Upper Arlington Idea Day helps students envision a career path

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Idea Day is a say daylong event to help students envision their own career path to change the world. 

For the second year, Upper Arlington High School students got to explore through creative and innovative workshops to discover what their passion may be.

Students got to choose from more than 50 different workshops held at the high school and throughout the community lead by business leaders, social activists and community members.

In a drone racing workshop, students learned about drone careers and the future of smart mobility. 

Nationwide’s IT Department was on hand to challenge students through programming skills and a hands-on glimpse into the technology field.

There was even a class where students were able to roll up their sleeves and learned how to paint pictures on frosted cookies.

“Our goal is to inspire students,” said Laura Moore.

Laura Moore, an instructional leader at the high school’s research and design lab says Idea Day was
inspired by Chicago Idea Week. 

“If they discover a path, it can lead them to a career that’s great,” said Moore

“In the future, I want to do something that helps people. One of my personal dreams is to try to start high school journalism in Mexico where I’m from,” said senior, Dylan Carlson-Sirvent.

Dylan Carlson-Sirvent is a senior at Upper Arlington High School, he says his takeaway from Idea Day it is possible to have an idea and turn it into reality.

“With idea day I can help me have a bit of a better grasp of some of the things that need to be started or how to start something from nowhere, how to be innovative.”

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