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Student technology interns wrap up a successful year

May 24, 2018 12:38PM ● By Editor

David, Noah, and Bev

David Blackburn and Noah Works, two seniors at Cook County Schools, have been providing valuable services to the community this year.  Not only are they technology interns in the high school technology office, but they have also been visiting the Cook County Senior Center twice a month, providing free technical support to members of the community.  They will be graduating from high school on June 2nd, so they had their final day of service at the Senior Center on Wednesday, May 23.

According to Bev Green, Director of the Cook County Senior, “These students were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.  People would often call to see when they would be coming in next to help."  Bev said that she looks forward to working with the new group of student interns next year at the Cook County Senior Center, because of the successful path that David and Noah have paved for future students.

David will be taking online general education courses through Lake Superior College in Duluth this fall before transferring to UW-Madison to major in computer science.  Noah will be attending the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this fall, also majoring in computer science. 

Noah was recognized for his participation in the One Act Play and the Robotics team at the Cook County High School Awards program this week.  David was recognized for his participation on the school Robotics Team, Senior Letter, and Polar League.  He was also the recipient of multiple scholarships, including a major one from the Lloyd K Johnson Foundation, which pays for a full-year’s tuition and books from Lake Superior College.  David is also an honor graduate (GPA of 3.8 or higher).

Both of the students have been a tremendous asset in the school technology office.  According to John Jacobsen, School Technology Coordinator, “It has been fun watching these young men excel at something they love to do.  They have been a big help to the school district and community during their time as tech interns."   

Thank you for your community service, David and Noah!
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