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5 Wheeler ISD Students Explore Future Career Paths in Wheeler County this Summer.

Five of our local Wheeler High School Students are participating in the Ogallala Commons Summer Internship Program.


Ogallala Commons, Inc, is a nonprofit education and leadership organization dedicated to building up the commonwealth of the Great Plains communities. Their service area is centered over the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer and stretches to the west of the Rocky Mountains and east into the prairies. They work with communities to connect students to internships in various fields, offer leadership growth programs, and even develop market channels for local food producers.


Ogallala Commons has provided great opportunities for students to get started on their possible career paths. This season we have five (5) of our WISD students participating in the Ogallala Commons Internship Program.


We are all so excited to see how these interns grow in each field and build not only their skill set but also see how they develop as leaders. If you or someone you know might be interested in participating in the Ogallala Commons programs or interested to know more about Ogallala Commons, visit their website!


(In order of picture)

Valeria Garcia - Medical Field

Jessica Magana - Legal Field

Jazmin Gonzalez - Medical Field

Julius Atherton - Accounting Field

Sierra Hardcastle - Medical Field



Ogallala Commons Internships help young people and adults build pathways for returning or staying in their hometowns. This program enables the exploration of local and regional-based careers, along with professional skill-building opportunities. Working together with our business partners, we cast visions that become new possibilities for youth and adults seeking meaningful work and quality of life.


We are all so excited to see how these interns grow in each field and build not only their unique skill set, but also develop as leaders. If you or someone you know might be interested in partnering in the Ogallala Commons Internship Program OR would like more information on how to support our next group of interns for the Fall, please contact Kristen Moudy at Wheeler EDC/Chamber Office or Wendy Hazzard at the Wheeler AgriLife Extension Office.






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