Holy Family invites speakers to their school

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Holy Family students filled out a questionnaire and the school decided the best speakers for the students to watch. Each student saw three speakers during the day. Pictured, Ursaline assistant principal Michelle Carosella spoke to students about the education and work involved with becoming a teacher.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Holy Family School invited professionals to speak at the school on April 20 for their annual career day. Pictured, Duane Nickell talked to the students about how he maintains a successful farm and what he does on the farm.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jack Azar, a chemical engineer for Ergon, said he became a speaker at Holy Family School's career day through the teachers. His son goes to the school and he wanted to give the students a chance to learn about the possibilites at a factory like Ergon. Pictured, Azar took questions from the students about his work.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Holy Family invited five different professionals to their school: cardiologist Joe Graziano, pediatrician Gretchen Nickell, farmer Duane Nickell, principal Michelle Carosella and chemical engineer Jack Azar. Pictured, Gretchen Nickell talked to the students about what she loves about her job.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Holy Family School welcomed professionals to their school on April 20 for a career day.

The school brought in five people of different professional backgrounds to speak to students in grades five through eight about their careers and the education and hard-work it took them to get in the profession.

“We are fortunate to have parents that have tremendously successful careers in a high variety of professions,” said principal Kathleen Stoops. She wanted to show the students the demands of each profession and give them the opportunity to explore possible careers.

The school brought in cardiologist Joe Graziano, pediatrician Gretchen Nickell, farmer and agriculturalist Duane Nickell, Ursuline assistant principal Michelle Carosella and chemical engineer Jack Azar.

“I grew up in Lebanon and didn’t have this kind of opportunity,” said Azar about why he wanted to talk at the school. Azar, whose son is a student at Holy Family, works as an engineer for Ergon in West Virginia. He explained the jobs available in the factory at Ergon to the students, those within the field of engineering and outside of it as well.

Students took a questionnaire about different career options and the school gave them time to visit two of the speakers. Graziano spoke to all of the students at the beginning of the day, so the students received presentations from three of the four speakers.

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