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Eve Armstrong (left) and Lindsey Wala take notes during a recent assignment with Roundup reporter Michele Nelson. The two middle school students chose to job shadow Nelson because they aspire to become writers.

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Students job shadow a reporter

From time to time, the Roundup sponsors students who wish to job shadow a reporter to satisfy the requirements for the Rim Country Middle School career class. All seventh grade students participate in the career class, which prepares them for life after school — from a pretend marriage to creating a household budget and managing a job. The students get a flavor of what adults grapple with day to day. The job shadow allows students to explore an on-the-job experience.

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