Monday, October 22, 2012

Seventh-graders explore career options at Richmond middle school

For seventh-graders at White Pine Middle School, starting a career is probably the last thing on their minds.

But educators think it’s a good time for the kids to start thinking about what they want to do when they grow up. On Wednesday (of last week), the Richmond middle school conducted its annual Career Day, during which professionals from all over the valley came in to talk to the students about what they do for a living in hopes to get the students thinking about their futures.

“The purpose is to figure out some careers they may be interested in and maybe eliminate some that they wouldn’t be interested in,” said Tina Baggaley, a teacher in the Career Center at the school. “A lot of it is fun, and they’re going to learn a lot along the way.” Herald Journal