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SHS grad keeps a sunny outlook

Desiring to work closer to home, Kasey Hursh is keeping busy these days at the Sunny Spot Restaurant in Sunnyside. Hursh has been at the local eatery for about six months after previously working in Yakima. His work at the Sunny Spot involves greeting patrons with water and menus, and washing dishes. Hursh says his favorite part of the job is working with the public. "I like interacting with people," he says. The restaurant has its daily regulars, and he says it's fun to get to know them on a first-name basis. His two-pronged job, washing dishes in the back while welcoming customers with a smile in the front, can get hectic at times. "Sometimes there are so many people it's hard to keep up," Hursh smiles. "Especially on a Sunday." A 2005 graduate of Sunnyside High School, Hursh says he still calls Sunnyside home because he enjoys the area. "I like having the four seasons," he says. While he's happy working at the Sunny Spot, Hursh says his future plans include expanding on his education. "I have some credits, but I need to go back to school," he says. "I want to get my associates degree in human services." He says he'll be able to stay close to home to accomplish that future goal, as well, as he plans to eventually take classes at YVCC. Whether it's human services, or getting better acquainted with the human interest stories that walk through the restaurant's doors each day, Hursh seems to be well suited for the tasks ahead with his sunny disposition at the Sunny Spot.

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