Flying high at first-ever career expo







On April 23, Wallace State helicopter flight instructor Ted Stokes showed students the ins and outs of flying to encourage exploring the activity as a possible career path during the first career expo at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. More than 700 10th-graders from Blount County and Oneonta schools attended the event where they got the chance to talk with professionals from 44 different areas of expertise including cosmetology, education, and law enforcement. “I’ve been trying to do this for a few years, and finally got the opportunity this year,” said Hayden High School counselor Karron Standridge.“We want to continue doing this every year because it is good for our students.” – Nicole Singleton

On April 23, Wallace State helicopter flight instructor Ted Stokes showed students the ins and outs of flying to encourage exploring the activity as a possible career path during the first career expo at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. More than 700 10th-graders from Blount County and Oneonta schools attended the event where they got the chance to talk with professionals from 44 different areas of expertise including cosmetology, education, and law enforcement. “I’ve been trying to do this for a few years, and finally got the opportunity this year,” said Hayden High School counselor Karron Standridge.“We want to continue doing this every year because it is good for our students.” – Nicole Singleton