Team places seventh in national competition
Available Stanley-Boyd since December, a new opportunity called Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG for short) recently saw seven students from Stanley-Boyd travel to Dal- las Texas for national competition, flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with advisor Jessica Gumness.
JAG stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates and is meant to give participants meaningful job skills for after graduation.
A national program in over 1,500 schools, JAG has served over 1.5 million young people since 1980. Wisconsin is now serving young individuals in 9 diuerent schools and JAG has been at Stanley Boyd High School since December. JAG helps young people of great promise succeed in both school and on-the-job which leads to a productive and rewarding career. Advisor Jessica Gumness summed up the trip recently.
“Stanley Boyd High School sent seven students to the National Career Association competition and conference in Dallas Texas,” she said. “These seven students were the only ones to represent the state of Wisconsin at the National Level. The students competed in Business Plan Writing, Employability Skills and Project Based Learning Showcase. The Stanley Boyd High School JAG program is proud to announce that one of the groups placed in 7th place out of 52 teams for the Project Based Learning Showcase! The Project Based Learning Showcase competitors consisted of Alexa Liszewski, Felicity Conley, and Jasmine Sanchez.”
In order to be admitted to the JAG program at Stanley-Boyd, one must be a student at the high school and also submit an application. JAG is for grades 9 through 12, with an inter- view after the application and special qualifi cations for joining, including struggles with public speaking. More information on the program is available from Gumness.