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From School Classroom to Hospital, SCA Senior Explores Medicine Through Internship Program

SCA Senior Trey Glidewell studies and learns first-hand experience through the SCA internship program. Trey is serving as an intern at KU’s Medical Trauma Surgery Center.

SCA Senior Trey Glidewell studies and learns first-hand experience through the SCA internship program. Trey is serving as an intern at KU’s Medical Trauma Surgery Center.

(Lee’s Summit, MO) – The growing internship program at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) enables seniors to have the opportunity to begin exploring career possibilities prior to completing high school. Because of SCA’s intentional design of a secondary eight-period day, many students reach their senior year with the ability to explore numerous elective opportunities during school hours- including the growing internship program.

Led by Secondary Business/Computer teacher Lisa Talken, SCA is seeing more students interested in studying outside of the classroom through the SCA internship program. Students are interning in fields including small business, special education, elementary education, nursing, medicine and technology.

“This real-world experience has been valuable for our participants as it provides opportunity to try on careers without more than a semester commitment,” said SCA Academic Dean Kimberlee Gill. “We have had students realize that they did not really care for a particular field and change internships in January! Whether students end up passionate in pursuit of that dream, or exchanging it for another one, our outcomes have measured successful in preparing our students for their future purposes.”

One senior who is taking advantage of SCA’s internship program is Trey Glidewell. Trey leaves SCA around 11:45 a.m. every day to intern with Kansas University Medical Trauma Surgery Center, giving him the opportunity to log shadow hours that are required of those in the medical field.

“Trey has been truly blessed with an outstanding opportunity to use his natural giftedness in science, and couple it with shining the light of Christ as he observes people in need in the trauma area of KU Med,” shared Mrs. Gill.  “I am thrilled the Lord has opened this door for him and SCA.”

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