HMS holds Career Fair


The 2nd annual Haywood Middle School Career Fair was held on Friday, May 6, to culminate Career Week. At the fair, the students learned about various careers from area businesses and professionals. Also at the fair, Mrs. Denise Phillips’s sixth-grade science students displayed their career projects they had completed using science terminology. During the fair, the students were able to view videos regarding Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities in high school, unusual career choices, and John Holland’s Codes (a theory of occupation choice based on personality). The students had several opportunities during the week to explore careers based upon their personality and other factors such as desired post-secondary education and income. For more information, visit to explore careers as well as Tennessee higher education institutions and available scholarships.

HMS School Counselor Dr. Michelle Welch Brasfield said, “The students had a wonderful time exploring careers and planning their futures. Thank you, everyone, who helped to make Career Week successful!”

Businesses and service agencies participating were: Chris Lea of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home; Dr. Sue McElrath and Becky Cannon from All Care Chiropractic; Keith Haywood from Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation; Jessica Littlejohn, Betty Nix, and Jim Worles from the Haywood County Health Department; Karen Jones-UT/TSU Extension Office; Andrea Hay and Misty Casteele from Brownsville Family Medicine; Betty Brown from Golden Circle Insurance Agency; Carla Rosales from the Brownsville Police Department; Lucas Warren and Nicolas House from the Brownsville Fire Department; Chris Turnage from Tennessee Tractor; Tara Dowdy and Brian Roberts from the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and Kathy Foster, Reed Brasfield, and Anthony Wicker from the HCS Technology Department.