Rep. Swanson hosts Galesburg HS student, Annika Spring, as Honorary Page in Illinois House

State Representative Dan Swanson hosted Galesburg High School student, Annika Spring, as an Honorary Page in the Illinois House on Tuesday, March 3.

Annika is a Senior at Galesburg High School.  She is active with Student Council, FFA, welding.  She is also active in 4-H, where she excels at livestock showing and judging of cattle, pigs and sheep.  Following graduation, she plans to attend Carl Sandburg College where she plans to get a welding certificate prior to nursing school. 

“Annika is an exceptional young woman with a bright future, and I am honored to have hosted her as an Honorary Page,” said Rep. Swanson.  “Annika represented her family and community well and made a great impression on my colleagues in the Illinois House.  Many were keenly interested in asking her how she got involved with welding.  She earned many fans during her time with us.”

#CTEMonth Feature: Annika Spring

"It's really boosted my confidence. I was nervous coming into a class with all guys. There are explosives. It's dangerous. I was not confident in myself, and to realize that I am capable of welding and basically being one of the guys…it means a lot." – Annika Spring, Galesburg High School Senior.Annika has been busy in the Galesburg Area Vocational Center (GAVC) program, having taken classes in culinary, health occupations, and most recently welding. As a part of #CTEMonth at Sandburg, we visited with Annika to discuss her experiences in the welding program and what she plans to do in the future. She will graduate from GHS this spring and attend Carl Sandburg College this fall through the Galesburg Promise.

Posted by Carl Sandburg College on Monday, February 24, 2020