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Student of the Month selected for Work-Based Learning


  Henry County High Schools’ Work-Based Learning initiative is dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance. Henry County Schools has a very active program in each of its nine high schools, and this is the fourth ‘Student of the Month’ recognition for the 2012-2013 school year.

Jordan McDuffie at work at Publix.

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  Jordan McDuffie, a senior at Henry County High School, is the honoree for December 2012. Publix Super Market at Lake Dow is providing McDuffie with an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the job market while still in high school. He serves as a grocery bagger and cashier.

  A goal-driven and responsible student, McDuffie puts forth a maximum effort in and out of school to ensure he succeeds at any task or challenge.

  Like so many students participating in Work-Based Learning in Henry County Schools, McDuffie speaks highly of its many benefits, adding, “It has taught me how to deal with a busy schedule and discipline myself.”

  Part of his busy schedule includes maintaining an ‘A’ average and participating on the varsity track team. He says the discipline learned now will prepare him for life after high school; this involves studying to become a forensic anthropologist at a four-year university.

  Before college, McDuffie is focused on being the best student and employee he can be, and his supervisors are taking note of his efforts.

  “Jordan makes sure our customers leave satisfied,” said Publix supervisor Jennifer Nash, “and he exemplifies the Publix spirit.”

  Work-Based Learning Coordinator Chad Drake knows whatever it is McDuffie sets out to do, he will be successful utilizing his talents, diligence, and the lessons he has learned while being involved with Work-Based Learning.

  “I know Jordan has a bright future ahead of him, and I am glad that Work-Based Learning could be a part of it,” added Drake.

  You can find out more about the Work-Based Learning program at



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