WALLENPAUPACK - Wallenpaupack fifth grade students recently received career information from 13 different presenters and professionals as part of a Career/Vehicle Day at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School.
    Presenters spoke to the fifth grade students about their careers and highlighted their educational backgrounds, skills and responsibilities for each career. The presenters provided organization and
industry information and discussed various departments and positions that those companies offer.
    The students' expressed their enjoyments of hands-on opportunities and demonstrations, as well as the chance to explore the company vehicles.
    A new component of the annual event featured Wallenpaupack Area High School Career Technology and Education Technology students who also spoke with the fifth grade students to encourage them to think about what courses they might be taking in the future. The high school students talked about their interests, current programs and classes. They explained how their decisions in high school would help them to achieve their post-secondary goals.
    Organized by Career Coordinator Colleen Edwards, South Elementary Principal Mark Kirsten, and North Intermediate Guidance Counselor Mary Ellen Holbert, the day was a sucess.
    Caleb Fylstra said he was excited to learn about the power mechanics program: “We learned so much and had so much fun! I even got to test the tire pressure.”
    While another student said, “My favorite part was learning about the 3-D printer.” The state-of-the-art device is capable of creating objects from plastic or other materials.
    Edwards expressed her gratitude to those who were able to make the day an enjoyable and meaningful experience: Newfoundland Fire Company, Kenneth Baux; Massage Therapist, Rachel Beavers; Fox Hill Farm, Katharine Brown; ighthouse Marina, Joe Dotter; Facility and Operations Director Pike County Training Center, Tim Knapp; Woodloch Resort, Vanessa Spadafora; Tease Salon, Alyssa Valenti; Wallenpaupack faculty, staff and students: Mark Kirsten, Phyllis Hennings,Jennifer Gatens, Colleen Edwards, Melissa Regenski, School Resource Officer Brad Beach; Mr. Heckman and the engineering/technology students: Maggie Sarazine, Dan Rae, and Zach Krial; building trades students: Justin Bates and Robert Goble; power mechanics students: Patrick Gilligan and Fred Petsche; allied health students: Nick McConnell, Nina Litz and AJ Pagano.