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Herricks Senior Grows from Internship at 9/11 Memorial Museum

Herricks Senior Grows from Internship at 9/11 Memorial Museum

On May 17, Herricks High School senior and Social Studies Research student Nora Ma graduated from a prestigious internship with the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. She had been selected from a pool of candidates that provided a unique, year-long, afterschool program that offered a behind-the-scenes look into the museum.

Ambassadors examined artifacts and explored ongoing themes and issues raised by the events of September 11, 2001. They also gained professional experience by helping with hands-on activities for young visitors and their caregivers. Finally, ambassadors wrote artifact talks and learned how to present them to visitors. Nora worked alongside museum archivists and educators learning the individual stories of those that were impacted.

At Nora’s graduation she spoke about how the experience made an event in history real to her even though she was born that year and has no recollection of it. The museum’s Ambassador Program was a great opportunity for Nora and she has grown from this wonderful experience.

 

Nora Ma 911 Internship

Nora Ma 911 Internhsip