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Electives showcase opportunities in a fair

Inside the frigid west gym of Huntley High School, stood tables covered in flyers, posters, and in some cases, sparkling lights. Each table trying to draw in kids of all ages to come and see what they have to offer. The new opportunities are endless when the electives fair takes over.

Shandon Nixon shows a student history courses for the next school year(A. Wong).
Shandon Nixon shows a student history courses for the next school year(A. Wong).

On Jan. 30,  freshmen, sophomores, and juniors strolled down to the Electives Fair during their advisory hour to see what new classes will be offered next school year, but also classes that have always been there, but not fully noticed.

“It  will give [students] the opportunity to look at electives that might have been in the course catalog, but have been looked over,” said coordinator Michelle Nigro. “It also gives each elective the opportunity to showcase their class to students.”

Every department had a table including Blended University,  Fashion, Foods and Nutrition, Careers and Technology,  the Medical Academy, World Languages, and the Arts. The Arts included choir classes, band classes, and every design class that this school offers.

Almost each department showcased new classes. Some classes that were not offered blended now are, and more specific classes in Medical Academy and World Languages.

“Sports Medicine will teach a little bit more in depth about the medicinal side of sports,” said Medical Academy teacher Renee St. Clair. “Even if they don’t like they it, they become a little bit more aware of it.”

The World Languages department is now offering Spanish for native speakers in two courses, one offered to everyone and another offered to juniors and seniors.

“If you’re a native [Spanish] speaker, now you don’t have to sit through Spanish I and Spanish II,” said Spanish teacher Julie Swartzloff.

There will also be a new course named Medical Spanish. According to Swartzloff, the course will be teaching students who are looking to go into the medical field vocabulary that will be useful in the doctor’s office such as body parts and medical conditions.

Juniors will be starting to sign up for classes for the upcoming school year starting next week through their English classes.

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