One of the best traditions in Wilton is the high school’s senior internship program. After AP testing is completed, seniors with good academic standing are permitted to spend the last few weeks of school taking part in a work-study internship program with local businesses and organizations.
This is GOOD Morning Wilton’s second year taking part in this program. We’re pleased to introduce you to the next generation of reporters and writers, these fabulously talented Wilton students whose names you’ll be seeing on these pages over the next few weeks. Emily Ettie, Margaret Collias and Drew Gumins have become indispensable. Here’s a little bit about each of them, in their own words.
Emily Ettie has been a part of the Wilton school system since kindergarten along with her brother, a current sophomore at WHS. She has worked as a hostess at Marley’s Bar & Bistro in Wilton Center, and at Cannondale Animal Clinic, a Wilton veterinary clinic. Emily is one of three seniors on the Wilton High School varsity softball team and has been with the program since third grade. An active participant in Wilton High School’s theatre programs all four years of her high school career, Emily enjoys all aspects of theater including not only acting but stage managing and working on tech as well. She currently lives with her mother, who is an assistant at the Montessori School in Wilton, her father, her brother, and her dog, Saylor.
Margaret Collias has been a Wilton resident her entire life and has participated in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field throughout her four years at WHS. Margaret can be found running through the Allens and Merwin Meadows’ trails, life guarding at the Wilton Riding Club in the summers, as well as supporting Wilton businesses by eating and shopping local. She is looking forward to attending UConn Storrs campus this fall, where she will study in the business school.
Drew Gumins is going to be a tennis counselor at Camp Schodack in upstate New York this summer. He has gone to Camp Schodack for nine years, and he says it’s like his second home. In August, he will attend Oklahoma State University (Go Cowboys!) to study aerospace engineering. He is a fun guy with lots of interesting hobbies including fishing, photography and being a model aircraft/drone pilot. A lifelong, 17-year resident of Wilton, Drew has loved every second of it. Over the past couple months, he has begun shooting aerial photography of locations around Wilton, including the construction at Miller Driscoll Elementary, the demolition of the house at 183 Ridgefield Rd., and general pictures of Wilton and some of its events. He hopes to learn a lot about journalism, and what goes on in a self-made, self promoted, and self-run business, and says he can’t wait to see what is in store for his future—but for now, he can’t wait to learn more about GOOD Morning Wilton and the town of Wilton. Thanks for reading, and smile more!