Tampa Bay student leaders earn summer internship, give back

Kate Martin and Cameron Siler-Nixon were chosen out of more than 100 high school applicants to be 2022 Bank of America Student Leaders.

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — It’s been a summer of leadership for a couple of Tampa Bay teenagers. In recognition of their hard work inside the classroom and out in the community, they were awarded paid internships on behalf of the Bank of America Student Leaders program.

What started out as board games in June has blossomed into great big smiles and hugs in August. It’s been quite the internship for Cameron Siler-Nixon and Kate Martin at the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast.

“Cameron and I have learned so much; we’ve had that great mentorship experience with all of the employees here and connecting with the kids one on one,” said Martin.

“When I was growing up I didn’t really have any role models that looked like me in the STEM community so just setting a path that others can walk along is so important,” said Siler-Nixon.

Out of more than 100 applications throughout Tampa Bay, Kate and Cameron were among the four chosen as Bank of America Student Leaders.

“It is very competitive. These students blow our minds away; they continue to inspire even us as adults to do better every day,” said Demmeri Gallon, with Bank of America. “What is it that they are doing to drive change? How are the students looking outside of themselves, looking at the needs of the community, the needs of their peers.”

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