Several teachers from Vernon Parish were recognized in July at the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) National Training Seminar in Orlando, Fla.

Several teachers from Vernon Parish were recognized in July at the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) National Training Seminar in Orlando, Fla.
Alice Guess, of Leesville High School, Lisa Thomas and John Nash, both of Leesville Junior High School, and John Chavis, of Pickering High School, were recognized at the four-day seminar and professional workshop.
Guess was one of nine Louisiana teachers to receive the Outstanding JAG Specialist award, and also received an award for obtaining the highest graduation rate.
Chavis and Guess received "5 of 5 High Performance Awards," for meeting all five of the JAG goals required for the program. Thomas received the JAG High Performance Star award, and Nash received the High Attendance Rate award.