Moraine Park Technical College successfully hosted their Tech Knowledge College program, which was held Aug. 8-9.
Seventy-two area students entering sixth through eighth grade attended their choice of two, hands-on, general topic class sessions in which they wished to further their educational experiences.
Moraine Park offered a wide variety of courses to suit all student interests. West Bend Middle School students Jenny Muth and Jessi Spaeth attended the ABC's of Cooking class, taught by Moraine Park's Culinary Arts Instructor Ron Speich. Muth and Spaeth along with other students who chose ABC's of cooking, created food products such as taco pie, cookies on a stick, monkey bread and granola bars.
Alongside their classmates, Fond du Lac's Aaron Marks and Paul Kraus created a six-minute action video in the Lights, Camera, and Action class. Marks, who says his two favorite hobbies are acting and bike riding, also attended the Bike Safety, Repair and Knowledge course. This summer was Kraus' second time attending Tech Knowledge College. Two years ago Kraus enrolled in the electronics and rocket building classes and wanted to do something a little different this year. "This year I am in the video and web making classes," said Kraus. "I really like the video making class."
Sandy Ruback, a preschool teacher at St. Andrew Lutheran in West Bend, was the instructor for the Superstar Sitter class. Students worked on a variety of activities and created games to use while baby-sitting. Holly Blatz of Eden, and Nancy Brink of Fond du Lac, were two of the 13 students involved in making Playdough, coloring books, eye-spy bottles and monkey bread. "I really like both of these classes and want to come back next year," said Blatz, who was also enrolled in the cosmetology class.
Other topics covered in Tech Knowledge College were: Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and Excel, creating web pages, sign language, architectural Auto-CAD and learning about Spain.