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Rockland to hold 19th Career Day on Feb. 11

LIBERTYVILLE – Representatives of 25 different professions will talk about their careers when Rockland Elementary School holds their Career Fair on Feb. 11 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The local business leaders, who include a zookeeper and a person with a mini petting zoo, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, floral designer, industrial engineer, an actor from Improv Playhouse, a comic book illustrator, veterinarian, a member of the Chicago Cubs front office, pediatric nurse, firefighter, police officer, archaeologist, soccer coach, military officer, strength coach, attorney, an NFL player and football coach, relator, teacher and a pharmaceutical representative will each give four 30 minute presentations to students between 8:15 and 11:15 a.m. at the school, 160 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville.

Students between first and fifth grade have chosen five careers to learn about.

Last month, a committee of teachers and parents assigned students to five careers. During the Career Day Fair, they will travel from station to station within the school.

“Every 30 minutes the halls will be filled with excitement as more than 280 students move to a new presenter,” Rockland teacher and Career Fair coordinator Laura Stonehocker said.

The fair is sponsored by the Rockland Family Association.

‘’A study shows that by fifth grade if a student is not exposed to a career, they will not choose that career in their lifetime,’’ Stonehocker said.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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