Congressman Randy Hultgren visited Huntley High School April 7 to take a tour of the new facilities and learn about the innovative programs that are changing the way students learn.
The tour highlighted the recently constructed Field House, Hub, and cafeteria/commons, as well as the new West Wing, which contains several new classrooms and science labs. The new wing, which is substantially complete and will be open for classes in Fall 2016, will be open to the public at the school’s April 30 ribbon cutting ceremony .
Hultgren, whose 14th District contains parts of DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties, is a member of the House of Representatives’ Science, Space & Technology Committee, as well as the Financial Services Committee. He visited three classes, Mrs. Fowler’s American Government, Mr. Lachel’s (Blended) American History, and Mr. Robinson’s Biomedical Innovations.
In American Government, students participating in Model Congress asked him about the current state of Congress as well as his views on current political issues.
In the (Blended) American History class, students discussed the advantages of the Blended Learning program to help them prepare for college and careers.
In the Biomedical Innovations class, Hultgren learned about hands-on projects students have been working on to solve real-world medical issues. He encouraged them to pursue science in college and to take advantage of the many universities and scientific organizations that exist in the Chicago area.
He also invited students interested in learning about any of the country’s service academies to attend a Service Academy Day he is co-hosting with Congressman Peter Roskam April 14 at St. Charles High School. In addition, he encouraged students interested in government to apply for internships with his office. More information is available at https://hultgren.house.gov/serving-you/internships .