WJCT Public Broadcasting Announces Its American Graduate Champions

WJCT Public Broadcasting Announces Its American Graduate Champions
Honorees To Be Recognized at TEACH Conference on Sept. 16

(Jacksonville, FL, August 30, 2017); WJCT Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce its five local American Graduate Champions to be honored at the TEACH Conference on September 16 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Downtown. After soliciting nominations from the community, the Champions were selected based upon their leadership and dedication for their efforts to keep First Coast students on the path to graduation. The 2017 American Graduate Champions are:

Larry Roziers and Pearl Roziers, retired teachers from Duval County Public Schools with a combined 70 years of service to students. Larry retired as assistant superintendent, community and family engagement, and Pearl retired as assistant superintendent, school choice.

Matthew Ohlson, a member of the faculty at the University of North Florida and director of the CAMP Osprey leadership and mentoring program.

SFC Myron Jackson, an Army JROTC instructor at Samuel W. Wolfson School for Advanced International Studies and Leadership in Jacksonville.

Vicki Murphy, International Baccalaureate coordinator at Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine.

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to help young people succeed in school and life.  Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 100 public television and radio stations have joined forces with over 1,700 partners across 49 states to elevate the stories of youth and the supportive adults that help them succeed. Through American Graduate, public media, with its unique position as a trusted resource and important partner in local communities, provides a critical platform to shine a light on pathways to graduation and successful student outcomes. National and local reporting, both on air and online is helping communities understand the challenges and community-driven solutions associated with the dropout crisis. Public forums, town halls, and community conversations are activating discussions between community leaders, educators, and more.

WJCT is the community-engaging public broadcasting station for the First Coast. WJCT is your community, your world. For more information on WJCT’s in-depth programming content and educational outreach, log on to WJCT Online at wjct.org.