On Thursday, March 7th, FCCLA members of NHHS went to the state penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a field trip. Every year, FCCLA chooses a different place to go on a field trip. This year students were excited to hear that it was going to be at the state penitentiary.
When asked what their favorite part of the trip was, McKenzie Overschmidt, junior, stated, “Walking around in the prison and I got to see all the cells the prisoners stayed in!”
Claire Laune, senior, added, “The gas chamber and the pizza!”
Everyone that was asked said that they thought it was a good learning experience, and they would do it again.
The members were asked what they learned from the experience. Claire Meyer, senior, said, “I learned that Missouri had one of the craziest prison systems in the U.S.”
Makenzie Munsinger, senior, responded, “I learned how the living conditions were for people who were in the prison.”
Emilee Hinten, sophomore, stated, “I learned many stories about the people that were there.”
Lastly, everyone asked said that it was an experience that they truly enjoyed and they would never forget.
Can’t wait to see where they go next year!