Bester Elementary students are dreaming big for future careers


Bester Elementary hosted their Career Day Fair for fifth grade students Wednesday morning in the hopes of inspiring them with the endless possibilities for future jobs.

“It’s important to fifth graders that they see all their different choices when they’re this young, so when they get older, they know they have all these different opportunities,” said Bester Elementary Fifth Grade Teacher Jessica Tapley. “When I was a kid, I didn’t have this opportunity so I thought it was important to get different careers in here so when the kids grow up, they know they have different choices.”

And according to staff, the kids seemed to really get a kick out of the professionals that came in. When the students were asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the possibilities were endless.

“I want to be a pediatrician because I want to help kids across the country that need help,” said Bester Elementary Student Lamani Holman. “If they’re sick, I want to help them and give them the medication they need, if they break their leg, I can treat it.”​​​​​​​

“Maybe a dance company owner because I like to dance and I like to teach my dance team new moves and sometimes we use it when we go out to parades and such,” said Bester Elementary Student Takiyah Redd.

“Probably a mechanic, because I know people that like to travel and some people don’t get to see their kids and I can help them fix their cars so they can see them,” said Bester Elementary Student Jeffrey Ray.

“Definitely a banker because I’m good at math and I like it a lot,” said Bester Elementary Student Jesse Johnson. “I like dealing with money that people are bringing in all the time and you have to work with computers and I’m good with technology.”​​​​​​​

Bester Elementary welcomed roughly 15 different employers- including a barber, police officer, firefighter and an electrician.

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