Baltimore Gas & Electric employee Craig Hart speaks to the St. Joan of Arc School's pre-kindergarten students about the dangers of downed wires during a storm. (October 21, 2013)

The students at St. Joan of Arc School participated in a Career Day on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students had the opportunity to see and hear about more than 20 career opportunities. Each guest presented to small groups of children and brought displays showcasing their occupations or company's line of work.

Throughout the day, students enjoyed learning about different careers. Some of our speakers include a U.S. deputy marshal, a physician assistant, a naturalist, analytical chemist, firefighters, computer scientist engineer, a librarian, a banker, an Army colonel, an American Red Cross worker and more. In addition to the indoor displays, students also visited with outside displays including a BGE aerial lift truck, a fire truck, rescue vehicle and police cars.

"I want to work for the American Red Cross and help people in emergencies," Natalie, a third grader, said.

"I love science. I want to work doing something with chemistry," third grader Krishna said.

According to Virginia Bahr, principal at St. Joan of Arc School, "Career Day is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get a glimpse at some fascinating career possibilities available to them. On a day like today, students can see how their everyday classwork can relate to future careers."

St. Joan of Arc School is a preK4 through eighth grade parish school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore and follows the policies of both the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Education and the Maryland State Department of Education. As a STEM School, St. Joan of Arc School follows a clearly defined model by the Archdiocese of Baltimore which includes continuous professional development of teachers, integrated use of computer technology and technology teaching tools, a successful advanced math track, data-driven decision making, the presence of a science lab and partnerships with businesses and/or universities focused on one or more STEM disciplines. St. Joan of Arc School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and registered with the Maryland Department of Education under St. Joan of Arc Parish.