Highland Heritage Project is thrilled to welcome five interns from Highland Park High School as a part of St. Paul’s RightTrack program. Our interns are helping with an array of projects from social media graphics to researching and blog posts. You can read more about the students below.
Elizabeth Alene is a sophomore at Highland Park Senior High School. She enjoys knitting, reading, and being physically active in her leisure time. She currently serves on the executive board of a teen-led leadership council in her community and is also in a scholars program concerning cancer research. She is also taking part in Student Council and the Girl’s Alliance Association at my school. She is interested in this project because she has experience in graphic design and is interested in learning more about the history of the Highland area.
Athena Tran is a junior at Highland Park Senior High. She plays soccer and runs for the track and field team. She really enjoys music overall and plays the viola and the piano. She is also captain of the build team for robotics. She is interested in this project because out of like 13 years of living here in Highland, she never knew anything about the history, she was just curious about it.
Kismet Shinde is a sophomore at Highland Park Senior High School. She loves playing the piano, hanging out with friends, and crocheting. She is on the Student Council and Model UN. She was interested in the Highland Heritage Project because she had previous experience in research and wanted to learn more about the community here.
Evelyn Osborn is a sophomore at Highland Park Senior High. She is on the debate team at school. Her interests outside of school include music, crochet, and caring for her pet rats. She was interested in working with the Highland Heritage Project because she wanted to learn more about the history of the Highland community and develop skills and experience to use in future internships or jobs.
Mary Kristjanson is a senior at Highland Park Senior High School. She loves to play soccer, Nordic skiing, and run. She is president of my school’s service club “The Good Club”, Vice President of the National Honors Society, and participates in Student Council and Model UN. She became interested in the Highland Heritage Project because she enjoys learning history and wanted the opportunity to learn the true story of the community and land of Highland Park.