At the May meeting of the Cumberland County School Board meeting, the members of the Board recognized the two IT interns for the 2017-2018 school year. IT interns are typically juniors or seniors who have an interest and aptitude for working in the field of technology. The go through initial training by the IT staff in troubleshooting various devices and responding to Tech Support Requests. The two interns have learned how to reimage computers, download software, repair laptops, change interactive whiteboard bulbs, and provide support to both students and staff. According to Mrs. Anita Harris, the Instructional Technology Specialist, “Both young men are quick learners and eager to assist in any way they can. Teachers and staff members have been able to have their tech support requests be resolved in a more timely manner due to the invaluable assistance of these two young men.” She noted that the interns have a wonderful work ethic and have volunteered their time beyond the school day, even working on early release days. The two interns are as follows:
- Wyatt Long, who is the son of Ashley and Robert Long of Cumberland, is currently a senior. He plans to work at Food Lion over the summer and attend Longwood College in the fall.
- Matthew Hazlegrove, who is the son of Catherine and Dennis Merkle of Farmville, is currently a junior. He is also hoping to get a summer job and will continue to be a Tech Intern next year.
Cumberland High School IT interns Matthew Hazlegrove and Wyatt Long were recognized by the School Board for their service to the school division.