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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

ROCHELLE — Although there is still time to choose what they want to be when they grow up, students in Rochelle’s elementary schools got a glimpse of some real life careers Thursday morning.

Guest speakers paid a visit to Central, Tilton, May and Lincoln Schools for Career Day, introducing students to a variety of fields available to them. The 23 volunteers from the area shared their career experiences to students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades in an effort to encourage and motivate them to pursue a career they are passionate about.

“This is such a great day for the third through fifth graders,” Catherine Gort, Rochelle School District counselor said. “Once their presenter was finished, I saw a few students trying to peek out their classroom door, eager to see who might be coming to their room next.”

The idea for the career day originated from district administrators as a way for students to see role models aside from the individuals they are used to interacting with on a regular basis.

The guest speakers’ fields included: Civil engineer, Police/K9 officer, agriculture, airport manager/pilot/flight instructor, radiology, hotel manager, realtor, adult literacy and family educator, firefighter/paramedic, management, journalism, process engineer, lab technician, banking and veterinary technician.

For the complete article see the 02-12-2017 issue.

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