Summer of the interns: Learning by doing

Tori White and Josie Plumlee are serving as summer interns with the Southwind Extension District. They're teaching fun and educational programs to youth to help mitigate the learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 15, 2022 - 2:45 PM

Josie Plumlee, left, and Tori White are Summer Engagement Interns at the Southwind Extension District’s Iola office. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

When Josie Plumlee of Iola taught a sewing class at the SAFE BASE Summer Program, she encountered a fourth grade girl who wasn’t happy to be there.

“I can’t believe my mom signed me up for this,” the girl told her.

But at the end of the class, the girl was sad it was over. 

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