JAG-K Students attend JAG National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C.


While many in Washington, D.C. were reacting to election results, 12 Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) students were attending the JAG National Student Leadership Academy. The students competed in skills competitions, attended leadership workshops and had the opportunity to tour familiar monuments and museums in the nation’s capital. Kyia McWilliams of Topeka High School and Analisa Ramos of Highland Park High School were members of the group.

“I am so proud of how well Kyia and Analisa 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.

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