Eighth graders see career choices at fair

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Local eighth graders are getting the chance to sample careers in chemistry, baking and even broadcast journalism this week.

Eastman, Junior Achievement, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and North East State Community College have sponsored a career fair for the students.

The eighth graders have seen presentations from about 25 different professionals at Kingsport's Higher Education Center. News 5 WCYB's Preston Ayers was one of the speakers.

We're told the goal of the fair is to help the students decide which classes to take in high school.

"It's a really good opportunity for the students to come out and see all of these careers because a lot of students they'll come in thinking they want to do one career and they'll leave here thinking,'Well I think I like this one better,'" said Sherry Morelock, with Eastman. "It might change their minds."

The career fair runs through Friday.

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