2005-02-23 / School News

JCHS students to run for VOCA state parliamentarian, president

JCHS students to run for VOCA
state parliamentarian, president

Chickeena RoweChickeena Rowe

Two members of the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Vocational Opportunities Chapters of America (VOCA) will run for state office at the Region VI VOCA competition to be held at Augusta Technical College Friday, Feb. 25.

Chickeena Rowe will compete for the position of VOCA State Parliamentarian. She is a tenth grader at JCHS and the daughter of Audrey Perry. She has been an active member of VOCA for two years. She is also a member of the Zion Baptist Church.

Vying for 2005-2006 VOCA state president is Joshua Grier, an eleventh grader at JCHS. Joshua is not a newcomer when it comes to being a state officer. He recently served as Georgia VOCA state vice president for 2003-2004. During his term, he had the opportunity to preside over the 2004 Georgia VOCA State Conference that hosted over 800 students. Grier is currently the president of JCHS VOCA. If he is declared the winner of this election, he will compete against candidates from other regions at the Georgia VOCA State Conference to be held at Jekyll Island in April.

Grier is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Grier. He is a member of the Bethel AME Church.

Joshua GrierJoshua Grier

In addition to Grier, JCHS VOCA has been fortunate to have other members serve as state officers: Jeremy Holiday, 1996-1997 Region VI VOCA president; and Tyesha Haynes, 2002-2003 VOCA state secretary. Currently, Staci Johnson serves as the 2004-2005 VOCA state historian.

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