A letter of thanks to the Cordova business community

By Debra Adams

To the editor,

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Chamber of Commerce and Cordova business community for their support of our recent high school job fair. 

Twenty-five prospective employers set up in the high school gymnasium on April 6 to offer possible summer jobs or student work experience (SWEP) positions for the fall semester. Employers came with information, displays, swag, applications and best of all — enthusiasm for hiring our students.

This was the first time we have organized such an event to specifically target local jobs for students. Students were invited to visit with employers and fill out applications at the event. It was exciting to see students engage with employers and learn about the many opportunities for work in our small community. 

Our original plan was to allow sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend, as they are of legal age for employment. However, several freshmen passed by the gym, peeked in and asked why they couldn’t also participate. We made a quick adjustment and gave younger students a chance to discuss future jobs as well. 


The community of Cordova is always gracious when asked to support school events.  Whether it’s athletic games, concerts, prom, book sales, spelling bees, bake sales, dinners – whatever, Cordova comes through. This was evident once again last week with the job fair.  Many thanks to all who attended and to those who promised to attend in the future! 

Debra Adams is a counselor and Cordova Jr./Sr. High School.