The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce conducts a graduation ceremony for the 2018 Junior Leadership Pine Bluff Class. Special to The Commercial

Junior Leadership Pine Bluff Class of 2018 wrapped up the year with a commencement ceremony May 24 at the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Since January, the students have attended monthly sessions covering topics such as interview skills, dressing for success, resume writing, economic and community development and local government, according to a news release.

The Pine Bluff Chamber’s Junior Leadership Pine Bluff program was designed for young people who aspire to make a difference in the community.

“It is an issues-oriented program that broadens participants’ perspectives, examines community issues, expands opportunities to develop friendships from area schools, develops and strengthens leadership skills and motivates the students to excel in academic studies,” according to the release.