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Former DHS Principal Dr. Esrom Pitre stands with senior Jermey Scott at the Career Day as they look at Ascension Parish School Board architect Chad Lynch’s designs.

Donaldsonville High School hosted its Career Day last week where students were given an opportunity to network and learn about careers of their interest.

Several business leaders and community leaders attended to encourage and introduce the students to prospective fields of work and just to learn how to meet and greet in a professional setting. Businesses in attendance were: Motiva, BASF, Ascension Parish School Board architect, St. Elizabeth Hospital, The Advocate newspaper, Turner Industries, Demby and Son Funeral Home, River Parishes Community College, Ascension Recreation Department, EATEL, Acadian Ambulance, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, A+PEL, ABC and several others.

The most interesting figure of the morning was St. Amant High School alumni John “Hot Rod” Williams. Williams was a former player in the National Basketball Association. He also played collegiately at the Tulane University, where DHS senior Leondre James committed to play football in the fall. Williams and James made an instant connection as the two talked about the New Orleans school.

Community leaders who attended the event were: State Representative Ed Price, Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Ascension Parish Councilman Oliver Joseph, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Robyn Penn Delaney, Former DHS principal Dr. Esrom Pitre, and KKAY 1590 AM’s Wanda August and Freddie Allen.