By: Josi Sharp & Jenna Strampher
Instead of taking finals right before Christmas break, the Silver Lake students participated in a very fun-filled day of “Mini-Sessions.” On Thursday, December 17 everyone at the high school got to choose four different mini-sessions ranging from making cups, several different crafts, playing board games, making coffee, making food, making blankets, and many more fun activities going on! Each session was about an hour and a half long with two sessions before lunch and two after. This is the fifth year that Silver Lake’s National Honors Society members and sponsor Stacie Heldt have put together this fun-filled day for the students and staff. One positive to mini-sessions is that students can actually take home their new learned skills for cooking or making crafts at home, so not only is it a fun day, but it is also a day of learning fun, new things. Senior Shaylen Beaty has been doing mini-sessions since her 8th-grade year and commented, “It’s a nice way to combine school with fun. We are in the school building but we are doing things that we are interested in and want to do. It is also a great opportunity for people to do some things they wouldn’t get to try on a regular basis.” Thank you to Mrs. Heldt, the National Honors Society members, and all the people who made the mini-sessions possible this year.