Students compete for opportunity to advance to national competition in Washington, D.C.
More than 200 students representing 68 JAG-K programs traveled to Salina to participate in a two-day Leadership Development Conference. The conference featured competitions in Employability Skills, Math Skills, Project Based Learning, and Public Speaking.
Winners of the competitions, pictured below, will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the JAG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in November.
Project Based Learning
1. Washington High School: Amiel Green, Tajanea Polk, Ja’Tai Matthews, Tyron Harris
2. Junction City Freshman Success Academy: Destiny Wilson, Sierra Garner
3. Augusta High School: Brandon Bond, Brittney Cairns
1. Cierra Wood – Great Bend High School
2. Meredith Queal – Pratt High School
3. Josie DeCoster – Turner High School
1. Jason Mitchiner Jr. – Topeka High School
2. Allen Roberts – Pratt High School
3. Jamie Aguirre – Wichita West High School
1. Tajanea Polk – Washington High School
2. Gabriel Smith – Lawrence Free State High School
3. Whitney Mayberry – Wichita North High School
2017-2018 State Career Association Officers were elected and will also travel to NSLA. Officers are President Linda Moyo of Newton High School; Vice President Tyrese DeLaCruz of Field Kindley High School; and Secretary Tyron Harris of Washington High School.
The conference was held at the National Guard Regional Training Site-Maintenance. Students were provided facilities tours and experienced simulators. In addition to competitions, students attended workshops and heard from Dr. Blake Flanders, President & CEO, Kansas Board of Regents and inspirational speaker Matt Bennett.
JAG-K is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that partners with students facing various barriers to success, helping them graduate high school and then on to a successful career path.