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JAG Career Development Conference 2018

On Friday January 19, approximately 150 JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program from the 8 participating schools in our Region gathered on the campus of Ivy Tech for the 2018 Career Development Conference.  This was the seventh year for the competition in our region.  The students came together to showcase the skills they have been learning during the past year.  Competitions were held in categories such as Employability Skills, Critical Thinking, Creative Solutions.

In addition to the competitions, the students heard from guest speaker and former JAG Student Tierra Allen who now works for WTHI-TV.  Also, students were able to tour the Ivy Tech Campus, hear a presentation from Vincennes University and network with their fellow competitors as well as local Employers and Community Leaders over lunch. 

Local Employers and Community Leaders once again donated their time to serve as Judges for the event and to meet with the students. 

Students who finished in First Place will move on to compete at the State Competition in March.

Congratulations to all of the participants and good luck to those moving on to the State Competition!

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Media Coverage: 

Tribune Star: http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/jag-competitors-learn-practice-the-lessons-of-thoughtful-design/article_1ba351ed-7a28-50cc-9a80-d37507c5eda8.html

Banner Graphic: http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2481568.html

The Brazil Times:  http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/2478808.html

Sullivan Daily Times: Times Article

2018 Career Development Conference Results

Chapter Brochure

1st Place – Cloverdale
2nd Place – Terre Haute South

Chapter Service Learning Blog/Video Diary

1st Place – Northview

Career Presentation

1st Place – Cheyenne Cox Terre Haute North
2nd Place – Jordan Harrell Cloverdale
3rd Place – Izyc McCoskey Terre Haute North

Cover Design    

1st Place – Tara Bell Northview
2nd Place – Sara Bond Northview
3rd Place – Jalyn Fuller Terre Haute North

Creative Solutions

1st Place – Kyler Brown Sullivan
2nd Place – Denise Janke Cloverdale
3rd Place – Jalen Johnson Cloverdale

Critical Thinking              

1st Place – Natalie Catt Sullivan
2nd Place – Brayden Taylor Terre Haute North
3rd Place – Annie Hueston Turkey Run

Employability Skills

1st Place – Carina Elder Terre Haute North
2nd Place – Isis Britton Terre Haute North
3rd Place – Tara Bell Northview

Entrepreneurship Plan 

1st Place – Gabriella Anderson, Jamika Brewer, Marissa Muncie Terre Haute North
2nd Place – Zach Storms, Hunter Tomey Sullivan
3rd Place – Madyson Vandevender, Jessica Walls Sullivan

Financial Literacy            

1st Place – Jasmin Watson Terre Haute North
2nd Place – Sarah Bond Northview
3rd Place – Carly Stuck Terre Haute South

Public Speaking

1st Place – Raine Myers Turkey Run
2nd Place – Mackenzy Mathers Terre Haute North
3rd Place – Isaac Hunt Riverton Parke

Writing Skills

1st Place – Cadie Honaker Sullivan
2nd Place – Kaylee Honaker Sullivan
3rd Place – Calvin Taylor Cloverdale

Outstanding Senior

1st Place – Parker Timberman Northview
2nd Place - Jaden Scott Sullivan
3rd Place – Katlyn Valdes Riverton Parke

Thank you to all of the Community Leaders who volunteered their time to serve as Judges for this year's event.

Judy Anderson – Vigo County Commissioner
Daryl Andrews – GlaxoSmithKline
Hunter Bisch – Congressman Larry Bucshon’s Office
Amy Bridwell – Taghleef Industries
Mary Ann Clark – Hamilton Center
Laurence Cross – J&N Metal Products
Dr. Tad Foster – Indiana State University
Marjorie Hopkins – Author
Amanda Hogue - Novelis
Ryan Hughes – IBEW Local 725
Jennifer Isbell-Scott – Vectren
Jessie Jackman – Duke Energy
Kim Marlow - Novelis
Mary Caye Pfister – Pfister Realty
Ellen Reeves – United Way
Courtney Richey – Small Business Development Center
Kelly Shillings – PPG Industrial Coatings
Claudia Tanoos - Terre Haute EDC
Andrew Theisz – Vectren
Jason Thurman – Futurex Industries Inc.
Cyndi Todd – Parke County EDC
Dave Tucker – Vincennes University
Greg Tucker – IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters
Tami VanRensselaer - Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center
Chris Williams – Ivy Tech Community College
Charlene Wright – Ivy Tech Community College
Gail Wright – WCI – AHEC
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