Apr 18, 2012

First graders visit

First graders from St. Francis Elementary School, Brainerd, visited the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College Tuesday, attending the children's theatre class production of "Alice's Excellent Adventure in Wonderland" in the Dryden Theatre, and then taking brief tours of the Humphrey Center for American Indians, and the Dental Assisting, Criminal Justice, Welding (Instructor Mike Reeser is shown as he demonstrated a welding simulator), and Horticulture programs. "All this is an effort to familiarize the kids with college," said Suzanne Karsnia, CLC counselor who accompanied the children. She said it also helps to make the connection between school and work, which is what Suzanne did when she visited their school as a Junior Achievement volunteer.