Elementary Goes to the State Fair


Sidney McHargue and Molly Griess in the combine simulator.

On Thursday, August 28th, the Nebraska Christian first through sixth grade elementary students went on their 12th annual trip to the State Fair. This year marks the 5th year since the State Fair moved to Grand Island. The move to Grand Island made the trip much more enjoyable to the students and staff, as it allowed for less travel time and more time to enjoy the fair.

In 2002, NC elementary students went on their first trip to the state fair to take part in “Nebraska’s Largest Classroom.” Nebraska’s Largest Classroom is a gathering where several classes from other schools around Nebraska participate in a giant “class.” The teacher spoke to the kids about things like remaining drug and alcohol free and making good choices.


Shelby McHargue

However, the trip is not “all work and no play.” Once finished in the classroom session, the students broke up into several small groups, each accompanied by a parent, and were allowed to explore various exhibits. Then, they were treated to an animal show; whether it be elephants running around, or humans in penguin costumes, the students definitely had a lot to enjoy. Students were also given a chance to try several different hands-on activities, such as “milking” a cow.

Not only was it a chance for students to get out of school for a day, but it was also an opportunity to learn while having fun at the same time. This year’s trip was, once again, a huge success.

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