Cloverdale JAG students perform well at regional competition
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale High School students enrolled in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program have placed in the top third of their events at the recent regional Career Development Conference.
Cloverdale as a whole took first in chapter brochure, while Jordan Harrell took second in career presentation. The second and third places in creative solutions were taken by Denise Janke and Jalen Johnson, respectively. And Calvin Taylor claimed third in writing skills.
Students who took first place will move on to the state competition in March.
About 150 students from the eight participating schools took part in the seventh year for the competition. In addition to the competitions, the students heard from guest speaker and former JAG student Tierra Allen, who now works for WTHI-TV.
Also, students toured the Ivy Tech campus, heard a presentation from Vincennes University and networked with their fellow competitors as well as local employers and community leaders over lunch.
JAG is a state-based, national, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.
Last year, 95 percent of JAG students graduated high school (the statewide percentage was 89 percent) and 89 percent have gone on to jobs, the military or further education. The class of 2017 secured $26 million in scholarships.