CCHS College and Career Fair
Central City High School Career and College Fair 2018 - Learn to Earn On November 21st, Central City High School hosted the eleventh annual Career and College Fair called Learn to Earn. The Fair was rated highly by the staff and students. CCHS students said it was enjoyable, informative, engaging, and gave them a broader view of career and college opportunities!
Over fifty guest presenters, representatives, and recruiters volunteered their time and knowledge to the students during the Career and College Fair. The keynote speaker was Bill Cordes, author and former talk show host. He gave an upbeat presentation speaking about personal responsibility, making solid decisions, being engaged in learning, and following one’s passion. Students also heard from Sarah Wimer, Youth Project Director with the Set Me Free Project. Sarah spoke about safety, social media issues, and human trafficking.
All students spent time visiting with various college representatives and military recruiters in the gym. The students seemed to have a lot of fun and gained a great amount of information from them. CCHS students also heard from a variety of outstanding local and regional career awareness presenters about their specific occupations: Talia (Glasser) Peterson, Chief Nurse with Merrick Medical; Holly (Rodriguez) Kutschkau, Art Specialist with Meadow Lane Elementary; Dan Poppe, President of Archer Credit Union; Morgan (Beck) Saxton, Training Development and Human Resources with Hudl; Nathan Anderson, Mechanical Engineer and Business Development with Griffin DeWatering; Travis Kuchar, Pharmacist with Trav’s U-Save; Noah Broekemeier, Pharmacist with Merrick Medical; Kenton Gillan, Pipefitter with Midlands Mechanical; Scott Dominick, Plant Manager with Preferred Popcorn; Randi Tomasek, Programmer with Aurora Co-Op; Gwyndolyn Mowbray, Project Architect with Studio Red Architects; and Lucas Negus, Wildlife Biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The school day continued for CCHS students with fun and informative presentations about the college going experience from recent CCHS graduates: Katherine Benner, Michael Murray, Dale Jones, Tucker Schneiderheinz, Zachary Rinkol, Chase Dettman, Noah Carlson, Shelby Bamesberger, Emiline McGinnis, Tyler Ferris, and Lane Tomasek.
The day concluded with the cast of the CCHS One Act Play performing, The Taming of the Shrew, Who is Taming Who? by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag, and directed by Miss Stephanie Shearer.
Many individuals contributed to the success of the this special day and a huge thank you goes out to all high school personnel, the Central City Mall, Amy Schoch with the Central City Chamber of Commerce, special presenters, career presenters, college representatives, military recruiters, MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, CCHS Alumni, and the CCHS One Act cast and crew.
Central City High School appreciates the partnership between our community and high school. The Career and College Fair was organized by Counselor Debra Anderson and Sandra Abbott of CCHS. Part of the funding for the Central City High School Career and College was provided through a College Access Grant from the Education Quest Foundation.