Austin Burnett- Youth Spotlight

Name: Austin Ollis Burnett

Grade: 12th Grade (Senior)

School: Knox Central High School

Extracurricular Activities: My extracurricular activities include being the Secretary of the Diversity Club, a member of journalism, and the Treasurer of the UNITE club at Knox Central High School. Along with these activities I also volunteer, along with Knox Central’s Partner Corps mentors, at the Knox/Whitley Animal Shelter.

Work Experience Jobsite: Law Office of Lisa L. Fugate

What has been the biggest benefit of participating in the program for you?

The biggest benefit of participating in this program would be learning new things that can help me in my future and meeting new people on a daily basis.

What is your favorite part of the program?

My favorite part of the program is my place of employment, which is at the Law Office of Lisa Fugate. Lisa has been very helpful to me and I appreciate her so much. I absolutely love my job and want to thank Lisa for allowing me to work for her. 

Would you recommend this program to others? Why or Why not?

I would definitely recommend this program to anyone of my peers. This program allows one to get training for future jobs and helps you get an insight at your future career. The program has been very helpful to me and has allowed me to get job experience and work in a career that I may pursue in my future.

Future Goals:

 My future goals are to attend Union College here in Barbourville and major in criminal justice. After completing my bachelor’s degree I plan to attend Law School and become an attorney.