Hanna students learn about careers
CAPT. JON MORGAN with the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority helps Hanna student Byron Garcia, 18, on with fire turnouts. Garcia had expressed interest in firefighting, so Morgan got him dressed in turnouts.
Speakers ranging from firefighters to veterinarians talked with students from Archbishop Hanna High School Wednesday as part of career day.
Some of the speakers, most notably, the firefighters, brought props as part of their presentation.
After having lunch with the students, the speakers broke up into small groups for four 25-minute sessions that included what the speakers did, how they reached their goal and what sort of education prepared them for their profession.
Presenters included Lyndsee Cuartero with the U.S. Navy, Staff Sgt. Dexter with the U.S. Marines, Albert Matel and Thaddeus Stokes from the U.S. Army, Engineer Jay Ashe and Capt. Jon Morgan with the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, Sean Padilla with the San Francisco police department, Darren Greene - a Hanna alum - with Mas Sake Restaurant and Marc Bautista with te Sonoma County Water Agency.
Also, Dr. Charles DeTorres with Sonoma Pediatrics, Sonoma County Supervisor Efran Carrillo, massage therapist Jeannie Martin, Caitlin Cornwall and Vidya Quigley with the Sonoma Ecology Center, Rhonda Stallings with Arroyo Veterinary Hospital and Sean Riebli and Greg Kitchens with Sebastiani Winery.
Other speakers included Robin Bartholow with North Coast Builders, Matt Omernick with Lucas Arts, Greg Tweeten with Paradise Heating and Air Conditioning, Jen Kinavely Rieble with Symantec, Steve Page with Infineon Raceway and Steve Marshall with Marshall's Garage.
This was the first career fair that Archbishop Hanna High has held.