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MHS JAG Student and Program Earn Top Awards

On October 4, 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates  (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. Mena High School JAG Senior program had two students compete in the Public Speaking and Math Skills events. The top three places in each event will qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. at the National Student Leadership ...

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Acorn High School Implements JAG Program

BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita River School District’s Acorn campus has implemented a program that allows students to go to school and to work, all while earning credits to graduate and gaining a lifetime of skills and experience. Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, as it is commonly referred, is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among ...

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Mena JAG Program Excells at State, Looks Forward to Nationals

SUBMITTED – On September 29, 2015 Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. The students listened to a motivational speaker and competed in their respective events. The three event categories open for students from across the state to compete in were Public Speaking, Employability Skills, and Math Skills. In Public ...

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Mena JAG Receives Awards from National Program

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena JAG Program was recognized and has received awards from the National Jobs for America’s Graduates program or JAG, as it is commonly known. Mena’s JAG program received the Peak Performance Award and the “5 of 5” High Performance Club Award for attaining and exceeding the required outcome standards including graduation rate, employment rate, positive ...

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Mena JAG Students Attend National Student Leadership Academy in D.C.

Mena High School seniors Morgan Ashley and Brooklyn Tackett are in Washington, DC as Arkansas delegates to the 2014 JAG National Student Leadership Academy. The students were accompanied by Karen Purvis, teacher and JAG specialist for Mena High School and Lynn Ashley. The group met with Senator John Boozman in his Washington office prior to taking a tour of the ...

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