Middle School Career Day

Greenway Seventh and Eighth Graders Learn About Many Careers and Education Options

COLERAINE, Minn. – A middle school career fair happened today at Greenway High School. Fox 21 sent staff members to talk with the kids about careers in broadcast journalism and meteorology.

The Greenway seventh and eighth Graders had many questions and a lot of interest in a variety of careers.

“We’re basically interviewing people for jobs in the future,” says seventh grader Bodie Jorgerson.

The career fair, now in its sixth year, gives kids hands on experiences to help them make informed choices about education and employment.

“I learned a lot of information about college and terms and everything,” says eighth grader Emma Sutherland.

“Just to get a feel for what the job is really like instead of what we imaging they are because sometimes they are two different pictures,” says middle school counselor Heather Vranicar.

And with more than thirty area businesses, it gave students a real chance to see what’s out there.

“I never knew about a lot of the careers that are here so it made me feel more versatile in my decision,” says eighth grader Claire Vekich. “It does make you a little bit more excited because people like their jobs.”

The kids were really interested in hands on learning opportunities like getting their finger prints scanned, making their own dog tags, and even getting behind a Fox 21 news camera.

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