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!« the ctse -of ttumboldt Rather than the familiar "tlfefAt without leave," AWOL, to the local school, means rt A Week of Learning. 11 the AWOL 7 program was Instituted "very successfully" in Humboldt Junior High this week. In \fact the program worked so well, it is being considered as the "Humboldt model" for the Iowa Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) emphasis on career education. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week were AWOL days ff HJH freshmen. During thoardays they heart of a go education in jobs professional persons" who spent a day in the school presenting information on their work, related occupations and other career-o'rien'f- ed material. According to John Westphal, HJH counselor, the major objective of AWOL was "To inform all of the freshmen of the complete world of work and to acquaint them with etch ,ofthe iS-job dusters. These clusters were set up by the U.S. Department of Labor three yearn afc»;* Westphal and Principal Mike Stanford "realized stti- dents wouldn't be interested in all areas, but they need broad backgrounds of all occupations." The educators believe the exposure "cultivates the students' thinking for possible future consideration and knowledge of the world of work." "We wanted to open up the world of work and help the students learn of the new opportunities and new trends of thought," Westphal said. The counselor' stressed the fapidly changing occupations and indicated many of the jobs now available may be gone before the students hit the job market. However, he said, the knowledge picked up could help them prepare for a similar form of work. "We want the students to see that an open selection of high school courses will benefit them more than specialisation or exact preparation for a specific career while in seltdol," Westphal said. "PostLhlgn school VttiSa- tional preparation or college meets the dbjeetive of readying a stiident fof their chosen field.* Westphal said he sat in on 13 of the sessions and was "tremendously impressed" with the presentation of the local professional persons. "The speakers did an excel- 'lent job of explaining What they do, why they picked their particular job, and how to get into their field.*' Westphal admitted he was impressed with the "preparation and refined information of the speakers, they certainly spent A great deal of time preparing their presentations." The counselor felt AWOL "gave students a better outlook of the opportunities in our local community as well as the State of Iowa. It showed the advantages of staying in the home community." He commented Dr. Alan A. Kahler. Iowa State Univer- sity, the head of the Exemplify Project of Career Education was in ttumboldt to take part in the program. "He indicated he felt it was the finest community-involved project he has seen in three years," Westhal said. Stanford added the project as implemented in the local school has been labeled "the Humboldt model" for the DPI and the school is. preparing the format and resume for the state as a model project. Both Stanford and West- ohal were extremelv nl«ased with the outcome of AWOL'* two days. "We are my pleased judging froth the positive comments from parents, students, the faculty and professional people," he said. "Because of the successes that have been noted so far this year there will definitely be a project of this kind next year," Stanford said. "Our experiences with this year will lead to an even better program." Westphal said, "We want to extend our aooreclat.ion And £;. fy& Nancy Jensen Humboldt Park Board Hospitality uid Recreation NormanMoklestad Extension Service Environment Peter Duin Lahd-O'Lakes Agri-Businesa and Natural Resources B. H. Benson Slifer Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing Ronald Sande Sande Construction Co Construction Chase McLaughlin Humboldt Printing Co. Communications and Media Roger Day First National Bank Business and Office Occupations Harold Carter State Conservation Commission Marine Science Occupations Mary Jo Thompson Consumer and Homemaking Related Occupations Extension Service Hiram Shouse Humboldt Co. Memorial Hospital Health Occupations Harold Dresser Dresser Salon of Beauty Personal Service MikeMcPeak Commercial Pilot Transportation Brian Johnsen Magistrate Judge LawH-Courts-Records Charles Anderson Hy-Vee Food Store Marketing & Distribution thanks to those professional people who spent theif ttett to educating our students in tli opportunities awaiting them in the world of work," the professionals were; Peter Duin, Land-0-Lakes, Agri-business and natural resources; Roger Day, First National Bank, Business and office occupations; Chase McLaughlin, Humboldt Printing. Co., Communications and the media; Ron Sande, Sande Construction and Supply Co., Inc., Construction; Mary Jo Thompson, Extension Service, Consumer and homemaking related occupations; Norman Moklestad, Extension Service, Environment; Dennis Reed, Red Carpet Salon, Fine arts and human!' ties; Mrs. Stan Jensen, Humboldt Park Board, Hospitality and recreation; Hiram Shouse, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, Health occupations; B. H. Benson, Slifer Mfg. Co., Manufacturing; Harold Carter, Iowa Conservation Commission, Marine science occupations; Charles Anderson, Hy-Vee, Marketing and distribution; Don Eck, Iowa Public Service, Public service; Mike McPeak, commercial pilot, transportation; Brian Johnsen, attorney and magistrate, Law-court- records professions. Thor Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Saboe visited Mrs. Jennie Maage in Heritage Home at Clarion Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Johnson and Trisha, Clarion, were supper guests in the Harold C. Johnson home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Housman, Des Moines, were weekend visitors in the Gilbert Kunert home. Thursday the Kunerts visited in the Elmer Varrelman home near Latimer.' Weston Warner Jr., N. Sioux City, S.D., was a visitor in the Lloyd Abrams home Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Opheim and Mr. and Mrs. Oilman Holton were supper guests in the Ingvald Opheim home at Fort Dodge Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Opheim and family, Stuart, were dinner guests in the Maurice Opheim home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Miller and family, Cowrie, Mr. and Mrs. Don De Winter and family, Deb DeWinter, Jeff Kleiss, Humboldt, and Steve Zeimet, Livermore, were dinner guests in the Lurman De Winter home Sunday. Mrs. Lloyd Abrams entertained her birthday club at a . belated party Friday afternoon. Attending were Mrs. Malvin Moklebust, Mrs. Mace Hanna, Mrs. Larry Beck, Mrs. Hazil Halgrim, Mrs. Hannah Johnson, Mrs. Martin Keen, Mrs. Anna Wergeland and Mrs. Omer Anderson. Contests were enjoyed for entertainment with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Anderson winning prizes. Mrs. Abrams opened her cards and lunch was served. Mrs. Gilbert Kunert and Mrs. Martin Larson attended a bridal shower honoring Miss Jane Strand, Davenport, bride-to-be of Ronnie Nelson, Eagle Grove, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Martin was one of the hostesses. Junior Luther League met at the parish hall Sunday evening. Kathy Larson, New Hampton, showed slides and gave a talk on her trip to England as a 4-H exchange student. Lunch was served by Steve Michelson, Roger Lee, and Renee Aadland. Hardy Dennis Reed Red Carpet Salon Fine Arts and Humanities Don Eck Iowa Public Service Public Service Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lonx, Eagle Grove, Mrs. Rose Riggs and Mrs. Lora Peer were Sunday dinner guests in the Norman Peer home in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Lora Peer. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clowes, Hardy, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Tate were Sunday evening callers in the Norman Peer home. Mrs. Carl Kraft, Jr. returned home from the hospital Thursday. Her callers have been Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kraft and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pogge, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Marks, Corwith, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Uxley and Tim, Kanawha, and Mrs. Tillie Lundy, Kanawha.