iJAG student, Mike Bernard, from Davenport Central High School, was awarded a $1,350 Scholarship from Quad Cities Career Connections. Mike was the winner of a Logo Design Contest conducted by QC Career Connections. iJAG students in the Quad Cities, as well as East Moline and Rock Island, IL were eligible to participate in the contest. Students could submit up to three drawings, based upon criteria that QC Career Connections provided.
QC Career Connections has been working with the Quad Cities and East Moline and Rock Island, IL iJAG Programs by connecting students with businesses. Nicholas Youngblood, iJAG Education Specialist, at Davenport Central said, “QC Career Connections has played a very important role in connecting students to the real world.”
Ryan Bobst, Director of QC Career Connections, announced the winner of the scholarship on April 11, 2013. Ryan said, “QC Career Connections is still within its first year of operation, and we focus on connecting business and education to provide real-world and hands-on experiences for students.
iJAG, and Nicholas Youngblood at Davenport Central High school have been fantastic partners with the iJAG program and we were excited about an opportunity to tap into the talents and skills of iJAG students. We highly value the work of Davenport Schools and iJAG in dropout prevention as both are models for statewide success.
We very much appreciate all the work and look forward to continuing and building on the relationship!”
iJAG also looks forward to continue working with QC Career Connections! It’s been a great experience for the students!
Below is the winning logo design by Mike Bernard. Mike is currently a Junior at Davenport Central High School. He plans to attend the University of Iowa in August 2014. Congratulations, Mike, and best wishes in pursuit of a collegiate education.