Yearbook student Vanessa Natal takes a selfie of her classmates and guest speaker Wendell Hepson on Nov.13. Hepson is a senior IT manager at the Tampa Bay Times. (SPECIAL TO SNN)
From left, freshman Zitlaly Lora-Gonzalez and Spanish dancer Bradley Burge demonstrate a dance together in front of Spanish teacher Linda Santiago’s class on Nov.13. Burge was a former student at Lakewood High School. (EMMA COLLINS | SNN)
By JADE MARKS SNN Staff Writer
Lakewood High School participated in the annual Great American Teach-In on Nov. 13. opening its classrooms to a host of community professionals, including a Fit Kitchen chef who made omelets, a professional dancer and some local police officers. “We had way more speakers than ever before, almost 60,” family and community liaison Cherice McDonald said. “They came from many different backgrounds.” The teach-in allowed students to get a glimpse into the job-hunting world, and to learn about career choices they were unaware of before.