Duniway hosts Career Fair tied to high school pathway programs
Posted on 05/05/2017

Duniway Middle School’s annual Career Fair has a new focus. The event is part of a year-long effort to help students explore careers of interest and to provide real-world connections to their lives.

The speakers were chosen from fields that coincide with McMinnville High School’s Career Pathway programs to give the middle school students a better idea of which program might appeal to them.

“Our goal is to give all of our eighth grade students a jumpstart on the expectations and opportunities of high school,” said Hilary Brittan Lack, principal of Duniway.  “We want them to explore the Career Pathway options, learn about the College Now credits and why they matter, and tie those choices to their interests and aspirations. Our design is to have our students ready with a plan on day one of high school.”

Local professionals who volunteered include

  • Chris Ames (Horticulture)
  • Justin Armentrout (Fire and Emergency Services)
  • Jake Bartley (Health Services)
  • Carson Benner (Business)
  • Brian Fox (Visual Communications)
  • Zach Geary (Construction)
  • Brad Hessel (Criminal Justice)
  • Ben Kamph (Engineering)
  • Corey Medeiros (Computer Science)
  • Kim Morris (Visual Arts)
  • Mike Odini (Fabrication and Welding)
  • Brooke Persoon (Performing Arts)
  • Mary Ann Stoller (Business/Marketing)
  • Luke Westphal (Natural Resources Management)

To find out more about the Career Pathway program, click here