My name is Wayne Smith, and I am the summer intern for the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. I am a current resident of Whitley County, and a student from Manchester University, I also graduated from Columbia City High School in 2014.

I chose to attend Manchester because of their high job placement ratings after graduation. And it was also a bonus that I was able to play football there as well. I am currently on my way to senior year, and plan to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies. With graduation coming up in the 2018 year, I have high aspirations for this coming school year. I will be the president of Communications Student Club, and will continue to cover Manchester athletic events, and finish my senior year on the football team.

This summer, I look forward to becoming better educated on the EDC’s involvement in the community and all of the different services it offers to Whitley County. I plan to apply myself in many different practices the EDC is involved with, as well as understanding the interactions between the EDC and local government entities. In the meantime, I hope to better the community and help create an improved quality of life for the residents of such a wonderful area.