B-A upperclassmen visit Mount Aloyisius


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Juniors and seniors from Bellwood-Antis attended a trip to Mount Aloyisius to learn more about college life.

Briana Sisto, Staff Writer

On Tuesday October 18, some of Bellwood- Antis’ juniors and seniors visited Mount Aloysius College. High school Assistant Principal Mrs. Cathy Adams arranged the trip so students could  learn more about the health science field and some careers that branch out from it.

Mrs. Adams said, “I was very impressed with how Mount Aloysius set everything up, and I really liked the hands on experience at the end of the day. And the students who gave the campus tour were very nice and showed us a lot of the campus. I would absolutely do this again.”

At the beginning of the day, students sat through several speakers presentations and listened to them talk about their specific career. Some of the careers included: medical imaging, nursing, medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, physical therapist, biology/cooperative programs, and surgical technologist. At the end of each presentation there were a couple questions presenters would ask as trivia to see if the students were paying attention.

The students were then broken into groups by schools and went on a tour of the college to see some of the most important buildings like the library, the science building, the main hall, and the chapel.

Students then got to visit several booths that were set up and  ask any questions that they had regarding that field.

“I went to the surgical technologist and got to practice how to make an incision and inserting an IV on the mannequins they had laid out. I thought it was cool, and it was definitely a unique experience,” said junior Alexis Gerwert.