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Central City High School Career and College Fair - Learn to Earn

On December 20th, Central City High School hosted their twelfth annual Career and College Fair called Learn to Earn.  The Fair went well and was described by CCHS students as educational, fun, informative, and well put together. Over forty guest presenters, representatives, and recruiters volunteered their time and knowledge to the students during the Career and College Fair.  

The keynote speaker was motivational speaker, Neil Halford.  Neil gave a well-received message about the value of hard work and the importance of overcoming obstacles.  

Students also heard from Christopher Lenz, with Excel Development Group.  Christopher spoke about the value of education and finding one’s own path to success.

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 heard from a variety of outstanding local and regional career awareness presenters about their specific occupations:  Clay Lents, Research Scientist; Tyson Greenwalt, Elementary Teacher and School Counselor; Emily Herbig, Sales Representative; Sheriff Deputy Taylor Samek, Law Enforcement;  Josh Baker and Dathan Peters, Diesel Mechanics, Parts, and Sales; Tyson Benner, Lending and Finance; Julie Brazee, Registered Nurse; Ashley Bachman, Occupational Therapist; Dereck Djernes, Information Technology; and Van Galusha, Electrical Contractor. 

The school day continued for CCHS students with fun and informative presentations about the college going experience from former CCHS graduates:  Mitch Carlson, Taylor Beck, Taylor Lenz, Madeline Moser, Jared Gallion, and Kordell Hamer.   

In the afternoon the students heard an educational presentation from Jeremiah Johnson, Student Resource Officer at North Platte High School, on Vaping and JUULing.  At the end of the day, drawings were held and students were dismissed from school for the holidays.

Many individuals contributed to the success of this special day.  The Career and College Fair was organized by Counselor Debra Anderson and Sandra Abbott of CCHS. Superintendent Jensen and all high school personnel were involved in making this day a success.