Holy Redeemer School holds first career fair

By Tim Lilley

The Message editor

Students in the sixth through eighth grades at Evansville’s Holy Redeemer School learned about a variety of career paths during the school’s first career fair, held Feb. 5.

Principal Andrea Dickel said planning for the event began last year – and included the students. “We asked them what their interests were, and we worked to connect with people who had experience in the various careers,” she said.

Judge Richard L. Young explains elements of civil litigation to Holy Redeemer students during the career day. Attorney Kathryn Sullivan, not pictured, also participated in this session. The Message photo by Tim Lilley

Dickel explained that all of the 20 presenters have connections to Holy Redeemer Parish, its school or members of the staff.

“These people are excited about their jobs,” she said. “Some of our presenters have retired, but they were happy to come in and talk about their careers. They are all passionate about what they do.”

Dickel said the staff is excited to make the career fair an annual event. “We have a fairly small group of middle-school-students (in sixth through eighth grades), and we may invite other schools to join us next year,” she said. “This has been a great event for the students.”

The presenters, listed alphabetically, included:

  • Thea Bemis, hairstylist
  • Jonas Cueche, ONB Latino Marketing Development Manager
  • Theresa Davies, engineer
  • Emily Hamilton, high school teacher
  • Heath Hamilton, US Fish and Wildlife Refuge Specialist
  • Officer Jeff Hands, EPD
  • Jon Laidlaw, Evansville Fire Department
  • MaryBeth Lodato, certified Nurse Midwife, retired
  • Aaron Luttrell, Real Estate Agent
  • Brittany McCall, Physical Therapist
  • Misty Minar, Horticulturist, Mesker Park Zoo
  • Michael Mohr, USI University Architect
  • Chris Sartore, doctor
  • Rose Sartore, nurse
  • Jim Schroeder, psychologist
  • Kathryn Sullivan, Attorney
  • Jennifer Utley, social worker
  • David Wichman, engineer
  • Nathan Winstead, principal of St. Joseph School, Vanderburgh County, former music teacher
  • Richard L. Young, Judge