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Sherman pushes five P’s to DHS JAG students

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
LaTangela Sherman, of Cumulus Media that includes MAX 94.1, 106.5, 103.3 and 1460 AM, serves as the Production Director for the station visited the school on May 1.

Prior preparation prevents poor performance, that’s the message LaTangela Sherman sent to the students in Donaldsonville High School’s JAG program.

Sherman, of Cumulus Media that includes MAX 94.1, 106.5, 103.3 and 1460 AM, serves as the Production Director for the station visited the school on May 1 to encourage the students there are steps to take to “get certain places” and it starts with knowing the five P’s.

“The things you do today determines what you are able to do tomorrow,” Sherman said.

Sherman told the students she started in the radio business at the age of 14, while attending Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She said she knew it was what she wanted to do even then.

Sherman said it’s important that “we join ourselves with like minds.”

“We need to learn to live a purpose driven life,” Sherman said.

She talked about high drop out rates at a national level and asked the students what is one thing he or she feels would knock them off of course. Students replied saying social media is one of the biggest distractions for them.

Sherman told the students that when it comes to filling out job applications, employers look at social media.

“They check it,” Sherman said, “But if we stay ready we don't ever have to get ready.”

DHS JAG director Tarleshia Miles said having Sherman come into the classrooms and talk personable with the students helped reach them at a direct level, rather than a large setting.

“Sometimes it takes a small-group setting to really be able to nail the point home,” Miles said. “The things LaTangela [Sherman] were able to talk to the kids about were real and sincere.”

Miles added, “We definitely appreciate LaTangela coming and we hope she can come back and visit with us again.”