It can be nerve-racking for most who have been working their entire lives for this moment. "I wanted to be a neurosurgeon for a really long time. Since middle school,” said Hannah Gilder who is pursuing Neurosurgery. Elizabeth Fracica, who is pursuing Neurology, also says she has wanted to do this since she was a kid. "My father is a physician. He's a pulmonary critical care doctor. So I always had him as a role model figure."
Sunny Prabhakar, the instructor for the class, says small businesses can make themselves more visible with the right knowledge. "A 101 course on you know where is social media today. How can they use it for their business? How can they actually see what's happening with their media accounts? And who's on social media,” said Prabhakar. The free class was requested by some local small businesses.
Meanwhile, St. Charles Principal Ben Bernard says students at his school are also observing the walkout, but in a different way. "What they've kinda decided to do here is do the 17 seconds of silence and then have kind of an awareness of 17 acts of kindness,” said Bernard. From the schools that returned our calls, Byron, St. Charles and Pine Island schools will not punish students who walk out. "Learning experiences come in many forms here at school.
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