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Middle-schoolers get taste of reality

W.Va. eighth-graders seek careers during Day on the Job

W.Va. eighth-graders seek careers during Day on the Job

May 05, 2009|By RACHAEL JOHNSON / Pulse Correspondent

Eighth-grade students in Berkeley County, W.Va., got a chance to see what life was like in the real world as part of the annual Day on the Job event.

Students were excused from school April 23 to go to work with a family member or friend and learned what he or she did for a living. Jobs ranged from work at the hospital to paintball stores, while some even planted trees.

I worked at Sky Line Paintball and learned business management.

Kristen Reed, a student of North Martinsburg Middle School, got to learn that she may have a future evicting people.

North Martinsburg Middle student Selina Perez worked in an office and learned the dangers of rolling chairs in the workplace she hit her leg.

Fellow student Erica Taylor experienced life as a dental assistant.

At the end of the day the students filled questionnaires on what they have learned.

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The purpose of this project was to opens students' minds to possible futures.

The teachers hope this will prepare us for high school. Hopefully, it will assist us in choosing classes to assure our futures.

If nothing else, we learned what work really means.

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