Tulah Chatterton, a senior at Floral Park Memorial High School,...

Tulah Chatterton, a senior at Floral Park Memorial High School, launched an effort to help her peers find jobs. Credit: Sewanhaka Central High School District

A Floral Park student aims to help her peers find jobs by providing them with everything from sample resumes to interviewing tips.

Tulah Chatterton, a senior at Floral Park Memorial High School, recently spearheaded Project Teen Forward. She performed tasks such as creating and posting job-themed videos on social media and launching a website where local businesses could post their job vacancies.

Chatterton, a Girl Scout, tackled the project as part of her Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA.

“I realized that in my town it was hard to finds jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, so I wanted to create resources to help other teens in my area,” Chatterton, 17, said.

The teen developed content with help from LoAn Nguyen, the human resources manager at Blue Earth Diagnostics. Nguyen provided insight on topics including what to wear to interviews and questions that are typically asked. Chatterton spread the word about her efforts through presentations to her school’s business classes.

Chatterton is a member of her school’s varsity swim team, choir, Model UN Club and Future Business Leaders of America club. She also played the lead role in her school’s spring production of “Annie,” for which she was nominated for a Roger Rees Award that honors the area’s best high school theater students.

— MICHAEL R. EBERT

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