By Greg Ford
Joshua Frazier got the chance to be a mayor for one day last week.
In his case, the Hudson Middle School sixth-grader spent a day running the Junior Achievement BizTown at the recently opened Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center.
The town, so to speak, is set within the building and is designed to provide middle school students a taste of what it’s like to be employed at a business, running a non-profit or being a public servant. In other words, what it’s like to be an adult.
From Oct. 30-Nov. 3, different classes of Hudson sixth-graders got to do just that, with each individual student having a specific duty, where it was being the mayor, another city official, a business’ chief executive officer, a chief financial officer and even a regular employee.
“It was a pretty busy day,” Frazier said. “I now know what my mom and dad (mean) when they come home and say they were pretty busy and up on their feet. I (also) felt like this time was one of (best) times I’ve had.”