We were pleased to welcome Congressman Mike Rogers, representative of Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District, for a visit to the Cherokee County Career & Tech Center JAG program on October 19th.
From left to right is Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Alabama State Board of Education’s Vice President; Mandy Nichols, Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates State Manager, Craig Collins, Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates State Program Administrator; Congressman Mike Rodgers, representative of Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District; Brett Keasler, CTE Director for Cherokee County Schools; and Mitchell Guice, Superintendent of Schools for Cherokee County.
Cherokee County Career Tech Center JAG Specialist Amanda Lee (photos below) was one of the first eight JAG specialists in the state of Alabama in 1996.
Jobs for Alabama's Graduates State Manager Mandy Nichols shared, "With this program it’s a true 'team effort' between the student and the school system – one that goes beyond the traditional graduation date, but instead continues into that sometimes frightening first step into the 'real world' of being a grown up, after leaving high school."
Congressman Mike Roges; Craig Collins, Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates State Program Administrator, and Brett Keasler, CTE Director for Cherokee County Schools
At the end of his visit Congressman Rogers took a few moments to speak with the students and offered some words of wisdom, emphasizing that you should never give up, and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Rogers shared that he came from a “poor, rural background,” worked while he was in high school, and put himself through college and that, “If I can do it, you certainly can, too!”
Back row (left to right) Thomas Kennon, Shadow Solano, Amanda Lee, Congressman Rogers, Katie McDaniels, Zack Marler, Dylan Eaton, & Connar Moore. Kneeling (left to right) Breonica Edgeworth and Jacobia Hood.
Coverage by Weis Radio