Bonanza High School

Class of 2017

Before joining JAG, Kenyon was one of the worst students in school. He hardly went to class, was in trouble just about every week because of his bad attitude, and he did not care about grades. Over his first six semesters in high school, Kenyon managed to do just enough to pass his classes.  “I didn’t care, I had a very low GPA, and I wanted to do just enough to get my credits” stated Kenyon. “School was boring and I didn’t like it.”

Kenyon entered the summer of 2016 on a mission; he wanted to be in the JAG program and he wanted to play football as a senior.  But there was an issue — he had ended the 11th grade with a 1.66 GPA, and the only way he could play was to go to summer school and change an F to an A. With support from his JAG specialist, not only did he get an A in summer school, he also made the football team.  In his first and only year of playing football, Kenyon made first team All-Sunset League as a Defensive End and was invited to play in the Senior Lion’s All-Star Game.  “This past year in JAG has helped me to focus and mature.  It gave me a place to channel my energy in a positive direction.  I learned that if I put my mind to it, I could do it.  If it wasn’t for JAG and Mr. Lee, I don’t think I would have had such a great senior year.”

Kenyon ended his last two semesters of high school with a 3.5 GPA, and now is looking forward to starting an apprenticeship program with the Sheet Metal Union. “I want to thank the JAG program for shedding some light on my bright future!”