Written by Culbertson Searchlight
Culbertson High School student Paxton LaQua chats with Leo “Buddy” Waldhausen of Culbertson at the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Career Development Conference in Billings.
Several Culbertson High School students recently attended the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Career Development Conference in Billings. Pictured are Kendra Bets His Medicine (near left) and across the table (from left to right) Hannah Boyd, Rayneece Bets His Medicine and Taylor Primeau. The girl behind Kendra Bets His Medicine is not identified.
Culbertson High School students traveled to Billings for the 24th annual Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Career Development Conference Monday, April 28.
Jobs for Montana’s Graduates is a class that students take for an entire school year and work together as a team. Focusing on curriculum based around careers, proper social awareness, leadership and civic activities that empower them to compete at the state level.
The Culbertson students were among more than 350 students from around the state.
Senior Elizabeth Hendrickson sang the national anthem during the opening ceremonies.
Students were divided into groups that allowed and encouraged them to meet new people through an event called “Coordinated Chaos.”
There were competitive events and a talent show that featured Hendrickson.
Montana Pipefitters & Electrical Apprenticeships presented hands-on activities. There were career presentations that included careers, health care and wildland firefighting.
During the awards banquet, Culbertson students presented with awards included Sam Fell with a $500 scholarship from JMG, first-place awards for the talent show and public speaking for Hendrickson, third in state for individual civic activities for Angela Benson, third in words in the workplace for Sheridan Martin and first in career exploratory notebook and second in decision making for Adam Buxbaum.