HILLSDALE — Local business professionals visited with students at Davis Middle School March 16 for the school’s annual Career Day. 

The event affords sixth, seventh and eighth-graders the opportunity two hear from three different professionals.

Participating were 25 local professionals such as: an attorney, insurance agent, preschool teacher, chiropractor, radiologist, police officer, professor, lab tech, and most recently offered pilot and theater director, among others. These community members give up an hour of their time to come speak to small groups of middle school students about what their chosen career entails, advantages, disadvantages, and the amount of education required. Optometrist, Dr. John Taylor, has been presenting at Career Day since its start. He looks forward to the event each year and the enthusiasm that middle schoolers bring.

Laura Wilson, Career Day organizer said, by the time the students are in eighth grade they will be able to hear from nine different professionals. 

“This ultimately gives them a head start when beginning to plan for their future,” she said. “Career Day means a lot to the students.”

Seventh grade student Alivia Turner said this year’s offerings were meaningful. 

“Career Day encourages us to think of our coming lives,” she said. “Sadly, we see people everywhere homeless, without jobs. This opportunity gives us a chance to begin our journey with a meaningful beginning, preparing us for our future.” 

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