Several eighth graders from Robert Morehead Middle School explored a variety of career options at Southeast Arkansas College recently. The event was held during Dollarway School District’s Career Exploration Camp, according to a news release.

SEARK staff and faculty welcomed students at the Founder’s Hall Lyceum. Afterwards, they were organized into groups based upon their interests.

Students toured the departments and listened to many professionals while participating in hands-on activities in fields such as health sciences, information technology and human services. Participants also toured SEARK’s Intramural Sports & Activities facility, formerly known as Seabrook, where they ate lunch and played games.

Dollarway officials who accompanied the students on the field trip were Career Coach Marla Jones; Morehead teachers Derrick Cross and Akisha Seamster; and Family Engagement Coordinator Candice Jones.

The district thanks SEARK President Steven Bloomberg and staff members as well as DHS Career Coach Marla Jones for coordinating the event and to the staff for their support.

Career Exploration Camps are one-day learning experiences throughout the state in collaboration with the Arkansas Career Coach program. Camps are made possible through funding from the Arkansas Department of Career Education Division of Career and Technical Education and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

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