The Work Project: A Labor Day success story

Meadowdale student Louie Herman, center, hopes to eventually be a firefighter. Here he is shown with Fire District 1 Capt. David Hunter, left, and firefighter Joe Soucy, of Edmonds Station 17.

By Janette Turner

Readers may remember Meadowdale High School student Louie Herman and his quest for a summer job. Luckily for Louie, after the story ran in My Edmonds News, several readers wrote in and offered the young man part-time employment. Here is Louie’s update:

“My summer was great! After the story ran, I got several calls from the article, and then they in turn referred me to their friends and neighbors. The thing I liked most about all the different jobs was the chance to learn and practice different work-related skills such as painting, power washing, and car detailing. What I am looking forward to at school this year is starting Running Start at Edmonds Community College, and finishing up my remaining credits at Meadowdale. Thanks again!”

Editor’s note: In honor of Labor Day, if you are a student or an adult looking for work, let us know and we may run your story. And if you are an employer, My Edmonds NewsTRULY LOCAL Classified Ads are a great place to find local candidates for your open positions. Even better, the first month is free! And if you are looking for work, as many are, we’ve added a new section: Employment wanted. Those ads will ALWAYS be free.

  1. I’m so proud of my son for taking the initiative to contact Teresa and Janette to make this all happen. He scheduled the jobs and we worked together on which tools and supplies he would need for each one. He even called me with questions while he was working one time. This is so important to ask for clarification and direction when you are unsure. I’ve hired adults that didn’t have that insight. Thanks Teresa and Janette for helping Lou learn some valuable lessons, use his skills and make some money. What a great community we have in Edmonds!

  2. So glad to help Louie at the start of his career! Thenk you, Chris and Paddy, for your comments. They are appreciated!

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