In education we often talk about family involvement and how encouraging students to attend school, participate in activities, and enjoy learning are critically important to their future success, well, the Childress family is doing just that! Sarah Childress, 2nd Grade student at Bush Elementary, recently visited the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) to learn about the school and the Biomedical Science program as her career goal is to become a Veterinarian. Sarah likes animals and wants to help them be healthy and be well cared for.
In the Childress home getting a good education is highly valued and the kids are encouraged to pursue their career goals with passion and persistence. “We value education and know that to be successful and have opportunities in life our kids must set goals, be supported, and obtain a good education” said Mrs. Margie Childress. Last year Mrs. Childress son, Cole, attended the CFI as a student in the Engineering Technology program and has since graduated high school and is now attending college. Next year, her son Daniel will be a sophomore in high school and will be attending the CFI as a student in the Media Arts Technology program.
Dr. James M. Davis, Principal at the CFI, remarked about the importance of family engagement in education and how pleased he was that the Childress home provides the encouragement and support needed for those students to achieve their goals and become successful. “We are so very pleased to have had Cole as a student, to have Daniel join us next year, and certainly look forward to Sarah becoming a student at the CFI in the future! It is our goal to help every student to “Aim High at CFI,”” said Davis.