Students take the lead

Others across the state are taking notice of Iola High School's internship programs.
The aim is to allow students to explore career options while still in high school.

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February 6, 2020 - 9:51 AM

Iola High School interns, from left, Lexi Vega, Ella Taylor and Haley Carlin talk with Seaman High School Assistant Principal Kate Welch about their respective internship programs. The IHS students gave a presentation to educators from across the state at a Career and Technical Education conference Tuesday in Manhattan. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

MANHATTAN — Kansas is watching.

Educators from across the state are keeping an eye on Iola High School students as they take the lead in programs that allow students to explore career options while still in high school, said Natalie Clark, who works with the Kansas Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education division.

Clark was among those who attended a workshop designed and led by eight IHS senior interns at the Annual Kansas CTE Conference Tuesday in Manhattan. The students taught a roomful of school administrators from across the state about the real-world skills they have learned this year while working as interns at Iola businesses.

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