John Glenn High School Hosts Career Exploration Event

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NEW CONCORD, Oh – Students at John Glenn High School got the opportunity to explore different careers and educational opportunities.

Over 60 different buisnesses, organizations, and colleges were out at the school talking with the high schoolers.

The career exploration event featured sessions with speakers to free time for students to walk around and visit the various booths including representatives from Genesis Healthcare to the New Concord Fire Department, local colleges, and everything in between.

“It’s a fantastic exploration opportunity for our kids to do some deep learning into career fields,” Assistant Principal Clarke Warren said.

“We always tell our kids it’s so hard to pick what you want to do when you’re 18 years old, so this is opening up a lot of doors for them, allowing them to see a lot of different professions that they wouldn’t necessarily get to see because they’re in school,” John Glenn High School Counselor Heidi Gearhart said.

A beneficial part of the school’s curriculum, the administration and guidance department hope to make this a recurring event for all future Muskies.

“We haven’t obviously been able to do it since 2019 as a result of COVID, but we were super ecstatic about hosting it again this year and I can’t speak enough about our presenters once again, because they keep on asking the same questions, so Mrs. Gearhart, and Mr. Warren and I, and Mr. Carpenter know the importance of it and with the help of our teachers, we’ll be able to implement this hopefully again here soon,” Susan Snively, a counselor at John Glenn High School said.

Vice Principal Warren and the entire staff are extremely grateful for the support of all the organization who came out today and look forward to future events.

He also adds it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all the faculty Mrs. Gearhart and Mrs. Snively.

Maggie Warren
Maggie was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana where she developed her love and passion for weather, IndyCar and F1, hockey, and baseball, especially the Detroit Red Wings and the Cincinnati Reds. When she's not at work, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows, writing, hiking, and doing pretty much any outdoor activity! Maggie graduated from Ball State University, where she majored in meteorology/climatology, in Fall 2020. While at Ball State, she was a member of the Storm Chase Team and Cardinal Weather Service. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society. She loves exploring new places, so if you have any recommendations of places she should visit, let her know! And if you see her around town, don't be shy, say hi!