Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School alumni returned to the school to talk to students about choosing their career paths.
“It’s important to have these alumni come and talk to these kids and show them that not long ago they were in their same seats not knowing what they were going to do with their lives, and now they’re in these great career fields,” said school counselor Sandra Flores. “It encourages and motivates the students and exposes them to different careers.”
The Friday event was organized by Peggy Gregory and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) chapter in Madera.
Gregory’s three children, Kim, Heather and Cal Hayenga, spoke to seventh- and eighth-grade science classes about the benefits of getting involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes...