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Sponsorship by O.C.E.A.N., Inc. allows JAG students at Pinelands Regional High School to compete at the Career Development Conference at TCNJ

The Jobs for America's Graduates, (JAG) students at Pinelands Regional High School competed at the Career Development Conference at TCNJ on May 23rd. The students did an amazing job and had a wonderful time.

The competition allowed the students to participate in eleven different categories which they learned during the 2023-2024 school year. Pinelands Regional won 3 First Place Awards, 3 Second Place Awards, and 3 Third Place Awards. They competed in nine of the eleven categories.

The students were complimented time and again on their professional appearance because of the jackets O.C.E.A.N., Inc. provided. Many other JAG programs want to purchase jackets because of their appearance. 

“O.C.E.A.N., Inc. truly makes a difference for the students” said Maureen Neuner, JAG Coordinator at Pinelands Regional High School. “We would not be able to experience all the things we do and be so successful if it wasn't for you. We will always be grateful for your generosity and kindness.” 

JAG at Pinelands Regional High School in Ocean County, NJ is a subgrantee of O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Community Action Agency. The program is funded in part by O.C.E.A.N., Inc. through the CSBG Non-Discretionary Grant provided by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

The JAG students competed against 12 JAG teams from different schools throughout New Jersey. The following are their results:

1st Place: Dollar Scholar (Personal Finance)

Nicole Cressman, Gray Kalm, Kaylee Acampora

1st Place: JAG Banner Competition - (Promotes the value and purpose of JAG)

Samantha Grant, Sadie Bundie, Leanora Earle, Joella Price

1st Place: Photo Contest - (Captures the theme of “JAG NJ-Always Forward, Never Backward!)

Stevie Deller, Conor Londrigan

2nd Place: Creative Problem Solving (Creating a solution to a hypothetical problem)

Nicole Cressman, Sara Murray, Liam Silk, Bennett McMahon

2nd Place: Employability Skills (Developing a resume and participating in a mock employment interview)

Michael Mocarsky

2nd Place: Dollar Scholar (Personal Finance)

Logan Russo, Autumn Piegaro, Joey Capriotti

3rd Place: Presentation Challenge - (Visual presentation capturing the theme of “JAG NJ-Always Forward, Never Backward!”)

Sara Murray, Madison Potoski

3rd Place: Public Speaking

Mia Gomez

3rd Place Career Marketplace - (Promotes goals of JAG: Leadership Development, Career preparation, Community Service, Social Awareness)

Lilly Powers, Dhruv Kumar

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