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REGI Inters Come Face to Face with Fennel
Internship Program Attracts Honor Roll Students

The Rose Ellen Gardner Internship (REGI) Program is named for the Conservancy president emeritus who graduated from Avalon High School. The summer-long REGI Internship Program serves local high school students who learn about the work of the Conservancy by working alongside Conservancy employees.

REGI interns completed their work begun in July at the end of August. The four Honor Roll students who participated in the 2010 Rose Ellen Gardner Internship Program were:

  • Alberto Vega: He graduated from Avalon High School this year. Alberto is now off to the College of Idaho to study music.
  • Alexis Romero: She will be a junior at Avalon High School next year. At school, she plays basketball and runs cross country.
  • Juan Chavoya: He will be a junior at Avalon High School next year. He was an enthusiastic intern, always willing to jump up and learn something new.
  • Andres Padilla: He will be a sophomore next year. Andres plays baseball and runs cross country. His teachers describe him as a leader and a hard worker.

This photo gallery will give you a glimpse into a REGI experience -- pulling invasive fennel during one of the hottest weeks of the year with the Conservancy's "Stop the Spread" team.

Dig Here!

Intro text by Rich Zanelli, School Programs Specialist
Photos and captions by Alexa Johnson, Rose Ellen Gardner Internship Coordinator