Granby Students Learn about Community Careers, Colleges

Hair stylist Kassie Tondeur prepares to curl the hair of Chloe Janes during Granby Elementary school’s recent College and Career Day.

Hair stylist Kassie Tondeur prepares to curl the hair of Chloe Janes during Granby Elementary school’s recent College and Career Day.

GRANBY – Several community partners introduced Granby Elementary students to more education and future job opportunities during the school’s second annual College and Career Day.

Kindergartner Kaydence Reed, front, is all smiles as she listens as Fulton Police Department School Resource Officer Jeremy Hutchinson tells about his job duties.
Kindergartner Kaydence Reed, front, is all smiles as she listens as Fulton Police Department School Resource Officer Jeremy Hutchinson tells about his job duties.

Former Granby Gators returned to their elementary school and spoke with fifth and sixth grade students about college readiness, while other sessions for those grade levels included presentations from a funeral director and a judge.

Students in younger grades learned about music, kickboxing, dance, accountants, acting, medical professionals and business owners.

Fulton Police Department School Resource Officer Jeremy Hutchinson taught students about making good choices and following rules before students in Mary Ellen Ellis’ and Lauren Spacone-Lerch’s students asked questions about safety and items on Hutchinson’s belt.

Hair stylist Kassie Tondeur prepares to curl the hair of Chloe Janes during Granby Elementary school’s recent College and Career Day.
Hair stylist Kassie Tondeur prepares to curl the hair of Chloe Janes during Granby Elementary school’s recent College and Career Day.

Hair stylists Danielle Osborne and Kassie Tondeur from Hair We Are told students in Maureen Distin and Kathryn Depentu-Waite’s second grade classes about the importance of attendance in school and how math, science and writing are all important skills for hair stylists.

They answered several questions from students as they curled hair for select students.

Students in Caitlin Besio’s first grade class squealed with excitement when National Grid lineman Joe White let them try on special work gloves and protective arm gear.

White educated students on electricity and tools used on his job.

“I know what the helmet is for- safety,” one student said.