FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Students from 14 area high schools took part in the Jobs For America's Graduates Regional Career Development Conference on Friday.
Students from North Side, Northrop, Snider, South Side, Wayne, East Noble, Garrett, Heritage, Huntington North, Manchester, Marion, Mississinewa and New Haven High School, as well as the Impact Institute competed in categories including public speaking, writing skills and financial literacy.
The conference was held at Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus. Competitors who placed in first and second place in each event advance to the state conference Mar. 14 in Indianapolis.
Chief Garry Hamilton of the Fort Wayne Police Department was the keynote speaker of the conference.
21Alive assignment editor and sports producer Eric Dutkiewicz served as emcee.
Jobs For America's Graduates (JAG) is a statewide program that helps juniors and seniors with post-secondary options upon high school graduation.
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