Va. Student Wins Dream Job Contest

WASHINGTON (JCHAYWARD.COM) — Courtney Taylor is one of five students across the country chosen to spend the day at her “dream job.” Taylor who is from Virginia Beach, is 13-years-old and isĀ one of the most recent winners of the Dream UP Essay Challenge sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation in collaboration with USA TODAY Education.

Since its introduction in 2010, over 60,000 young people in 20 states have examined future career opportunities through this free program, which seeks to address the alarming problem of middle school students dropping out of school.