10 Sep 2014

Jacobs Creek Job Corps marks 50th anniversary

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Beyond the roar of NASCAR’s engines rests an oasis just within the wooded Cherokee National Forest. City lights cast nary a glow upon the site that houses Jacobs Creek Job Corps.

Futures of generations of directionless youth were and are shaped within the bucolic setting.

“When I got here, I was on a seventh-grade level of math,” said current student Zach Patterson, 20, of Cullman, Alabama. “Now eight months later, I’m on a 12th grade level.”

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Author: Tom Netherland

Publication: www.Tricities.com