GCM had a few visitors yesterday. About 30 seventh and eighth grade students from Perry-Lecompton Middle School, about 15 miles northwest of GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., stopped by to learn about the magazine, magazine production, the work of GCSAA and the golf course superintendent. The students are taking part in a week-long voluntary program called the Perry-Lecompton Middle School Career Academy that is introducing them to a wide array of area businesses, for GPS manufacturer Garmin to computer company Perceptive Software.
While at GCSAA, we walked the students through the process of how we put together a page of the magazine, using this photo that we snapped as a basis. Our pre-press/production specialist Kelly Neis, who gets mad props (sorry ... had to talk like the kids for awhile) for doing the bulk of the work in putting all of this together, used this photo to create a special Reflections page for the class. The students also got tours of the building, and following our time with them, headed over to nearby Alvamar CC where Class A superintendent Darin Pearson gave the group a hands-on look at the work of the superintendent.
More mad props (sorry again) to GCM staffers Ed Hiscock (editor in chief), Bunny Smith (managing editor) and Seth Jones (senior associate editor) for also taking time from their day to help out with this event.