Six Flags Friends Awards $26,000 Scholarship to First Six Flags Apprentice
Cornell University Freshman Alison Hoyt to join Six Flags New England team this summer
“By furthering the educational advancement of Cornell students like Alison, we are investing in the future of the hospitality industry,” said Jessica King, Director of Six Flags Friends. “This program offers a multidisciplinary edge for students – delivering experiential learning both in the field and in the board room.”
“I am thrilled to have been chosen as the first recipient of the Six Flags Friends Apprenticeship, especially as a freshman,” said Hoyt, a native of New Hampshire who grew up working at her family’s four-season vacation resort. “This is a true privilege and the scholarship is a wonderful bonus. I’m looking forward to putting my classroom skills to work in the day-to-day operations at the park.”
The Six Flags Friends Apprenticeship program proved to be exceptionally competitive, garnering wide-spread interest from Cornell University students. The opportunity was open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors working toward a degree in hospitality management at the university. Six Flags executives, in partnership with a selection committee of esteemed Cornell University faculty, carefully screened all applications before conducting finalist interviews with top candidates.
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