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Wilton Elementary celebrates Career Day

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FRANKLINTON — Students at Wilton Elementary School received a treat last Friday when they were visited by guest speakers from the community who came to share about their careers.

A total of 15 speakers visited Wilton last week. Many different careers were represented — EMS, the sheriff’s office, fire department, occupational therapy, beekeeper, veterinarian, pilot, U.S. Army, PGA golf instructor, Carolina Tiger Rescue, attorney, radio personality, doctor, audiologist and a former MLB player.

Speakers rotated to different classrooms. Students in all grades (K-5) participated. Each class was able to hear from three different speakers. The speakers went to the classrooms so the students get a more personal experience. They were able to learn about the person’s career and ask questions.

Wilton is a Stephen Covey Leader in Me School whose mission and vision is “Leadership and Learning; College and Career Bound.”

“We planned Career Day because it provides students an opportunity to learn more about various careers and encourages them to think about future dreams and goals of their own,” said Stacy Hockaday, school counselor. “It’s one thing for students to look up careers online but it’s an even richer experience for them to learn about them first-hand.”