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JAG students compete

Friday, April 8, 2011

Six Northview High School students competed in the JAG Regional Career Development conference recently in Indianapolis, including (front, from left) Cameron Muncie, Jonnica Johnson, (back) Walter Heagy, JAG specialist Sarah Thomas, Robert Muncie and Jesse Sowers. Not pictured: Sienna Jackson.
A handful of Northview High School students enrolled in the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program recently competed in the first Regional Career Development Conference in Indianapolis.

Approximately 100 students from 12 Indiana high schools took part in the day-long event, which included a series of competitions in 10 categories and also two one-hour long seminars on college readiness and overcoming barriers in life.

NHS senior Cameron Muncie highlighted the performance for the group by placing second in Financial Literacy. Muncie was required to take a written exam to demonstrate his financial literacy and ability to appropriately manage finances.

By placing second, Muncie may now take part in the state competition, which will take place April 20, at the Eli Lilly Center in Indianapolis.

Others competing at the regional conference included Jonnica Johnson in Critical Thinking; Jesse Sowers in Communication Triathlon; Robert Muncie in Employability Skills; Walter Heagy in Creative Solutions; and Sienna Jackson in Cover Design.

JAG is a school-to-career program with a mission of keeping young people in school through graduation. The focus is to provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enrollment in a post-secondary institution that leads to a "rewarding career."

Applications are now being accepted for next school year. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor or Northview JAG specialist, Sarah Thomas.