Senior Kimana Knight took a trip to Washington, D.C. in November as a part of her Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, class. There were several JAG students across America who attended, and Knight represented Paoli. The purpose of this trip was to meet new people and learn new skills for her future, including communication skills and employability skills.
Knight was eligible to go on this trip because she had previously won a CDC grant and was very involved in JAG events. On the trip, the representatives of the JAG programs split up into groups and had the opportunity to look at memorials and visit Arlington Cemetery.
“I liked learning new things and getting to meet new people,” said Knight.
Knight learned skills to help her all throughout her life.
“JAG is an amazing class and can create hard working, successful people. Coach Lowery and the JAG program have given me some great opportunities for bettering my future,” said Knight.
Story by Haley Owens