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Grade-schoolers get peek at future careers
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Students and adults line up to get a look at one of Hinesville Fire Department's trucks - photo by Photo by Jen Alexander McCall
Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School learned firsthand Friday about several career opportunities available in Liberty County. Roughly 16 job types were represented at the outdoor career fair, said parent involvement facilitator Lavonia LeCounte.
“Children could ask about these careers and afterward in class they could pick their three favorites and talk about why they liked them,” LeCounte said.
School nurse Heike Estis, LPN, helped students understand dental hygiene and the dangers of smoking with hands-on displays of a set of teeth, as well as cross-sections of what healthy and unhealthy lungs look like.
Senior firefighter Justin Zieman told students how fire trucks operate, including the types of hoses used, and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Caines and Lt. Danny Pittman answered questions about catching “bad guys,” getting in car accidents and reporting burglaries.
Students also lined up with permission slips to get their fingerprints taken, and learned about forest fires from the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Kindergartener Connor Stephens, 5, said he enjoyed learning about the fire truck and the ambulance service. But his career of choice? “I want to be a bank worker, because they work with money and stuff,” he said.
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