main content starts here8th graders glimpse future opportunities during annual Career Day

| March 24, 2017

Students were “dressed for success” during Draper Middle School’s annual 8th Grade Career Day, held at Schenectady County Community College March 17. Keynote speaker was  Schenectady City Mission Executive Director Mike Saccocio.

Students heard from 19 different presenters from a range of careers, including an executive chef, an art gallery owner, a journalist, a crime scene investigator, a welder and a plumber. See the complete list of presenters below.

Special thanks to the following presenters:

  • Laurie Dennis, elementary education teacher, Bradt Elementary School
  • Dimitrios Menagias, executive chef, The City Beer Hall
  • Mike Rumbaugh, police officer, Rotterdam Police Department
  • Richard Fazio and Vin Fazio, welder/plumber, Fine Line Plumbing/Vic’s Roll Off
  • Dan Dennis, PE, civil engineer, NYS Department of Transportation
  • Chuck Devito, athletic trainer, Mohonasen Central School District
  • Karen Male, journalist/TV producer, Charter Spectrum News
  • Andrew Kohout, Department of Public Works Superintendent
  • Kalyn DeCanio, cosmetologist
  • Michael Godlewski, lawyer, First Deputy County Attorney
  • Dr. Cary Vachon, Kelly Reedy, Marco Zorda, Heather Byers, Michele Scrom, medical profession, Capital Medical Care Group
  • Louisa Basa and Diana Carter, archeology, Schenectady County Community College
  • Diane Blinn, social worker, Mohonasen High School
  • Erin Manns/Lisa McLauchlin, crime scene investigator, New York State Police
  • Tony Iadicicco, artist, Albany Gallery
  • Melissa Renkawitz/JC Goodwin, architect/interior designer, CS Arch
  • Mendy Varga, music industry, Kendor Music
  • Dr. Beverly Blinn-Knapp, DVM, veterinarian, Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital
  • Glenn/Amber Schworm, CEO/real estate, Signature Home Buyers