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Snelson-Golden students hold career day
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A student at Snelson-Golden Middle School tries on a firefighters air mask during the schools recent Career Day. - photo by Photo provided.

Students at Snelson-Golden Middle School recently participated in career day.

Career day is when eighth-grade students get to explore careers they are interested in as rising high-school freshmen, especially with the opening of the career academy next school year. Eighth-graders are encouraged to choose a pathway or cluster of specific elective classes to pursue in high school, and this event allowed students to listen to and ask questions  of  community members in specific careers.

Students heard what is involved in the career, learned how much schooling is required and even received hands-on experience. The students chose three careers that interested them and participated in three 50-minute sessions.

The community members who participated included:

Omar Walton (Mr. HookCiTi): rapper/musician

Bill North: Air Force

Diana McFadden: Navy

John Haas: Hinesville Fire Department

Michael Shaver: Hinesville Police Department

Graylan Quarterman: Real estate for the Corps of Engineers

Valerie West: Cosmetologist

Becky Paytash: Security guard

Tangelaria Kelly: Counseling and therapy

Susan McCorkle: Food Service

Khadeejah Walthour: Photography

Reginald Pierce: Coroner

Aaron Gates: Liberty Chrysler finance

Lucas Humphrey: Mike Reed Chevrolet

Michelle Reed: Mike Reed Chevrolet

Bootsy Barnes: Mike Reed Chevrolet

Sheriece Hicks: Trauma/ER nurse

Mattie Brown: Author

La Tasha Newberry: Banking

Heidi Black: Sequential art (comic-book artist)

Michael Jordan: Film making

Gary Gilliard: OMI

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