Friday, May 30, 2014

Senator Cullen Interns

Four School District of Janesville juniors have been chosen for the 2014 Tim Cullen Government Interns Program.

The four students are:

Ms. Sidney Litke, a junior at Parker High School, will be interning with Representative Andy Jorgenson. Sidney is the daughter of Kelly and Dane Litke.

Mr. Nee Yang, a junior at Parker High school, will be interning with Representative Travis Tranel. Nee is the son of Kia Thao and Teng Yang.

Ms. Keeley O’Dell, a junior at Craig High School, will be interning with Senator Dale Schultz. Keeley is the daughter of Clare and Stephen O’Dell.

Mr. Nate Merz, a junior at Craig High School, will be interning with Representative Deb Kolste. Nate is the son of Joellyn and John Merz.

The Tim Cullen Government Intern Program, incorporated into the district’s Summer School Program, provides a six-week daily, hands-on learning experience for Janesville high school students with elected/ appointed officials and private sector representatives working within our state, local, and federal governments. Founded in 2004, it is entering its 11th year.

                           Student compensation of $400 weekly is made available by a foundation funded by Tim and Barb Cullen. No public funds are involved in the program. The purpose of the compensation is to provide an incentive for students who need summer work, but have a desire to learn more about our government.  These funds will provide those students the ability to participate in this program. The program has been fortunate to work with Van Galder Bus Company, which provides fee transportation for the interns to and from Madison.

Tim and Barb encourage the schools to develop a process for the interns to share their experiences with their fellow students and the community during the interns’ senior year. 

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