Express welcomes summer interns

Hannah Gray

Sadie Stolte
Staff report

     The Monticello Express welcomes summer news intern Hannah Gray and graphic design intern Sadie Stolte to our staff.

     “I want to get more real-world experience in the journalism field, outside of college courses,” said Gray. “It’s a comfortable place for me to begin because I know a lot of people in the (Express) office and many of the people in Monticello who I’ll be interviewing.”

     Gray, of Monticello, started on June 5. She graduated from Monticello High School in May 2017, and will be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, and is majoring in journalism.

     Gray shared she’s looking forward to meeting and interviewing people through her internship experience.

     “I love hearing people’s stories and being able to interact with all different kinds of characters. I hope I develop new and improved writing skills along with better knowledge of what journalism consists of,” said Gray.

     At UI, Gray is involved in several college organizations: Fashion Management Club, American Sign Language Club, and the Photography Club.

     In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, art, traveling, shopping, hiking, and spending time with her friends.

     “I can’t wait to spend my summer working with awesome people doing what I love!” she said.

     Gray is the daughter of Diane and Kevin Gray.

     Sadie Stolte of Springville started working at the Express as a graphic design intern on June 11.

     “I wanted to gain some experience in a field I am very interested in,” she said.

     Stolte is going to be a senior at Springville Secondary School. She said it wasn’t until she took a class in graphic design at Kirkwood’s Regional Center that she became interested in the profession. “I just fell in love with it,” she said.

     In school, Stolte is involved in volleyball and speech. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing, and running.

     “I am hoping to expand my knowledge as well as gain insight into this career in general,” she said of picking up an internship through the Express.

     Stolte is the daughter of Dale and Sarah Stolte.



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