If no one at the Jobs for America’s Graduates 2019 National Student Leadership Academy had ever heard of Gentry High School before, they have now.
Three of Gentry’s Jobs for Mississippi Graduates placed at the academic competition in Washington D.C. last week.
Juniors A’Myah Robinson and Sylvester Washington Jr. took home the first place award for Project-Based Learning, while junior T’Rossi Pernell took the second place award for Public Speaking.
“After serving 20 plus years in education, planning, community and economic development, these skills have afforded me the opportunity to pour into the Gentry High School students,” said Gentry JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown. “These students not only represent their school, but the entire state of Mississippi on the national level. We are developing young leaders in the college prep and career tech avenues. JMG has provided me the platform to utilize life-long acquired skills to reinvest into economically disadvantaged students so they have the necessary employability skills needed to be ready for work on day one.”
This is Brown’s first year to teach the JMG students.
There were a total of four categories Gentry competed in, Brown said.
“I’m proud of all my students, because they are all winners,” Brown said. “Believe me, Gentry High is definitely known on a national level. I’m grateful to the Lord to have another day here on earth trying to make a difference.”