After years of dedicated work for our firm, we are very proud to announce that our student intern, Loren, will be moving on to the next phase of her academic career to become a member of the freshman class at Georgetown University in the fall, where she plans to major in Sociology and minor in a foreign language. While we are sad to see her go, we know that she will be met with nothing but success at such a prestigious university. Orientation is scheduled to begin on August 20, 2020, and Loren is hoping to be living in a dorm on the Georgetown campus come September; although given the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation remains fluid.

Thornton Law Firm is a proud corporate sponsor of the Cristo Rey High School Work-Study Program, where Loren is a senior and completing her third year interning with us. During her internship, she has worked directly with Legal Assistant Mary Collins, a long-term Thornton Law employee. In addition to teaching her everything from how to address a letter to how to file a complaint, Mary has been there for Loren throughout the college application process, helping her with letters of recommendation. Loren says, “She was like a mother to me, very caring, and always looked out for me. I am so grateful to have been assigned to work with Mary.”

Loren was selected as one of three graduating seniors to be honored at the Cristo Rey Academic Signing Day Event, their annual gala dinner. Part of her being honored includes making a short video of her story; however, the video shoot, unfortunately, had to be canceled as the school has been closed for the remainder of the year due to Governor Baker’s orders. Graduation is still scheduled for June 6th at this time.

While buildings are closed, online learning has replaced in-person lessons. All of Loren’s classes are taking place using Microsoft Teams. She is taking AP English, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, and Ethics – quite the challenging schedule.

We wish Loren all the best at Georgetown and are sorry to see her go; however, we know that she is well prepared and will succeed at whatever endeavor she takes on during her time there.