MONROE, NC – On Friday, March 31, 2023, Rocky River Elementary School held their 2023 Career Day Event. Featuring over 40 presenters, Career Day was organized by Ilene Jackowitz, School Registered Nurse, to show help show children some different career options. From Firefighters, Police, and Park Rangers to Physical Therapists, Puzzle Solvers, and DJ, many of the presenters also brought demos of items so the children could get some hands on experience. There was an essay contest for the 5th graders with the topic “What I want to be when I grow up.” Congratulations to essay winners Samuel Eli Cooper from Ms. Yalich’s class and Karoline Wiggins Sandoval from Ms. Hunter’s class! At the end of the career fair a special guest flew in, a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) helicopter! The pilots then hung out and spoke to all of the children in attendance.
Jackowitz shared, “I would like to thank Principal Cathy Haney and the staff of Rocky River Elementary School along with Union County Public Schools for their incredible support. A special thank you to all of the presenters for taking the time out of their busy day to show our students the many different career opportunities that are available to them.”