So much to come home to

Tracy Area High School senior Ceara Lasley does her best to give oxygen to a dummy at the Sanford station at last week’s Careers to Come Home 2 Career Fair. Looking on are fellow seniors, from left, Mattea Steffes, Lindsey Horner and Mariah Mayer. Mallory Fultz was one of a number of Sanford employees at the fair. Photo / Per Peterson

First-of-its-kind career fair brings area businesses, colleges to Tracy Area High School

By Per Peterson

There were plenty of familiar faces at the Tracy Area High School last Wednesday, but it was no reunion.

A number of TAHS graduates and current students were mingling and getting to know one another for a purpose at the first-of-its-kind Careers to Come Home 2 career fair.

“When you see the familiar faces — the sophomores, juniors and seniors can come in and see Asa Nelson, they can see Austin Peterson — it shows them that, ‘Hey, they did it and they seem to be doing well, so why can’t I do it?” said career fair organizer and Tracy EDA Director Jeff Carpenter.

Those were just three of the TAHS graduates on hand Wednesday to talk about their respective careers and organizations they belong to.

“You’ve got Matt Knakmuhs who is from the area, Greg Carlson — it’s perfect,” Carpenter said. “It shows the kids that there is an opportunity.”

Carpenter said the students were well-prepped by their teachers as to what to expect from the career fair and questions to ask.

See this week’s Headlight Herald for more on this article.