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Plans and work paid off

On Friday, students at South Point High School got a chance to sample prospective careers, with 20-30 booth set up as part of a job fair at the school.

Careers covered included nurses, graphic designers, teachers, marketing specialists, social workers, insurance agents, attorneys, and a civil engineer.

In addition, a medical helicopter and a U.S. Coast Guard fast response boat were set up on campus for students to tour.

The event came about primarily as the result of one student’s hard work.

Delaney Dickess, the school’s the senior class president, had been planning it since getting approved by principal Dean Nance back in June.

Wanting to help students see the available fields in the workforce, Delaney spent the summer and the early fall calling agencies and booking booths for the fair.

It was quite an undertaking and Friday’s event was quite impressive.

We commend Delaney for her leadership, intitiaitve and hard work, and the success of the fair shows she is quite an organizer and will be an asset to any career field she chooses to go into herself.