Polk Middle holds College and Career Week

Polk County Middle School and its school counselors recently held College and Career Week.

During the week, students participated in a variety of activities and were given special announcements focusing on college and career readiness, with an emphasis on the Portrait of a Graduate from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Among the activities:

  • Students and staff wore college T-shirts to kick off the week off
  • Students were encouraged to visit a selfie station at lunch to tell what they wanted to be when they grew up. Photos were taken for the school yearbook.
  • Students had lessons in classes and took a career interest survey, learning about the top three careers they might be interested in based on their personal interests.
  • Eighth graders participated in a College and Career Day event in the gym. More than 30 presenters from local businesses or colleges came to educate students. Presenters had many hands-on and interactive stations for students to participate in. Students were able to walk around and ask questions about colleges or careers in which they were interested.
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