JAG students from Fontainebleau High and Salmen High were recognized during January's Committee As A Whole Meetings for their leadership excellence in the JAG program.
During the Louisiana State JAG Leadership Conference in Lafayette, Fontainebleau High junior Gerard Marquez (President), senior Peyton Snead (Senior Vice President, Leadership Development) and sophomore Derriyon Ducre (Vice President, Career Development) were elected to three of the six JAG Louisiana state offices.
The three received a grant from the Entergy Corporation to attend the National JAG Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by their JAG teachers Jeff Boren and Eric Dubuisson, the Fontainebleau and Salmen students attended leadership sessions, met with Congressman Steve Scalise and his chief of staff, and toured the U.S. Capitol. They even received a personal tour of the White House from FHS alum Drew Walker, who is currently on the staff at the White House.
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is the nation's largest high school dropout prevention and recovery program. JAG provides an educational setting promoting academic and skills attainment, civic responsibility, leadership development, and social awareness - all necessary to become a responsible citizen and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.
JAG Students Recognized
Gerard Marquez, Fontainebleau High
JAG Louisiana President
Peyton Snead, Fontainebleau High
JAG Louisiana Senior Vice President of Leadership Development
Derriyon Ducre, Fontainebleau High
JAG Louisiana Vice President of Career Development
Leona Collins, Salmen High
JAG Louisiana State Representative
Alexus Hill, Salmen High
JAG Salmen Career Association Officer