Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jhaqueil Reagan- 18 year old hero

This article is about an 18 year old that walks through the harsh cold weather and snow for 10 miles for a job interview at Dairy Queen. In Indiana the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour! Luckily, this teen happened to run into the proprietor of Papa Roux (a Cajun Restaurant). Mr. Bouvier was approached by this teen who asked him how far it was to 10th and Sherman. Mr. Bouvier said, "Thats probably 6 or 7 miles, you better be off on a bus with this weather." The teen said Thank you and kept walking.

The teens journey to his job interview
Mr. Bouvier outside of Papa Roux

The amazing teen talking to fox 59
 He didn't have money for a bus fare though. Later on, Mr. Bouvier was in his car with his wife driving to a coffee shop. On the way, he sees the same teen, still walking. He pulled over and asked if Jhaqueil needed a ride. He obliged and along the way, he told them that he had been walking 3 miles before he got to Papa Roux. Mr. Bouvier was amazed that he was planning to walk 10 miles. Mr. Bouvier said that, even if he was offered a job at Dairy Queen, that he (Mr. Bouvier) would double his salary if he came and worked at Papa Roux. He accepted and started his first day on Monday. This is a truly amazing story, but the reason why I call him a hero in the title is because he is doing this all for his brothers and sisters. He said it was because his mom died 2 years ago and was looking for a job. He had to drop out of high school and recently got his GED, and he also got a year supply of bus passes!

I think he is a great role model for teens like me because he shows dedication and responsibility. This is a truly amazing story. Please share this on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc...

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