Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced high school seniors Ryan Chase, Juliet Chin, Mira Metry, Rocio Padilla, and Brandon Sugars as the 2015 Reach Honorship recipients.
Through its Reach program, Warner Bros. awards internship and scholarship packages, known as Honorships, to five graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of entertainment each year. As part of these Honorships, students are awarded scholarships as well as the opportunity to complete four paid summer internships at Warner Bros., beginning with the summer immediately following their high school graduation. Additionally, each summer the scholars are paired with a different executive mentor and provided additional networking opportunities with entertainment industry professionals. Successful Reach program graduates are eligible for full-time positions at the company after completing their degrees.
“The aim of the Reach program is to provide opportunity and access to the entertainment industry to outstanding youth in our community,” said Mary-Elizabeth Michaels, Director, Community Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “The program allows students first-hand experience in a corporate setting and encourages them to build a network of contacts that will help them after graduation.”
Mira Metry and Brandon Sugars are recipients of this year’s Burbank Reach Honorships, created specifically for residents of the studio’s longtime hometown. A recent graduate of John Burroughs High School, Metry is set to study public relations at Pepperdine University this fall, while Burbank High School graduate Sugars will be focusing on business management and economics at University of California, Santa Cruz. Both students will receive a $5,000 college scholarship coupled with the opportunity to complete four consecutive summer internships at Warner Bros.
Los Angeles County Reach Honorships were awarded to Ryan Chase, Juliet Chin, and Rocio Padilla. All three students will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to complete four summer internships at the studio. Chase is a recent graduate of South Pasadena High School and will be studying business administration at University of California, Riverside in the fall. Chin, a graduate of L.A. County High School for the Arts, will enroll at Tulane University this fall, where she plans to major in digital media production and film studies. Padilla, who attended Foshay Learning Center, will be studying art and business at University of California, Irvine.
For more information on the Reach Program, visit www.wbcitizenship.com