North Royalton High School Hosts #NRAspireHigher, Career, College and Military Exploration Day
On October 25, North Royalton High School hosted #NRAspireHigher, a Career, College and Military Exploration Day. The day began with the ninth and tenth graders taking the PSAT. After lunch the career fair began with 35 different career paths represented. Freshman students were able to interact with community members who work in these various careers. Students learned more specifics about what it takes to pursue each path, including required education, training, and what the anticipated pay and work requirements were of each career.
Careers represented included architecture, human resources, real estate, medical sales, mortgage loans officer, engineering, physical therapy, accounting, nursing, dentistry, orthodontics, pipefitting, plumbing, bricklaying, and other construction trades. Law enforcement and safety officers, emergency medical technicians, retail, information technology and several branches of the military including the US Naval Academy were also represented.
Lorain County Community College and Ohio University also were present to talk with the students.
The guest speaker was Dr. Laymon Hicks, an author, professor, consultant and motivational speaker. He spoke to the students about finding their “Why” and being resilient in their pursuit of their goals in life. He stressed the importance of overcoming obstacles and reiterated to the students that when it comes to their goals they need to, “Get up, get out and go get it!”
In the afternoon, 10th-grade students visited Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and explored the program options to them during their junior and senior years.
“I would like to thank all the participating members of our community and our outstanding counseling department for coming together to help provide this experience to our students,” said Principal Sean Osborne, North Royalton High School. “I hope that today we were able to at least plant a seed with some of our students and help them explore and nurture their career aspirations.”