grade class was recently blown away by their trip to the “Windy City.” On Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, the students in the class of 2019 took a field trip to Chicago, Illinois, and got a look at the big city.


The crew boarded the bus at 4:30 a.m. for the six-hour ride ahead of them. When they arrived in Chicago, they visited The Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Millennium Park. At the end of the first eventful day, the class had dinner at Ed Debevic's.


On day two, the class was given time to tour downtown in smaller groups and enjoy the afternoon walking Navy Pier before heading home.


Not only was the trip a fun reward for making it through elementary and middle school, but it also lent itself to a great deal of educational opportunities at places the students toured. Additionally, the trip gave students a chance to see the city and life beyond Manistee County.


“We had the time of our lives,” commented Carson Hearit and Nolan VanBrocklin, after doing an airplane simulator at The Museum of Science and Industry.  


“I am definitely coming back here!” said Ellie Magnan while walking the Navy Pier. “This is a trip I will never forget.”


The long hours on the bus and time touring the city bonded the class as they end their middle school career, and it helped to create stronger friendships and lifelong memories.

Students stop for a photo op at “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago