BMU Sophomores Visit River Bend

Ricky Fennimore, Sports Editor

On Thursday, March 9th the Blue Mountain Sophomore class visited River Bend Career and Technical Center to learn about a different form of education. River Bend provides an opportunity for students to learn hands-on skills and try things they might not have a chance to do in the typical classroom. BMU student Derek VanNamee states, “My favorite program was definitely Heavy Equipment. I liked everything they offered and I see myself going in that direction in life.” The Heavy Equipment program offers many different things like operating, maintaining, welding as well as The Game of Logging. These amazing opportunities make this program one of the most popular. Will Emerson, BMU sophomore,  enjoyed the Diversified Agriculture program, stating “I liked the Ag program because we got to go in and do some hands-on stuff like welding, and we also got to go in the sugar house and see them boiling.” The Ag program has quite a few opportunities also, like mig welding and sugaring; they even saw out lumber with their saw mill.