HHS students explore careers with local professionals.

March 20, 2019

Veterinary technician Holly Peeraer talks to students Taya Martin, Tanner Breitwisch and Austin Owens.

HHS students explore careers with local professionals.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – Hart High School students spent the morning Wednesday, March 20, exploring various careers during the school’s inaugural Career Day.

Local professionals visited classrooms, providing presentations about careers and positions including 911 emergency dispatcher; marine recruiter; social worker; veterinary technician; independent business owner; business employee; criminal justice; law enforcement; nurse practitioner; studio photographer; auto supplier; manufacturing; medical lab scientist; journalist; and chiropractor.

EMS presenters Amy Grondsma and Dana Miller, who are 911 dispatchers, talk to the students about their careers.

Students interacted with the professionals and asked them  questions about their careers. HHS Principal Brandon Bruce, who launched the event, said he plans to have Career Day return annually. It provides students with “work-based learning,” which is a state requirement.

“It’s great for the kids to see people in the community and learn about their careers,” Bruce said.

Steve Crooks of Water Dog Outfitters in Montague presents information about his career.

Students chose five careers that they wanted to learn about and then traveled to each classroom to watch the presentations. The professionals were invited to join the students for lunch in the cafeteria afterwards.

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Dawn Riley of Gray and Co. Seneca Foods in Hart.

Vet technician Holly Peerear shows students how to brush a dog’s teeth.



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