Students organize first career fair

Junior Isaiah McChesney (left) and senior Evan Uden learn
about the Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology
program from Central Community College-Hastings instructor
Bruce Bartos during Kenesaw High School Futures Day
Thursday at the school.

KENESAW — What started as just another classroom assignment turned into full-day event Thursday for two students at Kenesaw High School.

Senior Josiah Powell and junior Miranda Stade were taking an elective futures class where they learn skills needed after high school. One of thier assignments was to write a grant proposal.

They chose to request funding from the Hastings Community Foundation to host a career day at the school.

Chuck Roe, K-12 guidance counselor at the school, is the instructor for the futures class. He said writing a grant was a great example of technical writing with a real-world application.

For Stade, it was a matter of sharing knowledge.
"We thought maybe if we have all these people come, everyone could learn what we're learning," she said.

To their surprise, Roe received a phone call in December telling him that the foundation would fund the project.

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