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April 30, 2014

Lessons show results

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“It’s sugar, corn starch and water,” explained Hoopeston Area High School student Jenna Lane.

Shelby added, “Then you cook it and then you add food coloring in afterwards.”

Jenna said the items on the table were “toys we made for a children’s cancer hospital in St. Louis.”

After the exhibit they would be packed up and shipped to the hospital.

Bismarck-Henning High School student Alanis Wallace was the only girl in the College Express electronics class, but she didn’t mind. She learned to make a flashlight from LEDs, resistors, a capacitor, a rectifier and two neodymium magnets.

“You shake it and it lights up,” she explained. “It took me two months to make.

“I liked making it. It was really fun,” she said of the flashlight. “I want to be an electrician when I’m older.”

The College Express graphic design students had plenty to show off.

Westville High School student Telito Karuzis proudly held up a Monsters, Inc., T-shirt he made.

“I just learned it this year,” he said of designing the image of a galaxy-like background with a monster in the foreground that was screen printed on the shirt.

“I had to think about it. It takes time,” he said. “You do it (design work) in a computer program. It took at least a week and a half. I had to make the stars, too.”

At another graphic design table, Westville students Rachel Tison, Elisabeth Carson and Kodi Ellis displayed the water bottle labels, can labels and CD covers they designed.

Rachel admitted there is no such thing as pancakes in a can, but she designed the striped pancake can label because “I like stripes and I like pancakes.”

Kodi said the College Express experience cemented his plans to major in graphic design in college.

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