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High School Career Day Held in Valhalla

VALHALLA, N.Y. - 1,400 10th graders from 14 Southern Westchester school districts, including Byram Hills High School in Armonk, attended the annual Career Conference Day on Friday, an annual event sponsored by the SWBOCES Career and Technical Education Center, Valhalla.

"Everyone seemed to be very happy with the day, the kids were happy and the speakers were happy," said Colleen Murray, the SWBOCES chairperson. Two 45 minute sessions were held with students attending the panels they were most interested in. The speakers introduced themselves, detailed how they advanced in their careers and informed students about the education they need to pursue careers in the field, with job market and salary information.

About 150 speakers participated in the program, including Judge Anthony Scarpino, from Westchester County Courts, a number of professors from Westchester Community College, Jillian Schwartz, an acupuncturist and Lee Sucklel and professional soccer referee.

Murray noted that schools participate in the program because they are required to have career days for their students. The SWBOCES Career Day is held every year on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

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