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Intern: Wade Barnard, Cedaredge High School
Intern: Wade Barnard, Cedaredge High School
Intern: Billie Flonnes, Delta High School,
Intern: Alyssa Kissner, Cedaredge High School
Intern: Salem Shenold, Cedaredge High School
Intern: Jade Gummo, Cedaredge High School

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Intern: Wade Barnard, Cedaredge High School
Sponsor: Steve Barnard, All American Concrete

Wade had the privilege to intern at All American Concrete with Steve Barnard. Here he learned the essential skills required to be successful in this line of business. He learned to form, pour, screed, and finish concrete in all different forms such as smooth, stamped, colored, and broom finishes. Wade was also able to help in the process of building a garage and he learned the important process of bidding jobs how to bid jobs. Wade is very thankful for the opportunity he had to be a part of such a great company and wants to thank his sponsor for teaching him so much. He plans to intern with All American Concrete again his senior year.

Intern: Nick Jung, Hotchkiss High School
Sponsor: Ray Katzdorn, Hotchkiss Automotive

Nick Jung had the chance to spend a semester as an intern at Hotchkiss Automotive. There he learned a significant amount about maintaining and fixing cars. As an intern Nick enjoyed being helpful around the shop and found coming to internship to be worth his time. He worked alongside each of the techs in the shop at some point or another and would like to thank Ray Katzdorn for giving him this opportunity. Nick's main responsibilities were being an all-around helper, and at times he rotated tires, assisted with oil changes and completed general shop duty. He plans to go to a trade school to study motorcycle mechanics after he graduates next year.

Intern: Billie Flonnes, Delta High School,
Sponsor: Dr. Morgan Yost, Yost Family Dentistry

Billie had the privilege of interning at Yost Family Dentistry. There, she was able to gain knowledge about dentistry and work alongside a fabulous team of professionals. Every day Billie looked forward to being there, knowing she'd be learning something new. On top of it all she gained a family who invested in her and taught her so much. Billie got hands-on experience in dental assisting, cleaning equipment, making models of teeth and so much more. Billie would like to thank Dr. Yost and the entire staff for making this a life-changing experience. In the fall she will take what she has learned and attend Colorado Northwestern Community College to earn her degree in dental hygiene.

Intern: Alyssa Kissner, Cedaredge High School
Sponsor: Marilyn Myers, Cedar Point Health

Alyssa had the opportunity to intern at Cedar Point Health, Cedaredge. There she was able to utilize her skills in multiple departments, including nursing and clerical work. Alyssa enjoyed sitting in on minor procedures, and learning to draw up injections. She was able to get a good inside look of an average day at the doctor's office, and it allowed her to get a feel for her future career and the goals she needed to set. Alyssa would like to thank Dr. Wade, Marilyn Myers and all the staff at Cedar Point Health for allowing her this valuable opportunity. Alyssa plans on attending Grand Canyon University in Arizona in the fall to study nursing with hopes to one day become an OB nurse.

Intern: Salem Shenold, Cedaredge High School
Sponsor: Jami Taylor, Tayshen Automotive

This semester Salem had the opportunity to continue his four-year apprenticeship at Tayshen Automotive. He would like to thank his sponsor Jami Taylor for giving him the opportunity to work and learn in such a high tech, highly rated repair business. Salem feels that he has learned great mechanical skills that will be carried with him wherever he goes. As an apprentice he has learned the value of contributing to the workplace by assisting others, learning and improving his skills, completing minor repairs and carrying out any task assigned to him. In July, Salem will depart for basic training to become an Allied Trade Specialist for the U.S. Army.

Intern: Jade Gummo, Cedaredge High School
Sponsor: Kara Cowan, Surface Creek Family Practice

Jade's internship at Surface Creek Family Practice gave her the opportunity to see what it is like to work in the medical field and help patients first hand. Jade was given the chance to aid the nurses, doctors and front desk staff. She met and worked with awesome people who helped her learn more about her prospective career. Jade enjoyed the hands-on experience and working with so many different people. She would like to thank Kara Cowan and the rest of the staff for sharing this experience with her, quizzing her on medical terms and helping her learn the ways of the office. Jade plans to attend Colorado Mesa University in the fall with a major in nursing.

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