2023 Career Development Conference Competition Winners and Scholarships

Winners of the competitive events at the highly anticipated 2023 Career Development Conference Announced
May 24, 2023

The annual Career Development Conference, held on April 6th at the Mesa Convention Center, brought together talented JAG students from across Arizona, who showcased their skills in a range of competitions designed to prepare them for the workforce and higher education opportunities. Participants displayed exceptional professionalism, leadership, and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on the judges and attendees.

We are delighted to acknowledge the recipients of the scholarships offered by our valued partners. The following students have been awarded scholarships based on their academic excellence, leadership potential, and commitment to personal and professional growth:

The Dougherty Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Giselle Rojas Guzman, Coronado High School

Emily Flores, Tolleson Union High School

Mireja Lassio, Paradise Valley High School

Tiffany Willis, Wickenburg High School

Damaris Desiderio Peralta, Paradise Valley High School

Hebah Shaie, Paradise Valley High School

Jasmin Margaret Batallones, Paradise Valley High School

Drew Mayberry, Paradise Valley High school

Daisy Martinez Santoyo, Coronado HIgh School

Mayar Adam, Paradise Valley High School

 

The Harrison-George Scholarship Recipient is Emily-Jane Crawford, West Point High School.  

 

The Dr. Oranté Jenkins Leadership in Education Scholarship Recipient is Jasmin Batallones, Paradise Valley High School.

 

The Candia Philanthropy Award Recipients:

Jobanca Nunez, West Point High School  

Maximiliano Marquina, West Point High School  

Eddie Zazueta, West Point High School    

 

The Carolyn Warner Lieber Legacy Scholarship Recipient is Louis Jordan Agulto, West Point High School.

 

Winners of the 2023 Career Development Conference Competitions are as follows:

 

This year we were honored to be supported by Choice Hotels who hosted the 2023 Choice Hotels Hospitality Triathlon. The winners of the Triathlon are the following;

Table Setting

3rd Place - Ruby Brown - Santa Cruz Valley High School

2nd Place - Arianna Guerra - West Point High School (MY)

1st Place - Amber Argomaniz - Tonopah Valley High School

 

Resolving a Customer Complaint

3rd Place - Eduardo Rios - Coronado High School

2nd Place - Alicia Perez - Camp Verde High School

1st Place - Jobanca Nunez - West Point High School (SR)

 

Housekeeping

3rd Place - Nicole Page - La Joya Community High School

2nd Place- Nyla Phillips - Tonopah Valley High School and

2nd Place - Corina Tlacomulco - West Point High School Multi Year

1st Place - Antwa'Nisha Washington - Sierra Linda High School

 

Choice Hotels Hospitality Overall Chapter Winners

3rd Place - Camp Verde High School

2nd Place - West Point High School Senior

1st Place- Tonopah Valley High School

 

Cover Design

3rd place – Jenna Flores – West Point Senior Program

2nd place – Yulianna Arreola – City of Tolleson JAG Works

1st place – Natalee Arriaga – Coronado High School

 

Chapter Picture

3rd place – West Point Multi-Year

2nd place –Tonopah Valley High School 

1st place – Paradise Valley High School

 

Chapter Upper Apparel

3rd place – Tolleson JAG Works

2nd place – Paradise Valley High School

1st place – Tonopah Valley High School

 

Linked-In Competition Division 2

3rd place – Nyla Phillips – Tonopah Valley High School

2nd place – Zuleyka Corrales – Paradise Valley High School

1st place winner –  Anais Daher – Westview High School

 

Linked-In Competition Division 1

3rd place – Hailey Garcia – LaJoya Community High School

2nd place – Jessica Romero – Westview High School

1st place winner – Giselle Rojas Guzman – Coronado High School

 

Writing Skills Competition Division 2

3rd Place – Genesis Lopez – West Point High School – Multi-year

2nd Place – Rizky Watuna Watts – Tolleson JAG Works 

1st Place – Gavin Frank – Shadow Mountain High School

 

Writing Skills Competition Division 1

3rd Place – Eli Flores – Tolleson Union High School

2nd Place – Demaris Rodriguez – Shadow Mountain High School

1st Place  – Declan Mercolini – Camp Verde High School

 

Communications Triathlon Division 2

3rd Place – Emmanuel Silva Orozco – Coronado High School

2nd Place – Arinna Robertson – West Point High School Multi-Year

1st Place – Joel Garcia Orozco – Coronado High School

 

Communications Triathlon Division 1

3rd Place – Emily Jane Crawford – West Point High School-Senior

2nd Place – Jasmine Garcia – La Joya Community High School

1st Place – Hebah Shaie – Paradise Valley High School

 

Math Skills 101 - Division 2

3rd Place – Zuleyka Corrales – Paradise Valley High School

2nd Place  – Odalys Miranda – Tolleson Union High School

1st Place – Joel Garcia Orozco – Coronado High School

 

Math Skills 101 - Division 1

3rd Place – Anna Jeong – Shadow Mountain High School

2nd Place – Coby Keim – Westview High School

1st Place – Emily Douglas – Tolleson Union High School

 

Commercial Division 2

3rd Place – Camp Verde High School

2nd Place – LaJoya Community High School

1st Place – Tolleson Union High School

 

Commercial Division 1

3rd Place – Coolidge High School

2nd Place – Tonopah Valley High School

1st Place – West Point High School Multi Year

 

Youth Mental Health Awareness

3rd Place – Sierra Linda High School

2nd Place – Paradise Valley High School

1st Place – Wickenburg High School

 

