The day started out by the freshmen from Kellogg High School getting bussed down to KMS for a main assembly to hear the keynote speaker, Frank Peretti. Frank is a New York Times best selling author who writes books for young and old.
Frank had three main points for the students:
After the main assembly with Frank, the students chose four different careers to hear presentations on during the morning. Here is who we had:
Attorney---Starr Kelso, Kelso Law Office
Banking/Finance--Rhonda Seagraves and Sharlene Fike, Panhandle State Bank
Business Management--Joe Margason--Stein's Family Foods
Construction Management--Marty Reiman and Matt James--NASCO
Department of Lands/Forestry--Jeanne Bradley, Dept. of Lands
Fish and Game Warden--Josh Stanley, local Fish and Game Warden
Hairstylist/Cosmetology--Dusty Boone, Blondie's
Helicopter Pilot--Tom McPherson, Chief Pilot for Gliko Aviation
Hospitality and Tourism--Jeff Colburn, Silver Mountain
Law Enforcement--Holly Lindsday and others, Shoshone County Sheriff's Office
Medical Doctor--Dr. Scott Reed, Mountain Health
Military--Keith McKay, Marines
Mining--JoAnne Corley and Lex Smith National Research Education Outreach (NREO) program
Nursing--Sharon Black, School Nurse and Teirza Bristow, E.R. Nurse at Shoshone Medical Center
Photography/Writing--Taryn A. Hecker, Writer and Photographer for Hire
Public Administration/Public Works--Craig Lewis, Supt. of Public Works for City of Kellogg
Social Work/Counseling--Linda Sepa-Newell, Alliance Family Services
Teacher/Educator-Teresa Baillie, Pinehurst Elementary
Veterinarian/Veterinarian Technician--Dr. Andy Broaddus and Sarah Thomas, Kellogg Pet Medical Center
Tom McPherson, a helicopter pilot our of Cataldo, sparked some interest in quite a few students talking about his profession.
Student are still intersted in hearing about the Mining industry, and careers in Mining. JoAnn Corley and Lex Smith talked to the students about these careers.
*Joe Margason, Business Manager at Stein's Family Foods. (I remember when he started out as a boxboy, and now he has worked his way up to manager.)
*Josh Stanley, the local Fish and Game Warden.
*Our School Resource Officer Holly Lindsey and other officers from the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office spoke about careers in Law Enforcement.
*Linda Sepa-Newell, another KHS graduate, spoke about careers in Social Work and Counseling.
*Rhonda Seagraves and Sharlene Fike, from Panhandle State Bank, talked about Banking and Finance careers. They are both KHS graduates, too.
*My hairstylist, Dusty Boone, talked to the students about being a hairstylist. She also gave away free haircuts in her presentation.