Bassett holds annual Career Fair

Hundreds of Bassett High School freshmen and sophomores participated in the school’s annual Career Fair on Monday, Feb. 25.

Dozens of career representatives from the surrounding community were on hand to counsel students on career choices and options for their future. Representatives from the L.A. County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments were on hand, as well as the county coroner’s office, the California Highway Patrol, military branches, technical schools and more.

Bassett’s counseling staff, high school elective teachers, and upper level students were also on hand to assist 9th -and 10th- graders in making decisions on selecting a career path to pursue while still in high school.

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At left:

Rocio Arellano,
15, at left, a ninth grader at Bassett, stops by the “Medical
Assistant and Hospital Occupations” booth during the Fair in Bassett’s gymnasium.  The La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program
teaches classes in Bassett’s health care academy on the high school campus.
Rocio says she hopes to go into obstetrics and gynecology. Instructor Linda Howard, at right, along with Megan Meyer,
17, a senior at Bassett High and a member of the health care academy’s fifth
graduation class.


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At right:
Domonique Barkey, 16, at left, a 10th grader at Bassett, gives some thought to a career in journalism at ‘The Olympian Times’ booth during the Career Fair. At the booth, were students in journalism
class at Bassett along with representatives of the ASB.
Explaining the elective
classes are, seated from left, Avilene Cueto, 15, a 10th grader at Bassett
and Alma Padilla, 17, a 12th grader, co-editors-in-chief of The Olympian
Times,
the school newspaper; and Alonzo De Leon, 17, also a 12th grader,
representing ASB.

Career counselor Erika Machado, coordinator of the event,
said it was the first time the high school’s Career Fair was used to help ninth
and 10th grade students focus on career options before making curriculum
decisions for next year during registration in March.

Bassett High School is part of the Bassett Unified School District.