11/28/18 Newlin Elementary holds Career Day

Newlin Elementary holds Career Day
By Jessica Williams, The Times-News 11/28/18    
Reprinted with permission.      

Newlin Elementary School recently held its schoolwide Career Day. To kick things off, Alamance County District Court Judge Larry Brown spoke to fourth- and fifth-graders about his job, and encouraged students to make good choices in life to fulfill their career goals.

Other guests were a school resource officer, a DJ, a journalist, a probation officer, an Army sergeant, retired Superior Court Judge Wayne Abernathy, and ABSS Superintendent Bruce Benson. Overall, there were more than 20 speakers. Many engaged the students with fun activities.

Newlin also recently held a Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest, in which students decorated classroom doors around the theme of staying drug-free.

To accompany this, students dressed up to fit different drug-free themes each day, and the Cummings High School DREAM Team talked to fifth-graders about how to find success in high school, staying focused, spending time with positive influences, maintaining positive behavior, and self-discipline and how it relates to athletics.

DREAM Team is a club that consists of athletes nominated by their varsity coaches to be role models in their school and in the community.