QHS Students Preview Their Future
By: Ava Gillespie
Quinter High School offers many opportunities to explore options for students’ futures. One of these great programs is internship. Internship is offered to juniors and seniors. At their intern, the students are able to work for local businesses in the field of work they would like to explore.
QHS has nine students in the intern program, including Andrea Charles, Jonathan Jacka, Taylor Chessmore, Clay Mader, Dalton Kaiser, C.T. Borger, Gordon Wolf, Tamika Brooks, and Lea Richardson.
Charles is an intern at Bluestem Medical Clinic. She follows around the nurse practitioners and learns about what they do.
“It's great to watch procedures and stuff and get real hands-on experience,” added Charles.
Jonathan Jacka interns at Bumper-to-Bumper. Jacka helps with all aspects of the store and it helps him learn about how a business is run. It also gives Jacka opportunities to learn about automobiles and the various parts.
“I like the idea of getting out of school and into the real world,” commented Jacka.
Chessmore interns at Gove County Medical Center, focusing on respiratory therapy.
“I really love intern because it gives me a look into the medical field,” Chessmore added.
Mader chose to do an internship at Frontier Ag. Mader learns how they run things and how everything runs. The internship brings Mader closer to the agricultural field.
“It’s fun to get out of school and get to do hands-on experience,” added Mader.
Another Frontier Ag intern is Dalton Kaiser. Kaiser focuses on the ag business skills at intern. He is combining the ideas of running his own business in the agriculture industry.
“I use the skills at internship to help me learn how to better run my own business in the future,” said Kaiser.
Borger is the intern at Smitty's Tire and Battery. Borger learns how to fix things on motorized vehicles and how to perform regular maintenance.
“I like going to intern every day and learning something new,” added Borger.
Wolf, also in the automobile industry, is an intern at Travis Bowman's automotive repair shop. He gets to work hands-on with mechanical things.
“It gives me a good opportunity to work on cars,” commented Wolf.
Brooks joins Charles as another intern at Bluestem. Brooks gets the opportunity to watch minor procedures and surgeries, along with learning about the day-to-day operations involved in a profession in the medical field.
“I get to see more about how the family practice is about and see how the practitioners do things and what exactly they do,” added Brooks.
Richardson is interning in different departments at GCMC, currently finishing a rotation in dietary. Richardson helps prepare lunch and learns about how things run.
“It's a lot of fun to learn behind the scenes of where our food comes from,” added Richardson.
QHS offers internships to several students each year. This is an opportunity for students to test out various careers they may find interesting. Some students discover their chosen career path, while others discover what they once thought they’d love to do is maybe not the career for them. Either way, students enjoy the hands-on experience.