Students at Grant Watts Elementary School take part in annual career day expo

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL-PACHECO - Scappoose Public Works employees Tom Jadrnak and Doug Nassimbene show students how a sewer scope camera works.Students at Grant Watts Elementary School were given the chance to explore a variety of career options and job possibilities during the annual school Career Expo on Wednesday, June 13. The event provides students in kindergarten through third grade the opportunity to meet with dozens of adults in a variety of jobs who discussed their work with the students. This year's event featured professionals from Scappoose Public Works, Waste Management, Nike, Scappoose police, Scappoose Fire Department, Columbia River Fire and Rescue, Spotlight media, artists, doctors, nurses, postal service workers and more. SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL-PACHECO - Kelly Kuhn, a Nike Inc. employee who works in the footwear department, shows students how shoes are designed. She also explained what it takes for the shoes to go through the production process after they are designed.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL-PACHECO - Summer Hoag, a neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric ICU nurse, talks with students about her job and the tools she uses to help treat patients. She also spoke with students about a variety of health topics, like wearing a helmet while riding a bike.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Aaron Peterson with Columbia River Fire & Rescue demonstrates how firefighters wear masks to protect themselves from smoke inhalation when battling blazes. Peterson showed students firefighter uniforms and talked about his job during a career expo held at Grant Watts Elementary School Wednesday.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Groups of students listen to Rep. Brad Witt (right), an elected state representative from Clatskanie, and Mark Reed (at left), a Portland International Airport employee and Scappoose city councilor.

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