Career Day held at Unity Elementary

by Staff Reports

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First-grader Deandrea Ransom tries out a firehose with some help from Chase Wilson, a Meriwether County firefighter.

Students at Unity Elementary School have a better idea of what careers they might like to pursue following the school’s recent Career Day.

Career Day was held April 19, with dozens of area residents sharing their professions with the students. Students from Greenville High School also participated, sharing their career plans with the younger students.

“We are delighted to have such a big turnout,” Principal Tracy Sims said. “I’m so excited for our students.”

“This is probably one of the best turnouts we’ve ever had, and it’s because of you all being so willing to come and volunteer your time,” Erika White, the school’s counselor, told participants.

U.S. Army recruiter Jody Keene spoke in the media center. “I get to do things that keep people safe,” he said. He said he also talks with young people to “see if they want to join the Army.”

Gwen Waddell of Waddell’s Catering told kindergarten students, “I enjoy what I do so much. When they ask for more, that’s a compliment, she said.

Theresa Choice, who now works for the Georgia Department of Labor, told students she earlier had served in the military. She offered advice.

“You’ve got to have a good work history. You’ve got to stay out of trouble,” she said. She said workers must do their jobs and be on time.

“Stay in school. Get a high school diploma,” Choice said.

Students then should aim for college “or some type of trade school,” she said. “Money does not grow on trees. You need money to buy the things you want.”


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