Currituck County Schools, in partnership with the Currituck Chamber of Commerce, held its first annual Career Signing Day on Tuesday, May 16. This special ceremony recognized students from Currituck County High School who have committed to enrolling in a community college in a Career & Technical Education pathway, enlisting in a military branch, or employing in the workforce immediately after graduation.
Jennifer Woods, Currituck County Schools’ Career & Technical Education Director, welcomed guests and enthusiastically shared the purpose and significance of the inaugural event, including making it an ongoing tradition for our students and community. Josh Bass, President of the Currituck Chamber of Commerce, also spoke, recognizing distinguished guests, thanking sponsors, and expressing the importance of recognizing our “next generation of business leaders.”
The following students signed to Enroll, Enlist or Employ:
- Reece Kropp, enrolling with Tidewater Community College to pursue Mortuary Science
- Hannah Morse, enrolling with Tidewater Community College to pursue Nursing
- William Hebden, enlisting with the United States Marine Corps
- Aaron Kirby, enlisting with the United States Marine Corps
- Isabelle Nekervis, enlisting with the United States Navy
- Bradley Peterson, employing with the Newport News Shipyard to complete an apprenticeship
- Grant Shields, employing with CT Mechanical, Inc.
William Clark, employing with Chesapeake RV Solutions, could not attend the ceremony but participated in a pre-ceremony signing and Alexis Davis, enlisting with the United States Marine Corps, will be signing post-ceremony.
In closing, Renee Dowdy, Assistant Superintendent, remarked, “We believe in the power of community.” This sentiment was evident as students participating in the ceremony to Enroll, Enlist, or Employ were surrounded by family and friends, and multiple members of their Currituck community, such as school and district leaders from Currituck County Schools, Currituck County Board of Education members, Board of Commissioners, College of The Albemarle representatives, including President Dr. Jack Bagwell, Mr. Thomas Chatham, Interim Dean of Student Support Services at Tidewater Community College, representatives from the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy, and partnering businesses and organizations.