Summit High junior wins Optimist award for community work |

Summit High junior wins Optimist award for community work

Daily News staff report

FARMER’S KORNER-The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club recognized Summit High School junior, Marielisa Alarcon, as the October Intern of the Month. She has been serving her fall semester internship at the Summit Prevention Alliance (SPA) in Frisco.

During her internship at SPA, Alarcon has been working with mentor Kathleen Royer on various community projects. She has helped with Make a Difference Day, coordinated public service announcements and developed a diversity poster for the “This is Us” campaign at the high school.

Alarcon has been involved with the Teen Leaders of the Summit, assisting with member recruitment and developing posters in Spanish for recruitment.

According to Royer, Alarcon has demonstrated responsibility, project completion, willingness to learn and accept new responsibilities, and the motivation to improve herself and her community.

“Marielisa has been a great intern, and I really enjoy working with her,” Royer said. “She is a hard worker and has shown dedication and creativity in her role as a student representative for the “This is Us’ campaign.

“She is certainly a positive role model for other students by showing leadership and community involvement,” Royer continued. “Her bilingual skills have also helped us to connect in our outreach programs with the Latino community.”

Alarcon plans to pursue a career in hospitality management once she graduates from SHS.

The Intern of the Month award is part of a collaboration between Summit High School and the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club. The Optimist Club presents recognition plaques to an internship student and mentor each month. Any mentor who would like to nominate an intern for this award should contact Laura Dickinson at Summit High School at (970) 547-9311, ext. 1180.

– Daily News staff report

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