Small Town Times December Newsletter - Page 17

Litchfield students engaged in field trips, academic days, and career exploration opportunities Freshman Attend Connect the Dots Field Trip The Litchfield Freshman class attended Nebraska Extension’s Connecting the Dots career exploration day at the Valley County Ag Complex in Ord on November 15th. Students participated in a real life simulation to learn how their high school choices impact their post secondary study and their workplace experiences. Students also participated in resume building and interviewing as well as completing a personality assessment. Students had the opportunity to meet with local business people from all 16 career clusters. Students Attend UNL Math Day On November 15 th , Mr. Franzen took 3 students from Litchfield to Lincoln for UNL Math Day. Students attending were seniors Christopher Paitz and John Zimmer, as well as junior Kaleb Rosentreader. To start off the day the group went to the Coliseum and were given a short formal welcome. Afterwards, groups proceeded to the Union where the students took a test (knowing that if they did well enough they would have the opportunity to take a second test to compete for scholarships). After testing was completed, the students competed in a quiz bowl competition. There were also demonstrations put on in the Union by various departments at UNL as well as representatives to talk to from different departments. While on campus Mr. Franzen and the students were able to visit the UNL Bookstore and was provided lunch at one of the cafeterias. Litchfield Students to Participate in the State-wide Finance Challenge Students in grades 8-12 in Mrs. Finley’s business classes will participate in the online state Finance Challenge Nov. 26-30 th and the Economics Challenge Dec. 3 –14 th . This is a free state competition put on by UNL ‘s College of Business. The test measures the level of knowledge students have about finance and money. Students who do well on the test can advance to the a regional competition and eventually progress to the UNL State Competition with the change to win monetary awards and scholarships.