Tehani Mathers takes a photo. Contributed by Two Rivers High School

Two Rivers students and local businesses partner on shadow days, internships during pandemic

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:00pm
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Courtesy of Two Rivers Big Picture High School

The 2020-2021 school year has been a challenge, to say the least. However, students at Two Rivers Big Picture High School continued to push through and land Shadow Days and Internships with local businesses. Our community business owners have welcomed our kids in with open arms to provide mentorships and work-based learning opportunities. Below are several students we would like to highlight:

Charlie Hoopman is a sophomore who has a passion for art. He reached out to the Art Gallery of SnoValley and asked if he could do a Shadow Day and a possible Internship. Gayll Morrison, who is a local artist and volunteer at the gallery, hosted Charlie and soon became his mentor for his internship. Once a week Charlie would go to the art gallery and work as a volunteer. His experiences included helping customers purchase art, arrange pieces, and talk all things art. Gayll mentored Charlie through the process of designing his own art piece to hang in the gallery. Charlie’s piece is available for purchase and on display until the end of the month.

Tehani Mathers is a freshman who had a 5 month Marketing Internship at Trail Youth Coffee House. Tonya Guinn mentored Tehani once a week giving her real hands-on projects to complete for the coffee house. While on her internship, Tehani took photos of products to help promote business, took inventory, attended marketing meetings, researched other coffee shop logos and worked with a large Seattle based design firm to combine Trail Youth’s logo brand with another non-profit organization.

We would like to thank all the local businesses who mentored a student for an internship or hosted for a shadow day. Your willingness to teach them your trade, offer a real-world learning experience is beyond gracious and valuable. We at Two Rivers Big Picture High School require all our students to find mentors and internships. If you would like to learn more about hosting a student for a day, or become a mentor, please call 425-831-8117.

A Big Thank You to our local businesses who worked with our Two Rivers Big Picture Students:

Art by Pepper

Trail Youth Coffee House

Kinship Dog Training

Nany Kay’s Confections-Camp Sambica

Art Gallery of SnoValley

Keith Rivers- Film and Editing

Professor Brown- UW Political Science

Issaquah Fish Hatchery

Studio J

Erika Laureano Jewelry Design Studio

Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness

King’s Quality Auto Repair

Rooster Valley Farm School

Community Boxed

Provocatrix

Treasures in Heaven Thrift Store

Frisky Girl Farm

Snoqualmie Ridge Veterinary Hospital

Big Star Studios


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Charlie Hoopman inspecting his artwork. Contributed by Two Rivers High School
Charlie Hoopman inspecting his artwork. Contributed by Two Rivers High School

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