Community Education Coordinator Brenda Southwick said that she worked with high school guidance counselor Lori Wooton to arrange which seniors went to which businesses. She said Wooton surveyed all the seniors on where would to go to learn about a career. She said Wooton had a challenging assignment since not everyone could have his or her first choice. She said there was a large percentage of students interested in teaching, with the other largest category being engineering. Since many students at Trigg County schools were taking the CATS tests while the Senior Shadow Day was happening, many of the aspiring teachers will do their shadowing another day.
Southwick said her job was to call the local businesses and ask them if they would be interested in taking a student on for the day. Although not all of them were, most were enthusiastic about teaching the students a few things about their chosen trades, she said.
Lauren Wood shadowed Cadiz Record reporters Alan Reed and Hawkins Teague until her bus arrived at the office at about 1:30 that afternoon. Because the paper is now printed in Paducah on Tuesday evenings, much of her morning involved talking to them about their jobs as they finished laying out the remaining blank pages for the April 26 edition.
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