Over 150 Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) students from Cuyahoga and Lake Counties gathered at Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus to showcase a year’s worth of business knowledge at the annual Youth Career Olympics. The 10-event competition tests participants on job readiness and employment skills in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
This year, the competition was more intense than ever before as students from each school arrived on the morning of April 26th dressed to impress, prepared, and confident they have what it takes to finish among the best of the best at YCO.
Competitions included Budgeting for Life, Community Service, Corporate Team Challenge, Decision Making, Employment Application Review, Employment Interview, Employment Skills Test, Program Cover Design, Public Speaking, and Visual Display.
While students were busy focusing on their events, more than 30 sponsors, dozens of volunteers, and 35 companies were supporting the students’ YCO endeavor through hours of volunteerism (mock interviews, resume building, coaching, judging, etc.), financial contributions, and donations.
In addition to the competitive events, students had the chance to meet and network with local businesses looking to fill open positions at the CVS Opportunity Fair. In total, 35 companies were on hand to talk to students about education and employment opportunities in the region.
As is tradition, the day ended with the Victory Celebration where first, second and third place winners were announced for each of the ten categories. The winners are as follows:
Winners High School Career Coach
|1st Place:||Adrien Grant||Glenville JOG||Jocelyn Cook|
|2nd Place:||Onyango Pearl||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|3rd Place:||Jonathon Gregg||Lincoln West JOG||Susan Palmentera|
|1st Place:||Cory Washington||Glenville JOG||Vanessa Ackley|
|2nd Place:||Peppi Miller||Glenville JOG||Jocelyn Cook|
|3rd Place:||Chenoa Miller||Glenville JOG||Vanessa Ackley|
|1st Place:||Giovany Diaz||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
|2nd Place:||Nadia Clark||ECAC Maple Hts JOG||Connie Patton|
|3rd Place:||Halima Abukar||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
Program Cover Design
|1st Place:||Tanializ Feliciano||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|2nd Place:||Isabella LaRiccia||Thomas Harvey JOG||Dave Ramsey|
|3rd Place:||Ricardo Ibarra||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
|1st Place:||Kayla Warfield||Glenville JOG||Vanessa Ackley|
|2nd Place:||Kesha Grullion||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
|3rd Place:||Maria Felix||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|1st Place:||DeAviance Colbert||John Adams JOG||Nicole Pierce|
|2nd Place:||Bobbi Schultz||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|3rd Place:||Noah Giles||John F. Kennedy JOG||Brittnie Jermon|
|1st Place:||Essence Hill and Katelyn Quintana||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|2nd Place:||Carla Matos and Aleysha Diaz||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
|3rd Place:||Erianna Reed and Keiarri Murphy||Glenville JOG||Vanessa Ackley|
Budgeting for Life
|1st Place:||Mariah Fleming||Euclid JOG||Ashleigh Robinson|
|2nd Place:||Aaliyah Johnson||John Marshall JOG||Michelle Mauck|
|3rd Place:||Nye-Zale Scruggs||Glenville JOG||Jocelyn Cook|
|1st Place:||Kiara Brown||John Adams JOG||Nicole Pierce|
|2nd Place:||Marcus Oatneal||ECAC Maple Hts JOG||Connie Patton|
|3rd Place:||Delaney Velez||Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
Corporate Team Challenge
|1st Place:||Clarence Scott and Jazalynn Murry
with Marcus Henry of Turner Construction
|Lincoln West JOG||Shannon Williams|
|2nd Place:||Briyeah Cook and Jackie Williams
with Kathy Pierce of Designer Walls
|Glenville JOG||Jocelyn Cook|
|3rd Place:||Anitra Hayward and Christopher Jones
with Danielle Hunter of Findley Davis
|Shaw JOG||Artemus Carter|
Youth Career Olympics is only possible with the support of all of our incredible sponsors and volunteers. Thank you for your unwavering support, countless hours of volunteerism, incredible donations and contributions, and dedication to the youth of Greater Cleveland.