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New Salem - February 28, 2007

Counselor’s Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker, LPCC
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School

Career Speakers!

What is it like being a “Physical Therapist”?

Last week Loren Werchau shared his time with us in Mr. Tyler Vander Wal’s American Government classes. Mr. Werchau explained what it takes to be a physical therapist. He also shared with us some of the issues he dealt with in his own career decision-making process in becoming a physical therapist.

Oh, the best part was his “wonderful toys!” Yes, he brought in various pieces of equipment that he uses in his profession. Even better yet, students were given the opportunity to experience some of them first hand.

(In order to see the pictures, one needs to see the actual New Salem Journal.)

Thanks to Loren Werchau for taking his time and sharing with us his insights and knowledge about being a physical therapist. Also, thanks to Mr. Vander Wal for allowing us in his classroom.

March Career Speaker
Richard Bahm is an auto collision instructor in Bismarck Public Schools Career and Technology Education Center. He will speak in Mr. Shawn Feiring’s Agriculture Education III and Agriculture Education IV classes on Friday, March 9th. His presentation will provide those in attendance with a more insightful look into the life of someone involved in the field of auto collision. Mr. Bahm will also share some of the things that influenced his decision to go into auto collision.

Community members who would like to join us are welcome. Please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.

For more information on career information and links, please go to If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

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