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10/5/06-Longview

East Texas Students Learn Tricks Of The Trade

Some Longview students got the chance to learn about the various roles public officials play in our community Thursday. Second-graders from J.L. Everhart Primary in Longview learned hands-on what firefighters, police officers, and the Mayor do everyday.

The kids rotated between different stations -- looking inside a fire truck, listening to police, and shaking hands with Mayor Jay Dean. School officials say it's also a great way for the kids to start thinking about a possible career. 

"They can see that this was possible for this person and so perhaps it's possible for me, it makes it real for them. It helps them see there's a possibility of a career and my education is what ties to it," says Principal Henryett Lovely-Watson.

Second-grader Davinna Venters says, "We've been learning about when you have a fire you're supposed to call 911 and tell them it's an emergency and they will help you and don't be scared of them."

Davinna says she wants to be a police officer when she grows up.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com.

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