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Professionals Share Knowledge With River High School Students
Written by Bridget Smith, Staff Writer   
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:56 PM

Fourteen professionals gathered at River High School January 29 to talk to students about their careers during the school’s Career Day. The speakers took turns discussing all aspects of their professions, from how they became interested in their chosen fields to what responsibilities are involved. The goal was to give the students some ideas  about what path to choose after graduation.

Mariah Warrington, a speech language pathologist, said she was originally going to become a teacher because almost everyone in her family was  a teacher. Large groups of kids, however, were not for her.

Mariah knew she still wanted to work with children, but in a different way. She said speech pathology gives her the chance to help kids on a more personal level.

She also said that one of the advantages of her profession is the numerous choices one has when searching for a job. One can work with children or adults and can choose from various school and medical settings.

Above all, the rewards can be tremendous. “I taught a two year old how to sign because he couldn’t speak. It changed his life and I like that.”