Students at Myrtlewood Elementary School were all smiles on Wednesday morning, as they kicked off their annual career day.

This is a favorite day for not only students, but the faculty as well.

There were over 40 businesses present, including the Police Department, Shelton State cosmetology and the Tuscaloosa Animal Metro Center.

Teachers divided the school into three zones including the gym, outside, and inside the school.

The students had 45 minutes to visit each zone.

One station was with April Walker who is a professional Hula Hooper.

There was also a table where students brushed off their reporting skills.

This event gave students the opportunity to learn more about different careers.

“The overall goal is for students to be able to think outside the box and think big and be exposed to careers where they might not have any clue that there was a job in doing something that they might actually love,” Holly Tanner, school counselor and organizer of the event,” said.

Students were introduced to a variety of careers, while gaining valuable hands on experience.

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