Top 2 Places From Each Category Advance To State In April

Students Shine At Regional Career Conference (with Photos)

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: Eric Dutkiewicz

Area students from nine high schools compete at the regional JAG Career Development Conference.

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    New Haven High School senior Constance Ganaway performs the National Anthem at the regional JAG Career Development Conference.

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February 15, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Area students put their career skills to the test Friday afternoon at the Jobs For America's Graduates Regional Career Development Conference.

JAG students from Northrop, North Side, Snider, South Side, Wayne, New Haven, Huntington North, Marion and Mississinewa high schools took aim at the state finals in several job-related competitions at the annual conference held at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

Prizes. including scholarships for training and college expenses, in nine categories. The top two contestants in each category advance to the JAG State Career Development Conference in April.

Awards were also given to the school with the best banner and binder showing community service.

JAG is school-to-careers program for juniors and seniors at 49 Indiana high schools. Locally, JAG is under the direction of Community Action of Northeast Indiana, and funded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board. The program provides students with educational, military and job opportunities after high school.

2013 Jobs For America's Graduates Indiana Region 3 Career Development Conference
Outstanding Senior
Che Jackson, New Haven

Cover Design
Tahj Thomas, Wayne

Public Speaking
1. Chanel Love, New Haven
2. Imani Cooper, Marion
3. Gunnar Adams, Huntington North

Career Presentation
1. Pasjion Weaver, Marion
2. Steven Davies, Mississinewa
3. Marceda McElroy, Snider

Writing Skills
1. Shiann Creed, Huntington North
2. Brandon McBurney, Snider
3. Hunter Sikora, Mississinewa

Creative Solutions
1. Algia Steward, North Side
2. Chalon Cobb, Marion
3. Brandon Huston, Huntington North

Critical Thinking
1. Lucas Clark, Huntington North
2. Erica Nino, Northrop
3. Sedrique Wilkerson, Marion

Financial Literacy
1. Lexi Thomas, Northrop
2. Dakota Jackson, Wayne
3. Erin Bailey, Marion

Employability Skills
1. Chevis Weaver, Marion
2. Demetrius Carter, New Haven
3. Ashley Osterman, Wayne

School Banner
1. Wayne
2. Snider
3. South Side

Community Service Binders
1. North Side
2. Wayne
3. Snider

View the photo album at right for pictures from the regional JAG Career Development Conference.




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