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Fairgrieve Lauds College and Careers

At Fairgrieve Elementary School, it’s never too early for students to prepare for their future.

Fairgrieve student Domenick Reidell accepts a college T-shirt as a prize for asking and answering questions throughout the school’s annual College and Career Day.
Fairgrieve student Domenick Reidell accepts a college T-shirt as a prize for asking and answering questions throughout the school’s annual College and Career Day.

That was the message students in grades kindergarten through six learned recently as they experienced a week-long celebration all about colleges and careers.

School-Home Liaison Ariana Suhr said the fourth annual event was a huge success and helped students learn college lingo, alternative educational choices and career opportunities.

During the fifth grade and sixth grade culmination activity of a College and Career Day, the older students utilized a passport to venture to three career sessions where they became encouraged and inspired by a variety of professionals.

Another highlight was the college fair in the school cafeteria.

Kindergarten students recently expressed their future aspirations by drawing and writing about career goals, including this student who wants to be a hair dresser.
Kindergarten students recently expressed their future aspirations by drawing and writing about career goals, including this student who wants to be a hair dresser.

The students were engaged in the activities, as they asked questions about college degrees required, starting salaries and work schedule.

During the fair, the fifth grade and sixth grade students visited booths from the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Career and Technical Education Program, Cayuga Community College and SUNY ESF, among other colleges.

Throughout the hallways, students from nearly every grade level showcased their career aspirations via school projects and artwork.

College and Career Day concluded with an assembly where students received T-shirts, bracelets, bags and other items donated from several colleges.