(Franklin) — On Tuesday, February 4, Heard County students joined thousands of other students across the nation to observe and participate in National Job Shadow Day. There were nine Heard County students who traveled to businesses in the West Georgia area to begin their day.
Jaime Conlan and Hannah Rogers, FBLA members, shadowed at Times-Georgian in Carrollton and experienced a day in the life of a journalist. Victoria Cameron shadowed at Carrollton Internal Medicine with a medical assistant.
Jonathan Carden and Hunter Freeman learned about business management at Interface in LaGrange. Katie Pate and Katelyn Hill experienced working with animals at the Heard County Animal Control and Poochi Pet Resort.
Heard County School System hosted Katelyn Hull as she enjoyed a wonderful shadow experience at Ephesus Elementary. Jacob Frederick shadowed with investigators at the Heard County Sheriff’s office.
The students had a very positive experience and were able to decide if the job they shadowed is really what they want to do in life.
Mrs. Angela Thompson, FBLA adviser and Job Shadow Coordinator and Mr. Dave Lewis, West Georgia YAP Coordinator worked together to place students with employers.
Much work goes into the preparation of Job Shadow Day. The process begins in October and ends in February. Each employer who hosted a student sacrificed his/her day to spend with a high school student and we are truly grateful for their involvement in the education of our Heard County youth.
For more information about participating as a student next year, or hosting a student at your work site, please contact Mrs. Thompson at 706-675-3656.