ANDOVER - Students in the gifted and talented program at Long Pond School in Andover Township recently spent the day on Sussex County Technical School's campus exploring career options with shop instructors. The program is part of an initiative to introduce the Long Pond School gifted grade-school students to career opportunities. The students began the day with an introduction by Sussex Tech Guidance Counselor Drew Arvary and continued with a visit to the Medical Arts lab class, where the students received a lesson on forensics. Students then prepared their own lunches of salad, dressing, chicken parmigiano, and cookies, under the direction of culinary arts instructors Gary Scully and Kim Drugas and pastry chef Marco Grave De Peralta. The Andover students participated in hands-on activities in the graphic design, cosmetology, information technology, engineering technology, office and business technology, nail technology, and environmental systems technology classes. Sussex Tech will offer a similar program in the next school year to all middle schools in Sussex County. To schedule a date for April 2005, contact Eileen Arvary at 973-383-6700 ext 278.