Flora Sung has more than a dream for her future – she has a calling
“I want to become a Catholic sister,” Flora said.
Born in Myanmar, Flora came to the United States in 2011. English is her third language, learned while attending Michigan schools. Flora wants to continue her studies at Kellogg Community College.
“I believe education is one of the most important things in my life,” Flora said.
Dedicated to God and her studies, Flora continues to work on her English, as well as learn Spanish, during her internship at St. Joseph Parish.
“I know with God everything is possible,” Flora said. “I want to have a happy life of prayer, community, and service.”
“It has been such a wonderful extension for me…to really explore the faith formation path as a career choice for a student in such an open and supportive way,” senior internship teacher Debbie Evans said.
A two-time state champion cross-country runner, Ava Strenge knows how to stay in peak condition. Her plan to be a dietitian is a natural one.
“I am very passionate about this topic and want to educate others on the best way to fuel their body,” Ava said.
Serving her internship at Minges Creek Athletic Club, Ava helps clients meet their health goals by designing meal plans. This opportunity has developed Ava’s communication skills. Self-described as quiet, Ava works hard to make sure clients get the most out of their weekly meetings with her.
“[This internship] helped teach me how to communicate more effectively in a professional setting,” Ava said.
A gifted scholar-athlete, Ava plans to study nutrition and dietetics as well as run cross-country and track in college. She has been accepted at the University of Michigan and Mississippi State University but hasn’t made a final decision yet.
Kameron Haley has distinguished herself as an athlete at St. Philip – experience she plans to draw on as a physical therapist or athletic trainer.
Interning at Physiotherapy Associates, Kameron has been making connections between injury, surgery, and recovery. Some of her work involves assisting with clients, one of whom was her father.
“It was fun working with my dad because it was someone I knew and someone I knew what happen to,” Kameron said.
Kameron knows relationships will be a big part of her intended career.
“Being in this internship has made my people skills a lot stronger,” Kameron said.
An honor roll student, National Honor Society member, and heavily-decorated volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tennis player, Kameron plans to begin her degree at Kellogg Community College, where she will play volleyball. She wants to finish her degree at Western Michigan University, where, hopefully, “I would also like to still be playing volleyball.”