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Fifth annual Auburn Area Middle School Career Conferences unfold in January

The fifth annual Auburn Area Middle School Career Conferences begin Thursday for eighth-grade students.

The schedule:

• Cascade Middle School, 1015 24th St. NE, 7:55 to 10 a.m. Jan. 9
• Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. SE, 8:20 to 10:15 a.m. Jan. 14
• Mt. Baker Middle School, 620 37th St. SE, noon to 1:55 p.m. Jan. 15
• Olympic Middle School, 1825 K St. SE, 12:15-2:10 p.m. Jan. 16

Eighth-grade students from Valley Christian School will participate in the event with students from Mt. Baker Middle School on Jan. 15.

The Auburn School District, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools of Auburn are partnering to encourage eighth-grade students to stay engaged in school, plan appropriate high school courses of study, graduate from high school on time and set goals for successes beyond high school.

Last month, students participated in career interest surveys to determine which career informational sessions they will attend during the conference. The career conference begins with an assembly followed by five sessions with representatives from local businesses, high school programs, community and technical colleges and four-year universities.

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