Local middle school hosts first career day

FORTUNA- A national campaign started by Michelle Obama is making waves here at home. On Wednesday, Fortuna Middle School hosted it's first career day.

Fourteen presenters from military and law enforcement, to realtors and biologists spoke with students about their careers. The school dedicated February as college and career readiness month and was inspired by the first lady's #Reachhigher campaign for college education.

School officials say they hope to also host a career fair for the students and plan to have another career day in the future.

"At this point they are still getting exposure to the academic piece and being able to create friendships and so forth but they're not thinking about the future at this point so just planting the seed about what their potential future could look like so they have a visualization of what they can reach towards and having a goal in mind so that they know what to do in high school," Fortuna Middle School Counselor Marina Oliman said.