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Manufacturing Day gives students some ideas of what they want to be when they grow up

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX-- For most high school students they're still deciding what they're going to be when they grow up.

"I've always been interested in engineering, so I figured this would be a really good way to see what kinds of engineering there are," Denison student Lesley Siems said.

So we caught up with students at Emerson Process Management to see what careers are available.

"I think it's really good to bring kids here so that they know the actual opportunities they have in Sherman. A lot of people think they need to go away to different areas of Texas or different areas of the United States," Rotary and Instruments Manager Heath Brown said.

College isn't for everyone, and engineering teachers in Sherman and Denison said it's important students know there's options.

"It is amazing to get them out of the classroom, get them out to see exactly what’s going on and get to see what it's like in the real world," Sherman engineering teacher Stephen Murray said.

Denison student, Abigail Graga, said she’s encouraging young women like herself to always chase their dreams.

"It's actually really exciting because not a lot of girls want to do what guys can do. But I mean, it's an opportunity," Fraga said.

Friday students learned all about control valves, team work and dedication.

"My favorite part was seeing how everything somehow or another comes together, and they all work with each other," Sherman student Christopher Munoz said.

"My favorite part was the whole process, like the when they first get the parts and repair them and they put them all together. And they just send them all over the world," Sherman student Alexander Pena said.

Emerson said they're already planning another event like this to reach more students in Texoma.

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