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4 Region High School Students Honored at JAG Conference

March 22, 2018
Four northeast Indiana high school students affiliated with the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program were honored at Indiana’s JAG Career Development Conference March 16 in Indianapolis.
 
Iesha Young of Snider High School earned a second-place honor in the prestigious outstanding senior category, which recognizes seniors who exemplify the JAG spirit through commitment to education, community service and leadership.
 
Other local winners: Taylor Geise, Manchester High School senior, second place for career presentation; Kyi Naing, New Haven High School junior, third place for career presentation; Cohen Marvel, Manchester High School junior, third place for employability skills.
 
JAG in northeast Indiana is overseen by Northeast Indiana Works and carried out by Brightpoint. There are 15 JAG programs in the region’s high schools. The programs are dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at risk.
I cannot explain enough how much Northeast Indiana Works’ Skill-Link classes in industrial maintenance have helped me in my career. They have allowed me to steadily grow in my career and I have now moved into the supervisory ranks. I intend to keep working hard and moving forward with Key Fasteners Corp.
Steven Brock McPeek