SCCPSS Student Success Expo takes over Savannah Mall, a guide for students' future paths

    SCCPSS Student Success Expo and STEM Festival (Katie Filling WTGS)

    The Savannah Chatham County Public School System had their 10th annual Student Success Expo and STEM festival at the Savannah Mall on Saturday.

    It’s a way for the district to showcase their specialty programs and help guide students on a path to success.

    The Savannah Mall was lined with about 200 information booths for the expo.

    The students said the event is helpful for them every year.

    "I think it’s a good important role for the community and the children in the district to get kids out and interact with others and getting them signed up for the specialty programs they want to go to," said Jerry Houston, a student at Woodville Tompkins High School.

    Students came to learn about colleges, job interview skills, and programs that are offered in the district. Some examples of the specialty programs are robotics, culinary arts and cosmetology. Families said it was a great day with lots of fun activities.

    "I love how people can come together and really enjoy the kids and enjoy the community because it’s needed and this is great," said Alexis Mast, who brought her niece and nephew to the expo.

    Every school had a booth with info about what they offer for students. One of the most popular activities of the day was the Teddy Bear Clinic for the younger kids. It's run by Mercer University Medical Students.

    "They’ll take the patient, being the teddy bear, and it’s to help kids get used to going to the doctor so they won’t feel as scared," said Aniyah Stevenson, a medical school student.

    The kids get to be a doctor for a day.

    "So this is a chance for the kids to play doctor. It’s a cool experience for both the kids and the parents because the parents get to see their kids in a white coat," said Dabin Ji, a medical school student.

    The success expo was all about helping students find their path.

    "When I was in eighth grade I went to the expo and got information about Woodville Tompkins and found out it was the perfect fit for me and I wanted to spend my next four years there," said Houston.

    Hundreds of students took the next step in their path to success on Saturday.

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