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SPOTLIGHT: Riley Grice, Detroiter, Cass Tech Student

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Seventeen-year-old Riley Grice has always known she wanted to pursue a career in a creative field.

“I want to be a graphic designer or illustrator,” said Grice, a high school intern at Olympia Entertainment.

Grice is one of 24 Cass Technical High School students who completed 9-week internships at several Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies, including the Detroit Tigers, Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the 9-week program gives students professional experience even before they enter college.

Coming into her summer-long internship working in Guest Experience, Grice said she wanted to gain corporate-level design experience in a new environment.

“I feel like I’m part of the team,” Grice said.

In the span of just a few weeks, she has designed products, employee certificates and documented positive guest feedback through surveys and writing.

A rising senior, Grice wants to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts after graduating high school. She believes her internship has prepared her for working in real-world work environment.

“Now I know what I am working toward,” Grice said.

This story was written by Cass Tech student and Olympia Development of Michigan intern Jaleah Green.

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