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Daughters, Sons ‘Dig In’ During Daylong Career Exploration

President Gilmour welcomes the day's guests.
President Gilmour welcomes the day’s guests.
Justin Shelinski (in sunglasses at center), a laboratory assistant at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center, mentors arborists-in-training outside the Field House.
Justin Shelinski (in sunglasses at center), a laboratory assistant at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center, mentors arborists-in-training outside the Field House.
Participants in the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day surround the weeping Norwegian spruce tree they helped to plant, expected to remain a part of the campus for years to come.
Participants in the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day surround the weeping Norwegian spruce tree they helped to plant, expected to remain a part of the campus for years to come.
Youngsters learn the art and science of salad preparation from Cody M. Yonkin, a culinary arts technology major from South Williamsport ...
Youngsters learn the art and science of salad preparation from Cody M. Yonkin, a culinary arts technology major from South Williamsport …
... before applying their newly gained knowledge to a homemade vinaigrette. At background is Presidential Ambassador Timothy R. Zeigler, of Port Royal, a civil engineering technology student.
… before applying their newly gained knowledge to a homemade vinaigrette. At background is Presidential Ambassador Timothy R. Zeigler, of Port Royal, a civil engineering technology student.

On a campus widely known for hands-on instruction, it’s not surprising that Thursday’s 21st annual “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day” would provide opportunities for young visitors to roll up their sleeves for the tasks at hand. Honoring the theme of “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future,” Penn College employees’ children learned about trees and related careers, and explored another kind of “green” through preparing personalized tossed salads with their own signature dressing. The day also included a get-acquainted session in the Field House, a welcome from President Davie Jane Gilmour, a campus tour, lunch in Dauphin Hall and job-shadowing.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

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