3Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a program that works with students to encourage skills required for both high school graduation and future employment.  JAG works with students who come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, or those who may be struggling with school.

This past week (May 17-18), eight students from Mineral County High School traveled to Las Vegas to attend the JAG Nevada’s Career Development Conference (CDC).

Those students were Ashlynn Spanier; Alex Plevney; Mykala Dummar; Romey Hickman; Morgan Price; Tennicee Reynolds; Veronica Hernandez and Cami Trujillo. These students joined others from twenty-two Nevada High Schools to participate in various workshops and competitions to practice skills learned in the JAG program.

Prior to the CDC events, keynote speaker, Donald Asher, presented a Power Point lecture titled “Secrets of the Hidden Job Market”, focusing on skills which will be helpful for high school graduates when looking for employment. Each student from MCHS competed in at least one of the competitions that took place Monday morning.

Two of our students placed in their events – Hickman took first place in Critical Thinking Skills and Ashlynn Spanier placed second in Employability Skills.  The remaining competitions were: Scrapbook/Power Point, Creative Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Essay Writing, Art, and Outstanding Chapter Board Display. The students at MCHS appreciate the opportunity of having the JAG program in our school and would like to thank our JAG teacher, Janis Horn and the Administration for their encouragement in our current education and future careers.