Helping students see their dream

Helping students see their dream
April 12
04:00 2018

By Busta Brown

On Monday, April 16, W. Frank Morgan Elementary School is hosting its Annual Career Fair.
I spoke with Norma E. Corley, school counselor at the school. “This event provides our third, fourth and fifth graders an overview of different occupations for them to pursue and, possibly, get an idea of what they may want to be when they grow up.” The presenters will have paraphernalia, instruments that pertain to their occupation, displays and giveaways for the students.

The fair will begin at 9 a.m. Students will rotate among the tables with a notebook to obtain such information as what education is needed for this occupation, how much money can you expect to make, what makes this job fun, and other questions. Corley said she’s very excited about the Career Fair. “I love to see the different companies come share their expertise and provide valuable information to our students. It really builds their confidence to dream beyond their circumstances.”

Corley said some of the confirmed Career Fair participants are Eric Glenn with ESRI; Sir Walter Mack Jr., senior pastor at Union Baptist Church; Marine Biologist Michelle Ford of Wake Forest University; Daisy G Sports Clip Hairdresser; Elizabeth Lovell Stable/Horse keeper/trainer; Dr. Cheryl Long Salem College; Tia Smith with Davenport Engineering; Veterinarian Erica Scheir; Ed McNeil with City of Winston-Salem/Marketing; Tammy Uzzell Retirement Investments; Valene Franco, Legal Aid; James Perry, Urban League CEO; Kevin Scott, Food Lion; Dr. Harshaw, WSSU Motorsports; Architect Wesley Curtis; Dwight Lewis, WFU athletics and more.

For more information, contact Norma Corley at (336) 703-4148 or

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