Students connect with real world

Manufacturers, health care providers, emergency responders and many more professionals filled the Grand Haven High School Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
Krystle Wagner
Apr 24, 2013

Throughout the day, juniors from Grand Haven and Spring Lake high schools met with representatives from nearly 40 businesses and organizations during the fifth annual Boomerang event.

The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg hosted the event aimed at giving local students the chance to explore careers available in Northwest Ottawa County.

Grand Haven junior Lauren Klouw said she plans to go into health care and Boomerang gave her the chance to meet with professionals in that field.

“It’s getting a perspective of what they see and know, rather than reading about it,” the 16-year-old said.

Brad Ayers, a 2009 Grand Haven High School graduate, said the event helped him get into a career as a part-time paramedic for the Grand Haven Township Fire-Rescue Department.

Ayers, 22, attended Boomerang during his junior year of high school. He said he overcame his nervousness to talk to people in the fire department at the inaugural event.

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