The Youth Leadership Program is offered to 11th grade juniors. We have 15 area high schools in or near our service area. Counselors at each of the 15 high schools are contacted each year in the fall and asked to send the best representative from their school who lives on Magnolia Electric Power power lines. 11th grade home-educated students are also encouraged to apply for the program.

 

The nominees come to Magnolia Electric Power on a set date to participate in Cooperative University. The nominee will then compete in a 10-minute interview session with a panel of out-of-town judges on the next day. The judges will select the top two applicants for the award.

 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

 

Generally taken in February/March, students selected to participate in the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Program will attend a three-day workshop in Jackson. The program focuses on developing leadership skills of high school students who have demonstrated a desire to be quality leaders among today’s young people. Participants possess talents that make them natural leaders. It is the focus of this program to enhance these talents and provide advanced skills to help them as they prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders. The students will also be given the opportunity to tour the State Capitol and meet with their state legislators.

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. YOUTH TOUR

 

Taken generally in June, students selected to represent Magnolia Electric Power will travel with the Mississippi delegation to Washington, D.C., and join more than 1,800 high school juniors from across the nation for the Rural Electric Youth Tour. During the week they learn about cooperatives, rural electrification, the city and our national government. Want to learn more about Youth Tour?

 

Click here to find out more about the Washington trip.

 

 

MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION PAST YOUTH TOUR WINNERS

 

2004

  • Erin Johnson, Enterprise Attendance Center
  • Derrick Carr, Salem Attendance Center

 

2005

  • Jasmine Jackson, Amite County Schools
  • Rachel Blair, Brookhaven High School

 

2006

  • Virginia Thomas, Tylertown High School
  • Kristen Burnette, Parklane Academy

 

2007

  • Cameron Jenkins, Brookhaven High School
  • Taylor Stringer, Parklane Academy
  • Brandi Breeland, Dexter High School

 

2008

  • Margaret Ann Morgan, McComb High School
  • Drew Pierce, Pine High School
  • Blaine Myers, Bogue Chitto High School

 

2009

  • Nesha Toney, Tylertown High School
  • Kandi Wallace, Franklin County High School
  • Joseph Scott, Brookhaven High School

 

2010

  • Troy Allred, West Lincoln High School
  • Will Boyd, Lawrence County High School
  • Chandler Parker, Parklane Academy

 

2011

  • Brianna Johnson, South Pike High School
  • Garrett Rushing, West Lincoln High School
  • Jessica “Lizzy” Carr, Brookhaven High School

 

2012

  • Caroleah Brister, Enterprise High School
  • Chase Stogner, North Pike High School
  • Sydney Stogner, Salem High School

 

2013

  • Carlee Welch-Dick, North Pike High School
  • Garrett Smith, Brookhaven Academy
  • Ben Stroud, Brookhaven High School

 

2014

  • Brittany McGuire, Franklin County High School
  • Mitch Fortenberry, Dexter High School

 

2015

  • Alexcia Carr, North Pike High School
  • Brooke Myers, Bogue Chitto High School
  • Brooke Wells, Home-Educated

 

2016

  • Missy Clanton, Brookhaven Academy
  • Haven Johnson, Lawrence County High School
  • Lizzie Mooney, Home-Educated

 

2017

  • Konnor Battle, Lawrence County High School
  • Precious Thompson, South Pike High School
  • Nicholas Brumfield, West Lincoln High School
  • Abby Griffin, Franklin County High School