For Red Ribbon Week the Waldron Middle School counselor and administration wanted the students to be aware of what using drugs can keep them from achieving or having a chance at being as far as their future careers were concerned.
They had volunteers come and spend the day in 7th and 8th grade classrooms to discuss the different types of careers in their fields, the various levels of education required, the levels of pay, and what kind of opportunities they could possibly miss out on if they abuse drugs and alcohol. “The faculty and staff would like to send a big thank you to our volunteers who came and presented all day to our students,” shared Laura Fielding, Waldron Middle School counselor.
She continued, “We had Hannah Crelia from Tyson, who spoke about the many job opportunities in Agri Business that Tyson provides, R.L. Self from the U.S. Forest Service and the various jobs available and some of the requirements, Pattie Roets from Mercy, who spoke about the various positions and requirements in the medical profession, Mac Davis from Arkansas Game and Fish, who spoke about the various levels and requirements of law enforcement, and our very own Principal Chris Lipham who spoke about the various jobs and careers in education and the requirements of each. Thank you so much for educating our students in these areas.”