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Emery High Interns Share Their Knowledge

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Student interns from Emery High shared their knowledge with students from Emery junior high schools.

The Emery High students who participated in the work study program at Emery High took the opportunity to share what they had learned with junior high students from Canyon View Junior High and San Rafael Junior High. The interns went into the 7th grade technology classes and demonstrated their knowledge to the younger students.

Jenna Gordon wants to pursue a career in criminal justice. She has had the opportunity to participate as an intern at the Emery County Court House under Judge Stan Truman and the Emery County Attorney's Office. Jenna wore a judge's robe and two volunteers showed the attire worn by those appearing the court. Jenna described in court procedures with examples and explained the consequences of making bad choices.

Corey Bell has been participating with Dr. Glen Jensen in veterinary science. Corey showed the students various x-rays and explained what problems the animals came in with and how they fixed it. He also brought specimens of other animal's health problems.

Layci Sitterud has learned dental skills interning at Dr. McKell's office in Castle Dale. Her ambition to become a dental hygienist has been confirmed with this hands-on experience.

Jon Grange built a cannon at the Huntington Power Plant. Each detail of the cannon was made with precision instruments demonstrating the skills Jon has developed. Jon hopes to become a journeyman mechanic.

Cyrena Oveson and Danielle Whiteleather are two of seven interns placed in elementary schools throughout the district. They explained how Danielle, goes in the morning and works with students on core subjects, and Cyrena works with students in the afternoon helping with science, art projects and PE. Danielle showed the students a bridge activity where the elementary students learned different math skills. Cyrena demonstrated a science project making water seem to disappear.

Megan Larsen has participated in two medical facilities in the county. She demonstrated to the students how hard it is for the elderly to see and eat by coating eye glasses with vaseline and feeding a volunteer chocolate pudding at a rapid pace. She also checked and explained blood pressures.

A total of 44 high school seniors participated in one or more internships or work study programs in the 2001-2002 school year. Other students explored careers by attending applied technology trips to Bridgerland and the College of Eastern Utah. Dixie Fielder, program coordinator pointed out that it is important to acknowledge that these opportunities for student growth would not be possible without the great partnerships formed between the high school and our business and education communities.

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