Students at Stamping Ground Elementary studied a lot of different careers during the school's recent Career Day. Calvin Davis likes to play baseball and would like to be a professional baseball player. Calvin has fun on the baseball field. Classmate Harrison Owens has recently advanced to the regional academic team competition. Harrison is not certain what he wants to do when he grows up but knows that getting a good education is important and wants to go to college. Career fields included banking, science, education, and medicine.
Alivia Jones was interviewed by fellow student Kyara Beatty who found out Jones would like to become an actor. When asked what inspired her career choice, Alivia replied "Mrs. Hall visited our school and students were able to perform in a skit. This is when I realized I wanted to be on TV."
Students learned about careers in journalism and practiced interview techniques, photography, and layout design to develop this feature article during a session provided by Scott County Schools Director of Public Relations Renee Holmes.
Students like Dakota Scott learned how careers in journalism have changed and popular ways people get the news today. Mediums like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs were familiar to Dakota and his peers who were born in a digital age. They also identified important parts of a newspaper as a model to draft their own feature articles about career and education goals. Dakota was eager to see his name in print, perhaps a career as a reporter awaits.
Aspiring fifth grade reporter Kenlyn Knoblock interviewed Gianna Higgins. Higgins, an animal lover, would love to become a veterinarian. The 10-year old student enjoys reading and science which will be important for her chosen career. Local vet Scott Weekly served as one of the day's guest speakers.
Dustin Whitt hopes to attend an ivy league school to study architectural design. He is interested in math and technology.
Career Day at Stamping Ground was made possible by dedicated professionals as well as the Scott County Family Resource Center and Counselor Dianne Lloyd.