The Knox Community School Board heard a presentation about the JAG program during their meeting Thursday night.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the Jobs for American Graduates organization at the high school boasts over 40 students and it has seen success in its infancy.
“The instructor, Molly Dollahan, and two of the students came in to give a report,” said Gappa. “This is the first year the program has been implemented in Knox. I believe we have 42 high school students as part of the program. It’s in conjunction with Workforce Development and it really helps students prepare for careers and jobs beyond high school. Recently, some of our JAG students participated in a career development conference and they had some different competitions. Two of the students who were at our board meeting talked about the competitions they participated in and some of the first place awards they received.”