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ATWOOD (October 25) — West Carroll students participated in Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 25 at the school. The message was opportunities are available for students available for those …
ATWOOD (October 25) — West Carroll students participated in Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 25 at the school. The message was opportunities are available for students available for those prepared to work and learn.
Banks, manufacturers, post-secondary schools each had booths set up in the practice gym for students to learn more about what is available once the students complete their high school careers.
In the main gymnasium, Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler and Jeremy Keymon, a graduate of West Carroll, spoke to students about their future.
Butler said the future of Carroll County is bright. He said the people want you to be happy, productive, and successful. Carroll County recently closed two deals for new industries and recruiting continues. All companies need educated and skilled workforce.
Butler told the students to pursue their passions and realize their dream.
Jeremy Keymon, a 1994 graduate of West Carroll, said he and two friends graduated from West Carroll. He pursued college immediately out of college and the two friends became welders and traveled as part of their trade.
He said he was too immature to handle college and returned to work with his dad. He then joined Dura Automotive in Paris and went to Bethel University as part of the SUCCESS program. He was promoted at Dura and later at a separate company, North American Container in Martin. He worked in South Carolina and became the operations manager of six manufacturing facilities.
Keymon offered the sage advise to the students: show up and do your best in any occupation.
WCJH/WCHS Principal Tim Stratton said the message is to show up and work hard. Following the assembly, students were dismissed to visit with the individual manufacturers and schools.