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High school students speak with professionals about higher education, work at career expo

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Rhiannon Canary, center, and Katie Plunkett, right, both Scappoose High School freshmen, talk with a representative from Summit Academy Salon, a cosmetology and hairdressing academy in Portland, during a career expo at Scappoose High on Wednesday, March 8Dozens of representatives for colleges, businesses, apprenticeship programs and the military attended a career expo at Scappoose High School earlier this week, to expose students to career and higher-education possibilities. While the event was hosted at Scappoose High School, students from St. Helens and Rainier were also invited to attend.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Jesse Thompson from the Oregon Army National Guard speaks with Alexa Morkert during the career expo. Although she is only a freshman, Mokert said she is considering joining the military after she graduates high school.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - High school seniors James Redpath and Alex Langlais talk with Melissa Korsmo, a credit union resource manager, during a financing workshop. Students mapped out hypothetical finances based on situations that might happen in real life. The idea behind the workshop was to get students thinking about budgeting and personal finances.

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