Eighth-grade students at Baker Middle School in Damascus got a head start making career choices at the school’s annual Career Day on Sept. 27.
Almost two dozen parents, teachers and community members spent the morning at the school talking to students about what they do and the training it took to get where they are.
Students selected five talks they would like to attend. They got to attend three of their choices. Each session lasted 30 minutes.
“It was a fabulous day. We had a good bunch of presenters,” said Cindy Loweth, counseling secretary at Baker. “They kept the kids involved and answered lots of questions.”
Among the 21 career professionals speaking with the students were teachers, medical professionals, business people, engineers, public safety chiefs, accountants, contractors and computer specialists.