The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) participants held there 4th annual Installation and Initiation ceremony at West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30.
The ceremony inducts officers and members into the Career Association, a national network of teens and young adults interested in career success.
Sixty-three participants from Brusly High and Port Allen High Schools accepted the vow of membership from Judge Robin Free in a special ceremony inside Courtroom A where he swore in fifteen officers for leadership of chapters at both high schools. Students led the ceremony and Eric Walker, sophomore of Brusly High, sang an inspiring song, “The World Greatest” by R. Kelly.
Guest speakers included West Baton Rouge Parish President, Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot; Craig Ourso, Process Supervisor of British Petroleum (BP) Lubricants; and Hall Davis IV of Hall Davis and Sons Funeral Service provided the students with motivational speeches focusing on importance of school and graduating and key skills employers are seeking for the workforce.
Following the ceremony, school board representatives, school faculty, JAG specialists, parents, and the newly inducted officers and members attended a luncheon at West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Posse.
Jobs for America’s Graduates Participants/Career Association Members
Brusly High School: Diane Brue, JAG Specialist
St. Cyr, Natalie