Plano Mayor John Muns and community leaders celebrate about 80 ISD students at the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship program according to a North Dallas Gazette article. They say,
“As approximately 80 Plano ISD students near the final week of the ninth-annual Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, Plano Mayor John Muns and community leaders will celebrate their accomplishments at a luncheon on Friday, July 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Plano Event Center.”
The event was co-emceed by students Katie Chou and Tariq Wrensford. The keynote speech was delivered by AT&T senior legal counsel Vana Hammond where she discussed highlights of her career according to a Plano Magazine article which reports,
“AT&T senior legal counsel Vana Hammond Parham delivered the keynote speech. She discussed some of the highlights of her impressive career, including serving as a police officer, a city attorney, and a top leader in the Dallas mayor’s office.
The event was co-emceed by Katie Chou, a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School and an intern at Centurion American Development Group; and Tariq Wrensford, a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and an intern at Children’s Health.”
The program ran for eight weeks and provided select highschool students the chance to gain experience in the real-world according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“The eight-week internship program ran June 6 through July 29 and provided selected Plano public high school students an opportunity to gain real-world experience.
Interns worked in industries ranging from nonprofits to top tech companies, hospitals and hotels.”
The selected juniors and seniors worked 20 to 40 hours per week and earned a minimum of $10 per hour.