GES holds first career day
GRASONVILLE — Grasonville Elementary School’s first Career Day on Wednesday, March 16, featured presentations by professionals in the local community, talking about their work.
Careers that were showcased included a firefighter, nurse, construction worker, librarian, seafood farmer, lawyer, coach, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, financial advisor, helicopter pilot, banker, environmentalist, fitness instructor, dental hygienist, SWAT member, meteorologist, marketer, principal, corporate finance spokesperson, principal and someone from information services and technology.
“I was very pleased with how well our first annual Career Day turned out,” said fifth grade teacher Lisbeth Haarhoff, who, along with the Special Events Committee, led the career fair. “The students had a great time learning about various careers. I was especially pleased that many students chose a career presentation to attend that they were not familiar with. This introduced them to new professions that they could get excited about.”
Students in grades three to five also had the oppor- tunity to choose online via a survey their top five choices in careers, out of 15 options provided.
“I really liked hearing about Under Armour from Mr. [Bryon] Offutt. He told us about a lot of his products and gave us stickers. I think I would like to do that career later in life because it would be really fun,” said fifth-grader Logan Burns.
Fifth-grader Katherine Alvarenga said she “liked learning about how to become a principal and learned how long you would have to go to college to become a principal.”
“GES students were very excited to visit the various areas of the school to interact with parents, community member, and staff, to learn about the fields that they work in,” said Principal Michelle Carey.
Physician’s Assistant Chris Wilde shows first grade students at Grasonville Elementary School xrays of a human skull. He was one of several professionals appearing at the school’s Career Day.
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Baltimore County SWAT Team member Chad Schroyer shows students some of his tactical equipment during Career Day at Grasonville Elementary School.