Rep. Pscholka lauds interns for awards, office success

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State Rep. Al Pscholka applauds legislative office interns Taylor Thrush and Andrew Sorrow on receiving the Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award and Vernon Ehlers Intern Award. Thrush won the Rosenthal award and Sorrow won the Ehlers award.

: State Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, with his two award-winning interns. Taylor Thrush (right) won the Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award, while Andrew Sorrow was the recipient of the Vernon Ehlers Intern Award.Thrush, of Lansing, is a graduating senior in the Michigan State University James Madison College, majoring in social relations and policy. She has been an intern in Rep. Pscholka’s office since June 2015.

Sorrow, of Jackson, became an intern for Rep. Pscholka’s office in January 2016. He is a graduating senior from Western Michigan University and is majoring in public law and philosophy.

Rep. Pscholka said the student interns deserve the accolades and have been an asset to the office.

“These two outstanding students have been a tremendous benefit to our office and to the citizens of the 79th House District,” said Rep. Pscholka, R-Stevensville. “Taylor and Andrew have developed important skills and have helped our staff in everything from scheduling to responding to constituent questions and legislative research. We will truly miss them.”

Daniel Rosenthal was one of Michigan State University’s first Legislative Student Intern Program participants in early 1977. After his untimely passing in June of the same year, his family established the award to pay tribute to Daniel’s life and his experience in Lansing. The award has been administered to university students in Michigan for more than 35 years, and is intended to recognize enthusiasm, intelligence, sincerity and dedication to the applicants’ interning experiences.

Thrush and Sorrow were recognized for their achievements on the House floor with the presentation of a state seal.