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Schaumburg High School Charity Soup Event Provides Tasty Way to Give Back to Community

Each year, Schaumburg High School’s Chemistry of Foods classroom is transformed into a charitable restaurant that serves hearty homemade soups for a cause. Students, staff, and some community members attended the ninth annual Chemistry of Foods and Cool Beans Soup Charity Event on Nov. 30. All donations benefited the Elgin Community Crisis Center and the SHS Magic Closet. Each year, the popular event draws more than 200 people. “The average person—a student, teacher, parent—can help others,” said Ken Turner, science and Chemistry of Foods teacher. “They can make a difference by participating in the event, and there are a lot of ...

Teacher Feature: Ken Turner

 “I think science is a tool and a lens that can be used to help understand life around you.” Ken Turner didn’t plan on teaching. In fact, he imagined being a veterinarian, the proud owner of doughnut shop or even a landlord. For him, the possibilities were endless, and he wasn’t in a hurry to pick one major. “I was all over the board, and it wasn’t until my junior year of college when I finally picked my major and teaching, so there is hope for those who make late decisions,” he laughed. Now, after 22 years of teaching science at Schaumburg High School, Turner is an innovator in the educational field not only because of teaching, ...