Students at McLaurin Elementary School take part in Career Fair

On Thursday, students at McLaurin took part in Career Day, where a variety of local professionals shared their experiences and job training requirements for specific jobs. The hope is that students begin thinking about the options they have after grade school. Among the many businesses and organizations, an 18 wheeler from Jordan Carriers seem to be a favorite for the students.


Kervin Johnson with Jefferson Comprehensive was on hand to share information with the students on the health risk of drug and alcohol use and vaping. "It is important for our young people to know there are consequences for abusing drugs and alcohol," Johnson said.

 McLaurin Guidance Counselor Erin C. Ugboaja organizes the Career Fair each year. “For the past 3 years, McLaurin has been hosting a college and career day for all of their Pre K-5th students. The reason being, we want to expose our students early to different careers and organizations that they can be a part of when they attend college.  This year, we decided to add a new addition to the college and career expo.  Students from Alcorn State University’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity & Omega Psi Phi Fraternity were kind enough to perform a Greek show for our students.  The students, along with everyone else really enjoyed it.  This year’s College and Career Expo was a huge success,” said Ugboaja.

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