Evansville, IN – Students from nine high schools recently participated in the Region 11 Career Development Conference. The students are part of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) 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 Brochure, Chapter Commercial, 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.
Students advancing to the State competition on March 17, 2023, include:
Chapter Brochure: Pike Central High School
Chapter Commercial: Princeton Community High School
Entrepreneurship Plan: Southridge High School
Cover Design: Ivy Cook, Pike Central High School
Career Presentation: Joselyn Hernandez, Southridge High School
Creative Solutions: Karen Torres, Jasper High School
Critical Thinking: Rya Graves, Pike Central High School
Employability Skills: Justin Leeds, Pike Central High School
Financial Literacy: Kaylea Harlen, Southridge High School
Public Speaking: Genesis Pena, Jasper High School
Writing Skills: Samantha Pickel, Vincennes Lincoln High School
Outstanding Senior: Shelby Neese, Pike Central 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.