During the event, K-12 students and teachers demonstrated engaging projects that utilize 3D printers, video, graphic design, robotics, animation and more. Legislators were invited to attend the event to see first-hand the importance of technology in education today and to interact with students and their teachers. Unfortunately, ours (Senator Rezin and Representative Yednock) were unable to meet with our students this year.

This year they added a new element to the day’s events. A TECH Talk assembly between sessions allowed our students to hear from legislators and young innovators like themselves who inspired them with what they have learned in the classroom and how they utilize that to influence change outside the classroom.

After the event at the Capitol, our girls took in some of the Lincoln Sites. We visited the Lincoln Home and neighborhood, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Old State Capitol and Lincoln's Tomb. It was a long but rewarding day. So thankful that our school was able to bring two groups to share our stories.

Raegan D and Kaylee D shared their experiences learning to Code with Scratch. Sariah P shared her business project and Baylee M shared the Book Creator project. Shout out to Mr. D (Raegan's Dad) for making the trip on his own and helping us out with logistics. Special Shout Out to Mrs. Donahue for coming to her meeting in Springfield early and spending the morning with us.