The Rotary Club of Austintown enabled Fitch students to spend a day March 31 with professionals.
This opportunity is part of the Rotary's focus on vocational education and is an annual event. Members of the Fitch Interact Club, sponsored by Rotary, spent time with community professionals in the student's field of interest.
In the medical profession, Kaelyn Snyder spent the morning with Rotarian Dr.Mitch Dalvin. A member since 1984, Dalvin maintains his podiatry practice in Austintown on S. Raccoon Road. Jessica Halas, a junior, spent the day hosted by Chief Robert Gavalier and the Austintown Police Department.
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Alexis Saunders with Dr. Courtney O'Neil, Mahoning Valley Veterinary Clinic.
Alexis Saunders was with Dr. Courtney O'Neil at the Mahoning Valley Veterinary Clinic, in Mineral Ridge. Fitch junior Jasmine Washington learned a lot at Higgins Funeral Home, hosted by Kristina Vecchione. Cheyenne Hammond joined Dr. Paul Gordiejew in the Anthropology Dept. at Youngstown State.
Driving to Youngstown, Justin Shaughnessy was in the Mahoning County Courthouse with Atty. Melissa Rocci, a Fitch alumni and long term lawyer. Alex Connors was mentored by Tracie Kaglic of Jaminet and Associates architecture. Kaglic is a key part of the new Austintown Schools and involved community member through Rotary.
After spending the morning with their hosts, both students and mentors attended the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown at the Saxon Club and discussed their observations for the day.