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WHS Career Fair and Prom Promise

WHS Career Fair and Prom Promise

Warwick High School held two separate, and equally important student events simultaneously on the afternoon of Friday, April 28, 2017.

Underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) spent the afternoon in a Career Fair where they had the opportunity to attend sessions representing more than 35 different careers. Students signed up online to register for areas of interest and then attended their chosen small group sessions led by experts in the field. Students also heard from guest speaker Lisa Riggs from the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County (EDC), about potential careers and the local job outlook and opportunities. She discussed the skills students need to be employable in today’s market. She referenced a strong local economy and the unique opportunities that provides for students of Warwick. She emphasized getting a good education and strengthening their interpersonal skills. After her presentation, she answered questions from the students.

Careers and businesses represented included: Cosmetology, Fundraising, Transportation, Small Business, Tait Towers, PA Army National Guard, Real Estate Agent, Dutch Wonderland Human Resources, Doctor & PA, Benchmark Construction Project Manager, ELA Group, Clark Associates, Inc., Clair Global, High Steel, Lancaster Airport, Lititz Mutual, Moravian Manor, RLPS, Signature Custom Cabinetry, Sechan Electronics, Versatek, NCAA/CAC, Warfel Construction, Family Chiropractic of Lancaster, Rock Lititz, Hershey Entertainment: Hospitality & Entertainment, Fulton Bank, LCSWMA, Business Owner/Management, Lancaster City Detective, Cardiology Care for Children, Illustrator/Designer, Professional Sports, Bomberger’s, Lititz Watch Technicum, Career and Technology Center, and Armstrong World Industries.

With Warwick’s Senior Prom only a day away, the juniors and seniors participated in a “Prom Promise” assembly featuring Warwick graduate Jacy Good (Class of 2005), who shared her tragic story of how a distracted driver (who was texting) caused an accident that killed her parents, left Jacy fighting for her life, and changed her life forever. Additionally, Warwick’s SRO, Officer Savage, discussed distracted driving and safety precautions and encouraged the students to make good decisions. From there, the students progressed outside the school for the last portion of the “Prom Promise” events, where they gathered on bleachers along the driveway adjacent to the high school stadium for a “mock drunk driving accident”. More than 800 juniors and seniors watched as the event unfolded in front of them.

The “mock accident” involved two inter-twined cars both carrying injured Warwick students. As the rescue unfolded, Mike Michaels from the Lititz Fire Department narrated the specific procedures involved in the emergency response. Students watched as the Lititz Borough Police Department, along with the Lititz and Brunnerville fire departments, WESA (Warwick Emergency Services Alliance), and the Warwick Community Ambulance responded to the call. Emergency responders used the “jaws of life” to cut the roof off the vehicles to extract the injured students (played by members of the WHS Drama department). Medical personnel arrived on the scene and began administering necessary care.

One student actor in the car, senior class president Will Mobley, was covered with a sheet and pronounced dead on arrival (DOA). He was taken away in a hearse from Charles F. Snyder’s Funeral Home.

Warwick’s Senior Prom was safely held at the Country Barn in Lancaster on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The Prom Promise Event/Career Fair will be held bi-annually, giving all WHS students the opportunity to see both presentations during their high school years.