No lazy summer days for these students

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Bobby Ellis
bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov

For two weeks in June, 12 students from the Kentucky School for the Blind got the chance to expand their resumes, get out of the house and make a few dollars.

The students helped staff game booths, organize souvenirs, clean tables and more at Kentucky Kingdom as part of the school’s Summer Work Program. The program is designed to give students the chance to gain work experience.

“I love this job,” said Tabitha Sutherland, a KSB student working in the gift shop of the Angry Birds Ride. “I get out of the house, meet people and get something on my resume.”

Mike Davis, left, and Amelia Lillie put paper into food containers while working at Kentucky Kingdom during the Kentucky School for the Blind Summer Work Program. Thirteen students began the two week program at Kentucky Kingdom as a way to give work experience to students. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Mike Davis, left, and Amelia Lillie put paper into food containers while working at Kentucky Kingdom during the Kentucky School for the Blind’s Summer Work Program. Twelve students participated the two-week program, meant as a way to give work experience to students.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Taesean Henderson, a student in Louisville, talks to Kentucky School for the Blind sophomore Abigail Cassidy at the free throw shooting game at Kentucky Kingdom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Taesean Henderson talks to Kentucky School for the Blind sophomore Abigail Cassidy at the free throw shooting game at Kentucky Kingdom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Destiny Gregory waits at her station after returning from her lunch break at Kentucky Kingdom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Destiny Gregory waits at her station after returning from her lunch break at Kentucky Kingdom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Tabitha Sutherland, left, and Abigail Cassidy walk back to their assigned positions at Kentucky Kingdom after their lunch break. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Tabitha Sutherland, left, and Abigail Cassidy walk back to their assigned positions at Kentucky Kingdom after their lunch break.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Jacob Hack walks to lunch during his break at Kentucky Kingdom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Jacob Hack walks to lunch during his break at Kentucky Kingdom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind junior Destiny Gregory reads a sign stating the rules of a game she is manning at Kentucky Kingdom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind junior Destiny Gregory staffs a game at Kentucky Kingdom as part of the school’s Summer Work Program.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind senior Tabitha Sutherland arranges souviners in the gift shop of the Angry Birds Ride at Kentucky Kingdom. Sutherland said that she joined the summer work program as a way to get out of the house and add to her resume. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind senior Tabitha Sutherland arranges souvenirs in the gift shop of the Angry Birds ride at Kentucky Kingdom. Sutherland said that she joined the Summer Work Program as a way to get out of the house and add to her resume.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind junior Amelia Lillie carries paper food trays to the kitchen of an empolyee restuarant at Kentucky Kingdom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind junior Amelia Lillie carries paper food trays to the kitchen of an employee restaurant at Kentucky Kingdom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind senior Josh Cornelius carries food trays to the kitchen of the restuaranet where team members eat at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016
Kentucky School for the Blind senior Josh Cornelius carries food trays to the kitchen of the restaurant where team members eat at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 24, 2016

2 COMMENTS

  1. The hard work and dedication of these young people for their community shows what matters most… Kindness Love Compassion and making a difference hopefully other will follow

  2. Thank you Bobby Ellis, for sharing these pictures. Looks like students are having fun and learning at the same time (a winning combination).

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