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Pioneer JAG students compete in Las Vegas

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Pioneer High School JAG students compete in Las Vegas.
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Throughout the school year, students at Pioneer High School have participated in JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates), a professional development course that creates pathways to success for youth.

In early April, PHS JAG students Garrett Watkins, Eddie Johnson, Sierra Knigge, and Cera Fuller traveled to Las Vegas to participate in multiple competitions at JAG’s annual Career Development Conference.

Students tested their abilities in public speaking mock interviews, art, financial literacy, etiquette, team membership, and sportsmanship.

Their professionalism was truly impressive. The skills acquired throughout these competitions will continue to help these students succeed in their future endeavors.

— Trevor K. Freitas, PHS JAG specialist

Pioneer Prom Highlights

On Saturday, April 29, PHS students danced the night away at their prom.

The event took place in the 1864 Grand Ballroom located on the second floor of the Brewery Arts Center. The beautiful Carson City landmark was filled with music, lights, bubbles, sparkling stars, laughter, and fun on the dance floor.

The photo booth was a fun place for students to pose in their stunning attire. Students also displayed their karaoke skills and voted for a prom king and queen.

In addition to all the dancing, students were able to sample some tasty fare from Q’s BBQ and Bodine’s. Students learned their counselor, Cary Jordan, had “mad” DJ skills and even the staff danced to retro beats.

Judging by the smiles on all the faces, this was definitely the best prom yet! On behalf of the students and staff at Pioneer High School, a special thanks goes to the Brewery Arts Center, PHS staff chaperones, Steve Corda and Monica Ward, for making for a magical evening.

— Rebecca Allen, PHS teacher