The tenth annual Career Day for seventh graders at Newark Middle School was held February 5. Students reported afterward they learned a lot of interesting things about 13 different careers from presenters involved in those fields.
Career Day coordinators were School Counselors Tracy Altman and Matt May.
“I am so happy to see this worthwhile event continuing for 10 years,” NMS Principal Teresa Prinzi said. “Some of our presenters have been with us for our 10 years and we are so proud of these connections and community supports. Career Day is the second in a series of activities provided by School Counselors to get students thinking about their futures. During the sixth grade year, we help students learn of the importance of goal setting and steps necessary to achieve those goals. During the seventh grade year, we create opportunities for our students to learn about careers and professions in our area and the various paths to obtain them. And finally, during the eighth grade year, we take the entire grade level to a four-year college to visit. These opportunities provide our students experiences from which to build upon as they enter the high school.”