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HHS Students Intern with United Way Ignite Program
United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite Program provides our region’s high school students with a four-week summer internship component designed to teach critical workplace skills and prepare students for the workplace through hands-on work experience. Internships bridge the gap between the worlds of learning and work by connecting students and schools with employees and employers. This summer, Holston High School had 3 students complete an internship with the program.
Logan B. is a rising senior at Holston High School, and will be working with Utility Trailer Manufacturing. She will hold an office clerical position, gaining workplace experience. Logan stated, “I am excited to use my time this summer in a productive way. I will not have much time to gain work experience during my senior year because I am taking dual enrollment classes, so having time this summer is very helpful for my future.”
Morgan C. will soon enter into her senior year at Holston High School with a summer of experience already under her belt. Through the Ignite Internship Program, Morgan will be working with the Bristol School Board office in the Finance department. As an analytical person, Morgan enjoys working closely with numbers. Morgan states that she is eager to gain experience this summer!
Eric R. is a rising freshman at Virginia Highlands Community College, graduating high school only a few weeks prior to beginning his internship through the Ignite Program. Eric will be working in the Marketing department at Emory and Henry this summer, where he will gain valuable experience. Eric states that he is excited to have this opportunity so early in his college career!