Fairgrieve students celebrate Career Day

Firefighters Victor Runeare and Michelle Lacey assist student Damien Hickman in putting on a protective coat and face mask at Fairgrieve Career Day.
Firefighters Victor Runeare and Michelle Lacey assist student Damien Hickman in putting on a protective coat and face mask at Fairgrieve Career Day.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Fifth-and sixth-graders at Fairgrieve gave thought to their futures at the school’s first ever Career Day. 

The event was organized by School Home Liaison Ariana Suhr and Math Teacher Kristine Kaufman.

Speakers representing 11 different career fields, from financial advisers to first responders, prepared 40-minute classroom presentations. The special guests outlined a day in the life in their profession, and answered questions about schooling needed and potential earnings.

Students were allowed to select three sessions, and were paired based on their interests. Each fifth- and sixth-grader was given a college fair passport and event T-shirt.

The passports guided the students in asking the presenters questions. Completed passports were put into a drawing for a chance to win one of 40 donated college T-shirts.

Career Day cumulated in the cafeteria with a college fair. Representatives from SUNY Oswego, Oswego County BOCES, Cayuga Community College, Niagara County Community College, Crouse Hospital College of Nursing and Bryant and Stratton College were in attendance.

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