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Murrah Senior Achieves National Title at Jobs for America's Graduates Student Leadership Academy

December 18, 2019

Zacchaeus Wallace
Zacchaeus Wallace

Jobs for Mississippi Graduates' student achievers traveled to the nation's capital to compete for national titles in four academic competitions: public speaking, employability skills, math skills and project-based learning. Zacchaeus Wallace of Murrah High School won the second place award for math. Wallace is a senior in the Academic & Performing Arts Complex (APAC) Program at Murrah.

"Murrah and the entire JPS community are super proud of the way Zach represented the state of Mississippi," said Marcus Moffett, JMG Job Specialist for Murrah High School. "We hope that his victory helps to motivate more students to excel in the future."

With four winners at the national competition, JMG Mississippi reigned supreme out of 32 states represented at the Jobs for America's Graduates 2019 National Student Leadership Academy. Students advance to nationals after qualifying in statewide competitions held each spring.

Jobs for Mississippi Graduates is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 and tasked with educating middle and high school students through a curriculum centered around career readiness. The mission of the organization is to educate, equip and empower students to obtain successful outcomes in life. JMG is a state affiliate of Jobs for America's Graduates, the national nonprofit organization founded in 1980.