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Region 8 professionals converge on GCT Primary for Career Day

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Fire trucks, ambulances and police officers converged on the campus of Greene County Tech Primary Friday morning.

Instead of responding to an emergency though, the professionals were there in the name of education.

Hundreds of first graders at GCT Primary heard from a number of area professionals Friday for Career Day.

Police officers, firefighters, mailmen, EMTs and even Region 8 News' own Ryan Vaughan spoke to children about the fields they work in.

For the past few weeks, students have learned about different career paths. It all culminated at Career Day, when students were able to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up.

"We have different people from the community out, talking, showing their vehicles, telling about what they do, to get our kids dreaming and thinking and goals for what they want to do when they grow up and setting goals for what they want to do when they grow up," 1st grade teacher Erin Holland said. "They just, they love it because they get familiar, because they can see these people out in the community."

The biggest hit at Career Day was when Air Evac landed a helicopter on the campus lawn.

That is, of course, until Swirlz Frozen Treats and Coffee showed up with sweet treats for all the kids.

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