Archive for December 2019

PHS student selected as ambassador for Tourette Association of America

By From Staff Reports / Posted Dec 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School junior Emily Wachter has been selected by the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to represent the state of Kansas at its Youth Ambassador Training in Washington D.C. Wachter and her mother, Shauna Rooks, will attend the event in March, a release said.…

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Great Bend student competes, participates in leadership workshops in Washington D.C.

t Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) was represented by 16 students at the JAG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in Washington, D.C., including Great Bend High School student Austin Moore.  The students competed in skills competitions, attended leadership workshops and had the opportunity to tour familiar monuments and museums in the nation’s capital.    The students who attended NSLA earned the all-expense…

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JAG-K faces funding cuts

The Department for Children and Families will cut the grant that funds a large portion of the programs by 50% in July of 2020. Each JAG school program costs about $73,000 to fund.
The hope is that with bipartisan support in the Kansas legislature and with Governor Kelly now serving on the National JAG Board, the funding won’t be lost.

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