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February 27, 2004

Thomasville - Sitting in a classroom listening to the teacher lecture again, isn't always fun. But when someone else comes in to tell you about a career you're interested in, that's exciting.

Zach Chandler says, "It was a lot of fun. I went to a lawyer. I'm interested in being a lawyer."

Lawyers, Teachers, City Employees and even Reporters were some of the careers 8th grade students like Zach at Central Middle got a chance to learn about today. He says, "I think overall it was a good career day. I think a lot of people got a lot out of it, I know I did, so hopefully it will help people in their careers."

Justin Fielding says, "Going around the companies and looking at different jobs, and pretty much finding out what we want to do for college."

Of course, students like Justin Barnes, got the chance to ask some very important questions. His question, "How much he get paid?"

And hopefully they learned a lot in the process. Zach says, "I think they should do this two or three times a year just to get people thinking about what kind of career they want to do. I know it helped me."

But even if they didn't decide on a life-long career today, that's okay. These students still have several years to decide. Students ranked their top career choices and listened to four different speakers at the career fair.

posted at 5:01 PM by karen.collier@walb.com