2017-11-25 / The Rock

High school seniors visit Career Fair

By Brittany Farman and Payton Krause


Local high school seniors talk with members of local law enforcement to learn about career opportunities. 
Photo Makenzie Fisher Local high school seniors talk with members of local law enforcement to learn about career opportunities. Photo Makenzie Fisher The third annual Career Fair for seniors took place at Person High School, Wednesday, Nov. 8. This annual event is coordinated by the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Person High School and Roxboro Community School.

The fair offers seniors a chance to learn more about local career options and discover new opportunities. With hopes to provide each student an opportunity to explore a desired career, PHS welcomed guests from about 35 different career pathways at the Career Fair.

Senior Makenzie Fisher wants to be a teacher.

“It was really nice to get a chance to talk to top teachers in our county and to also get a glimpse of all the other careers available in Person County and the state,” Fisher said.

Jack Harris, also a PHS senior, visited several booths, including law enforcement and health science. He said he enjoyed the career fair because it allowed him to see various career fields that he hadn’t been exposed to before.

Tara Hubbard, the Career Development coordinator at PHS, was in charge of the event.

The opportunity allowed students to explore many different career paths that they may have never thought of before and gave them new insight as to what field they may want to enter into after high school.

“It is an outstanding opportunity for seniors to meet and speak with industry and community leaders from Roxboro and surrounding areas,” Hubbard said.

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