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Career Day March 26The Berkshire, Ledgemont and Newbury school districts came together to host a career day at the Kent State Geauga campus on March…

Career Day March 26

The Berkshire, Ledgemont and Newbury school districts came together to host a career day at the Kent State Geauga campus on March 26. Tenth-graders from all three districts participated in the daylong event.

Donald Wayne McLeod delivered the keynote address on the importance of building relationships and soft skills necessary for success in the modern day work place. Attorney Eric Johnson from Walter & Haverfield discussed the appropriate and inappropriate uses of social media. He also shared information about work place drug testing.

The students participated in breakout sessions on resume writing with Berkshire, Ledgemont and Newbury teachers, and they met with Geauga County employers in the afternoon on “How to WOW in an Interview.”

This day was not possible without the help of Geauga Growth Partnership, Great Lakes Cheese and the following Geauga County employers: Spear Consulting Services, Raymond James Investments, United Way Services of Geauga County, Progressive Insurance, Hess & Associates Engineering, Swagelok Inc., The OPS Network, Geauga Credit Union, Arms Trucking Inc., Universal Disposal, Frenchie & Associates, Middlefield Banking Co., Huntington National Bank, Laudato and Company Inc., Kent State University Geauga, Walter & Haverfield, University Hospitals, Company 119, Hastings Dairy, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring and The Department of Job and Family Services.

Actively Caring For People

This school year, the Actively Caring for People students have been hard at work, developing a five-week program to teach to middle school physical education and health classes. The program ran through March 5 and included lessons and interactive activities on character strengths such as belonging, gratitude and courage, to name a few.

The AC4P high school coaches keep in contact and receive guidance from college students from Virginia Tech, where the AC4P concept originated. Berkshire AC4P students are very enthusiastic and invested in this program.

Every middle school student involved in this program, as well as the AC4P high school coaches, are benefiting and making a positive change in school.

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