WHS Prepares Students for Successful Future
Last Friday, Westminster High School students had a unique opportunity to explore their options for the future during the third annual WHS College and Career Day. All students participated in career readiness and team-building exercises throughout the day including a college fair with representatives from local 2-year and 4-year colleges as well as guest speakers from law enforcement, fire, STEM, service and trade careers; 125 total guests in the building.
The focus: a successful future for students.
“It really got me to think about all the options I have for my future,” said freshman Lizbeth Ramirez after listening to the guest speakers.
Each grade had a different schedule for the day, but seniors had the most sessions available to them depending on what each student wanted to focus on. These sessions included Financial Aid 101, Daniel’s Fund Workshop, apprenticeships, and even a session on writing a resume where every student walked out with their resume in hand. Westminster High School Alumni also came back to speak to students about their own transition from Westy to college. “It was great to hear from Westy Alums about their experiences in college. I feel like I have a better idea of what college life will be like,” said senior Savannah Murray after the session.
Teacher Marcia Roe expressed the importance of the day,“It was exciting to see how well the kids responded and how the day opened them up to the different options available to them beyond Westminster High School.”
The day ended with Principal Michael Lynch challenging the students with a question, “What is your why? Why are you here? What are you working toward?” Students were able to leave school that day with the skills and know-how to really plan for their future and take the steps they need to accomplish their goals.
Posted October 31, 2013