Blog Intern Bryan Shickley Named SW King County Chamber Student of Month

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South King Media Intern Bryan Shickley (aka Bryan Charles) has been named a “Student of the Month” for March by the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with Andrea Sanchez of Global Connections.

Bryan has been our Intern for the last four years through Big Picture High School, working two days per week pestering working in perfect harmony with Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer.

“Bryan has really grown these last four years,” Schaefer said to himself as he wrote this post. “And I don’t just mean physically (although if he doesn’t stop drinking Italian Sodas from 909, look out…) – I mean comedically. This ‘kid’ is on track to be the next Matt Groening, I swear. His sense of comedy, his writing, his timing and his devotion to producing excellent animation put him miles ahead of just about every other 17-year old student around.”

“Oh, and his English falsetto voice has really advanced,” Schaefer added in a high-pitched falsetto English accent. “And I do mean that most emphatically, my dearest Reader…”

Congrats to both students – here’s more info from the chamber:

SWKCC Students of the MonthBRYAN SHICKLEY
Bryan’s experience in animation led to an internship at the B-Town Blog. For the last four years he has worked two days per week at the blog under the wing of its creator and editor, Scott Schaefer.

Bryan Shickley has direct business experience, thanks to the internship model available to him as a student at Big Picture High School.

“I’ve been shadowing business meetings at the B-Town Blog for quite some time,” said Bryan. “I host my own weekly business meetings during school breaks. I plan for my upcoming animation projects, write a script over the weekend, and then return Monday to attend a meeting about the script notes.”

Bryan has begun freelancing for Ash Pandya, had a paid internship with Rec-tech at the Delridge Community Center, and won the “History Award” at the Museum of History and Industry for his comedic video entry.

Bryan hopes to attend The Evergreen State College this fall and major in writing and animation.

See more of his work here.

Here’s an animation Bryan did for MOHAI:

And his controversial Christmas video from 2011:
SWKCC Students of the MonthANDREA SANCHEZ
Andrea Sanchez has been recognized for many academic achievements, including receiving honorable mention in a state-level Spanish writing contest, and has taken a variety of business courses including Marketing and Retail Management at Global Connections High School. She also participates in gymnastics and track.

Sanchez has also dedicated more than 100 hours to community service. She is an active member of her schools DECA club, volunteers as a phone and outreach worker at Teen Link, is an ally for LGBTQ youth at Proud Out Wonderful, and is a member of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Teen Violence Outreach Council.

Andrea plans to attend college in fall 2013 and pursue a bachelors degree in psychology. Her long-term career goal is to serve as a nurse or counselor, working with mental health patients suffering from disorders such as post-traumatic stress.

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