Career Center open house

1.Shelbi Worstell, left, a 2011 graduate of the Washington County Career Center, and her mother Kay, a 1984 graduate, look over scrapbooks and yearbooks Thursday at the center’s sixth annual open house, which also celebrated the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class.

2. Foster Whitacre, center, the first teacher hired at the Washington County Career Center, chats with Ernie Thode, left, and Thode’s wife, Barbara, a former adult education office assistant at the center, Thursday during the career center’s sixth annual open house. An agriculture and industrial mechanics instructor, Whitacre worked at the center for 18 years and said “it was one job I looked forward to coming to work every day.”

EVAN BEVINS

The Marietta Times

Career Center open house

1.Shelbi Worstell, left, a 2011 graduate of the Washington County Career Center, and her mother Kay, a 1984 graduate, look over scrapbooks and yearbooks Thursday at the center’s sixth annual open house, which also celebrated the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class.

2. Foster Whitacre, center, the first teacher hired at the Washington County Career Center, chats with Ernie Thode, left, and Thode’s wife, Barbara, a former adult education office assistant at the center, Thursday during the career center’s sixth annual open house. An agriculture and industrial mechanics instructor, Whitacre worked at the center for 18 years and said “it was one job I looked forward to coming to work every day.”

EVAN BEVINS

The Marietta Times