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Granville’s Summer Civic Leadership Program underway

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OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Commissioners’ Summer Civic Leadership Program for rising Granville County high school seniors began June 13.

The program, now in its 12th year, gives students hands-on experience in the operation of local government. Interns will work for five weeks during the summer months, rotating through Granville County departments to learn more about general government, human services, public safety and community services.

After a competitive application and interview process, five students out of the 15 who applied were selected. Interns this summer include Brooklyn Pridgeon of Oxford, a student at J.F. Webb High School; Anthony Goreman of Oxford, who is homeschooled; and Tanaura Harrison, Sarah Elliott and Akoya Penny-Campbell, all of Creedmoor, who are students of Granville Early College High School.

Anahi Galven of Butner, also of Granville Early College High School, was chosen as an alternate.

Upon completion of the Summer Civic Leadership Program, each participating student will receive educational assistance in the amount of $1,400.