Teachers: 8th graders explore different careers

To the editor:

On April 29, eighth-grade boys from Craig Middle School explored career opportunities during a career day event.

They began the day with a job market outlook from Gene Bilodeau of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

The morning was spent with instructors Christine Adams, power plant technology; Kelly Martin-Puled, Darby McDermott, and Pieter Marshall, nursing; Eric Schmidt, emergency medical services; Shane Thomas and Ryan Hampton, firefighting; and Joe Sears and Chris Congemi, police academy.

Later, students made onsite visits to Trapper Mine and the

Hayden power plant.

Jeanine Vallejos, of Trapper Mine, and Alman Nicodemus, of Xcel Energy-Hayden Station, with Glenn Jones, Bob Orvella, Jeff Hall and Mark Bangs, were quality presenters and guides for the event.

Each of these activities enriched the boys’ experiences and offered wonderful community role models for our students. Our Craig Kiwanis provided all the food and supplies for a barbecue, a very appreciated perk on a great day.

The eighth grade teachers and the boys thank all of you for your time, effort, contribution and your support of

Craig Middle School.

Dawn Bolstad, David Morris, Deb Yoast, Ann Charchalis, Drew Morris, Alicia Townsend, Norm Yoast, and Ginger McPherson CMS eighth-grade teachers

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