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12th Graders Invited to University of Mississippi Lott Leadership Institute

Seniors enhance community leadership skills through Ole Miss program

July Session Lott Leadership Institute students PHOTO: UM Lott Leadership Summer 2022 July Session.jpg Rising seniors participating in the July Lott Leadership session included (Front L to R) Julian Huang of New York City, Sara Rodgers Smith of Brookhaven, Keerthin Karthikeyan of Oxford, Bailey Holly of Winona, Aminata Ba of Southaven and John Cox of Cleveland. (Middle L to R) Hadley Simms of Jackson, Catherine Childress of Hattiesburg, Sydney Sudduth of Pascagoula, Anika Ravi of Meridian, Katie Frazer of Memphis, Adam Maatallah of Madison, Fikir Beyene of Oxford and Edward Wilson of Jackson. (Back L to R) Grace Hosemann of Mobile, JT Pickering of Laurel, Wilson Engeriser of Fairhope, Ala., William Berry IV of Oxford, Weston Farmer of Sturgis, Ky., Fletcher Horne of Laurel, Madison Word of Madison, Walker Farmer of Sturgis, Ky. and Henry Hyneman of Oxford.

OXFORD, Miss. – Rising high school seniors who are interested in leadership, community issues, and public service were selected to participate in the annual Trent Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students held on the University of Mississippi campus this June and July in Oxford.

Two sessions were hosted for high school students nominated by their school district administrators, community leaders, and high school counselors.

Throughout the month, participants are involved in daily college classes and workshops, as well as a trip to the Mississippi Capitol to meet with state representatives and non-profit leaders.

Named for former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, the program helps to develop leadership skills in young citizens and prepare them for college by bringing together student leaders from across the Southeast and the world.

The Lott Leadership Summer Institute's aim is to cultivate and inspire honest, compassionate, and responsive leaders who will focus on responsibility and stewardship once they return home to their communities and schools.