WILMINGTON — Kindergarten students at East End Elementary School are already busy planning for the future by exploring different career opportunities that can be found close to home and in neighboring communities. Several area business professionals recently visited students’ classrooms and shared a snapshot of some of the “hows and whats” their jobs entail.
Many professionals spent the day highlighting their careers to an audience of curious students eager to ask questions and learn more. Those participating were: Sergeant Corey Adams from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Jody Ames, DDS, Dori Bishop from Clinton County Solid Waste Management District, Michael Flanigan from the National Cooperative Bank, Brad and Tricia Heys from Kava Haus, musician Chip Murdock, Jeff Myer from the National Weather Service, Administrative Assistant Nikki Roe, Technology Director Don Sutton from Wilmington City Schools, Dr. Jill Thompson from the Country View Pet Hospital, Nurse Connie Wall, and Tim Wiederhold from Wilmington College
After much discussion and additional learning opportunities that offered students an even greater exposure to the professional world that awaits them, East End Elementary School hosted a Job Fair March 24 where students dressed for success and equipped with important information revealed what they wanted to be when they grew up.
Many students hope to become teachers, architects, veterinarians, firefighters, librarians, deputy sheriffs, secret service agents, and nurses, while others dream of one day being the president, a “space man” and a rock star.
While it may be a few years before the class of 2028 begins to prepare to send out their resumes, students at East End Elementary are definitely planning for that day.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.