Thursday, April 14, 2016
20th Annual 8th Grade Career Day
by Matt Marenghi
Blake Middle School held it's 20th Annual 8th grade Career Day this past Friday, April 8th. The day kicked-off with keynote speaker Dr. Denise Ellis, a professor of social work and international speaker on the topics of social and economic justice. This informative and inspiring presentation set the stage for students to attend three more presentations of their choosing.
Among the professionals that presented at the break-out sessions were: the owner of an energy efficiency consulting firm, a chemical engineer, the CEO of a pharmaceutical/biotech company, a physical therapist, a medical product regulation manager, a public health administrator, a television sports anchor and reporter, a nurse from Dana Farber, and independent beauty supply consultant, a pediatric oncology nurse, a product developer at an investment firm, an attorney, a global marketer, a meeting planner, a speech and language pathologist, and a police officer.
A big "Thank You!" to all the professionals that volunteered their time to enrich the development of the Class of 2020, no doubt providing them with even more motivation as they prepare themselves for the transition to high school.