Career day at Pascagoula elementary school encourages kids to dream big

Career day at Pascagoula elementary school encourages kids to dream big

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - What do you want to be when you grow up? That was the question on everyone's lips Thursday morning in Pascagoula.

The halls of Central Elementary were filled with pint-sized doctors, nurses, dancers, basketball players, firefighters, police officers and more.

The school hosted a career day, where the kids dressed up and discussed what kind of careers they hope to one day have. The students wore signs around their necks, with the name of the occupation on them.

Adults from many professions were there to answer kids' questions and hand out goodies.

"My favorite part about Career Day was going around and talking to the different people who worked in different places," said fourth-grader Katelyn Smith.

The children were encouraged to dream big and they did.

"I really want to be a vet when I grow up because I'm really good at taking care of animals, and I've been taking care of animals since I was five," said fourth-grader Sophia Rector.

Teachers and staff and Central also wore shirts to represent their alma maters, encouraging students to continue their education.

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