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Students learn about career choices

January 26, 2004

Cook County - Alyssa Simmons is checking our her career choices. "There's a lot of different options for us out there," said Simmons.

She thinks she may pursue something in the health care field, but she's getting a better understanding of things a Cook Middle School's career day. "I can talk to people who are actually working in these fields every day, and it helps me know what might be good for me and what I might not want to pursue," said Simmons.

From military personnel, to tobacco prevention educators, and even morticians, dozens of local businessmen and women are helping students figure out what career choice best suits them. "We want our students to know that there's a variety of careers to choose from," said CMS Principal Mary Sue Ward. "We don't want them to limit their vision."

Even though they're still in middle school, its never too early to get a feel for the future. "We might just be eighth graders, but we've only got four years of high school and then college will be here," said Simmons.

And when that time comes, the lessons learned today will make students like Alyssa more prepared for the future.

posted at 4:30 by ashley.harper@walb.com