Soft skills are character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationships with other people. In the workplace, soft skills are considered a complement to hard skills, which refer to a person’s knowledge and occupational skills. “Guys with Ties” and “Girls with Pearls” are Chase City Elementary School’s career and character education programs, where fifth grade students learn how to apply soft skills. On Jan. 23, each girl was presented with their pearls. Each boy selected a tie and began to learn how to tie them. Thank you to everyone who made donations on behalf of our students.