On Wednesday, March 24, 2013, Thomasville Heights Elementary School hosted its annual Career Day. Speakers came prepared for our students with exciting and interactive presentations that not only shed light on their professions, but also motivated students to continue to work hard in school in order to achieve their career goals in the future.
Students had the opportunity to interact with a variety of professionals including dancer and actor Shameik Moore from the Cartoon Network show “Incredible Crew”; V-103 radio personality, Lil Bankhead; Ventriloquist, Willie Brown; Lamont Ferrell with Just Jokes Entertainment; Daniel Frankson of Frankson Realty & Investments, and more! “Today was not only informative and educational, but it was fun as well…students were able to actively engage in exciting careers that may shape their future,” says Instructional Coach and Career Day Coordinator, Mrs. Cowan.
Aside from the speakers that entered the classrooms for presentations and questions, students also rotated throughout the school and outside the school to witness the Atlanta Police Department on motorcycles, horses and a SWAT vehicle; as well as a live DJ (DJ LL) spinning records and mixing music. Students were also treated to free haircuts from a local barbershop that took part in the festivities. While the students sat waiting for their turn, barbers explained the steps necessary to becoming a licensed barber and detailed the daily challenges and perks of the job. “The staff worked together to ensure that our students were exposed to various careers. We are indeed striving to prepare our students for college and/or careers,” states Mrs. Jewell, Principal of Thomasville Heights Elementary School.
written by Intiasar Ziyad, Media Specialist at Thomasville Heights Elementary School