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Yonkers Public School 22 Students Host First Career Day

Yonkers P.S. 22 Student Council members were hosts and greeters for the school's first Career Day event. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Yonkers police personnel talked about their careers with P.S. 22 students. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police and firefighters, journalists, a music producer, a Realtor, a veterinarian, businesspeople and a baker spent Thursday morning, April 10, sharing their career experiences with students of Public School 22.

Career Day Committee members Debbie Carol,  Joanne Riolo and Theresa Tralli coordinated the event that brought the current and future professionals together for the career seminars. Each professional shared his or her work in three sessions with groups of children ages 8-12.

Carol said the Career Day was the first in the school's recent history and was organized so that the students might experience a variety of possible career choices.

"We want to children to be informed on how education led (the professionals) to their careers," Carol said. "We had a wonderful response to the speakers, who gave their time to be here."

The children moved from classroom to classroom to hear about careers in law enforcement, media, real estate, business and pet medicine.

Acting Schools Superintendent Michael Yazurlo told students  that it was up to each one of them to work hard and to be prepared for their chosen careers.

"When you are reading for one hour, there is someone reading for two hours to better themselves," Yazurlo said. "Getting a good education beginning now and going through college will prepare you for the world. You can be the best by working hard."

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