Evans City students got a glimpse of their future employment Friday with the middle school’s annual Career Fair.
“I love that they can make real life connections to what they’re learning now,” said guidance counselor Michelle Steinmetz. “They like this day a lot.”
Most of Friday’s experts, who gave insights into their careers to interested students in various classrooms, are parents of students. They included a deportation officer, a nurse, a meteorologist, a chef, an artist and many others.
Sean Adomaitis, an officer with the Zelienople police department, said he agreed to be a presenter at the request of his daughters, who are in the fifth and sixth grade.
“I really enjoyed it,” he said. “The kids were great. They had a lot of good questions.”
As for sixth-grader Savannah Adomaitis, she was thrilled to have her dad in the classroom.
“It was awesome,” she said.
Also proud of her mom was Zaydra Barkley, whose mother, in Harmony and who was a presenter at Career Day.
For her session, Zaydra said her mom let students try on items from the store and told them about starting her own business.
“Her’s was the best session,” Zaydra said. “And I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom.”
Patch asked several Evans City students for their thoughts on Career Day. Here’s what they had to say.
-- “I like everything about it. You’re learning all about the careers and the education you’ll need,” Colten Morgan, fifth grade
-- “I like trying all the different thing and the activities,” Kearson Wagner, fifth grade
-- “I like learning about the different jobs,” Megan Park, fifth grade
-- “I really like the variety of the jobs. The demonstrations were really good,” Tiffany Eaton, sixth grade
-- “I like how many people took the time to be at the school,” Sydni Bougher, sixth grade