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PCC Student receives local internship

15 November 2016

A Pratt Community College student was selected from applicants throughout the southwest portion of Kansas as an intern for our county extension office. Cassie Van Slyke, a freshman at Pratt Community College was the only intern selected this year which was a great honor to both Van Slyke and the Pratt county extension office.
Van Slyke’s history as a 4-H member of 12 years, 4-H camp counselor, and currently studying Wildlife Biology at PCC made her an excellent candidate for this unique position. During her 9 month internship that began in August, she has been assisting with the daily office task as well as educating K-4 grade in tree identification and aerodynamics.
“It was important to the donors who funded this internship to help educate first generation 4-H students.” said Jodi Drake, Pratt County Extension Agent. With the donor’s intent in mind, Van Slyke is currently creating her own curriculum for upcoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects, helping prepare for 4-H club day, and the 2017 Pratt County Fair.
Visit http://www.pratt.k-state.edu/ to learn more about the Pratt County Extension Office and their upcoming events.