The LaFollette Press has made a new addition to their team of reporters.
Melissa Indelicato will be working this summer as a part-time intern assisting with writing articles and conducting research. The job was discovered through the local Career Center’s Summer Youth Employment Program, and once proposed, Indelicato was optimistically enthralled with this opportunity.
Although she hasn’t had much free time since the start of her internship, Indelicato does prefer spending it in the company of friends and family. Playing tennis, boxing, writing poetry, and reading are also a few of her activities of choice.
Her home has always been Campbell County with her brother, Michael Indelicato, and mother, Carlene Indelicato. But she’ll be leaving for the University of Tennessee this fall with plans to major in microbiology. With this degree she hopes to aid in the discovery of the cause or a cure for Parkinson’s disease. She’s also a recipient of the UT Pledge Scholarship, a four-year scholarship covering tuition, cost of food, books and accommodation expenses.
Working for the Press was an offer Indelicato said she couldn’t resist. “I’m introverted at times but this is the job that I’m hoping will crack my shell and submerge me into the community, my community,” says Indelicato of the internship.