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Deshannon Smith presents Congressman Garret Graves with a certificate of appreciation.

Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success.

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Manager of the Wal-Mart in Port Allen, L. Louis shakes the hand of Port Allen High JAG student Dekari Welch after receiving a certificate of appreciation at the indusction ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Following an invocation by Pastor James Morrise of Rosehill Baptist Church, Congressman Graves and Mr. L spoke to students.

Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee formally inducted students into the organization.

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Students are inducted as leaders of JAG by Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee.

School Board Superintendent Wes Watts, School Board member Rose Roche, Port Allen City Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence, Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown, State Rep. Edmond Jordan and Port Allen High Principal James Jackson were also in attendance. 

JAG is a thirty-five-year-old state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who have serious barriers to graduation or employment.  

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Congressman Garret Graves and Head of Port Allen High JAG Louise Stewart. 

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