Southridge students excel at conference

Sara Hughes
Audriana Craig

Students from Southridge, Vincennes Lincoln and Princeton Community high schools’ Jobs for America’s Graduates Program recently participated in the State Career Development Conference. The state JAG CDC winners have been announced and Region 11 in Southwest Indiana was well represented.

Sara Hughes and Audriana Craig, Southridge High School, Huntingburg, placed third in Project Based Learning. This is a new category and the students showed how much there is to do in Southwest Indiana.

Hadley Sheffer, Princeton Community High School, placed first in outstanding senior. Sheffer is now the outstanding senior in JAG for the entire state, a first for Region 11.

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 non-profit organization within the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. In DWD’s Region 11, including Vanderburgh, Posey, Pike, Perry, Gibson, Knox, Warrick, Spencer and Dubois counties, the program is administered within the WorkOne system and directed by the region’s Workforce Development Board.

A JAG specialist in each participating school leads, guides and encourages the students as they participate throughout the school year in several classroom activities and projects. In addition to structured activities, the JAG specialist

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