Stella Foster

Stella’s column

February 2, 2006

BY STELLA FOSTER SUN-TIMES
COLUMNIST

 

TODAY IS GROUND HOG DAY — and “Ground Hog Job Shadow Day,” where thousands of high school students from around the country visit businesses to observe us working stiffs.

TOP BROADCAST documentarian Bill Kurtis visits the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, the only public school in the state to be located on a farm, with five cows and a real ground hog in residence. Kurtis is also owner of a cattle ranch and head of the Tall Grass Beef Co. (And that’s no bull!) Eli’s Cheesecake king Marc Schulman, a staunch supporter of the high school, and Jill Wine-Banks, head of the Education to Careers Office of the Chicago Public Schools, will also be on hand.