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Summit Optimist club honors Toczek as intern of the month

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club has recognized Stanislawa (Stella) Toczek, a junior at Summit High School, as the March intern of the month. Stella is working at the Breckenridge and Frisco Subways with mentor and owner Patrick Phalen to learn about business management.

“I want to be my own boss someday,” Stella said.

Stella has been working at Subway for the past 2-_ years. Lately, Phalen and his wife, Chrissy, have been working with Stella to learn more about marketing, operations, accounting and personnel. Stella is the first high school student the Phalens have considered for a management position.

“Stella is one of the hardest workers I have had in the past 12 years,” Phalen said. “She is a valuable asset to Subway.”

Stella plans to attend a Colorado university and major in business to prepare for her goal of operating her own business someday. She already possesses strong customer service skills and has been fortunate to have the Phalens mentoring her in the other aspects of running a business.

The Intern of the Month award is a result of collaboration between Summit High School, the Business-Education Alliance, Asset Builders of the Summit, the Violence Prevention Initiative and the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club. The Optimist Club presents recognition plaques to a student and mentor each month. Any mentor who would like to nominate an intern for this award should contact Joel Hecht, high school internship teacher, at (970) 547-9311 ext. 1316.

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