Mena High School student Trey Brown earned the honor to participate and compete in the Math Skills Competition and Leadership Academy at the 21st Annual 2017 JAG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) held in Washington, D.C. on November 29-December 1, 2017. Brown participates in the JAG Program in the Mena High School Senior Program where Karen Purvis is the JAG Specialist. To be invited to compete and participate in the NSLA, Brown previously placed 3rd in the math skills competition at the JAG State Leadership Conference that was held in October 2017.
This year the NSLA was held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. The 2017 NSLA attracted the largest number of delegates ever to attend the conference (over 800 JAG students from across the country). The NSLA delegates were able to experience extraordinary leadership development, teaming, problem solving, recognition, and patriotic values activities during the three day conference. Purvis said, “The students showed a great deal of enthusiasm, energy, and excitement for the variety of leadership experiences, networking with business leaders, Governors, National and State Congress members, JAG students from across the country, exploring the Nation’s Capital, competing in three competitive events, being away from home for the first time, and experiencing Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Trey Brown for his outstanding success.”