On Tuesday morning April 17th at Pelham Memorial High School, the Pelham Civic Association and the PMHS Counseling Department joined forces to continue their presented their successful series of Career Awareness Workshops. This one featured “Style & Design”.
According to Michael Clain, Pelham Civic Chairman of the Career Awareness Workshop Program, “Once again, the quality of time contributed by our volunteer panelists… our Counseling Department… and my fellow Pelham Civic Members… on the Style & Design workshop resulted in an enormous success. Special kudos go out to George Brescia, known as “Stylist to the Stars”, and author of Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can't Go Naked. He was incredibly dynamic, as was the four other guest panelists who volunteered and presented: Katerina Sudit, US CEO, L'Agence PLUS; Cortnee Gentile, Inventory Operations Specialist, Eileen Fisher; Stephanie Conover, E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Consultant; and Rosena Sammi, Designer of Own Line of Jewelry.
Clain continued, “The PMHS students in attendance were extremely engaged, and came prepared with well thought-out questions, such as ‘Can the panelists recommend a database of influencers?’ and ‘Are there tips on creating our creative portfolios?.”
Begun in 1989 by the Pelham Civics and Counseling Department as an annual Career Awareness Day, the program has evolved into a successful series of individual workshops presented throughout the school year, featuring diverse careers and occupations. This important program can only be made possible through the cooperation of the Pelham Guidance Department in helping the Pelham Civics coordinate these workshops. PMHS Principal Jeannine Clark and Counseling Department Director Eugene Farrell and his staff have been a tremendous help in contributing to it success. Pelham Civic Member Todd Cross concluded, “It’s rewarding to see the spirit and passion from our students. They were very appreciative for everyone’s volunteer efforts”.
by Joe Nunziata