The Sophomore Experience

by Emily Baird on November 18, 2010 at 6:47 am

It’s a question we all have to deal with at some point in our lives, what you want to do for a living?

About 1,700 sophomores from Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey, and Noble Counties are trekking to Mid-East Career and Technology Center over the next two days to search for that answer, and the center is targeting a specific group of students.

"We offer all the college prep classes up through physics and college prep chemistry. So really any student that wants job skills on top of a college prep education," says counselor Mark Chase.

The Sophomore Experience allows these students to choose four programs they’re interested in and learn more about them. Meagan Walker should know. She took part in the event before and is now showing others what it can do.

"When I came, I thought it was really fun. I thought it was a lot different from my home school, but in a good way. I thought I could come and make new friends from all over, and it really showed me that you can get a hand on your career before you even get out of high school, " says Walker.

Electronic media, nursing, and cosmetology were some of the most popular programs among students this year.