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Camp helps high school students learn about careers

 NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – ASU-Newport's Career Cluster Camp focused on inspiring students to Graduate, Appreciate, Motivate and educate.

 "It really drives home, you really start to sit there and think about how do I want to go about this. How do I want to approach the rest of my life," said Tuckerman High School Senior Alexis Roberson.

 Motivational speakers shared with the students that the sky's the limit and if they work hard, it will pay off.

 "Have to have a strong mind set of what you want to do and be positive about yourself and do things to the best of your abilities," said Marked Tree High School Senior Octasia Chandler.

 "For some of these seniors, It was just what they needed to hear before starting life after high school.

 "It helped me figure out my goals more in life and get ready for college," said Truman High School Senior Dustin Hanna.

 Dr. Mary Robertson is the vice Chancellor of student affairs at ASU Newport and says the event was put on from the help of a number of different groups.

 "Today's event was a special grant that we got from the program. It was sponsored by the US Department of Education, The Arkansas Department of Education, The Arkansas Department of Career Education and Career Works Initiative," said Vice Chancellor of ASU-Newport Dr. Mary Robertson.

 Striving to build positive mindsets and goals to nearly 500 high school students.

 "Work with students to help them stay in high school, graduate, do the best they can in their career, give them some options," said Robertson

 Hoping to guide them in the right directions to achieve success and to continue to meet their goals for the rest of their lives.

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