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2021-22 Interns

Erin Winters

Meet Erin Winters – a Junior at Great Valley High School. Erin wanted to be a part of the High School Internship program because she wanted to find a way to give back to the community. She felt that her organizational and planning skills would be an asset to the organization and a way for her to help others.

In Eighth grade, Erin started a photography club that met every week. Erin recruited members, communicated objectives and goals for the club and organize each meeting. With the support of Mr. Stickley and other teachers, Erin used her interpersonal and organizational skills to keep the club running.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Erin said:
I moved to the Great Valley School District in third grade, and after being here for about eight years I can honestly say the people that I meet are what I like best about the Great Valley community. The teachers and staff members in the district are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure I feel comfortable and safe. Even my peers are accepting and loving to me, it was very easy for me to make friends and flourish at Great Valley. I hope this opportunity will allow me to help others joining or already in the district to feel the same way.

Niharika Roy

Niharika is a Junior at Great Valley High School and is a member of the Model United Nations Club, Drama Guild, and Swim Team. She wanted to be a part of GVCO’s High School Internship Program after participating in the badminton and volleyball camps held at GVCO. She is looking forward to working with others in the Internship Program and those participating in other GVCO programming as well because she feels this would help her better understand some of the current issues students face today.

Niharika believes she has benefitted by being involved with many activities. She has learned to work with others toward a common goal, as well as enhancing her research and organizational skills.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Niharika said that when she moved here in 8th grade, she was nervous about coming to a new school but has found everyone extremely welcoming. She would like to give back to the community as a way to say thank you to a community that has been so accepting.

Raghav Thangada

Raghav is a Junior at Great Valley High School. He wanted to participate in the Internship Program to develop his leadership skills while being part of a team. He has strong organization skills that not only benefit him in the classroom but also at home when he is tasked with kitchen duty.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Raghav said: The best thing about Great Valley is the diversity. The level of acceptance by my peers and teachers allows for a safe learning environment that has helped me to flourish to the best of my ability. I treasure the level of acceptance I have received.

Erin Winters
Erin Winters
Niharika Roy
Niharika Roy
Raghav Thangada
Raghav Thangada

Sammy Kavuri

Sammy is a Junior at Great Valley High School and a member of the school tennis team. She wanted to be a part of GVCO’s High School Internship program so that she would be able to gain real-life work experience that would eventually help her down the road when she chooses a career. Sammy also wanted to “pay it forward” because of the positive experiences she has had in the Great Valley Community.

Sammy believes that her organizational skills have helped her both on and off the court. A system of checks and balances allows her to make sure she gets all her assignments done on time. She carries her organizational skills onto the court by having a clear and organized game plan that she feels helps her have a better chance of winning the match.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Sammy said:
I moved to the Great Valley School District in fourth grade. Ever since then I knew I had found a place where I belong. The community has been nothing but inclusive and giving me a place where I can live and learn by the people I love most. This is one of the reasons why I am so determined to give back and why I applied to the internship. I love that everyone greets you with open arms and focuses on giving you a sense of welcomeness which in my opinion is one of the best feelings. Through this community I know that I have made life long friends and learned lessons that I will never forget which is why I am so thankful to be a part of something this special.

Shriya Pinisetty

Meet Shriya Pinisetty – a student at Great Valley High School. Shriya wanted to be a part of the High School Internship program because she wanted to find a way to give back to the community. She likes to plan and organize events and thought that these skills would be an asset to the program. Shriya believes that the internship will allow her the opportunity to work on her communication skills and will be a great learning experience.

One project that Shriya is very proud of was how she planned and executed a food drive in her neighborhood for the Chester County Food Bank. By engaging other students and spreading awareness, Shriya was able to recruit 30 student volunteers to help with the food drive and make it a huge success.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Shriya said: I moved to the Great Valley School District in sixth grade, and almost immediately, I felt that the Great Valley Community was so welcoming to new people and always had numerous opportunities for people to grow and try new things.

Vyoma Samant

Meet Vyoma Samant – a Junior at Great Valley High School. Vyoma wanted to be a part of the High School Internship program because she thought it would be a good fit for her. She is highly motivated, works well with others, and believes in giving back to her local community.

Over the last few years, Vyoma has shared her time and talent to help design curriculum for a Montessori preschool, provided one-on-one tutoring, and taught Kathak - a North Indian Classical dance form. She credits her strong interpersonal and organizational skills to her success.

When asked what is the best thing about the Great Valley Community, Vyoma said: she likes how the Great Valley Community provides many opportunities for its youth to explore a wide range of activities in and out of school. She prides herself on being part of a caring and proactive community.

Sammy Kavuri
Sammy Kavuri
Shriya Pinisetty
Shriya Pinisetty
Vyoma Samant
Vyoma Samant
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