Thanks again to the Metuchen High School whose supervisor of Music, Art and World Languages, Christine De Simone, gave me another fabulous intern! Last year was my first year offering an internship to a high school student and I had a senior who was motivated, enthusiastic and a perfect fit for my studio. This year I knew there were some big shoes to fill but again I got a great student who is a sophomore and is equally energetic and committed. We have been working together, mostly creating jewelry, which is what she is doing in the picture above. I shared with her some of my trade secrets, one of which you can see in the photo (shhh...cheap hairspray glues together glass pieces when they go into the kiln). As with my previous intern, it is fun to show her new things and to learn from the different perspective she brings. In addition to the internship I offer, students in Metuchen High School are able to work in a number of different local businesses to get a flavor of what goes on behind their doors. It's a great opportunity for the students to get some real life experience and is also a positive experience for the business owners to interact with some terrific kids.