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JHS juniors participate in career showcase

On Friday, January 20th, the JHS Junior Class participated in a career showcase and had the opportunity to choose a career session to attend. Professionals from the community shared their professional journey with the students.  This event was the culmination of many months of planning.  In May of 2022, a high school leadership team, under the direction of Matt Ziders, brainstormed ideas to help build community and student connections.  The career showcase is one of several events introduced this year that we want to continue and make bigger and better in years to come.  We want students to realize how amazing business and industry are in and around Stark County.  There are enormous opportunities in very diverse types of career pathways. We want to recognize the following professionals and businesses that answered the call and volunteered their time to share their wisdom with the juniors of Jackson High School.  They include:

RN- Becky Cobbs - Director of nursing and teacher at Stark State. 

Kristy Kreidler - Occupational therapist/ hand therapist. 

Gene Capuano - Physical therapist

Sara Stucky Sayner - Registered Architect and Owner of Stucky | Sayner Architects 

Kevin Raketich - Executive vice president and chief commercial officer for TimkenSteel

Mike Lawrence - Creative Director at a Marketing/Advertising agency, called akhia communications

Mike Rousos - Principal software engineer at Microsoft

Jessica Bisel - CSPO, Scrum Master and Software Engineer at Meazure Learning

Justin Hardesty - Financial Advisor/ Owner and Investment Advisor at Hardesty Partners

Dana Durr - Accountant/ Payroll Manager at Smuckers

Ted Dria -Accountant at Case Farms

Kyle Burns - Ranger with Stark Park

James Woodworth - Stark Parks

Carl Palmer - Video/radio producer and director

David Sullivan - Videographer and editor

Jacques Pelser - Dually licensed Clinical counselor

Joanna Williams - Licensed Clinical counselor 

Corey Lenhart - Information Systems Professional with Smuckers

Ryan Bowen - Culinary Artist/Chef/Manager at Gervasi 

George T. Williams - Dentists at Williams and Johnson Family Dental 

George R Williams - Dentists at Williams and Johnson Family Dental 

Steve Shoop - Landscape Designer/Manager

Michelle Norris - Senior Director of Hall of Famer Relations at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Nick Bavaro - Meggitt Aerospace company 

Douglas Hill - General Manager of Engineering, IT, Recruiting at Seifert Companies

Lori A Sproul - HR Director for Powell Electrical Systems

Ethan Gallion - Kenan Advantage Group

Sarah Venables and Olivia Lemley - Kenan Advantage Group

Joe Wonsettler - Retired Engineer from Timken 

Sean Leahy - Application Engineer at Timken 

Simon Sjovold - Biomedical Engineer/Company Owner/ Medical Products Designer

Kelly Waggoner - Kenan Advantage Group- Truck Transporters and Logistics

Additional thanks go to Jim Camp and the Jackson Local Schools Foundation, as well as Laurie Moline of Mentor Stark, for helping connect us to their network of professionals.  We cannot forget to mention all of the wonderful and supportive teachers that helped make this day successful in their classrooms.  This event is one of many examples of how amazing it is to live in the Jackson Township Community.

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