Career Fair Day at Oroville High School

Luis Perez owner of Oroville Community Auto talks with students about his business at the Career Fair held in February at Oroville High School.  Photo by Gary DeVon

Luis Perez owner of Oroville Community Auto talks with students about his business at the Career Fair held in February at Oroville High School. Photo by Gary DeVon

OROVILLE – GEAR UP and the Oroville School District held it’s annual Career Fair with students from Oroville and Tonasket attending the Feb. 8 event.

The Career Fair was open to students in grades six through 12 having first prepared for the day with lessons from Navigation 101 and the districts’ advisory curriculum, according to Dawn Miller with GEAR UP site director at Oroville.

Cody Swenson, a senior from Oroville high, took the fair on as his senior project while being mentored by Miller.

This year’s attendees were North Valley Hospital; Oroville Re-Max Lake and Country Realty; U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, Army, Navy and Air Force; EMT Debra Donahue; Okanogan County Sheriffs Department; Oroville Police Department; Central Washington University; Perry Technical Institute; dentist Dr. Chen; Okanogan County PUD; Howard Zosel: Sandra’s Blossom and Brier: Hair Designs; teachers Jodi Shirley and Lisa Bourn; Eagle Home Mortgage: Community Auto; Pastor Duane Turner; Alpine Veterinary; College Success Foundation: Career Path Services; Dish Network; Joyce Forthum; Work Source and Wal-Mart.  

“A special ‘Thank You’ to each person who gave of their time to mentor our students,” said Miller.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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