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School board hopes to expand JAG program

Cierra Wood to attend National Student Leadership Academy

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood, right, talks to her instructor, Jennifer Hopkins, Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. Hopkins is the new Jobs for America’s Graduate (JAG) program at GBHS. Wood will represent Great Bend and Kansas this month at the JAG National...

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Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn’t listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be “boring” and “stupid.”
“I was told last year that it was just a study hall but boy was (that) wrong,” the GBHS junior said. She trusted her instincts and enrolled in the Jobs for America’s Graduates class. Not only has JAG given her confidence and a reason to study, it is also leading to an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., after Thanksgiving.
Wood attended the JAG-K Leadership Development Conference in Salina and placed first in ...


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