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June 10, 2019

PATH hires dozen students for summer internships

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PATH’s 2019 interns (from left): Amber Taylor, Breanna Hill, Katherine Wright, Grace Overman, Asma Norman, Stephanie Weber, Lori Leidenheimer, James Jorgensen, Helen Scherer, Caitlin Wagner, Julia Estes and Cierra Chambers.
The Warrenton-based PATH Foundation has 12 college students and recent graduates for its summer intern program, which runs June 3 through Aug. 2.

The interns will help the foundation in its mission to strengthen the overall health and vitality of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper communities. PATH based the selections on the applicants’ academic success, majors and past work experience.
Each intern gets placed within the foundation or with an area organization that supports work consistent with PATH’s efforts.  In addition to the PATH Foundation and PATH Resource Center, organizations hosting interns include The Clifton Institute, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative, Aging Together, Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation, Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, Rappahannock County Public Schools’ Commit to be Fit program, Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health, the Warrenton Aquatic Recreation and Fitness Center and the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County.
The internships allow young college students to make an impact on their community and to get experience in their respective career paths. Each intern lives in the PATH Foundation service area. 
“We’ve found this program to be extremely valuable, both to the students and to the organizations they serve,” PATH President/CEO Christy Connolly said. “Each year, the combination of our interns’ diverse talents and unique experiences with their host organizations creates a meaningful experience that will serve our interns well as they prepare to begin their careers.”  

This summer’s interns:

• Amber Taylor of Remington, a junior majoring in psychology at the University of Lynchburg and assigned to the PATH Foundation Resource Center.
• Asma Norman of Warrenton, a graduate student pursing a master’s in social work at Boston University, assigned to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.
• Breanna Hill of Bealeton, a senior majoring in political science at American University, assigned to the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation.
• Caitlin Wagner of Warrenton, who recent earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and art history at the College of William & Mary, assigned to The Clifton Institute.
• Cierra Chambers of Castleton, a junior majoring in communications at Virginia Tech, assigned to Commit to Be Fit.
• Grace Overman of Warrenton, a junior majoring in neuroscience at Christopher Newport University, assigned to the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County.
• Helen Scherer of Warrenton, a senior majoring in communication at Christopher Newport University, assigned to the PATH Foundation.
• James Jorgensen of Reva, a junior majoring in biological science at Virginia Tech, assigned to Aging Together.
• Julia Estes of Washington, Va., a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise at Virginia Tech, assigned to the Warrenton Aquatic Recreation and Fitness Center.
• Katherine Wright of Remington, a Radford University junior majoring in special education, assigned to the Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative.
• Lori Leidenheimer of Marshall, a recent East Carolina University graduate who majored in public health, assigned to the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District.
• Stephanie Weber of Warrenton, a senior majoring at psychology at West Virginia University, assigned to Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH).
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