Pawling Public Radio is thrilled to welcome four, talented college students to our six-week internship program this summer.
Alden Brine is a recent graduate of Pawling High School, on Principal’s Honor Roll, and ninth in his class. He was a member of the Literary Society, and a recipient of the Williams College Book Award. He is going into the selective Scholars’ Program at SUNY Binghamton in the fall. Alden’s major is as of yet undecided, but the fields of sociology, anthropology, and linguistics are primary interests. He is an accomplished musician and has been playing piano for more than 10 years. Last year, Alden placed third in the Danbury Concerto Competition, and he has worked as a substitute pianist in numerous local churches. Alden has an avid interest in languages and is currently studying French and Japanese, but has a love for the English language and literature as well. He is excited to be an intern at the Pawling Public Radio and hopes to be able to contribute something of value.
Having just recently graduated from Pawling High School, Caitlyn DeGennaro is to attend Iona College in the fall as a member of their Honors Program. In high school she was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the French Honor Society, and took a number of Advanced Placement classes and electives like Marketing and Creative Writing. She also participated in a number of extra-curricular activities; she was a member of Drama Club, acted in the annual spring musical, and was co-captain of the tennis team. Outside of school, she taught CCD at St. John’s, volunteered at the Pawling Resource Center, and walked dogs at the Putnam Humane Society in the summers. Caitlyn is eager to start college this fall, and has aspirations of attending law school after graduation.
Rebecca Nguyen is the newest addition to the Pawling Public Radio Internship team. She was the Student Body President and Valedictorian of the Dover High School Class of 2014. She will be a freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and has received the Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Math and Science. She intends to study Biology with future plans to become a doctor. In addition to academics, Rebecca is interested in music, theatre, and sports. She was the principle alto saxophone in Dover High School’s concert band, and the principle baritone saxophone in their jazz band. She has participated in Area All-State, the Northern Westchester Youth Wind Ensemble, and has received the John Philip Sousa Band Award. Rebecca was also the Drama Club Vice President, and a cast member in all four musical productions during her high school career. Additionally, she played three varsity sports – volleyball, basketball, and track and field; and received the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award. Outside of school, Rebecca writes a column, Call Me Crazy, for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Verge Teen Section and works at Heinchon’s Old Farmhouse in Pawling, NY. Rebecca is excited to bring her experiences and voice to Pawling Public Radio this summer.
Joe Phillips is another of the Pawling Public Radio interns this year. His involvement with Pawling Public Radio dates back to 2010, recording songs for the Local Artists Hour, and has had a heavy metal news show on PPR, “Sonic Assault with Joe Marlboro,” since 2012. He is currently going to SUNY Purchase on scholarships from the university and his father’s labor union, double majoring in political science and history. Maintaining a 4.0 grade point average is high on his list of priorities. He is in a rock band called Axis with Jasper Kelsey and Tyler DiRoma, and they frequently play shows in the area. Hobbies outside of radio include volunteering for political campaigns, reading up on history, and writing short stories. He hopes to go on to become a college professor and write books that make people think.
Stop by the Pawling Public Radio booth at the Farmers Market and meet the interns in person, Saturdays between 9am – 12pm.