• Forest Heights Elementary held its second annual Career Day on May 14. Representatives from the City of Gastonia, Two Rivers Utilities, the Gastonia Police Department, the Gaston County Sheriff's Department, GEMS, WNCW, Wells Fargo, WBTV, the College Foundation of North Carolina, and other companies visited with Forest Heights fifth graders to share information about their jobs.
    The visiting professionals explained their daily job responsibilities, and students had the chance to step inside an ambulance, meet a Sheriff's Department K-9 officer, and learn about electricity, among other opportunities.
    "We love giving students their first look at a possible career while giving them the chance to learn about new topics that can carry over into classroom learning," said Principal Lucretia Rice. 
    School counselor Tim Hardin said fifth graders will be able to take the lessons of Career Day into middle school: "We want to offer them an opportunity to think about where their choices will take them."