Congratulations to the eight high school students who have been selected for paid environmental internships offered by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) in partnership with the City of Burlingame! All are current sophomores and juniors who live or attend school in Burlingame.
They are: Gus Brocchini of Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough; Mark Habelt of Serra High School in San Mateo; Jessica Johnstone, Brennan McDonald and Maya Silver of Burlingame High School; Spencer Kishiyama of Design Tech High School on the Oracle campus in Redwood City; Christopher Noll of San Mateo High School; and Grace Zhang of Mercy Hill School in Burlingame.
The program is designed to help motivate and nurture the next generation of environmentalists. The interns will explore, individually or in small teams, the sustainability of their own school’s culture and operations, and they will research best practices and innovative programs at other schools. Monthly meetings with mentors will take place during the spring and fall semesters of 2018, and a $300 stipend will be paid to each intern upon completion of the program.
The program is supported by a generous donation from the Morris S. Smith Foundation (Sterling Franklin, Trustee).