Alumni Head Back to Bucksport HS for Career Day
Career day is something many high school students are accustomed to. Adults come in and share some stories about their job, but at Bucksport High School, everyone who showed up for the event knows what it means to be a Golden Buck.Bucksport High School Senior, Mitchell Burgess said “It’s actually kind of cool to think about, like what year you hear they graduated and you see teachers that were here when they were here. It’s kind of cool to think about how they went through the same process we go though.”Over two dozen Alumni came back to their alma mater to tell 8th through 12th grade students about their current occupations. The idea came from two class of 2012 graduates who wanted to help seniors pick a college and the plan grew from there.Principal Dan Clifford said “We range from a physician assistant, to mill workers, to electricians, to college students, to teachers, and lawyers. So, we have a wide mix.”Students listened to four professionals talk about careers they might be interested in. For students, especially seniors who already have an idea what they want to do, having a back up plan is a bonus.”It’s a little stressful to realize there’s so many opportunities out there, but I feel like if I work hard at whatever I do then I know no matter what I choose I’ll succeed,” said Chloe Carmichael, a senior.The alumni are excited to swap stories with the current students and some are just happy to give back.Engineer and Class of ’95 Graduate, Don McCann said “Teachers here really got me started in the field of engineering and made me realize that was a good area for me. So, I owe a lot of teacher to the teachers here at Bucksport.”With the advice, many current students look forward to telling their own success stories.