By Sydney Monahan ’17

HummelFor many teens, summertime is synonymous with relaxation, but some students go above and beyond to make their summer productive. Whether it’s slathering sunscreen on their face and wearing khaki shorts as a camp counselor or suiting up in business professional attire for an internship, Marian girls have made their summertime occupation an opportunity to build experience.

Summer camps are a summer tradition. Graduating to the role of camp counselor, Emily Evans ’17 is excited to relive her glory days from Hummel Day Camp in a new position. “I went to Hummel when I was in grade school, and it was always so much fun. I remember looking up to the counselors, so it is going to be fun to be one of those counselors,” Evans said.

ScoutsMaddie Robertson ’18 is taking a unique role as a camp counselor for her second summer at the Boy Scout Camp called Camp Cedars near Fremont. An obvious challenge she will have to face is rambunctious preteen boys in their main element, but she is not too worried. “I am a very outdoorsy and adventurous type of person; I think this will help me relate more to the boys and hopefully keep their attention,” Robertson said.
munroeSarah McMeen ’17 and Mary Kate Garriott ’17 won’t be the typical visor-wearing nature-enthusiasts, rather they will be working at the Munroe-Meyer Institute Summer Camp. This camp allows kids with developmental disabilities to have their own summer camp experiences.

“Working with the children who attend this camp is really more of a blessing than a job. They are always so happy and excited to see us and play with us,” McMeen said. McMeen has interest in becoming a special needs educator and loves the hands-on experience that Munroe-Meyer offers.

Another common activity for Marian students is a summer internship. Morgan Hodges ’18 interned with the Congressional Leadership Fund. She took surveys and made calls for Don Bacon’s office.

“I hope to have a career in politics, so this internship was great for gaining experience and making connections with politicians who could help me in the future,” Hodges said.

Even if interning isn’t the main focus of the summer, it can be an activity done on the side. Geonasha Agbeletey ’20 is spending the summer with her family who live in Africa. She has arranged an internship with a family friend who owns a clothing boutique in Africa and is a very talented seamstress. Agbeletey will be spending some of her time working in the boutique and learning how to sew.

“I am very excited to not only learn about fashion in general, but also be able to learn about my native culture. I also really hope to bring back some of the African cultural influence through my own fashion ideas” Agbeletey said.