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  • Video: Parliament Member in Wheeling

  • Visiting MP Henry Smith, center, walks the hallway with Bill Dussling, president of the District 214 school board, left, Principal Angela Sisi and Lazaro Lopez, associate superintendent for teaching and learning.

       Visiting MP Henry Smith, center, walks the hallway with Bill Dussling, president of the District 214 school board, left, Principal Angela Sisi and Lazaro Lopez, associate superintendent for teaching and learning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Henry Smith and his wife, Jennifer Millar-Smith, listen to Lazaro Lopez describe what students do in the tech labs.

       Henry Smith and his wife, Jennifer Millar-Smith, listen to Lazaro Lopez describe what students do in the tech labs.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa del Muro, who works in Wheeling High School's nanotechnology department, explains the workings of the lab to Henry Smith, center, with Bill Dussling, president of the District 214 school board, back left; Associate Superintendent Lazaro Lopez (formerly the Wheeling High School principal) and current Principal Angela Sisi.

       Lisa del Muro, who works in Wheeling High School's nanotechnology department, explains the workings of the lab to Henry Smith, center, with Bill Dussling, president of the District 214 school board, back left; Associate Superintendent Lazaro Lopez (formerly the Wheeling High School principal) and current Principal Angela Sisi.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Wheeling High School was visited by a member of the British Parliament on Monday, who is interested in helping create a national career planning initiative in England.

Henry Smith, a conservative member of Parliament from Crawley, toured Wheeling's nanotech, manufacturing and incubations labs, with help from Wheeling Principal Angela Sisi and other District 214 officials.

According to district officials, Smith got the idea to visit Wheeling from his friend, David Pattinson, who runs a nonprofit interested in introducing a national career planning initiative in England. He visited Wheeling on May 20.

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