Lucas Harward, staff writer
Newly-elected congressman Ted Lieu will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Career Day on April 1, according to ROP/CTE director Cindy Dubin.
In the most recent midterm elections to elect the 114th Congress, Lieu, a democrat, defeated republican Elan Carr to become the congressional representative for the 33rd district of California, which includes Beverly Hills.
“We are so pleased that Congressman Lieu will be this year’s BHHS Career Day keynote speaker, and know his remarks will inspire our students to dedicate themselves to excellence as they pursue their own passions during high school, college and beyond,” Dubin said.
Career day begins with Lieu’s keynote speech and is then followed by three breakout sessions that specialize in different industry sectors.
“I am greatly looking forward to visiting Beverly Hills High School and seeing its innovative academic programs in actions. The 33rd District is home to leaders in industry and the arts alike. I’m excited to spend some time with BHHS students a- group of future leaders in our community,” Lieu said.
“Career Day is part of Beverly High’s Career and Technology Education Department, which provides dynamic project-based pathways that blend academics and real -world experience in areas such as entrepreneurship, culinary arts, TV, film production, robotics, sports marketing, sports medicine, audio production, law and more,” Dubin said.
Senior Josh Schenk is enthusiastic about having a speaker like Lieu at Career Day.
“We’re excited to have our Congressman come to speak to a core group of his constituents and supporters. I’ve always been a supporter of Lieu’s–in fact I was at his swearing-in ceremony–and it’s great to see his interest in Beverly Hills,” Schenk said.
Senior Aaron Boudaie is not only thrilled to have Lieu speak at Career Day, but is also looking forward to Lieu’s endeavors as representative.
“There is no one I could imagine that could be more qualified,” Boudaie said.
Students were invited to submit questions to the Career Day Planning Committee, which chose eight entrants to ask their questions during the keynote speech.