Last month, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students spent a day imagining, experiencing, and learning about future opportunities. The 8th-grade students spent the morning as Upper School students. The students rotated through several elective and world language classes, including band, choir, art, photography, computer science, global issues, theater, French, Spanish, and Latin. The students got a glimpse of life in the Upper School and the variety of courses that it offers.
The sophomores toured Christian Brothers University and The University of Memphis with the college counselors. Visiting college campuses is an essential part of the college search process. While brochures and websites are helpful, the chance to see and interact with a college campus allows our girls the opportunity to visualize themselves as a student there. In addition to learning about honors programs and specific academic interests, they were also able to sit in on student panels specific to their perspectives.
The juniors had a virtual visit with St. Mary’s alumnae across the country. Students had real, honest conversations about career opportunities, life after school, and finances. The students also participated in a visioning camp with Muddy’s Bake Shop owner, Kat Gordon ‘00.
Our seniors left the classroom to gain a little hands-on experience in the careers that interest them. During “Real World 101,” our students did it all, from witnessing a C-Section to working with an art curator. Students also experienced a workday at City Hall, the Memphis Zoo, the VA Medical Center, Greg Boudoin Interior Designs, and more.
Thank you to all our community partners, alumnae, and faculty and staff who made this day possible for our students.
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