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NDA Junior Interns at Notre Dame Middle School, Helps Teach a Civics Class


This semester, I have been able to do an internship for the YMCA in collaboration with the Personal and Professional Skills Class.

The internship is with the Youth in Government program of the YMCA, and I have been able to leave early on certain Mondays to help teach a government class at Notre Dame of De Pere Middle School.

The experience has been very positive for me, and I have been impressed by how dedicated and engaged the students are in government.

Recently, they have been working on a Model UN unit, where each student is assigned to a country, and they are given a real-world crisis to deal with.

Our last crisis was the mega-dam project on the Nile River. Building the dam would provide Ethiopians with a source of electricity, which is needed because nearly 60% of Ethiopians don’t have access to electricity.

However, it would also cut off Egypt’s water supply, which would affect their agriculture and drinking water supply.

The students came up with many solutions to this problem. I was so impressed by how they went from knowing little or nothing about the situation to effectively problem-solving and coming up with solutions.

Their final resolution was to divert the river and use part of it for a dam and the other part as a water source for Egypt.

Overall, I am so glad I was able to do this internship. I would encourage any students who are thinking about doing an internship in high school to take advantage of any opportunities they get.

Internships are a great way to gain experience and knowledge about the career you might want, and they are not an opportunity you should pass up.

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Cassi Garrison
Cassi Garrison, Staff Writer
Cassi Garrison is a junior excited to enter her third year of writing for the Tritonian. She is very interested in current events, particularly social and environmental issues. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing pickleball, participating in the school band, and spending time with family.

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