If Rayvyn Dixon is a typical eighth-grader, then Westmoreland County leaders have their work cut out for them in convincing her to stay.

“I want to get as far from here as possible,” said Rayvyn, 13, of Greensburg, a student at Greensburg Salem Middle School.

Rayvyn was one of about 200 eighth-graders from four area school districts to attend Friday’s career camp at Westmoreland County Community College. The Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development hopes to make the career camp an annual event.

The idea is to plant the seed that good, fulfilling, well-paying jobs can be found in Westmoreland County and that students should stay here upon graduating from high school, said Anthony Princeton, forum coordinator.

“We’ve seen a brain drain, where our students

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