Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas holds induction ceremony


The Hays High School chapter of JAG-K, or Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas, held its induction and installation ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Lecture Hall.

The event, known as the I&I ceremony, is when JAG-K students are inducted into the organization and into their career associations. Each association committee is led by a vice president, and each committee is in turn led by the president and his staff, which includes the secretary and treasurer. The elected officers are as follows:

President: Senor Chason VanDerWege

Secretary: Junior Emileah Bunting

Treasurer: Junior Edwin Muller

VP of Community Service: Senior Parker Dreher

VP of Leadership Development: Junior Brooke Goodman

VP of Career Development: Senior JW Perry

VP of Civic Awareness: Senior Matthew Towne

VP of Social Awareness: Senior Gilda Torres-Allen

Co VP of Digital Media: Seniors Remy Stull & Roqua Fleenor

“During the I&I ceremony, we were honored to have Mr. Drew Gannon from FHSU [Fort Hays State University] deliver the keynote address,” JAG-K instructor Bryan Zollinger said. “We also had special guests, HHS administrators Shawn Henderson and Fred Winter and Region 1 Manager Gaylon Walter, as well as parents and friends of our amazing students.”

JAG is a national non-profit organization that has chapters in approximately 40 states. Hays High School is a part of the Kansas chapter, which serves more than 6,000 students in just over 100 schools in Kansas. In the local chapter, students explore career paths, participate in activities, competitions and projects, attend field trips, have guest speakers and complete community service.