CAREER DAY — Civil Engineer Mike O’Brien talks to students during Career Day at Conrad High School about the profession of being a Civil Engineer. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Students at the Conrad High School got a small dose of real world reality on Wednesday as a host of business people descended on the campus to talk to them about their varied professions.
The professions were widely diversified and gave students a clear and concise view of what to expect from each occupation.
For example, Dave Richardson makes custom fitted kayaks, but was on hand to discuss the merits of being an EMT/Paramedic.
April Jones talked about the profession of being a social worker, Mike Hoggen from the USDA Wildlife Service discussed the values of being out with Mother Nature and Dede Brown, from Kronebusch Electric, talked about being an electrician.
DEVASTATION IN HAITI — Conrad resident Mark Bergstrom took this photo on his relief trip to Haiti as part of Project 81. The picture was taken in the Delmas district in Port-au Prince and shows just some of the devastation that occurred during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Photo Courtesy of Mark Bergstrom
Special for the I-O by Mark Bergstrom
I recently returned from a relief aid trip to Haiti. I traveled to the disaster stricken country with Project 81, a humanitarian non-profit organization co-founded by my college roommate, Clay Nylund, a Cascade native. The other founders being his sister, Annie Brown, and her husband Jared Brown.
In the past six months I have become closely involved with the organization and visited Haiti for the first time back in September.
The objective of the organization is simple: To help provide the people of Haiti with the means and resources to meet their most basic needs, thus enabling them to reach a higher potential and break out of the poverty trap that envelopes them.
STATE MEET PLACERS — From the left, Johnny Schlosser (145), placed second at the state wrestling meet in Billings. Placing first for the second time is Luke Schlosser (105) and Kyle Judisch (112) who took fourth. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
The Cowboy wrestlers placed three matmen at the state tournament in Billings and placed ninth overall.
Sophomore Luke Schlosser, wrestling at 105 points defended his title at the state meet and set himself up for possibly being the only Cowboy to win four state championships.
The Cowboys have a number of wrestlers who have won three titles, but Schlosser could be the first to go 4-0.