Sunday Spotlight: 2015 LLA Programming Department Interns

Meet the 2015 Lakeside Leadership Academy Arts & Entertainment Management Intern, Lindsey Schrock, and the Youth Education/Music Intern, Mikaela Wilmoth:

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Name Lindsey Schrock
Position
Arts and Entertainment Management Intern
School
Marietta College
Major/Minor
Communication Studies/Theatre and Leadership
Hometown
Alliance, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside? I am blessed to have grown up in Lakeside as a 5th generation Lakesider. I remember walking to the Patio with my grandfather for early morning donuts, getting ice cream at sunset, riding bikes treacherously down the Seventh Street hills, and making trips to the candy shop with my pockets full of pennies. As I have gotten older, Lakeside has always remained a constant in my life, and has always been a place I could call “home.” It is such an incredible opportunity to return this summer to the place I call home, but this time as a LLA intern.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am looking forward to working with the amazing Programming team and collaborating with other interns…and of course catching some wonderful sunsets at the dock.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain insight on how the “magic of Lakeside” happens. After growing up and feeling personally enriched by Lakeside and its amazing programs, I am excited to have the opportunity to become trained in creating this nurturing atmosphere-and hopefully contributing towards the creation of memories for many other Lakesiders.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? I hope to gain more insight on organizing large-scale, community-wide events that are anticipated by the public annually and carry a rich traditional heritage.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love singing, acting, cooking and baking, and taking long walks through Lakeside’s beautiful grounds with my two crazy German Shepherds.

What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? When I was in Italy this past semester, I received the opportunity to coordinate with a volunteer service in Florence, which enabled me to serve as an English-speaking tour guide for La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s Duomo. I had the opportunity to give complimentary tours to visitors from over 12 different countries and share the cathedral’s rich history on a weekly basis. I worked alongside Italians who had been with the organization since its establishment, and I was able to learn more about their culture through our interactions. I was proud to represent my country by engaging in community service abroad and extending my gratitude to Italy for serving as my temporary home.

What is your dream job? I would love to be involved in Programming/Management for a cruise line that travels the world! Travel, entertainment, and programming, all in one!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. Last summer, I had the privilege to teach improvisation classes to youths and young adults through the Rhein Center. These kids impressed me week after week with their skills and ability to extend their imagination and create a scene at the drop of a hat!

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Name Mikaela Wilmoth
Position
Youth Education/Music Intern
School
Bradley University
Major/Minor
Music Education and Vocal Concentration/ no minor
Hometown
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

How did you hear about Lakeside? I was looking for internships for the summer, mostly in event planning and ensemble coordination for music festivals around the country. While these internships were good, I really wanted an internship in my field of study. I did a Google search for music education internships, and the rest is history.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Making new connections and sharing experiences with others who are as happy to be here as I am. The opportunity to be at Lakeside and work with such amazing and caring supervisors is a gift.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? More confidence and much needed experience in planning and implementing curriculum for my programs and lessons that I design.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? Being able to converse easily with others and be less nervous during first encounters and meetings.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy going for walks or bike rides, painting or drawing, cooking and reading.

What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? One of my proudest moments thus far was being elected president of my collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). This position means a great deal to me and I hope will also help me gain necessary skills for my future career goals in education.

What is your dream job? I would like to one day teach middle school choir and general music.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I originally entered college with the intent to become a bio medical engineer. I choose music education because I wanted to make a difference in the world every day, even if it was only for one person.

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