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Southridge Students Advance To JAG State

EVANSVILLE (From Sources) – Students from eight high schools, including Southridge, recently participated in the Region 11 Career Development Conference at Vincennes University Gibson South in Fort Branch. The students were part of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program who compete each year locally with winners advancing to the state competition.

Students competed in 12 categories either as a class or individually. Southridge fared well in the competition. Giannella Rodriguez of Southridge won the Career Presentation category. Team, or class entries from Southridge won the Brochure and Entrepreneurship categories. All will advance to the state competition March 11.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner was among the competition judges. He and Workone Southwest executive director Jim Heck judged the Outstanding Senior 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 fields. The program is administered within the WorkOne system and is directed by the region’s Workforce Development Board.

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Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner (right) was one of the judges at the recent Region 11 Career Development Conference at Fort Branch. Spinner and Workforce Board Executive Director Jim Heck (left) judged the Outstanding Senior category, which was won by Deziree Kerns of Pike Central High School (center). (Photo Courtesy of Region 11 JAG Manager)

 

 

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