JWCC Students Earn Top Honors in Participate in State Ag Competition

Elizabeth Reis Kaitlyn Roberts Kourtney Harris

Eight students in John Wood Community College’s agricultural sciences program recently participated in the Illinois Post-Secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) organization’s fall conference held in Springfield, Ill.

Participants from JWCC included Lindsy Deming of Monroe City, Mo., Eli Gronewold of Golden, Kourtney Harris of Perry, Ill., Jarrett Hoover of Pittsfield, Sara Nelson of Carthage, Cole Ransom of Winchester, Elizabeth Reis of Barry and Kaitlyn Roberts of Augusta.

Students that earned placing in the events were:

Kaitlyn Roberts of Augusta, 1st place in Animal Health Employment Interview

Kourtney Harris of Perry, 2nd place Fruit and Vegetable Production Employment Interview

Elizabeth Reis of Barry, 2nd place in the Employment Interview Diary Production


Gary Shupe, JWCC agricultural sciences chair and Ag Club advisor, accompanied the students to the conference. The event offers students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge needed to secure employment in the agricultural career field. Approximately 175 students from 13 Illinois colleges and universities participated. The next PAS conference will be held in early February, 2018, in Springfield, Ill.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.