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Students from eight high schools recently participated in the Work One Region 11 Career Development Conference.

The students are part of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program and compete each year locally with winners advancing to the State competition.

JAG students competed in 12 different categories either as a class or individually. Competitions are judged by local business representatives and community leaders.

Class competitions include Brochure, Commercial, Service Learning Blog and Entrepreneurship Plan. Individual competitions include Writing, Public Speaking, Financial Literacy, Employability Skills, Critical Thinking, Creative Solutions, and Career Presentation.

Local winners advancing to the State competition on March 11th include:

Southridge high School in the Brochure and Entrepreneurship Plan categories.

Giannella Rodriguez of Southridge High School captured first place in the Career Presentation category as well.

Other local winner include Tell City High School’s  Aubrey Craig School for Creative Solutions as well as David Briscoe of Tell City in Employability Skills.

Vanessa Snyder of Tell City High School in Public Speaking

Ivy Capehart of Pike Central High School for writing

And Outstanding Senior: Deziree Kerns of Pike Central High School

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