Alabama JAG Wins BIG!

The 3rd Annual Jobs for America’s Graduates National Career Development Conference was held April 18-20, 2024, in St. Louis, Missouri. The National Career Development Conference (NCDC) is the pinnacle experience for JAG youth to demonstrate their skills, explore career options, connect with employers, and create pathways for their future as members of the JAG Career Association. Alabama is a member of the Jobs for America’s Graduates Council of State Affiliates that is represented by 39 States and the Virgin Islands.

Alabama JAG students shined brightly at the NCDC Competitive Events program, delivering impressive performances across more than a dozen categories from Outstanding Chapter to individual and team competitions. Alabama students were able to benchmark their skills and abilities against students nationwide and showed their expertise in Business Plan, Career Preparation, Creative Decision Making, Financial Literacy, L.O.V.E. Project, NCA Knowledge Bowl, and Prepared Speaking. Congratulations to Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates Career Association National winners for your hard work, perseverance, and accomplishments.

2024 Alabama JAG

National Career Development Conference Results

Career Preparation

1st place = Lauren Welch: Phillips High School

2nd place = Jamarcus Lowe: Conecuh County Schools Workforce Development Center

Financial Literacy

1st place = Sadie Brannon: Etowah High School

Prepared Speaking

2nd place = Sean Ash: Wenonah High School

Business Plan

1st place = Heaven Harris, McKensie Fenil, JaQuarri Carmichael: Fairfield High Preparatory School

3rd place = Hallie Goodman, Hayden Blair, Mallory Hall, Orrin Douglas: Straughn High School


Creative Decision-Making

2nd place = Autumn Swiat, Aryiana Reid, Zandrea Ofstedahl, Kauner Owens: Russell County High School

Knowledge Bowl

1st place = Austin Herchenhahn, Aaron Sharp, Michael Stakic, Jackson Morris: Morgan County Schools Technology Park

2nd place = Savannah Edgar, Anna Kate Foster, Christopher Thomson, Lorianna Majors: Highland Home High School

L.O.V.E. Project

1st place = Lily Morrow, Allison Neal, Rylee Whitehead, Laney McGehee: New Hope High School

NCA Outstanding Chapter

New Hope High School

Phillips High School

Highland Home High School

NCA Service Project – Habitat for Humanity

Certificate of Recognition = $100 donation or 100 service hours

Certificate of Merit = $500 donation or 500 service hours

Highland Home High School-Certificate of Merit

Straughn High School—Certificate of Merit

New Hope High School—Certificate of Recognition

Morgan County Schools Technology Park—Certificate of Recognition

Phillips High School–Certificate of Recognition