JAG students advance to state contest

From Local Sources

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

JAG students compete in 12 different categories either as a class or individually. Competitions are judged by local business representatives and community leaders. Class competitions include: Chapter Marketing Campaign, Project Based Learning Presentations and Entrepreneurship Plan. Individual competitions include: Cover Design, Career Presentation, Creative Solutions, Critical Thinking, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Public Speaking, Writing Skills and Outstanding Senior.

Local schools/students advancing to the state competition on March 13 include: Project Based Learning Presentation, Southridge High School; Entrepreneurship Plan, Southridge High School; Career Presentation, Jenifer Najarro, Southridge High School; Critical Thinking, Drake McBride, Southridge High School; Employability Skills, Kevin Calderon, Southridge High School; Financial Literacy, Caleb Hochesang, Southridge High School; and Writing Skills, Grace Middleton, Southridge High School.

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.

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