Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THS Student Named Kansas JAG Vice President

It's been a busy first semester so far, but we couldn't let it wrap up without acknowledging the achievement of one of our Topeka High School students.

Kyia McWilliams, a junior at THS, was voted Vice President of JAG-Kansas. She was first elected as her school's JAG VP, then attended a state-wide JAG convention where she presented a speech to over 800 students and adults. Her stellar speaking sk...ills helped her get elected to the state JAG VP position, and this month she will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete at the national election.

According to the program's website, JAG, or Jobs for America's Graduates, is "a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, (and has helped) nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities." Fifty-six Kansas schools have JAG programs.

Way to go, Miss McWilliams-- Topeka Public Schools is very proud of your accomplishment!