When I Grow Up: Career Day

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?  For our upperclassmen, that time is not so far away.  That is why the Guidance Department sponsored its annual Career Day in the cafeteria on Friday, March 23rd.  The event was held for all 11th graders and it entailed traveling from table to table to listen to a presentation from a person who works in a career they’re interested in. The students had filled out a career interest survey prior to the event and were given a “passport” that day indicating the career presenters most related to their interests.  The students listened to and interacted with the presenters to find out as much as they could about that career path. 

In total, there were almost 50 volunteer presenters that included an iron worker, a lawyer, a cake decorator, a video game designer, and a forensic scientist. Among them were five Mineola High School Alumni: Robert Connolly and Bob Nummsen (Class of ’89), Kyra McKay (Class of ’94), Joe Gettler (Class ’00), and Alyssa Napolitano (Class of ’08).  Michael Britt commented that it was really informative and he especially enjoyed the table from Molloy that had people from the medical field. The judge was most interesting to Nikole Holowat, who even got his contact so she can go observe in a courtroom.

I'm in my 38th year of teaching, 37 of them in Mineola.  I teach 8th and 11th grade English at the high school, and I am the adviser for the Question Mark, the high school newspaper.  I also am assistant director for the spring musical and the adviser for the Creative Writing Club. 

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