Salem 5th graders explore careers


SALEM, Va. WFXR – Today, the Salem School System sent their 5th graders to the Salem Civic Center for a career fair.

The career fair has taken place for twenty years and allows students to explore future career pathways.

Our very own WFXR team was there to teach the students about the news industry alongside local businesses, hospitals, and members of the Salem Fire and Police Departments.

All of those who attended and set up booths volunteered their time to allow the students to take in the various industries out there.

It makes me feel like our teachers care about us and they want us to have a great career and future.

Piper Hoprich, 5th grade student

Piper, a West Salem 5th grader expressed gratitude to her teachers for giving her the opportunity to attend today’s fair.

When speaking with some of her classmates, and fellow Salem 5th graders, we asked if today’s career fair gave them a better understanding of what they might want to do someday. Many excitedly raised their hands to be the first to reveal their future careers.

“Just to see the excitement and the joy in the kid’s faces is huge” said, Director of Instruction and Career readiness, Jamie Soltis.

Today’s event was a success and Salem’s 5th graders left the event hopefully thinking the world is their oyster.

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