Stu­dents take on in­tern­ships

The Covington News - - N0, - Gabriel Khouli gkhouli@cov­news.com

New­ton County’s lat­est batch of sum­mer in­terns spent their last day with the county Fri­day.

High school grad­u­ate De’Lon Thomas, who is go­ing to at­tend Val­dosta State Univer­sity in the fall, helped the county’s ad­min­is­tra­tive staff by cre­at­ing spread­sheets, fil­ing, scan­ning con­tracts, or­ga­niz­ing grants and check­ing off in­ven­tory, ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant Roo­sevelt Win­ters said.

Ris­ing high school sopho­more Ja­maal Pem­ber­ton and ris­ing New­ton High School ju­nior Ta’Pre­cious Bell worked with Keep Cov­ing­ton-New­ton Beau­ti­ful, an­swer­ing phones, fil­ing, work­ing at re­cy­cling cen­ters and clean­ing and paint­ing rooms at Fic­quett El­e­men­tary School, which will be a theme school this year.

The three worked with the county through the Sum­mer Youth Work Ex­pe­ri­ence Pro­gram funded by North­east Ge­or­gia Re­gional Com­mis­sion. The pro­gram is de­signed to give teenagers their first paid work ex­pe­ri­ence, up to 35 hours per week, to help them ma­ture and be­come more at­trac­tive fu­ture job ap­pli­cants.

Sub­mit­ted photo / The Cov­ing­ton News

(L-r) Laurie Ri­ley (KCNB), De’Lon Thomas (in­tern), Mar­cia Allen (New­ton County), Ja­maal Pem­ber­ton (in­tern), Ta’Pre­cious Bell (in­tern), Roo­sevelt Win­ters (New­ton County), and Karen Key (KCNB).

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