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It's a Jungle Out There

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job shadow day

Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69

Greenhouse curator and manager Lisa Palmer introduces (from left) Michael Webster-Dobson and Emily Place of Lebanon Junior High (Lebanon, N.H.) and Kodi Alvord and Justin Bowlin of the Indian River School (Canaan, N.H.) to the Murdough greenhouses. Ten academic, athletic, and administrative departments welcomed nearly 40 Upper Valley eighth-graders to the College for a glimpse of life at work during Job Shadow Day on March 25.

"It's not easy to understand the world of work when the prospect of high school seems daunting," notes Peter Glenshaw, director of community relations. "But the two students I hosted were eager to understand more. I learned a lot, and hope they did, too."

The program, organizers at the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership explain, creates "an opportunity to see how skills taught in the classroom are applied beyond school walls." Nearly 650 eighth-grade students from 12 schools took part area-wide.

By KELLY SEAMAN

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Last Updated: 4/9/09