JAG Goes to Washington D.C.

Jan 09, 2018 High School

Two members of the Bald Knob Jobs for Arkansas’ Graduates organization recently attended the 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates Student Leadership Conference held on November 29-December 1 in Washington, D.C.


To qualify to attend the all-expense paid conference, the Bald Knob JAG department had to meet the JAG “5 of 5” criteria, receive recognition at the summer conference, and students must have participated in the JAG State competition. Senior JAG members Chenoah Hawk, Kimberly Crosby-Shipman, and Cheryl Burns, JAG Specialist, participated in the conference whose theme was “The JAG Edge: Graduation & Jobs Second to None!”. While in D.C., they attended an awards luncheon honoring JAG alumni, team building/leadership sessions, and met many other JAG members. During the conference, Chenoah Hawk competed in the JAG National Employability Skills Event. Some of the highlights of the trip included visiting Mount Vernon, the Capitol Wheet and taking a JAG state photo on the U.S. Capitol steps. Other sites visited included Arlington National Cemetery and the National Monuments. A visit was made to the National Mall and several of the Smithsonian National Museums. The JAG members left the conference energized, empowered, and committed to being leaders in the workforce and communities.