Travel is always a big part of Y&G experience
Delegates from all over Illinois travel to Springfield to participate in the annual Y&G assembly.
Many delegates, while gathering for the same purpose, often have many different experiences during their travels.
Some program participants had some unexpected delays during their tiring rides.
Ethan Hamburger, a President of the Senate candidate from Sesser-Valier High School, said, “I slept on the bus.”
When asked if anything exciting occurred during the journey to Springfield, Hamburger replied, “We were held up by a car that was stopped in the middle of the road.”
Other delegates, such as Daniel Flood, Speaker of the House candidate, were comfortable traveling.
Flood from Mount Vernon High School said, “Since I am running for election, I rode up in a minivan, so it was pretty nice.”
The excitement in store for the weekend in Springfield began early for Williamsville delegates
Legislative assistant Samantha Mool said, “The bus alarm went off as our teacher [Ms. Faloon-Sullivan] was explaining the day’s activities to freshman students. Another teacher opened the back door to put luggage in the bus and caused mini commotion.”
In today’s technology filled world, the ride is not just the entertainment. Cell phones provided various forms of entertainment for delegates.
Sirena Zapata, a legislative assistant from Stagg High School, said, “After I slept for a while, my friends and I played a game of charades using my phone.”
Erin Lucin, a legislative assistant from Shepard High School replied, “During our three hour trip, I used many apps on my phone and slept on the bumpy school bus.”
Thankfully, all were here by 10 a.m. and ready to go, regardless of the route.
(written Angelina Gervasio, Lake Park)