Sat, June 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Earlier this week, Lewiston-Porter High School graduated its seventh cohort of Academy of International Business & Finance students: Domenic Barile, Miguel Bautista, Lucas Diez, Vincent Holliday, Elaina Jowdy, Angelina Steffen, Hailey Swanson and Luke Wilson.
Academy director Nicole Alonzo, a secondary school business teacher, described the program as a school-within-a-school approach that focuses on a single academic subject. It is designed for students looking to expand their knowledge in the growing field of international business.
For the student, the Business Academy is both a stimulating and enriching program as well as a unique educational experience. Students complete a paid internship of 120 hours and participate in an international experience that often includes a trip to a foreign country.
Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to receive up to 21 college credits from Lew-Port’s higher education partners.
“It’s always a privilege to work with students as talented as our academy graduates,” said Alonzo. “They are an extremely hardworking and hardworking group, and I can’t wait to see the incredible things they will accomplish in the future.”