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Students get a glimpse of possible careers

Sisters Elementary School students went home last Friday with their heads full of dreams: Dreams of being a paramedic, or a veterinarian, or a dancer, or a...

These dreams were stoked by a group of visitors at the school’s annual Career Day.

Students rotated in and out of classrooms for lengthy sessions with local practitioners of a variety of trades.

EMTs from Sisters’ fire department displayed their ambulance and equipment, while acupuncturist Greg Wielan shared the secrets of his craft. Dr. Karl Berg talked about the ups and downs of life as a veterinarian while naturalist Jim Anderson actually let students touch a great horned owl.

The students asked a lot of questions and took home a lot of inspiration, one insisting that the glimpse of a possible future was “really cool.”

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit


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