PPR’s Summer Internship Program is underway. Members of the Pawling Community will see a lot of the interns this summer as they cover community events, man a booth at the Farmer’s Market where they are also conducting “Man on the Green” interviews with market attendees; help prep for this year’s SummerFest event at Murrow Park on August 3rd; and contribute articles of interest about people, places, and things in Pawling. They will also be learning about the studio process as they attend tutorials with our engineer, Andrew Nathans, and record their articles for broadcast.
This year’s interns are:
Ben Rendich was born in the town of Cortlandt. He moved to Pawling when he was four years old, and has lived here ever since. After attending Pawling Central Schools through 2005, he became a student at Mizzentop Day School, where he graduated from middle school in 2009. A recent graduate of Poughkeepsie Day School, he will be attending SUNY, Purchase in the fall, where he plans to study film, literature, and theater directing. He has been writing movie reviews for Pawling Public Radio since 2011, and is thrilled to be a part of the summer internship program.
Taylor Lackey came to New York from Wisconsin for the summer of 2013 to get professional experience and a taste of what the real world is like. She received an internship with Pawling Public Radio, as well as with the Hudson Valley Renegades as a media intern. Taylor arrived in New York in the middle of May and started working with PPR immediately. She also interned with K104.7’s Woodman in the Morning show in Beacon, but soon realized that was not best suited for her and resigned to focus more on her other internships and jobs. Taylor is a visual journalism major at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and is minoring in art minor. She copy-edits for her college newspaper and has gotten experience on the other side writing articles for PPR. She graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 2011 and is on track to graduate in May of 2015.
Tori Tanner born July 4th 1994. A true Pawlingite, Tori just graduated from Pawling High School last month, where she received the Pawling Public Radio Scholarship for Excellence in Writing for her winning essay submission to PPR’s annual writing contest. She plans to continue her education at Duchess Community College in the fall. She would like to earn a degree in the field of Hospitality and Tourism, and plans to explore the world one step at a time. As most of you might see her at the pool or the Chinese restaurant (her two jobs) she plans to explore bigger water sources and more exotic foods.