BALLINGER - On Wednesday, May 16, students from the junior class at Ballinger High School participated in Shadow Day which offered students an opportunity to observe people in the careers that the students may one day pursue.

BALLINGER - On Wednesday, May 16, students from the junior class at Ballinger High School participated in Shadow Day which offered students an opportunity to observe people in the careers that the students may one day pursue.

Twenty-five students took advantage of this opportunity said Coordinator Kay Smith.

In Abilene students visited New Horizons, Burchell, Denison and Morrison CPA firm and Tige Boat. In Ballinger, students shadowed a local welder, and shadowed at Trendsetters Hair Salon and Mueller, Inc. Students shadowed in San Angelo as well at the San Angelo Police Department, Shannon Medical Center, Bentwood Country Club, KIDY and the National Weather Service.

Some of the occupations that they observed were welding, physical therapy, police crime scene investigation, computer programming, pastoral care, health care (pediatrics, orthopedics, and sonography), human services, nature and wildlife, meteorology, veterinarian medicine, cosmetology, accounting and finance, film production, business finance and car dealership, tennis coach, and aeronautical and boat engineering.

"Lots of positive feedback was conveyed in a sharing session when they returned to school," Smith said. "Positive comments have been made by the individuals who allowed these students to shadow. I appreciate Ballinger ISD for allowing me to participate in this endeavor."