La’Zett Brown-Butler Cosmetology Competition

Hair Styling – 1st Place  – Jose Hernandez Rafael – Shadow Mountain High School

Barber – 1st Place – Christian Sanabria  – Camp Verde High School

Make-up – 1st Place – Cynthia Guerra – Paradise Valley High School

Nails – 1st Place – Anay Medrano – Tonopah Valley High School

Lashes – 1st Place – Kiana Alexandra – West Point High School Senior

Overall Winner: Kimberly Bassoco, Tonopah Valley High School

 

Carolyn Warner Public Speaking Division II

3rd Place – Nathan Montero

2nd Place – Angel Gonzalez

1st Place – our first keynote speaker, Nyla Phillips

 

Carolyn Warner Public Speaking Division 1

3rd Place – Eddie Zazueta – West Point High School-SR

2nd Place – Jesse Braamkolk – West Point High School-SR

1st Place – our final keynote speaker – Jesus Garcia, Senior at Coolidge High School

 

L.O.V.E. Project

3rd Place – West Point Multi Year – Laila Solis , Mana Sidi

2nd Place – Coronado High School  – Mirna Macedo, Daisy Martinez, Evelyn Olivares, Giselle Rojas Guzman

1st Place – Paradise Valley High School – Leslie Lopez Mendoza, Mayar Adam 

 

Project Based Learning

3rd Place – West Point High School Senior – Jenna Flores, Eddie Zazueta

2nd Place – Tonopah Valley High School – Anay Medrano, Na'Ziyah Williams, Gage Stone, Nyla Phillips

1st Place – Coronado High School – Amy Gonzalezja, Emili Gonzalez , Daisy Martinez, Giselle Rojas Guzman

 

Career Preparation

3rd Place – Emmalie Keepers

2nd Place – Nathan Rodriguez

1st Place – Jasmin Batallones

1st Place – Symorah Johnson

 

Resume Writing

 3rd Place – Nevaeh Collins – Paradise Valley High School

 2nd Place – Hebah Shaic – Paradise Valley High School

 1st Place – Dakotha Wiblin – Shadow Mountain High School

 

 Interviewing Skills

 3rd Place – Giselle Rojas Guzman – Coronado High School

 2nd Place – Noni Berry – Westview High School

 1st Place – Destiny Quinayas – Westview High School

 

Employability Overall Winners

3rd Place – Giselle Rojas Guzman – Coronado High School

2nd Place – Destiny Quinayas – Westview High School

2nd Place  – Coy Bowser – Wickenburg High School

1st Place Overall winner is: Noni Berry, Westview High School

 

Stock Market Challenge

The winners are  Runner up: Sierra Linda High School

1st Place: Paradise Valley High School

 

ACEE Personal Finance Challenge

3rd Place - 

2nd Place – Hebah Shaie, Lidia Ruiz, Kayla Oritiveros, Mayar Adam – Paradise Valley High School

1st Place  – Elijah Torres, Jesus Chavez Jr, Blake Squillaro, Christian Garcia – Paradise Valley High School

 

Mirror Communication

3rd Place Ross Chavahiri, Lily Lumina - Shadow Mountain High School

2nd Place Noni Berry, Margarita Hernandez Westview High School

1st Place Marchel Harton, King Coldwell, Tonopah Valley High School

 

UTI STEM-Tire Changing Competition

3rd Place West Point (MY) 

2nd Place Coronado High School 

1st Place Camp Verde

 

Team Tower Competition

3rd Place Coronado High School

2nd Place West Point High School (SR)

1st Place Copper Canyon High School

 

Creative Problem Solving

3rd Place Camp Verde

2nd Place Wickenburg

1st Place Paradise Valley High School

 

Chapter Banner Award

3rd Place Coolidge High School

2nd Place West Point High School

1st Place Wickenburg High School

 

Chapter Display Award

3rd Place Coronado High School

2nd Place Tonopah Valley High School

1st Place Wickenburg High School

 

This year’s Community Service Champion had a total of 87 Hours per student. The winning program is Paradise Valley High School.

 

In addition to recognizing an outstanding JAG Program for their contributions, each year JAG recognizes outstanding JAG students for their personal investment in the community. 

 

The awardees are both from Paradise Valley High School with a total of 274 hours of service: Damaris Desiderio Peralta with 107 hours and Kayla Ontiveros from Paradise Valley High School.

 

The highly-anticipated awards, the Career Association of the Year AND the Program of the Year. The Career Association of the Year Award recognizes the youth-led organization that set high goals and demonstrated high levels of commitment and participation in order to achieve those goals. 

 

Runner Up - Paradise Valley High School

Winner - Wickenburg High School  

 

Finally, the Avant-Garde and Legacy Programs of the Year, not only demonstrated excellence in the Youth-led Career Association activities, but also accomplished the overall program goals by ensuring JAG participants improved their grades, attendance, and stayed on track for graduation. 

 

Runner Up - Mult-Year Program-West Point High School 

Winner - City of Tolleson JAG Works

 

Legacy Program of the Year winners

Runner Up - Paradise Valley High School

Winner -Coronado High School

 

The most difficult to judge and highly contested Professionalism Award. 

This award recognizes the school that showed great professionalism and etiquette throughout the day of the conference.  And the winning school is West Point High School.

 

These winners demonstrated exceptional abilities in their respective competitions and have proven themselves to be future leaders in the workforce. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of them on their remarkable achievements.

Author:
Nicole Porter
Director of Marketing and Communications
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