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Eastern Tech Twins Receive Accolades for Engineering Apprenticeship Performance

Kelsey and Kennedy Person were 2 of 15 selected for prestigious program at Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Posted on 04/27/2017
Kelsey and Kennedy Person

Baltimore, MD, April 26, 2017—Twins Kelsey and Kennedy Person, Eastern Tech Juniors in Business Administration and Finance, were 2 of l5 high school students selected in the summer of 2016 to serve as interns in the highly selective Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) at the science and engineering labs at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Both students had to obtain federal government security clearance to complete research at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and both had to brief senior leadership at the end of the summer on their projects. According to Linnette Martinez, Chemist/Test Engineer, “Both Kelsey and Kennedy showed a rare combination of speed and accuracy that enabled them to produce a high volume of work while maintaining high standards for quality. Both girls exhibited strong oral and written communications skills that allowed them to relay their summer projects in a clear and coherent manner during the SEAP closing briefs to upper management.” Both Kelsey and Kennedy have been invited to return to Aberdeen Proving Ground this summer in a similar internship position. Though they are majoring in Business at Eastern, both girls plan engineering careers and are planning to attend UMBC or Virginia Tech after graduation. Kelsey, speaking for herself and her sister, said, “This internship was an incredible experience. We both had a chance to work with chemical engineers and actually produce products for the Army.” The incredibly talented twins will also be competing in the Future Business Leaders of America competition in California from June 28-July 3.