Car show raises money for student success

McCutcheon High School Jobs for America's Graduates Program gave car lovers a chance to showcase their most prized possessions Saturday afternoon. (WLFI Photo)
McCutcheon High School Jobs for America's Graduates Program gave car lovers a chance to showcase their most prized possessions Saturday afternoon. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) —  McCutcheon High School Jobs for America’s Graduates program gave car lovers a chance to showcase their most prized possessions Saturday afternoon.

Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, is a class offered to McCutcheon’s juniors and seniors.

The students involved in the program receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation.

High school teacher Kelsey Rummel and her students put on the car show to raise money for field trips and other activities. Her students said the show was about more than than just cars.

“[My favorite part is] making everybody feel included,” student Kiera Gremelspacher said. “JAG has really brought together a bunch of people that I never would have really thought wanted to hangout. We all support each other, raise money for good causes, and we do a lot of volunteer work. It’s just really nice bringing everybody together.”

JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and guide them on the right path for a successful career.