PCHS students complete internship

Published 1:32 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Polk County High School students Jamie Hrobak (right) and Alex Stott recently completed a summer internship program funded by the Polk County Community Foundation. The internship took place at the Polk County School Farm. Some of their routine chores consisted of caring and feeding animals, maintaining a 1/2 acre pumpkin patch, mowing grass and other farm related responsibilities. The students were responsible for training muscadine vines (funded in 2008 by the Polk County Community Foundation) as well as shearing white pine Christmas trees. The students were supervised by agricultural education instructor Chauncey Barber.

“I thought it was a great first job experience. I definitely learned the value of hard work. It also let me learn how to budget money,” said Hrobak.

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“I enjoyed working on the farm in general. I plan to run a farm of my own and learned skills over the summer that I will be able to use. The heat was hard to work in, but it was something you just had to ignore,” said Stott. (photo submitted)