Local students with disabilities graduate from national internship program

Quinn Reich, Alex Staley-Nitka (Eanes ISD) and Courtlan Stanfill (Lake Travis ISD) pose with their graduation certificates.

Quinn Reich, Alex Staley-Nitka (Eanes ISD) and Courtlan Stanfill (Lake Travis ISD) pose with their graduation certificates.

Three area students received Project SEARCH graduation certificates for their achievements.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lakeway hosted a graduation ceremony May 18 for local young adults with disabilities that participated in the Project SEARCH program.

Courtlan Stanfill, Alex Staley-Nitka and Quinn Reich were recognized at the ceremony.

Project SEARCH is a national internship program that students with disabilities complete during their last year of high school. The program includes training, career exploration and job coaching. Students receive three targeted internships on a rotating basis, learning skills for entry-level employment with assistance from mentors and job coaches.

Baylor Scott & White-Lakeway was a host business site for the Project SEARCH program in the area, working with Lake Travis ISD and Eanes ISD to provide internship opportunities to students.

All three students found employment prior to graduation.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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