JAG students advance to state

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Students from eight high schools in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program recently participated in the Region 11 Career Development Conference. JAG students compete each year locally, with winners advancing to the state competition.

Students compete in 13 different categories either as a class or individually. Competitions are judged by local business representatives and community leaders.

Local students advancing to the state competition on March 15 include: Southridge High School in the categories of Service Learning Blog, Commercial and Entrepreneurship Plan; Jose Gutierrez from Southridge High School in the Critical Thinking category; Jeovany Dubon from Southridge High School in the Employability Skills category; Alexsandra Gonzalez from Southridge High School in the Financial Literacy category; and Grace Middleton from Southridge High School in the Writing category.

The JAG program provides services to young adults to help them get a high school diploma or equivalent, secure a quality entry-level job or pursue post-secondary education that leads to advancement in their career field. JAG is a state-based, national nonprofit organization within the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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