Blue Cross Blue Shield SEARCH Intern graduation
Posted on 05/22/2020
Photo: HCS Logo

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, BlueCross BlueShield of TN (BCBST) Project SEARCH interns will graduate with an occupational diploma and a certificate of completion through Project SEARCH. The drive-thru graduation ceremony will take place in the driveway of the central office of Hamilton County Schools from 11 a.m. to noon.

Project SEARCH is a transition-to-work program designed to give young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities real-world work experiences through total immersion in a work-based setting. Project SEARCH originated at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1996 and has grown throughout the country and expanded globally.

For the second year, BCBST Project SEARCH will be graduating ten interns from Hamilton County who have gained a robust set of work skills and experiences to add to their resume. This year’s graduates have come from seven different Hamilton County High Schools and worked in 19 different departments at BCBST to gain the skills needed for competitive integrated employment. They have excelled and received high praise from managers and mentors at BCBST.

2020 BlueCross BlueShield of TN Project SEARCH Graduates

Jacob Atkins – Ooltewah High School
Cameron Baliles – East Hamilton Middle High
Emeril Crosby – East Ridge High School
Manases Gonzalez – East Hamilton Middle High
Nicholas Knight – Central High School
Nicholas Mayes – Hixson High School
L’Mya Muhammad – Red Bank High School
Raelyn Pickett – Soddy-Daisy High School
Kahlee Smith – Red Bank High School
Anaiah Talley – East Hamilton Middle High

Drive-Thru Graduation

Date: June 6, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Place: HCS Central Office
3074 Hickory Valley Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421