County students prepare for future

Published 1:04 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mississippi State University recruiter Phillip Moss speaks with students at the career fair on Sept. 7. (Photos by Keith McCoy)

Mississippi State University recruiter Phillip Moss speaks with students at the career fair on Sept. 7. (Photos by Keith McCoy)


LeCroy Career Technical Center held its annual college and career fair at Jefferson State Community College on the morning of Sept. 7. More than 600 seniors attended to learn about the opportunities available to them after high school.

Students attended the fair for a variety of reasons. Some know what they want to do already, and some are weighing their options.

“The time’s coming where you have to make a decision,” said Johnny Seagoe, a local senior. “I realized I needed a lot more information than I had.”

Seagoe said he didn’t expect to get as much as he did out of the career fair. He learned about the requirements for college and the process of applying. Seagoe said he is glad to find out that he exceeds many of the requirements for admission to the schools he is interested in.

One student knew exactly what he would do when he got to the fair. Derrek Adams went straight for the U.S. Army recruiters’ table.

“Being able to come talk to a recruiter is great,” said Adams. “I learned that I can take a practice ASVAB and that I can join the ROTC. They can do a lot for me college wise.”

Kim Benson, career coach at LeCroy Career Technical Center, said in a recent interview that one of the goals of LeCroy is to offer something for every student.

“Students have different paths,” said Benson. The career fair was designed with this goal in mind. There were a wide variety of booths, ranging from robotics companies to four-year universities.

Before the career fair, Chilton County Schools Superintendent Tommy Glasscock spoke to students and encouraged them to make a good first impression and take advantage of this opportunity to have so many employers and colleges in one room.

His advice to juniors is to start planning now for life after high school. To seniors, he emphasized having it together when they go to interviews.

Glasscock said the school system has to take responsibility for the preparation of students for life after high school, and that many innovative programs are being implemented in Chilton County to support this goal.

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