Exeter children learn about careers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Exeter school children, from left, Kinsey Miller, Kahlan Crouch, Aaliyah Soberanis, Noah Jordan, Alvin Boughner and Forest Xiong, enjoy learning about newspapers and media careers Thursday during a VOICES (Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children In Elementary) program as part of their summer school activities for the day. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Gail Reed, center supervisor of OACACs (Ozark Area Community Action Corporation Neighborhood Center) Barry County Neighborhood Center, answers questions about careers from Exeter school children during a VOICE (Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children In Elementary) event at the school to inspire local children about different career paths and options they could take as adults.

Gail Reed, center supervisor of OACACs (Ozark Area Community Action Corporation Neighborhood Center) Barry County Neighborhood Center, answers questions about careers from Exeter school children during a VOICE (Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children In Elementary) event at the school to inspire local children about different career paths and options they could take as adults. Debby Gemmecke, right, family resource specialist for the center, and Laura Cochran, standing, helped with the event, enjoying the children’s responses. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Exeter school children check out Barry Electric’s booth and goBEC program at a VOICES (Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children In Elementary) event at the school Thursday, before the event started. During the event, children moved to different stations manned by local business professionals to learn about different careers. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Gail Reed, center supervisor for OACACs (Ozark Area Community Action Corporation Neighborhood Center) Barry County Neighborhood Center, visits with children to get their feedback on their favorite careers after the children participated in a VOICES activity Thursday. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
David Hermann, president of Habitat for Humanity of South Barry County, arranges blocks on a table for an activity Thursday at Exeter elementary for children to learn about building houses. The event was part of the VOICES program (Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children In Elementary) sponsored by OACACs Barry County Neighborhood Center, which teaches children about careers. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Julia Kilmer, reporter for the Cassville Democrat, teaches Exeter summer school students about media careers at an OACAC-sponsored event at the school Thursday. From left, are Alvin Boughner, Kahlan Crouch, Noah Jordan, Devon Hopper, Aaliyah Soberanis, Kinsey Miller, Forest Xiong, and Cameron Brattin. Contributed photo
Exeter fifth-grade student Hadley Moore said after attending a VOICES activity Thursday, which inspires elementary students to start thinking and dreaming about different careers they can do as adults, “I want to be a newspaper person when I grow up,” written on the notepad she was given which reporters keep on hand to take notes. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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