Eighth-graders participate in annual Career Day

Tres Culberson, Clubs Reporter

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Duncan Middle School students got their first look at what life would be like as adults Tuesday, when they took on the opportunity to learn multiple jobs.

Tuesday was the eighth-grade Career Day for Stephens County students. Throughout the day, students learned about various career and career fields at the Red River Technology Center and the Simmons Center.

Several DMS students said they liked the crime scene station, which was set up by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Other students were also drawn to the nursing station, which was noted to be among the hardest careers explored.

Jose Gonzalez said he learned a lot from Career Day, but the event overall made him want to work on cars.

At Red River Technology Center, students were shown what career programs exist, whether students want to learn a trade, such as cosmetology, welding, woodworking or electronics, or if they want to continue in science-based education, which is done through the bio lab.

Career Day was open to all eighth-grade students at participating schools, and many of the DMS eighth-grade teachers went with the students as chaperones.