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Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winner

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example--in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes Laura Villarreal from Zapata High School as a Wendy's High School Heisman winner. Congratulations!!
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Youth Career Exploration Thursday, September 7, 2017

The goal of the South Texas Youth Career Exploration Event is to educate students about the variety of career opportunities in the region and the skills needed to acquire those jobs. Workforce Solutions for South Texas, in partnership with the City of Laredo, provided an exhibition of the industries which make up the South Texas Region, with a cross-section of 40 exhibitors from nearly every business sector including Manufacturing, Government-Public Safety, Finance, Construction, Hospitality, Healthcare, Restaurant, Transportation, Logistics, Education, Communications and more!

This event was a great opportunity for businesses to connect with the future workforce and encourage students to acquire the skills they will need to be successful in that industry, later.

Exhibitors presented an interactive environment for the students by creating workplace simulations. This motivated or sparked interest in fields students would not have considered if this event was not made available.
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Preparing Young Adults for Financial Success in the Working World

Zapata High School students together wiht Mr. John Jackson, participated in the Junior Achievement Job Shadow/AT&T Job Mentoring & Aspiring Program. Mrs Oralia Bernal, District Director from Junior Achievement of Laredo provided classroom information on financial literacy lessons to Mr. Jackson. Students will learn about careers, steps in researching potential jobs, and networking and interviewing skills. Junior Achievment program also instills students to develop competence, confidence and character to make smart academic and economic decisions. Students were invited to tour the AT&T Mobility store in Laredo. Afterwards, they were treated to lunch at Peter Piper's.
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