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Lauren Overton Joins United Way Staff

FULTON, NY – Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has announced that Lauren Overton has joined the United Way staff as an intern.

Lauren Overton, a home-schooled graduate, recently began an internship at United Way of Greater Oswego County.
Lauren Overton, a home-schooled graduate, recently began an internship at United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Overton, who learned of the possibility of an internship at United Way through fellow church member, Shawn Seale who serves on the United Way Allocation Committee, is excited to be working with the United Way staff.

“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Overton. “I am enjoying working with the staff and learning about all the good things United Way does and the agencies that it helps to support.”

While at United Way, Overton will be assisting with the coordination of the United Way’s allocation process.

She is currently welcoming community volunteers and helping to familiarize them with the their responsibilities as allocation committee members.

“I am interested in studying writing and psychology when I begin college and this is an excellent opportunity for me to acquire real world experience in both of those areas as well as general office skills, computer skills and interpersonal skills, all of which will prove beneficial in the future. I’ve always been fascinated by learning how people think and how they process ideas and suggestions. I’m looking forward to the interaction I will be having with volunteers and staff members of the agencies United Way helps support,” Overton said.

“We are excited to have Laruen on our staff,” said Trexler. “Lauren’s eagerness to learn, her ability to relate well with others and her love of writing and computers will serve her well throughout her time here at United Way.”

A native on Fulton, Overton, who was home schooled for grades 11 and 12 graduated at 16 and will begin her college career this fall at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus where she will study creative writing and psychology.