整个夏天, our 上学校 students typically stay busy with summer workouts, jobs and summer reading – but this past summer, some of our students were busy with amazing programs and internships! Read more to learn about what Cassidy, Terry, Lena and Kayla were up to this past summer.
整个夏天, 卡西迪克拉克 attended a 全国学生领导大会 (NSLC). NSLC has a variety of programs at many different colleges and universities around the United States. Cassidy chose to go to the Intelligence and National 安全 program at Georgetown University. “Not only did I get to learn about Intelligence and National 安全, but we also had many leadership sessions, which helped me learn more about myself and how I can be a better leader,卡西迪说. They had two lecture series over National 安全 and Cyber 安全 and also heard from guest speakers from Homeland 安全, 国防情报局(DIA), and Major General Joseph Richard Baldwin from the US Army National Guard. 在节目中, 卡西迪拜访了联邦调查局, DIA, 阿灵顿国家公墓, 美国国会, 史密森尼学会, 和华盛顿纪念碑. Cassidy’s group also did an activity specific to the program they attended, which were National 安全 Councils (or sims, 模拟). They participated in one each day and were split into groups to form their own National 安全 Council’s with a team advisor as their President. “每个人都被赋予了一个特定的角色. I was given the Attorney General from the Department of Justice. Each group was then given a problem that we had to try and solve by the time the program was over,卡西迪说.
“While at the program, I got to meet some really amazing people that I became close friends with. Overall, this was a really great experience that I am so thankful I got to have. I not only got to learn more about Intelligence and National 安全, but I also got to grow in my leadership and meet some amazing people from all over the US!”
HOBY and City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Internship
特里·金度过了一个忙碌的夏天! Terry participated in the HOBY program. HOBY is a youth leadership organization that hosts leadership seminars across the country in the summer for high school sophomores. Their seminars bring students together across different backgrounds, cultures, and communities. They help students discover a newfound sense of awareness, confidence, connection, and purpose. “I learned a lot about how to have great 沟通技巧 and leadership in my own community. I got to spend time with so many great people who were just as passionate as I was in different aspects of their own lives. It was a very impactful program and I am grateful have participated in it,” Terry said. 但事实并非如此! Terry served on the Keep Tyler Beautiful Youth Advisory Committee last year and was offered a summer internship by the community coordinator for the City of Tyler Parks and Recreation department. He was responsible for fundraising for city events, 培训新实习生, and developing sponsorship packages for KTYB.
“Overall, it was a great learning experience for me! I learned how busy and hectic our city is behind the scenes!”
Lena traveled to New York City to stay on Columbia University’s campus to learn about Forensic science! She got to investigate fake crime scenes and perform a finger print analysis. 她很快 learned how different Forensics is in real life than what’s depicted on TV (haha!). “It’s actually a lot slower in person funnily enough,” Lena said. Lena’s favorite day of the program during her experience was investigating the fake crime scene because “it was like solving a puzzle and acting like a detective with my friends.”
“The most interesting thing about my experience was having to work with people all over the world to try and accomplish the same goal. It was really enlightening, and taught me a lot about leadership.”
凯拉鲍威尔 had the opportunity to participate in the STARS Program, 工作见习实习, at Christus Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler. 整个七月, she was able to shadow 医生 and nurses during their everyday responsibilities at the hospital. She specifically shadowed in orthopedics, the NICU, and pediatric care. “I was able to sit in on multiple surgeries and interact with patients during check ups and post operational care. I learned so much about the ins and outs of the medical field and hospital community, but most importantly I learned about the true importance of compassion, 沟通, 护士的承诺, 医生, 外科医生也会向病人伸出援手,鲍威尔说. The program also taught Kayla important life skills such as; time management, 沟通技巧, and calmness in high pressure situations.
“During the internship at Christus Health, 主向我启示护理, 特别是新生儿和儿科, 是我的激情. I plan to receive a degree in nursing, specializing in neonatal and pediatric care. I would also love to one day pursue missions nursing! ”