Third-grader places in career poster contest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2001

Chelsea Stewart is thinking about possible careers.

The third-grader at Morgantown Elementary School won second-place on the primary level in the American Counseling Association’s national poster contest. The students were asked to submit posters that focused on careers.

&uot;I was so glad,&uot; said Stewart about winning.

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Stewart, with the help of her parents and grandmother, displayed magazine pictures of people in various careers with their families.

&uot;Their son or daughter is going to be just like them,&uot; Stewart said.

She included pictures of a gospel singer, a preacher, an athlete and a police officer on her poster.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to think about the careers available to them, said Peggy June, a guidance counselor at Morgantown Elementary School.

Stewart says she learned something from the poster contest.

&uot;I learned that you can be what you want to be as long as you put your mind to it,&uot; she said.

Her dream is to become a dancer.

&uot;I’ve danced since … I was a baby,&uot; she said.

She also wants to enter future poster contests and win first place.

&uot;If I don’t get first place I’ll try the next time,&uot; she said.

Stewart is the daughter of Oscar and Carmen Stewart.