High school students host, attend career fair in Harrisonburg

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 10:32 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Governor’s STEM Academy hosted a science and technology fair at Harrisonburg High School, featuring over 50 local businesses.

Students had the chance to learn about a wide range of jobs, from engineering to healthcare to sustainability. Representatives shared brief presentations and some even demonstrated industry-specific tasks.

The event, which served all 2,000 students at Harrisonburg High School, was organized by two seniors.

“We sent over 100 emails,” said Governor’s STEM Academy president Sophia Yoder. “It’s awesome to see students find inspiration for their futures after high school.”

Governor’s STEM Academy special events coordinator Abby Fornadel helped coordinate with local businesses to plan the layout of the event.

“I love getting to see everything come together, from the early stages to the final day,” said Fornadel. “It’s great to work with so many different people in the community.”

With the help of Yoder and Fornadel, Harrisonburg students had the opportunity to explore potential careers in the Shenandoah Valley.

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