Plaquemine High School's JAG program installs officers

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Pictured from left at Plaquemine High School's JAG ceremony are Senator Troy Brown, Bethany Cotton Williams, Kaitlin Williams, Jakortni Weber, Carla Williams, School Board member Freddie Molden, Alaysha Christophe, coach Donald Ray Johnson and Judge Alvin Batiste. Not pictured is AlNita Miller with the Iberville Parish School System.

PLAQUEMINE - Plaquemine Senior High School's Jobs for America's Graduates program installed its Career Association officers and members into the National JAG Program recently.

Visiting the school for the installation was Judge Alvin Batiste who swore in all the students, both middle and high school.

Louisiana Senator Troy Brown was the keynote speaker for this ceremony.

In his speech, Brown urged students to use their talents wisely to enhance their future goals. He gave sound advice and direction.

"If your mind is not focused on the positive, then you will make the wrong decisions," Brown said.

JAG has numerous goals and Brown touched on many including using one's mind to reason, being respectful, following rules, going to college or learning an industrial trade, making positive choices, becoming a business owner and being an active and good citizen.

He noted one of the most important is to graduate from high school.

There are 46 JAG students now enrolled in Iberville Parish School System's high school program.

JAG is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.

In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results - helping 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.