The students at MIPA’s Taking Your Newspaper to the Edge class may be preparing to leave tomorrow, but they leave with solid foundations and ideas for their plans next year. “I’m excited to take back what we learned,” said Morgan Bain (12, Lakota East High School) “Now we have a lot of stuff we want to do, and now we can put our ideas into action,”Morgan Bain (12, Lakota East High School) said.
However students are the only ones departing with inspiration. Instructor C. E. Sikkenga remarked, “(Here at MIPA) I learn as much or more than I teach…I think I also learn through teaching, bringing an idea from abstract to practical, and my brain goes ‘Hey this is something I could show my kids back at Grand Haven.”
Tracy Anderson agreed, saying “I’m really inspired to come back and work with my kids to keep working and keep working and keep working until everything is fixed.” She also emphasized how proud she was of how far the students have come, stating “The thing I take away from all of this is these students have the right to go in and make their mark and make the paper their vision and to never rest back and say ‘This is good enough.’”