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Planting Seeds on Career Day


January 23, 2019

Alyssa Peterson, right, and Braden Cherry, both of Oak Heights Elementary School, check out an electrical circuit at a booth sponsored by the Linn-Benton Community College mechatronics program during the Career Day Friday at Foster School.

Sweet Home's sixth-graders spent the afternoon Friday, Jan. 18, at Foster School learning about various career opportunities and how the school work they do today has real-world applications.

Foster Principal Luke Augsburger said 225 students participated in the Career Day, and 21 representatives of area businesses and agencies gave presentations to the students.

"It just kind of came about as part of the district's thriving citizens goals," Augsburger explained. "We're just planting the seeds, hopefully."

The idea is for sixth-graders to start thinking about their goals, he said, which w...

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