The annual Symposium brought over 30 presenters to campus today. After a presentation titled “A Co-Curricular Life” by Joe Boucher, students in grades 8-12 enjoyed a day learning about engineering, communications, theater improv, diseases, ink wash painting, physical therapy, meterories, interior design, cake decorating, solving ethical dilemmas, and much more.
ROANOKE – Symposium is an annual North Cross academic tradition that brings area professionals to campus for a day of engaging sessions that expose eighth through twelfth grade students to different career options and topics of interest. This year’s Symposium will take place on Friday, February 26, and the event is open to media.
Sessions will range from “Meteorites – Our Extraterrestrial Visitors,” to “Parks, Towns, Campuses: Who Designs all That Stuff.” Mrs. Jennifer Landry, coordinator of Symposium, developed a schedule that is representative of a variety of interests and career fields to help students identify areas they may enjoy learning more about.
The featured speaker for Symposium is Joe Boucher, an Emmy-Award-winning producer of the hit animated series, “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.” Boucher attended Roanoke College, and he recently moved back to the Roanoke Valley in 2015 to serve as the Director of Student Activities and the Colket Center at Roanoke College. Boucher will give a presentation entitled, “A Co-Curricular Life,” at 8:30 a.m. in Fishburn Auditorium.
For media inquiries, please contact Rebekah Bradley via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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