Visit to Chicago collides with NATO summit
Morrison students approach field trip challenges with preparation, caution
CHICAGO – The NATO summit the weekend of May 19 brought foreign diplomats and throngs of demonstrators with diverse causes to Chicago. Morrison Junior High School students were there amid the action, all in the name of art and culture.
Art instructor Nick Bonneur escorted 59 students and chaperones through the city with the assistance of former MJHS art instructor Ned J. Nesti Jr. They did so with the partnership and financial support of the Chidren's Art Preservation Association.
The key to remaining safe, while providing worthwhile educational entertainment, was in the preparation. Chaperones were ready for last-minute itinerary changes and had their students set toward flexibility. Brenda Workman, Kris Schmidt, Richard "Opie" Callihan, Karen Magana, Audrey Humphrey, Andrew Holt and Antony Deter were valuable assets in keeping students focused through the day. R.C. Smith Transportation's driver also was a key player, adjusting to sudden road closures and unpredictable police activity.
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