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Career day introduces students to work
Firemen, dejays, car dealers talk to students
Representatives from Coastal DNR visit with students at Lyman Hall Elementary on Friday during career day. Many area professionals fielded questions about their responsibilities and duties. - photo by Photo by Lauren Hunsberger
Constance Ford’s third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school’s career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.
 “I want to be a doctor and a lawyer,” said Ruby Gray who, after thinking for a moment, narrowed her chosen fields. “I want to be a doctor so I can help people.”
 The group of excited students spent the morning bouncing around the fair, visiting with DNR representatives, firemen, and radio show hosts.
Many future professionals made their career plans known.
“I want to be a veterinarian so I can help animals,” said Jeshani Rolden with a smile.
 “I want to be a firemen and a lawyer,” came another voice from the back of the pack.
 Ford smiled and chuckled at her students’ responses, noting many children expressed interest in positions dedicated to helping others. Raising wiggling arms in the air, students continued to shout out answers.
 “I want to be a doctor too, so I can help people,” Ronterreal Lewis said.
 “I want to work in a nursing home and take care of people,” said Elroy Hickmon.
 Ford, who said as a child she always knew she wanted to be a teacher, said she’s proud of her students for their goals and their plans to better society. She thinks career fairs are good ways to foster ambition in students.
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