The Cherokee School Board approved, at the Monday monthly meeting, two requests for out of state trips, one to Florida and one to Wayne, Neb.
Two members of the Family and Consumer Science class, Hunter Carlson and Mallory Meylor, and their instructor, Maggie Mishler, were present at the Monday meeting to give details about a trip that will include visits to Disney World, the Epcot Center and the Kennedy Space Center. The trip will take place from April 22 to April 26.
Two other students, Erica Bezoni and Katie Mingus will also be going on the trip. All the participating students are seniors.
Superintendent John Chalstrom specifically requested that the participants explain the educational component of the trip, a necessary element when class time is sacrificed as is the case for the Family and Consumer Science class trip to Florida.
Mishler explained that the group will get a behind the scenes look at the preparation of food for large crowds. They will visit to a taste testing kitchen where entrees for food chains are tested before being marketed. A visit to a variety of restaurants at Epcot will provide background on culinary customs around the world.
The students involved have been raising funds for the trip for four years.
The board also approved a trip to Wayne State College on April 7, for a one-day foreign language festival. The students will be supervised by Gayle Cedar, Spanish instructor and Spanish Club sponsor.