Seymour student wins top prize at JAG Conference

Seymour High School student Carina Muñoz receives the Outstanding Senior Award from DWD Commissioner Fred Payne and Dr. Tami Silverman, executive director of the Indiana Youth Institute; photo courtesy of DWD

A Seymour High School student took home the top honor at the 11th annual Jobs for America’s Graduates Career Development Conference in Indianapolis on March 15th.

Carina Muñoz won the Outstanding Senior Award at the event, which is the culmination of months of regional competitions focusing on several disciplines critical to future employment.

The top students in each category from the regional competitions advanced to state competition in Indianapolis for a chance to earn monetary awards by showcasing the employability skills they learned through the program.

JAG is a state-based, national not-for-profit organization that assists high school students by helping them overcome academic challenges and achieve graduation. JAG Indiana is administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Muñoz competed against 11 other seniors from throughout the state to win the Outstanding Senior Award. She is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. Her career goal is to be an elementary teacher.