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Douglas County seniors intern for Governor Hickenlooper

PARKER, CO – Last week, the Douglas County school board recognized Kristen Autret, senior at Legend High School, and Amy Yoelin, senior at Highlands Ranch High School, in honor of being chosen as Youth Ambassadors for Governor John Hickenlooper’s summer internship program.
 
Yoelin, who has lived in Colorado since 2009, said, “I’ve really gotten to know Douglas County and Colorado so much better.” The eight-week stint drove her to explore deep within the community in order to fully showcase Douglas County. 
 
Autret and Yoelin, who are high achievers in academics and extra-curricular activities, are among 64 Colorado students who were chosen to become Youth Ambassadors. As part of their duty, each ambassador was required to create a Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook page where they would post pictures, stories and facts according to a weekly theme. 
 
Not only did the program give Autret and Yoelin a chance to shed some light on the opportunities throughout Douglas County, but it also connected them to influential executives in Colorado.
 
“For me, it’s about the experience.  I get to interact with Colorado leaders that care about the community just as much as I do,” noted Autret.
 
In an effort to market a stronger Colorado brand, Hickenlooper began the yearlong project last August, attempting to fulfill one of the six core objectives in the state’s framework for economic development.  “Making Colorado” was established to spark the Colorado economy and unify communities, while establishing an identity for the state.
 
Both Autret and Yoelin are excited to see the culmination of their hard work at the Colorado Innovation Network Summit on August 28-29th, where the results of the statewide collaboration will be revealed.
 
Follow the links below to view a sample of the artistic Douglas County perspectives created by these enterprising students.
August 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: High School Education

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