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Looking at a career at Holy Family School

May 3, 2018
The Town Crier

Holy Family School hosted its fourth annual Career Day on Friday, April for students in grades 5-8. Each year, individuals from different careers come into Holy Family to talk about their jobs and answer questions the students may have about what led them to their profession. This year five peakers came into the school. Dr. Joe Graziano, Cardiologist at Southwoods Cardiology, passed around a pacemaker and stethoscope and talked about their purpose and how they are used. Dr. Graziano enjoyed his talk with the students and said, "the kids were very attentive and inquisitive to learn about the field of Medicine." The student also enjoyed practicing using the stethoscope on each other.

Dr. Gretchen Nickell also represented the medical field, but from a different specialty. Nickell works at East Liverpool City Hospital as a Hospitalist. She is also the Chief Medical Officer there.

"It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk to the students at Holy Family about my practice as a hospitalist. I hope I was able to encourage some of them to consider a career in medicine," Nickell said.

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Mrs. Michelle Carosella talking with fifth grade students about a career in education. Pictured are: Isabella Ellinos, Giuliana Ricchiuti, JoAnna Ladd, Mrs. Carosella, Abby Lyons, and Mia Schrickel.

Many students asked questions to Nickell, particularly the type of injuries and illnesses that she sees, the different languages she encounters, and her education leading up her profession.

Michelle Carosella, Assistant Principal for Academics at Ursuline High School, presented to the students the field of education. She talked about the different positions she has had and the decisions that she makes. Carosella had a message to all the students at Holy Family.

"God has a plan for you! He created you with amazing and wonderful skills, talents, and interests. Pray for His guidance as you contemplate your future," Carosella said.

Duane Nickell owns and runs Nickell Farm. Nickell raises registered Hereford Cattle and is the president of the CMT Cattlemen's Association. He spoke to the students on agriculture and raising cattle. In his presentation, he also shared the differences in the cattle that he raises and interesting facts about them.

"I enjoyed meeting the children and answering their questions about agriculture," Nickell said.

Finally, the students had an opportunity to learn from Jack Azar. Azar works at Ergon West Virginia Inc. as a environmental, safety, health and training manager. Not only did the students hear about his current job, they also learned about his journey to the United States from Lebanon and the trials and rewards that came with that.

"I really enjoyed presenting at career day. The kids listened and asked good questions," Azar said. "My desire was to support the teachers in what they're doing. And also encourage the kids to stay in school work hard and do well. Career day is a great idea for the school. It gives the kids some understanding of the various jobs out there and helps them to start thinking of their future careers."

Jack Bernard, a fifth grade student at Holy Family also enjoyed his first Career Day.

"Career Day was a great opportunity to learn about future careers and be able to ask questions about them," Bernard said.

 
 

 

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