All seventh and eighth graders at Tuffree Middle School participated in a successful Career Day on Thursday, March 24. This was the first year that Tuffree has hosted this type of school-wide event.
Thirty-six speakers from a variety of professions visited the campus to talk about their careers. A welcome reception, which included a performance by Tuffree’s string quartet and a showcase of student artwork, was held for all guests in the multipurpose room before breakout sessions.
The guest speakers were assigned a classroom, and then gave staggered presentations to different groups of students. Students chose their top interests, and attended four different sessions.
Some of the professions represented include lawyer (district attorney), judge/magistrate, forensic social worker, probation officer, NASA engineer, pastry chef, musician, athletic trainer, photographer, FBI profiler, marine biologist, Disney creative costumer, teacher, chef, makeup artist, pilot and pediatrician, among many others.
Two highlights included a Placentia Police Department K-9 demonstration, and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter landing in the school’s field at lunch.
It was a great – and informative – experience for all Tuffree students!
Click here for our Facebook album of the “Tuffree Career Day.”