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New Salem - January 31, 2007

Counselor’s Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School
New Salem, North Dakota 58563

Career Speakers!
What is it like being a “graphic designer” or a “nurse”?

Last week 2 New Salem professionals shared information and some of their perspectives about their careers. Mrs. Allison Boehm came to Mr. Glenn Urlacher’s room during the 6th and 7th period on Monday. Mrs. Boehm did a superb job of providing us with information on what it is like to be a graphic designer. She brought some samples of her work. She also had students go to a web site to see some of her online work.

(Picture: L-R Lindsey Melchior, Eric Morris, & Mrs. Allison Boehm)

Mrs. Denise Nilsen presented to students in Dr. Lanny Gabbert’s science room on Friday. Mrs. Nilsen did a great job of providing many high school students a clearer picture of what it is like to be a nurse. She also shared with us some of the things that influenced her decision to become a nurse. She demonstrated some instruments she uses as a nurse. She also shared her perspective on other nurse specialties.

(Picture: Mrs. Denise Nilsen and prospective nurses)

Thank you very much to Mr. Urlacher and Dr. Gabbert for allowing these speakers into your classrooms. Thank you very much to Mrs. Allison Boehm and Mrs. Denise Nilsen for your preparation, time, and effort in coming and sharing your knowledge and insights into your careers. What you’ve done is very important in the career development of our students.

February Career Speakers
Robert Jones from NDSU will talk about pharmacy and the allied science career fields in Mrs. Denice Morrell’s Advanced Biology class and Dr. Lanny Gabbert’s Chemistry Class the 1st and 2nd periods on Friday February 9th.

On Friday, February 23rd Mr. Loren Werchau will speak about physical therapy in Mr. Tyler Vander Wal’s American Government Classes. We are looking forward to hearing about what things influenced his decision and what it is like being a physical therapist.

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.

Have an excellent academic day!