South Dearborn, Lawrenceburg Students Win Big at JAG Career Development Conference

The competition took place last Friday in Indianapolis.

South Dearborn JAG. Facebook photo.

INDIANAPOLIS – Students from southeastern Indiana were among the standouts at a recent state competition. 

The Indiana chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates held its annual Career Development Conference last Friday in Indianapolis.   

The event brings more than 120 students together to compete in 10 individual competitions, one team competition and three chapter events for award money.

South Dearborn High School took first place in the Chapter Brochure event, beating out Vincennes Lincoln and New Castle high schools.

Individual winners from the area include”

  • Aspen Griffith, Lawrenceburg – 1st place in Employability skills
  • Emma Kocher, Grace Stoup – South Dearborn, 1st place in Entrepreneurship Plan
  • Lane Brawner, Madison, 1st place in Financial Literacy
  • Emily Metcalfe, South Dearborn, Honorable Mention

The JAG program is dedicated to helping high school students of promise who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve success through graduation.

JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation. Indiana’s program consistently graduates approximately 95 percent of participants and many students choose to continue their education after high school.

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