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Students learn through career day

Sisters schools have a knack for incorporating creative learning into the school day, and the wider Sisters community has long been supportive. Sisters Elementary School continued the tradition last Friday with the first career day event.

It brought some reality to the question of “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

An overwhelming response from parents brought 23 different presenters to the school, covering careers from farrier/blacksmith to medicine, arts, law enforcement, helping professions, sports and various businesses.

School counselor Kate Kuitert was one of the organizers. She emphasized that part of the School District mission is to inspire students.

“By doing a career day we hoped to inspire our students to think about their strengths, interests, and how those may connect to future career opportunities,” she said via email.

Students each got to hear two presenters, in 25-minute sessions. Kuitert stated that the response was very positive and that the diversity of occupations made for interesting listening. She hopes to make it an annual event.


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