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Eight Young Men Selected to Attend 2019 Nissan Resume Challenge

February 18, 2019

Ruben Banks Manuel Campbell Jordon Holt LeJaric Humphrey
Ruben Banks Manuel Campbell Jordon Holt Le'Jaric Humphrey
Valery King Justin Powell Warren Reed DaeAndre Smith
Valery King Justin Powell Warren Reed Jr. DaeAndre Smith

Eight young men from five JPS high schools were selected for the 2019 Nissan Resume Challenge. They are:

  • Ruben Banks, Jim Hill
  • Manuel Campbell, Jim Hill
  • Jordan Holt, Jim Hill
  • Le’Jaric Humphrey, Forest Hill
  • Valery King, Wingfield
  • Justin Powell, Callaway
  • Warren Reed Jr., Provine
  • DaeAndre' Smith, Wingfield

These scholars traveled to Nissan's corporate offices in Franklin, Tennessee, February 13–15 for the Nissan Resume Challenge and Summit. Participants attended leadership development workshops and toured Nissan's headquarters and assembly plant. During the site visits, they met and interacted with Nissan executives and managers. They also met with their peers from high schools in six other regions of the country.

Nissan partners with the 100 Black Men chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Jackson, Nashville, and Washington D.C. These organizations provide leadership development workshops that include resume writing and other job skills. They then review resume submissions and conduct interviews in order to recommend young men to represent their chapters at the national conference. About 50 students from across the country attended the all-expenses-paid career development seminar hosted by Nissan.

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