Kelly A. Burlison Middle School hosted a Career Day for seventh and eighth grade students on Friday, December 5th.
Fifteen speakers, representing the six Career Pathways, spoke to middle school students. The speakers included; Chelsea Collier/Photography, Anessa Fritch/Cap America-Sales & Marketing, Ted Martin/Software Analyst, Dr. Eric Davis, Chelsea Pense-Jones/Pharmacy Student, Amanda Johnson/Madison Medical Center-Physical Therapist, Judge Rob Fulton, Sergeant Randy Hinkle/ U.S. Army, Eric Ganime/ Highway Patrol, Eric Hovis/Chief of Police, Paul Fritch/Mineral Area College-Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Jerry Lewis and Chris Crocker/Missouri Department of Transportation, Pat and LaDonna Kemp/ Kemp’s Auto Body, Kelly Carrow/Veterinarian, and Sarah Kennedy/ Department of Soil and Water Conservation. Each speaker gave three presentations during the afternoon.
Seventh & eighth grade students pre-selected three sessions to attend. Students listened to thirty-five-minute presentations in each career field. Speakers addressed topics such as daily job responsibilities, required education and training, potential salaries, personal qualities required in the field, and the rewarding aspects of their chosen career. Speakers also allowed a few minutes at the end of each presentation for questions and answers.
After listening to three speakers, students completed surveys regarding Career Day. Surveys indicated that students really enjoyed the afternoon and had learned valuable information about potential careers.
The students and faculty of Kelly A. Burlison Middle School wish to thank all of our speakers! The time and expertise shared with students is of incredible value for exploring career options. Our speakers have been a tremendous asset to our guidance/educational program. The community commitment to students of the Fredericktown R-I District is greatly appreciated.