Youth Works interns recognized

Grays Harbor Youth Works, in partnership with Catholic Community Services have announced the students and businesses that successfully completed the fall and spring internship cycles for 2013-2014. Last month, Five Star Dealerships sponsored a recognition event at the Polson Museum for the interns and business sponsors.

The success of Grays Harbor Youth Works first year paves the way for local students to attain on the job experience while mapping inroads to vocational certification, college attendance and finding livable wage employment.

Grays Harbor Youth Works connects high school seniors with potential employers in their field of interest, allowing students the opportunity to work alongside of professionals who can offer mentorship and practical advice.

The interns and business hosts for this year are listed.

Aberdeen High School

Andres Valdez, Aberdeen Museum

Conor Jolly, Grays Harbor Pediatrics

Jareth Handley, Olympic Area Agency on Aging

Kamalani Kidder, Grays Harbor Pediatrics

Michelle Smith, Domestic Violence Center

Ryan Urvina, North Beach Community TV

Erika Nelson, Grays Harbor PUD

Hoquiam High School

Ash Lanning, Aberdeen Museum

Lake Quinault High School

Kelsey Rogers, Grays Harbor Pediatrics

Donna Gerard, Lake Quinault Lodge

North Beach High School

David Estavillo, Quinault Beach Resort &Casino

Elizabeth Forrest, Lighthouse Family Clinic

Hailed Hannah, Ocean Shores Dental Clinic

Honorable Mention for Participation

Aberdeen High School

Melissa Resendez, Grays General Store

Naomi Wolfenberger, Olympic Area Agency on Aging

Hoquiam High School

Tori Pellegrini, Give Me Paws

For more information about Grays Harbor Youth Works, students may contact their guidance counseler or visit the website at:


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