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Career Day at Mohawk Avenue School

The Alternative Press Staff

Thursday, June 12, 2014 • 2:31pm

SPARTA, NJ-Mohawk Avenue School, home of the Sparta school district's kindergarten and pre-kindergarten student held a Career Day on Friday, June 6.  Guidance Counselor, Angelica Russo organized six community professionals to spend the day with the students demonstrating what it is  they do in their jobs. 

Leslie Huhn is the school nurse.  She spoke to the students in her white lab coat and stethoscope. Students asked questions about what she has to do during the day at school and what she did as a nurse working in a large  hospital and how the two jobs compared.

Craig Wilson was easily identified as Chief of the Sparta Fire Department having brought a fire truck to school.  Students had many questions about the equipment on the truck.

Dr Dan Eleuteri  of Well Fit Chiropractic in Phillipsburg, used a model of a spine to show the students Chiropractor does to help people stay healthy. 

Author Kristyn Fedich is also first grade teacher at the Mountain Villa School in Allamuchy.  She shared her book Seamore the Starfish and discussed  what it means to be an author.

Baker Colleen Daly's was popular with the students.  Daly recently opened the Cupcake Cafe on Sparta Avenue where she bakes cupcakes, cakes and cookies.  Students talked excitedly  about the cupcakes and baking.

Jennifer Dericks led the children in a yoga demonstration.  Dericks has taught yoga in Sparta for nine years as a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.  The students and teachers learned some breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques.   

As she was leaving the yoga demonstration, one of the students turned and said, "Thank you for coming to teach us today."  The children throughout the building were interested and engaged by their visitors.

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