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MHS Hosts Career Fair
Monroe High School administered the ACT Exam to juniors on Tuesday, March 4. While the junior class spent the morning taking the state-administered ACT, the freshman and sophomore classes got an exciting opportunity. The MHS Guidance department put on a career fair that included tables manned by representatives from 30 local companies, schools, and programs who spoke with students about possible career and educational opportunities. Students got to spend 45 minutes rotating around the tables learning about careers and jobs available in Union County.
Kristilyn Welles, our 9th and 11th grade counselor, began recruiting participants two weeks before the career fair was to occur. “Mr. Breedlove didn’t think I would be able to get 30 people to come in 15 days, but I did. I think that our community really understands the need for students to be exposed to jobs and opportunities after high school. It can be difficult to see past graduation, and I think the fair helped our students get some ideas of what classes to take here at Monroe to get them on the right track.”
MHS Video Production and Broadcasting Classes Participate in Google Symposium
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, the Honors Video Production and Broadcasting students had the opportunity to attend and help video the “Google Superintendent & Curriculum Leadership Symposium” for our region. The symposium was held at The Technology Services Center on Brewer Drive in Monroe.
The purpose of the symposium was to provide information to other North Carolina School Districts who wish to implement a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in their schools similar to that here at UCPS. Breakout sessions were presented by UCPS Administration, UCPS Principals, UCPS Technology Services Staff, UCPS Board of Education Members and students.
The MHS Students assisted Technology Services and the Communications office by shooting video and offering technical assistance in each of the breakout sessions. Students were able to gain valuable hands-on and real world experience in addition to learning about the extended plans for expansion of technology in our school system.