Students in the three Lauderdale County JAG (Jobs for Alabama Graduates) programs participated in an officer initiation and new member installation ceremony Wednesday, November 15. The ceremony included JAG students from Central, Wilson, and Lauderdale County High School. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Bryce Curtis, son of Central JAG sponsor Mike Curtis and vice-president of marketing for Yellowhammer Roofing. Curtis told the students they are being given a unique opportunity to "practice" for the real world and the possible career choices they will face. Thanks to the internship and other training opportunities offered to JAG students, they are able to learn what their ideal job would be, all while developing valuable skills and behaviors that will aid them in whatever job they choose. Wilson JAG sponsor Linda Quigley also pointed out that JAG students are learning how to be leaders and followers, each of which is extremely important in the job market. Central JAG sponsor Mike Curtis noted that on a recent field trip his JAG students took to Montgomery, none other than Alabama's governor Kay Ivey said that JAG is "one of the best programs in the state." We salute all of our JAG students and their sponsors for their hard work and dedication to making sure each student reaches his or her fullest potential.
Guest speaker Bryce Curtis
l-r; Wilson JAG president Josh Walker, Lauderdale County High School JAG president Malcolm Jackson, and Central JAG president Parker Langston