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    Electives, the Known and the Unknown

    A lot of people are unsure what they want to do in the future, if you don’t want to change your major 5 times checkout the unknown electives that MHS offers!

    “Some things may stick and some won’t, but you’ll never know if you don’t try”

    — Mrs. Cantrell

    At MHS some elective classes are popular, such as culinary arts, Agriculture, etc. There are many other classes that a lot of students haven’t even heard about. At MHS there are 135 different elective courses for students to choose from and many aren’t recognized regularly. The teachers who teach the non-recognized courses have difficulty every year to get the numbers to run, each course has a set number of students that have to sign up for the class to get it to be an official class.

    Marine Biology is one of these classes, run by science teacher Ms. Schlabowske. “Marine Biology allows students to learn about the oceans and the organisms that live within the ocean even though we do not live near one.”. Stated Schlabowske. Along wth  that, she thinks that Marine Biology is a great opportunity for students interested in the ocean, the class even gets to take a trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago!

    “I like teaching Marine Biology because many students are interested in learning about the ocean and I like being able to educate them and explore the topics they enjoy learning about,”

    Many teachers with under-recognized electives have strong opinions on electives in general. Ms. Schlabowske believes that elective classes are important.

    “Elective classes are important because they allow for students to explore different interests to figure out what they enjoy and it could give students ideas for what they want to do after high school.

    — Mrs. Cantrell

    Another English teacher, Mrs. Cantrell, agrees with Ms. Schlabowske. Mrs. Cantrell said, “We all need to strive to be well-rounded individuals.  Being well-rounded and trying new things adds flavor to your days. Some may stick, and some won’t, but you’ll never know if you don’t try.”

    To graduate you need elective classes, and as Mrs. Cantrell said, some things may stick and some won’t, but you’ll never know if you don’t try. So, next year, try to pick elective classes that are out of your comfort zone and see if you’re interested!

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    DeLaney Hagens
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    DeLaney Hagens is a sophomore at MHS, and it is her first year working for The Auroran Today. She loves music, singing, drawing, and reading/writing.
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