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Call goes out to business professionals to share their stories with eighth-graders

The Wyoming County Business Education Council is seeking more business professionals to speak at its fifth annual eighth-grade Career Day.

An estimated 750 pupils from the Warsaw, Perry, Attica, Letchworth and Wyoming school districts will take part in the event from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 7 in Letchworth Central School.

There will be an estimated 50 guest speakers representing 45 careers, said Sharon Grugel, executive director for the council. The Bank of Castile and Wyoming County Bank are sponsors, she said.

Letchworth Middle School pupils also will take part in career field trips, visiting work sites throughout the county, ranging from county offices and the Wyoming County Community Health Care system to private businesses.

Linda LeBlond, the council's program director, said many volunteers and guest speakers already have signed up. She said community and government leaders have been asked to speak to individual classes of students. Each of the career sessions at the school is scheduled to run for a half-hour.

Volunteers do not have to be residents of Wyoming County but are asked to be available throughout the school day Oct. 7 in case they are asked to speak to more than one class.

"It has become such a successful event," LeBlond said. "We have [speakers] ask to come back. They like doing it. They are very comfortable."

Pioneer Central School District students will not be taking part in the event. That district, located in portions of Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Erie counties, will have two career days of its own, council officials said.

Michael M. Mohun, judge in the Village of Warsaw and in Wyoming County Drug Court, will be the keynote speaker for the career day. The public is invited to the keynote address, which is at 9:55 a.m. in the Letchworth High School auditorium.

Leaders said the council encourages partnerships among business, education and the Wyoming County community to prepare young people to be productive members of the work force.

For information, call 237-3010 or visit the council's office at 6470 Route 20A.

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