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City of Indio Providing Hands-On Work Experience for Summer Interns

As a recent recipient of the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association(APWA) Scholarship, Shadow Hills High School (SHHS) student Isaiah Contreras Campbell was required to spend four hours involved in public works/civil engineering work. Isaiah graduated as a National Hispanic Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and Salutatorian from SHHS. While at SHHS, he was also a three-sport athlete in water polo, basketball, and swim. Isaiah will be attending Arizona State University in the fall to continue his love for engineering. To this end, Isaiah spent time this summer volunteering with Indio's Public Works Department. Isaiah states, "The graciousness and hospitality of Juan Raya (City Engineer) and his staff was exceptional. The unique insight I gained from this experience simply confirmed my direction as an engineer. I learned a great deal about our wonderful city. Thank you Juan and the City of Indio for your kindness and dedication!"

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