HDMS holds career day for seventh graders

From left: Jake Kruckenberg, Kristin Engels and Allie Kjormoe present about their careers in health care to H-D seventh graders. ETHAN STOETZER/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

     Hampton-Dumont seventh graders were given the opportunity to learn about life upon high school completion, during a career expo, last Friday, May 12.

     As part of a cooperative initiative between H-D school district, local businesses and Mission Possible Hampton, businesses in Hampton as well as Franklin County at large, convened in seventh grade classrooms to introduce students to different career options available to them, right in their own backyard, as well as growing industries in the area.

Healthcare

     Rounding out the healthcare profession were employees of Franklin General Hospital, Apple Valley Independent and Assisted Living, Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, and Leahy Grove Independent and Assisted Living.

     Allie Kjormoe, community education and employee health with Franklin General, explained the benefits of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, in the availability of jobs as well as range of salary. From becoming a CNA, nurses can go on to work in surgery, nursing homes, education and administering medicine. 

    Read the full article in the May 17 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.