Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


February 4, 2014

Annual job shadowing event slated for Feb. 6

JACKSONVILLE — The Adopt-a-School Committee and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host the 10th Annual Groundhog Day Job Shadowing Day, dedicated to giving Jacksonville High School juniors and seniors the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor.  This event will be on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The Guest Speaker will be Randy McCown. Reservations are $15 per person for Chamber Members and $17 for non- Chamber Members. Please RSVP by February 4, 2014 if you would like attend this event.

Randy blazed the trail for the McCown brothers,  starting at QB for the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians all three of his varsity seasons from 1992 thru 1994.  He led the Indians to their first playoff appearance and victory in 20 years during his sophomore season and as a senior, was a Concensus Texas Top 100 selection.   

He finished his career at JHS as a two sport standout receiving All District, All East Texas Player of the Year, and All State honors, each in both football and basketball.

He attended Texas A&M University on a full football scholarship and graduated in December 1999, with a B.S. degree in Agriculture.  He started at quarterback during the 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons, guiding the Fightin’ Texas Aggies to  bowl appearances in each of those seasons.  In addition, 1998 was the Aggies’ only BCS Bowl appearance and Big 12 Championship win to date.  

In his senior season at Texas A&M, Randy was named the team’s Offensive MVP and the highlight of his career was his final game at Kyle Field which followed just days after the Aggie Bonfire tragedy.  Texas A&M sealed the win with just over five minutes left in the game when receiver Matt Bumgardner (Randy’s roommate) caught a 14 yard pass from Randy to give the Aggies a 20-16 win over the #5 Texas Longhorns.  

Sponsored by Harry’s Building Materials, Bill McRae Ford, Oncor, East Texas Medical Center of Jacksonville, Congratulations! and Baptist Missionary Association

For additional information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217 or email coordinator@jacksonvilletexas.com

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