Students get career snapshots during fair

Marryn Blow, 17, a Strasburg High School student, samples a taste of pork barbecue from Steve Wilson, owner of Top Flight BBQ in Winchester, outside the school on Friday. Wilson brought his food truck for the school's career fair and talked to students about sharing a passion for the culinary arts and a business model that would support it. Rich Cooley/Daily

STRASBURG – Students at Strasburg High School explored potential career paths available after graduation during a career fair held Friday.

Kathleen Roberts, a career coach for the high school, said 17 career clusters and 20 community representatives were present to answer student questions. Representatives from education, logistics, health, public safety and communications were present in the school’s library during the “snapshot career fair.”

“It’s a little bit of everything,” Roberts said.

She added that the event provided an “intimate setting” for students to speak one-on-one with representatives in fields the students may be interested in being a part of in the future.

“It gives community members a point of contact here at the school, and it gives the students a point of reference with community members, which they don’t normally have,” she said.

Freshman and sophomore students made up the majority of the student visitors to the career fair, but juniors and seniors were also invited to attend.

Roberts said that students filled out career inventories in the classroom and used that information to guide what careers they may want to focus on and learn more about during the event.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com

Correction: Steve Wilson of Top Flight BBQ was incorrectly identified in the photo caption.