JERSEYVILLE - Jersey Community High School senior Gabe Axley signed recently with Sydenstricker Nobbe John Deere Technical School in Wentzville, MO.

Only 25 students out of 200 applicants were selected for this 9-month program. He will pay $0 tuition, $0 room, and board, and receive wages while training.

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"We used this signing opportunity of a model student, Gabe, to hear from Ben Poletti with SNP to inspire underclassmen industrial arts students," Jersey Community School District said in a comment.