The day started with an assembly with guest speaker Jason Scukanec from the ESPN sports radio show, '1080 the Fan.' Scukanec was a standout football player at Mt. View High School in Vancouver and had a brief career in the National Football League. He is now a radio broadcaster and discussed the twists and turns in life and stressed the importance of a good education.
Danny Birch, Firefighter with the East County Fire and Rescue and Washougal resident, enjoys the part of his job that brings him into school classrooms. “Some kids are already thinking about becoming a firefighter and it is important to let them know what it takes to enter this career,” he said. “I tell them that it is challenging and knowing what I know now I would have worked harder in school to be prepared.”
“We wanted students to have a chance to see the many possible directions out there for careers so they can begin planning now,” Cooke said. “We are very grateful to our community that took their valuable time to give students this experience.”