Several hundred Hesperia Junior High School students got a glimpse at possible future careers Thursday, when the school held a career fair.


"I thought Career Day was really good," said seventh grader Dina Lopez, "But there should have been different careers because I want to be a criminal profiler."


"They should have had doctors here, like pediatricians," agreed seventh grader Bianca Mora.


Although there were no doctors or criminal profilers at the event, businesses and organizations participating in the career faire included the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, the California Highway Patrol, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Summit Leadership Academy, the registered dental assistant ROP program and the Hesperia Star, a newspaper.


Eighth grader Nadia Garcia summed up the day: "Career Day was the bomb."


The fair was sponsored by WorkAbility 1, a state program intended to prepare students for the workplace.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star