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Career Day 2015

Honored Guests Warm Hamilton Classrooms With Friendship

2015 Career Day speakers 1
2015 Career Day speakers 2
2015 Career Day speakers 3

(See additional 2015 Career Day photos.)

On Friday, May 8th, a group of professionals from many fields converged on Hamilton, having been invited to brief Hamilton students on their education and chosen line of work.

The presenters fielded questions like the following, speaking during several 25-minute sessions to Hamilton 6th, 7th, and 8th graders:

  • Where were you born?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • What school did you attend?
  • What did you study?
  • Where have you worked?
  • What is your career?
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • What advice do you have for the students?
  • What should every student know and do to be successful?

The cadre of presenters included (see left-to-right above, and on linked page):  Mr. Keith Person (Civil Engineer), Mr. Derek Shipp (Media Supervisor), Mr. Sean Forsha (Chef), Mr. Robert Scott (VIWP Instructor), Pastor Troy Campbell (Motivational Speaker), Officer Oscar Dominguez (LBPD), Mr. Paul Johnson (Chief Pilot), Staff Sergeant Anthony Linton (US Army), Dr. Jeff Garcia (Physician), Mr. Juan Martinez (Outdoor Ambassador, Northface), Ms. Joann Ko (Fashion Magazine Marketing), Mr. Michael Nigro (Classical Guitarist), Ms. Jennifer Phillips (Flight Attendant), Ms. Carma Spence (Writer), and Officer Carmin Servio (Calif. Highway Patrol).  On linked page:  Mr. Mike Petaia (Long Beach MMC Investigator), Ms. Kimberly Clark (Cosmetologist), Ms. Annette Kiene (CBS TV), Dr. Jim Dines (Mammalogist), Mr. Robert Unger (Financial Specialist), Fr. Raymond Marquez (Chaplain), Mr. George Gastelum (LBPD K-9 Handler), Mr. Paul Johnson (First Officer / Asst. Pilot), and Mr. Chris Amador (Officer, NASA JPL).

Hamilton is deeply indebted to each of these generous individuals for having taken time away from their busy lives, to give personal encouragement, and a friendly word of advice, to middle-schoolers.