Mayor and 2017 Summer in the City Interns Unveil Art Project

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Mayor and 2017 Summer in the City Interns Unveil Art Project

Posted: 07/28/2017
Summer in the City Interns

At the closing ceremony of the City’s “Summer in the City” internship program today, Mayor Madeline Rogero and officials unveiled a community art project that the 20 interns had completed to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.

“As we brainstormed about a project for the interns to do that helped our interns follow in the footsteps of Pat Summitt’s leadership, that’s when the idea for stepping stones came to us,” said Kent Johnson, Training Coordinator in the City’s Civil Service Department who helps manage the summer intern program. “We also liked the imagery of the stepping stones as a walk for the cure for Alzheimer’s. These kids really got behind the project, and their hearts came out in the end product.”

Each of the eleven stepping stones, which spell out the words “Pat Summitt,” were decorated individually by two or three interns, depicting a representation of what Pat Summitt’s legacy.

Summer in the City Interns

The stepping stones will soon be on display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Patrick Wade, the Executive Director of The Pat Summitt Foundation, Dana Hart, President of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and Vicki Hatfield, the City’s Director of Civil Service, helped Mayor Rogero unveil the stepping stones before posing with the interns and the art project.

The “Summer in the City” program is a six-week paid internship in which high school and collegiate interns shadow City administration employees in various departments in order to gain work experience and knowledge local government services.

For a blog giving more information on the “Summer in the City” program, read this City Blog: http://bit.ly/2sFjU7q