Senators of the 117th General Assembly honored the 2012 Senate Democratic intern class on Monday by unanimously approving a resolution authored by the Senate Democratic Caucus. State Senator Jim Arnold introduced Senate Resolution 78 highlighting each intern’s accomplishments while parents, friends and family members watched from the gallery.
Legislative intern Kaylan Huber, from Covington, was awarded the 2012 Verizon Wireless Intern of the Year Scholarship for her strong performance record, academic achievement and participation in the internship program. Huber was the intern for Sen. Arnold and State Senator Lonnie Randolph during session. She is a recent graduate from Indiana University where she completed a double major in Criminal Justice and Biological Anthropology.
Additionally, Senate Democratic Leader Vi Simpson presented the 2012 Rick Gudal Memorial Scholarship award to Kristen Knuth who will graduate from Indiana University in May. The Gudal Scholarship is given each year to honor one Senate intern from each caucus who has shown exceptional dedication in assisting and informing constituents. The scholarship is presented in honor of Rick Gudal, a former senate staffer who never turned down a challenge or an opportunity to improve the life of a constituent or coworker.
For more information on the Senate Democratic Internship Program visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/internship.htm or visit the program’s Facebook page.