Mountain Valley Middle School Goes to College
The entire student body and staff at Mountain Valley Middle School in Mexico, Maine visited the University of Maine at Farmington for a day-long college visit sponsored in part by GEAR UP-Maine. UMF admission representatives shared a wealth of information about what it takes to be a success college student, as well as sharing experiences related to overcoming financial challenges and finding ways to pay for college with scholarships, grants, and loans.
Stephen Davis, a Career Counselor on campus, talked with students about the many supports available to help them be successful at UMF. He shared his experiences in helping students overcome obstacles and fulfilling their dream of graduating from college.
According to the students, the visit was extremely successful!
Career Fair at Carraabec High School
excerpts written by Bianca Beaulieu, Class of 2016
Carrabec High School had their first career day on Friday April 15th which helped many students explore those possibilities on what they want to do in the future; thanks to Tracie Edwards from Gear-Up and Tim Richards, Vice Principal of Carrabec High School. Students found interesting to see different people present, and to see how passionate they were about their careers. The keynote speaker, Tim Edwards, the Chief Academic Officer of Thomas College, helped spark a conversation of what college is like and the experiences a person will have, and what might help guide them on their job quest. His address inspired [students] to explore different careers and majors,to see what a person could end up doing.
I wish our school had had more opportunities for a career day in the past, but I think this will be the first of many. The event is a good way to inspire many students to consider what they want to do, and also to find their passion they want to pursue in the future. Career opportunities are endless. A person needs to be open-minded and work hard like the wonderful presenters that the whole school had a chance to meet.