Fifteen members of the Austintown Fitch Interact Club spent April 23 exploring careers that interested them, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austintown. This is an annual event, stressing vocational exploration that pairs professionals with students. Vocational Chairman Vince Colaluca, aided by Rotarians Ram Kasaganti and Gary Reel, placed students in various locales for the morning, culminating in a luncheon at the Saxon Club for mentors and their students. This year, half were placed at Youngstown State because of the fields chosen.
Students participating and their mentors included Caitlin Coble, Logan Skolnick, and Jaclynn Choma at the Culinary Arts Center in Boardman with JoAnn Musial, Allan Grossman, and Shane Solvesky.
YSU groups included Amanda Choma with Dr. Tom Wakefield in actuarial science, Kaelyn Snyder with Dr. Carl Chuey in botany, Sarah Sheffield with Dr. Gary Walker in biology, Mariah Roberts with Dr. Jay Gordon in the English department, Latrice Nelson with Dr. Matt O'Mansky in anthropology, and Kamisha Parker, Sierra DuBois, and Aaliyah Sadler with Dr. Robert Wardle in criminal justice.
Kamisha Parker, Sierra DuBois, and Aaliyah Sadler with Dr. Robert Wardle in criminal justice at Youngstown State University.
Megan Miller was hosted by Dr. Jim Shina, a local physician, while Mariah Cuevas was following Stephanie Olesko at the Hopes and Dreams Daycare. Finally, Eric Edwards and Jessica Halas were welcomed by Jim Logan, physical therapist at Omni Manor West.