Students were asked to imagine the possibilities after high school on Tuesday.

Students were asked to imagine the possibilities after high school on Tuesday.

The day was college / career day at the Carthage High School Technical Center in conjunction with  FFA Week. Representatives from colleges and universities from across the region visited the school to share information and answer questions on the possibilities after high school. Lee Ann Fent, CHS Ag teacher, said the day ran smoothly for both speakers and students.

“It's for freshmen through seniors to see the opportunities they have whether they're in Ag or not,” Fent said. “We hope next year to include more students from the high school, but this has gone very well. This is the second year we've done this, and the kids seem really interested in what they have to say.”

From Missouri State University, Aly Mackey, Mia Mann and CHS 2010 graduate Heather Gray were among those presenting to the students.
“It's been a good day,” Gray said. “I've enjoyed coming back and sharing information. I love talking to anyone, really, about the opportunities at MSU. It's been great so far for me, and I wanted to share that so (the students) will have the hope that college can bring … It's a fun day – I feel like I'm back in high school.”

Sophomore Zach Nichols was listening to Cody Duft's presentation on John Deere opportunities.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” Nichols said of the information. “John Deere is getting huge, and I see something big going on with them and what they're doing overseas.”

Duft, aftermarket manager for Legacy Farm and Lawn in Lamar, was one of several businesses representatives for the event. To learn more about FFA, the AG department at the high school, or other opportunities at the technical center, visit