The Donna Contois Louisiana Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG-LA) 17th annual JAG Career Development Conference was held in Minden on April 12, 2013 at Camp Minden. Eleven students from Jena High School attended the conference. Torei Farris President, Kassie Deville Vice - President Leadership, Kiana Tolliver Vice – President Civic Activities, Jasmine Wooten, Javinsia Brown, Dazha Gibbs, Colton Castell, Trell Jones, Terence Purvis, Dylan Hester and Desiree Brinson. The weather was beautiful and sunny, a bit cooler. We started our morning early by leaving Jena High School at 5:45. We arrived to begin our day of competition and learning. The opening ceremonies were great with a wake up speech by a National Guard Recruiter. It was not solely about joining the guard but on life after high school, after that we rotated into three different stations.