Friday a special group of Lake Havasu High School students celebrated a special experience with a pizza party.
Jaime Festa-Daigle, LHHS assistant principal, said the pizza party was a celebration of eight students’ first semester working as interns with the Lake Havasu City Partnership for Economic Development.
“We’re here with the Partnership for Economic Development and we have our intern exploration students.
“This semester, we had eight students partner with a business. They worked 25 to 30 hours in that business,” Festa-Daigle said. The program is part of the America’s Best Communities contest and the city’s Vision 20/20 project.
Festa-Daigle said the students worked in a variety of businesses from computers to medical to community organizations as interns to learn more about the career opportunities in Lake Havasu City.
“Our hope is that we get the best and brightest to be interested in continuing to work in Lake Havasu City after graduating high school and/or college,” she said.
“Today, we’re celebrating. This is the end of our first semester and so we’re celebrating our first semester graduates of our intern career exploration program, so we’re having a pizza party for them and their employers.”
Next semester, there will be another eight students participating in the program, Festa-Daigle said.
Career Exploration intern Logan Cibik, a senior at LHHS, worked with a local Realtor.
“I worked for the A Team at Keller Williams. I learned a lot. I learned a lot about the real estate market and how it works in Havasu. I learned a lot about 3D modeling. There’s a lot of new technology that’s coming out that’s exciting,” Cibik said.
Cibik said he learned a lot about data entry and created a Facebook page for nearly all the Lake Havasu City Realtors upon which to post their listings.
“If they need help with any of the houses they’re trying to sell they can post it in there. I had to add about all the Realtors in Havasu so that was a long process,” he said.
Cibik said It was a great program. “I was real excited I got the opportunity to do this while I’m still in high school.”