LMS and DHS attends JAG annual Student Leadership Conference

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, elected officers from Lowery Middle School JAG and Donaldsonville High JAG attended the “Donna Contois Louisiana Jobs for America’s Graduate”, 17th Annual Student Leadership Conference in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Cajun Dome. This event is hosted each year to trained leaders for their elected positions and gives the students an opportunity to run for their same position at the state level. Officers that attended from Lowery Middle were Jacoby Shepard- President, Jaylynn Tennessee- Vice President, Huey Himel- Treasurer, Jacoby Williams – Parliamentary, Dionne Cooks- Historian, and Jamal Street – Representative. Jacoby Shepard, Jaylynn Tennesse, and Huey Himel ran for their respective position. Officers that attended from Donaldsonville High were Shakira Sullivan – President, Akaylee Chiquet, Michealynn Billie, Theresa Williams, and Michael Green- Secretary. We are so proud that Huey Himel won as Treasurer for JAGLA – Middle School.

JAG, which stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates, is a program that is nationwide that was establish to encourage students to stay in school and get a high school diploma. It is a program that provides training in employability skills, independent living, and exposes the students to various career pathways. Students involved in JAG have a chance to explore colleges and technical schools, do volunteer work, and have an opportunity to hear from speakers from their area of career interest. Many businesses support JAG nationwide such as AT & T, Verizon, Bank of America, and The ALLSTATE Foundation. We would like to thank all the business that supports JAG and a special thanks to Wal-Mart, for providing grant money that allows our students to go on these trips too. For more information about JAG, check out the website