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Professionals talk to 7th graders about future careers

Published On: May 01 2014 05:33:35 PM MDT   Updated On: May 01 2014 06:56:38 PM MDT
Bitterroot 7th graders explore future career options

About 300 seventh graders in the Bitterroot explored career opportunities at the Find Your Future Fair in Hamilton.

Students heard from dozens of professionals, a veterinarian, a professional athlete and a grocer. Even NBC Montana's Matt Gray gave youngsters insight into his profession.

Gray said it was "great to be there, and to try to get people excited about the weather and a career in science."

Youth leaders hope the fair sparks a passion in kids.

"It showed me different paths in my life with my career," said Corvallis 7th grader Garrett Brown.

Fair organizers said middle school is a good time to start showing kids the vast number of career choices they have, and to help them channel energy into making good decisions.