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Wenonah High School Junior Takes Second Place at National Career Development Conference

Sean Ash, a junior at Wenonah High School, demonstrated exceptional talent and skill as he competed in the National Career Development Conference (NCDC) in St. Louis, Missouri on April 18.

After an outstanding performance in the Prepared Speaking category, Sean earned second place among participants from across the nation.

"Sean's dedication and determination are truly commendable. His success reflects the values we instill in our students – resilience, leadership, and a commitment to excellence," said Dana Wright Marshall, sponsor of Wenonah High School's JAG program.

In addition to his remarkable performance at the national level, Sean Ash has been selected as a finalist for the esteemed role of Alabama State Ambassador, further highlighting his leadership qualities and dedication to service.

Sean earned the opportunity to compete in the national conference after their exceptional performances at the State Career Development Conference held in Birmingham in March.

Hosted by Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), NCDC serves as a platform to empower young individuals with the necessary skills and support to succeed in education, employment, and life. With 78,000 JAG participants nationwide, the competition was fierce, with over 600 students vying for top honors across 11 different categories.

This is the second year Birmingham City Schools has participated in the JAG program, a testament to its commitment to providing students with opportunities for personal and professional growth.



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