14-year-old Anthony Joseph (pictured above 3rd from left in the front row in a blue suit), an 8th-grade student at Orchard Park Academy, was one of just four students recognized by the Adams County Commissioners as a top student at the annual Adams County Career Expo. The event, held in November, brought in 6,000 students from across the county.
The Adams County Education Consortium hosts the 8th Grade Career Expo to expose students to career pathways featuring more than 100 companies and 400 exhibitors. At the end of the event, employers are asked to identify standout students who are the most professional, thoughtful and well prepared.
Anthony hasn’t decided upon a career path but is very interested in science and math. He’s also very humble. At the end of the presentation with the County Commissioners and after posing for a lot of pictures, he said simply, “I couldn’t have done this without my dad.”
Anthony’s father Matt beamed with pride. “When he found out about the event, he was just so excited,” he said. “He got dressed up for the day and prepared a lot of questions. He was all in!”