National Honor Society takes on the Windy City


Madison Samber, Writer

On April 12-14, the National Honor Society traveled to Chicago on an annual trip to a larger metropolitan area to explore the sights and sounds of the city. The trip consisted of multiple tours that allowed students to truly explore and experience the city. For NHS Club, trips like these are viewed as a reward for the members. 

“We try to provide an experience that is educational, cultural, and entertaining,” said Mr. Paul Amic, the sponsor for National Honor Society and a teacher at Norwin High School. 

The trip was packed full. About 80 students arrived at Norwin High School at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 12 to depart for Chicago. After arriving in Chicago, the students then went to a Medieval Times dinner. On April 13, students took a Gangsters and Ghost Bus Tour, went to lunch and shopping at the Magnificent Mile, toured Wrigley Field, shopped at the Navy Pier, and had pizza at Pizza Giordanas. On April 14, they went to Millenium Park to see the Bean, went to Willis Tower, and had lunch at Ed Debevics. Group A, students that were unvaccinated, went to the Field Museum. Group B, students that were vaccinated went to the Blue Man’s Group. The students then departed for home and arrived back at Norwin High School at about 2 a.m on April 15. 

Due to COVID, this trip was delayed for two years, making it the first National Honor Society trip for everyone who went. 

“It was great to be able to offer this experience to the students this year,” said Amic. “I was glad the current seniors were able to go on at least one trip.” 

Not only was this a great experience for Mr. Amic but the members of National Honor Society also enjoyed what the trip had to offer.

“I liked going to the Medieval Times dinner and cheering for our side.”

— Sophomore Kailey Resnik

“I had such a great time in Chicago and really enjoyed spending time with my friends in such an awesome city,” said junior Abrielle Brown. “My favorite parts of the trip were definitely shopping on the Magnificent Mile and getting to visit the bean.”

Brown isn’t the only one who enjoyed being in the Magnificent Mile. 

“My favorite part of Chicago was when we got to walk around the Magnificent Mile,” said senior Max Christopher. “I feel like that was when we really got to experience the city.” 

For any questions regarding National Honor Society, see Mr. Amic.