Student of the Week
Graves County High School
"JAG has helped me to learn, appreciate, and use teamwork in many ways. During my time in JAG I have learned to value every member and what they bring to the table on any project. It has helped me add experiences and skills to my resume as well as adding the experiences of community service.
I am thankful that I was selected to be a part of this program. I had no idea what I was getting into, but it was a great choice."
"Isaac was a part of the Skills 180 program over the summer. He did a phenomenal job of keeping on task. He is working hard to earn his micro-credential badges and takes pride in his work. Overall, Isaac has matured so much this past year. He is a willing participant in class, completes his work on time, and does his best on everything. He is going to have a great senior year!"
-Stephanie Rickman, JAG KY Specialist
After graduation Isaac plan to attend a technical college and pursue a career in IT or welding.
Elkhorn Crossing School
"JAG has taught me a multitude of things, from life skills to lessons I'll need further down the road and even tips and tricks I can teach others. As the Public Relations Director within the Career Association last year, I was given the opportunity to meet several KY leaders including the First Lady of Kentucky, Britainy Beshear, which has taught me how to be professional amongst leaders throughout my community. JAG has also taught me the importance of giving back to the community as I participate in service often.
Through JAG, I have been able to perfect my elevator speech, know how to budget finances, and even learned how to effectively be a team member while maintaining a role of leadership. Since being in JAG, I’ve gained a new sense of confidence for my life after high school/college, and I will be forever be grateful for this great experience."
"Sarai has shown perseverance during the pandemic, and she has started this school year with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. She is balancing virtual learning with a part-time job, and her hard work has not gone unnoticed. Sarai is a strong student leader, and she was an integral part in the success of ECS’s first year of JAG during the 2019-2020 school year. Beyond her academic strengths, Sarai is a kind, empathetic young woman who genuinely cares about her peers, teachers, and members of our community. We are so proud of Sarai!" -Amanda Burrows, JAG KY Specialist
After graduation, Sarai plans to go to college to pursue a Bachelors of Science of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse. After working as an RN for a few years, she plans to continue her education to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
West Jessamine High School
"JAG has taught me to never give up on your dreams and always keep pushing through the difficult times. Being in JAG has impacted my life by showing me the correct path of life and proving to me that nothing will ever work unless you make it work."
"I'm nominating Maddie because she is always the first student in class who shows me a great deal of maturity and emphasis on her education. Maddie comes into class and is always ready to go and contributes to class discussions. She's someone I can always depend on if I need something class related or need an errand ran, and I know that I won't find her out wandering the hallways.
I have so much respect for any student who is able to balance their school work with a part time job. Recently, Maddie got hired at Jimmy John's and has already received a raise based on her job performance. After getting her job, she announced in my class that they're hiring and has helped one of my students get hired. After thanking her for doing that, she replied that she wants to do anything to help others."
-Ryan Adams, JAG KY Specialist
After graduation Maddie plans on going to college to complete her vet path and says JAG has pushed her in the correction direction to do just that.
Garrard County High School
"What I have learned in JAG is that there are followers and there are leaders. People have to choose which one they want to be. There’s also teamwork and I’ve learned a lot about teamwork. How you make a team or how to work with your teammates. If you don’t work together with your teammates then it’s just gonna go down hill for all of you."
"JAG has impacted my life because it has let me know that other students in the school look up to me because I am in a leadership role with JAG and I am a leader in the school."
"I'm nominating Cortez because he represents what JAG is all about. He is a role model in the school and in the community and does not hesitate to help out others when in need. Cortez has grown into a young man that everyone in the school looks up to.""
-Jimmie McCulley, JAG KY Specialist
After graduation Cortez plans to attend college. He wants to learn heating and air and start his career. He hopes to get a job at thermal equipment and work his way up to engineering."
Warren East Middle School
"JAG KY taught me how to help people, how to communicate with others, and how to work hard and be a leader. JAG has impacted my life because it gives me the opportunity to communicate with others without being shy or nervous."
"I'm nominating Ethan because he demonstrates great leadership characteristics. He is a helper and teacher when needed, and a great role model for his classmates. Ethan has a vast knowledge of technology and helps everyone in class."
-Vetria Anthony, JAG KY Specialist
Phoenix Horizon Community
JAG has taught me that there are plenty of career choices out there, and if you work hard enough you can achieve your goals! JAG has impacted my life by helping me gain the knowledge to successfully complete interviews and be a leader.
"Aubrey is an amazing young lady. She is not only doing Middle College classes this year, but is also continuing JAG, and doing an awesome job with the 180 Skills Program. She has always been a sweet, smart, friendly girl, and would do anything for anyone. She is also a great student, that is very goal oriented and I am so very proud of her. I can't wait to see where she goes from here!"
-Angela Morris, JAG KY Specialist
After graduation Aubrey plans on attending Vet Tech school or going into the medical field.