By Alana Miller
Lynchburg-Clay FFA

On Jan. 15, the Lynchburg-Clay FFA Chapter hosted a Career Day for junior and senior students at Lynchburg-Clay High School. Fifteen businesses were involved in the event.

Representatives met with 92 students in five, 20 minute rotations. Students learned about a variety of career paths. Each representative highlighted their job descriptions and duties, the education and training necessary to be successful in their area, starting and ending salary ranges, and the benefits that are available. Students were able to ask them about their day to day business operations and heard advice on choosing their future careers.

Junior student, Josh Niehaus, stated, “I found out that there are many jobs that don’t require a college degree around us. I learned from Mr. Elam that local people can be successful business owners around here.”

Kara Williams, senior, commented that the Career Day, “...opened her mind to all the careers that are available in each career pathway.”

The individuals participated in the Career Day: Chris Powell & Brandon Schott of AEP; Ryne Early of Ag-Pro; Andrea Geddes of Appearances Salon, LLC; Trever Elam of Elam Construction, Inc.; Dwight Hamilton of Hamilton Insurance Agency; Lora Simmons of Highland District Hospital; Beth Griffith and Robert Mootz of Huhtamaki; Chief Jeff Turner of Lynchburg Fire Department; Steve Dillion, retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, currently employed at Tetra Tech, Inc.; Neil Rhonemus of RhonFarm, LLC; Kerri Adkins of Seven Hills Pet Clinic; Laura Musselman of Southern Hills Community Bank; Rob Hamilton of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; Jay Gross of T & G Towing; and Tom Pitzer of Tom Pitzer Trucking, LLC.

The Lynchburg-Clay FFA would like to extend a special thank you to everyone that was involved in the Career Day and a special thank you to Miss Lewis for establishing the schedule for the event.