April 15, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Seventh-graders from Carterville were treated to a fun day at John A. Logan College last week, compliments of the University of Illinois Extension Center, Carterville Unit 5 School District and Logan.

Students had the opportunity to participate in a Social/Emotional conference, where they were able to select from 12 different breakout sessions on the following topics: Bullying, Cybersafety, Healthy Relationships, Life Worth Living, Leading from the Back, Just the Facts, Do you have a Game Plan?, So You Want to Go to College?, Police Canine, U R What you Eat, It's Okay to Hurt, Seven Reasons to Leave the Party.

Students also were able to listen to Christine Feller from the Illinois Attorney General's office as the Keynote speaker.  She did a phenomenal job on giving students ideas about how to balance their time with regards to cyberspace, in addition to suggestions on how to be safe in cyberspace.

The conference was possible due to the efforts of many different agencies throughout Williamson County.

“It was a great opportunity for our students to be able to be on a college campus and receive such awesome information from such highly qualified individuals in the field,” said event coordinator Lisa Stanton. “We were very pleased with the outcome of the event and are incredibly thankful for the graciousness of Logan allowing us to use its venue for our conference.” 

 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Steve O’Keefe at 618-985-2828 ext. 8569 or email at steveokeefe@jalc.edu.