Community Volunteers got together for an afternoon of Break-Out Sessions where they shared
a wide variety of Career Fields
with WCMS 8th Graders
Community volunteers were treated to a brief orientation session and luncheon
WC Food Nutrition Director Katherine Tucker was assisted by WCMS Food Nutrition Manager Debbie Swope during a culinary workshop with students.
8th grader Kallie Powell assisted Tucker combine ingredients in a recipe she demonstrated to the class
Landon Burchett measured and stirred a salad dressing mixture to go on the fresh salads provided for them by the school cafeteria
8th grader Landon Burchett and Tucker show the class the dressing mixture they created in the culinary class as (l-r:) Patrick Hunley, Kallie Powell, Samantha Criswell, and Jenna K. Morrow watched
Pharmacy Tech Maricruz Domingez and Pharmicist Joey Silvers shared information in the Pharmacy session
Silvers explained the training needed to become a pharmacist
Local attorneys Matt Garmon and Rhett Ramsey shared a mini mock trial session as (l-r:) Andrea Coffey and Shalyn Taylor participated in the discussion
Dr. Stephanie Southard discussed the medical profession with (l-r:) Logan Duvall, Jacob Haynes, and and Zack Ferguson
Physical Therapist Sam Brown spoke about the field of physical therapy as (l-r:) Landon Bell, Logan Duvall, Jacob Haynes and (back) Zack Ferguson listened and asked questions.
Brown brought some of the equipment used to measure muscle strength and some of the methods used to improve physical strength. 8th grader Jacob Haynes served as one of Brown's student assistants using the dynamometer.
Wayne County Middle School student (l-r:) Landon Bell tested out his grip as Zack Ferguson watched
Wayne County Schools IT specialist Nathan Foster conducted a fun and informative technology lesson
These eighth graders (l-r:) Caleb Prince, Matthew Abbott, Zack Piercy, and Lucas Crabtree were captivated by Foster's computer software session
Wayne County Extension Art Specialist Seth Hart shared a session called "Outside the Box" as students listened and gained information from his presentation (back table l-r: Brandon Laws, Faith Flynn, Austin Randolph, Seth Flynn, Madelynn Piercy and (front table l-r:) Helen Kern and Adriana Velazquez
Churchill Downs Public Relations Specialist Tonya Ramsey Abeln told students to be adaptable in working through job opportunities during their lifetime. Abeln has worked as a special event coordinator in California and a magazine editor in Louisville, prior to working in the horse racing industry.
Abeln enjoyed talking to Madelynn Piercy and fellow students from her hometown
Retired Wayne County High School Counselor Hardin Phillips helped students understand the financial side of attending college and technical school
Michael Morgan, Toyotetsu, North American Learning Development Specialist shared information on the future of manufacturing
Sky Cares explained the technical side of American Woodmark's cabinet manufacturing company
Magistrate Johnathan Dobbs and Mayor Tracie Sexton enjoyed sharing a mock government meeting with 8th grader Samantha Criswell and her classmates.
8th grader Haley Gregory (right) with Campbellsville College Cosmetology student learning to work on hair design
8th grader Kaitlin Carroll worked with a student from Campbellsville College Cosmetology class, from the Somerset campus.
Kaitlin Carroll took a turn working by feel after learning basic hair techniques, along with her peers (l-r:) Summer Canseco, Brook Fletcher, and Emily Dobbs
WCMS students (l-r:) Xavier Tello and Caden Lyon discussed the field of agriculture with Autumn Jones and Lynn Slagle from the ASCS Office
Engineering class caught students' interest during a ten minute exercise constructing a tower as high as possible using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Students shown included (l-r:) Madelynn Piercy, Ricardo Loarca, and Wesley Jones
David Selvidge taught students engineering principles through hands-on demonstrations
Nurse Lorna Huffaker kept the students' attention and shared information on patient care
Dewayne Hoover spoke about careers in the military