Natchitoches Junior High JAG members attended the 2nd Annual National Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. on April 18-23. The conference was filled with activities such as competitive events, college and career expos and education workshops.
Jayna Curry and Davonte Middleton played vital roles as flag bearers for the parade that led to the opening ceremony. The keynote speaker for the event was International Author Darrly Bellamy who spoke about facing your fears. He encouraged the students to act through fear as they live and lead throughout their lives. We attended various workshops that provided face to face interaction with colleges, universities, and industry partners. We ended the conference with a dance and trip to Universal Studios. Most importantly, The students were able to build bonds with fellow JAG members from across the country which enhances their ability to network with individuals.
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the following community partners who sponsored our members: Bank of Montgomery, City Bank & Trust Company, Cedar Grove RV and Boat Storage, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Ingrams Jr, Ingram Medical Clinic, M & M Pharmacy, C. Michelle & Christopher Mayeux, Universal Techs LLC, Trailblazers Lawn Service, Kalel Butler, Quinta’s Giving Closet, Vickey Washington, Patrice & Leonard Parker, Engage Federal Credit Union, Magee’s Patio & Café, Bayou Soul, The Breadhouse-Nakatosh, Dr. Zeichner General Surgery Specialist, On Site Tax Service, Mrs. Janet Gauntt & Randy ‘s Fabrication & Welding, LLC., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Ronnie’s Auto Glass and Collision Center, Jackson Automotive LLC., Rhodes Properties and Development, Law Office of Howard E. Conday, LLC. Mr. Walter Delphin, Natchitoches Right-Of-Way, Rev. Brian Small, Mr. Michael Bayonne, Mr. Ed Ward and a few sponsors who would like to remain anonymous. Without your sponsorship, our members would not have been able to benefit from this incredible experience!
Pictured: Delilah Jackson, Jayna Curry, She’Kinya Pipkin, Shane’ Johnson, Ky’lia Miller, Mariah Golston, Shayla Simbron, Zyah Jenkins, Jireh Johnson, Michael Brown Jr., Davonte Middleton and Zaveian Calahan.