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Engineer in the Classroom

DECATUR — Engineers are needed to volunteer in Macon County area fifth-grade classrooms for the 20th year of Engineer in the Classroom.

The program runs from December through February and meets for an hour once or twice a week with curriculum provided. The groups also build a Rube Goldberg device for a local competition.

Contact Rexlyn Nicole, (217) 620-0804 or email her at

Heartland Technical Academy

An open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Heartland Technical Academy on the Richland Community College campus.

The academy offers high school students classes including preveterinary studies, auto body and repair, graphic design, nursing, cosmetology, early childhood education, welding, digital entrepreneurship and criminal justice. Door prizes will be given out and snacks will be provided.

Park in Lot B at the Andreas Agribusiness Education Center.


Education Reporter

Education reporter for the Herald & Review.

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