Lowcountry students get head start on their future

It was a day of possibilities for these students at Whale Branch Early College High School as they learned about different careers, colleges, and military opportunities.

"It help[ed] me decide which one I want to do and all of the different stuff I could do," said student Ta'Tianay White.

During the College and Career Fair, dozens of professionals from around the area took time out to talk with students about their careers and what they need to do to make their dreams come true.

Students got to explore careers in all kinds of fields from law enforcement to journalism to medical careers.

"Science technology, health sciences, education and training and business finance," said student Xavier Greenpope.

I learned about different careers and they look fun," said White.

"This is an opportunities for them to ask questions, see demonstrations as to what happens on the job site so I hope this brings out a lot of excitement for them," said Principal Priscilla Drake.

Representatives from the U.S. Navy helped these high schoolers get a sense of what the Navy has to offer.

"Got your gown, mask, hair net on, gloves. Now the surgical technologist is going to prepare to glove you up," said H.M. Reginald Smalls, of the Naval Hospital Beaufort.

Students who tried it out and got suited up, say it was a great experience.

"There's a lot of instruments and tools you have to memorize, it's a lot of fun," said Greenpope.

After checking out all of the options, many of these future leaders have a better idea of what path they want to take.

"I'm thinking about being a forensic scientist but now I see the surgery thing and I think I want to do that," said White.

"I want to be a business manager and own my own business," said Greenpope.

"I want to go to North Carolina State and become a business lady and after that I want to join the Air Force," student said Kadijah Whitter.

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