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Lee’s Summit High School Plan Your Path Day 2024 | Exploring All Possibilities for the Future!

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Deciding what you want to pursue after high school graduation is tough! At Lee’s Summit High School, we redesigned our traditional enrollment fair event to allow students to explore the world of possibilities. 

On Friday, February 2, 2024, all LSHS students had the opportunity to participate in Plan Your Path Day. Students chose their schedule for the event from the session guide which featured sessions in three strands: career exploration (speakers from all sixteen career clusters);  preparing for your future (speakers related to college, trades, entering the workforce, internships, & more); and finishing high school strong (speakers related to high school course offerings, the A+ program, IB, & more). We had over 75 guests for this event who helped educate our students on possibilities for their future!






Max, a 10th grader at LSHS, is interested in aviation careers. On Plan Your Path Day he signed up for the session with Mr. Jeff Penfield from the Lee’s Summit Airport who spoke about careers in aviation. Max said he enjoyed Mr. Penfield’s presentation because he went in-depth about the various career options within aviation in a way that was easy to understand. He also appreciated that Mr. Penfield fielded all of the student’s questions. 


Trinity, a 9th grader at LSHS, would like to pursue a career in healthcare. She signed up for multiple sessions on Plan Your Path Day from the health science career cluster. Her favorite session was provided by Ms. Alana Kolster and Mr. Norman Bradford from St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit. Ms. Kolster and Mr. Bradford both work in sterile processing. Trinity learned that the sterile processing team cleans, inspects, disinfects, and sterilizes medical devices used during surgeries. She enjoyed that the speakers brought in the equipment they work with each day to show students! They also helped Trinity think about which classes she could take in high school to prepare for this career field. 


Jimmy, an 11th grader at LSHS, also plans to pursue a career in healthcare. He chose to attend a combination of career sessions and sessions that prepare him for getting a job. He went to a session on resume writing provided by Ms. Kacey Breitback from Career Services at Longview Community College. Jimmy said that he found the workshop helpful and received a lot of resources to help him build a resume. He also attended multiple sessions from speakers in healthcare careers and said they gave great advice for students entering the field, as well as helped him think about classes he could take next year as a senior in high school. 

LSHS would like to thank the following businesses for their participation in Plan Your Path Day: Assisting Hands Lee’s Summit; The Browning; Chinnery, Evans, & Nail; the City of Lee’s Summit (IT, City Manager’s Office, & Airport); Corbion; Evergy; the FBI; GEHA; JE Dunn; John Knox Village; Klassic Transformations Barber Academy; Krier Photo; Lee’s Summit Medical Center; KC Rehab; Manildra Group; Martin Marietta; Polytainers; ReeceNichols; SSI Logistics; Spire, St. Luke’s East Hospital; State Farm Insurance (Michael Blau); Styled by Braylee; Tammi Sue’s Upcycle Mercantile; & the USDA.

We’d also like to thank these postsecondary partners and community organizations for their participation:

Cass Career Center; Drake University; Drury University; Iowa State University; Great Jobs KC; Herndon Career Center; Longview Community College Career Services; the LSR7 Early College Program; Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City; Missouri State University; Missouri Science & Technology; Missouri Southern State University; Missouri Western State University; Northwest Missouri State University; Oklahoma State University; Park University; Pittsburg State University; Rockhurst University; Saint Louis University; Summit Technology Academy; Truman State University; University of Central Missouri; University of Kansas; University of Missouri - Columbia; University of Missouri Kansas City; Westminster College; Wichita State University; William Jewell College; & William Woods University.