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Students get a 'day on the job'

April 22, 1999

Instead of going to Western Heights Middle School on Thursday, Jeremy Imes went to work at Antietam Tree and Landscape Co.

The eighth-grader said he enjoyed being on the job with his father, Joe Imes. He was one of many youngsters across Washington County who participated in "Day On the Job."

The school program coincided with the national "Take Your Daughter or Son To Work Day," said Bud Ingersoll, supervisor of career-technology education for the Washington County Board of Education.

"This is the first step of the school to career process," Ingersoll said.

The School Board planned the events for one time so students would miss only one school day while in the workplace.

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Eighth-graders had the choice of going to work with a parent or a friend or relative whose job interested them. Several businesses such as Antietam hosted young visitors during the day.

Joe Imes said he thought the day at work was a great idea. "It's going to teach the kids what life's all about," he said.

- Bruce Hamilton

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