Emporia High Student Attends National JAG Academy

Nov 16, 2016 | District News Release

Students compete, participate in leadership workshops, tour nation’s capital

crystal_cabreraCrystal Cabrera, sophomore at Emporia High School, was one of 12 Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas students who attended the JAG National Student Leadership Academy last week. The students competed in skills competitions, attended leadership workshops and had the opportunity to tour familiar monuments and museums in the nation’s capital.

“I am so proud of how well Crystal represented Kansas at the national competition,” said Chuck Knapp, president of JAG-K. “All of our students earned their spot on the team, and I am pleased they can see the correlation between preparation, work and reward.”

Students earned the all-expense paid trip by finishing in the top three places in one of three skills competitions at the JAG-K Leadership Development Conference held at Rock Springs Ranch in October. The skills competitions were: Employability Skills; Math Skills and Public Speaking. Three statewide JAG-K Career Association elected leaders also earned a position on the national team.

JAG-K is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is engaged in 29 Kansas school districts and serves more than 2,700 students. JAG-K is an affiliate of the national JAG program that operates in 32 states. The 37-year old program has assisted more than one million students nationwide.

Emporia High School has been associated with the JAG program for three years. This year, 53 students are enrolled in grades 9 – 12.

Anyone interested in more information about JAG-K may visit the website at

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