Rep. Palazzo hosts 10th annual Youth Summit in Gulfport

Congressman Steven Palazzo hosted his 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit today at the Immersive Media Performing Arts Center at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

High school students from across the state attended the event to hear from several speakers including Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker, Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Reese, and Southern Miss President Dr. Joseph Paul.

Each of the speakers shared their stories of how they were able to rise to success and gave advice on how to handle trials and tribulations when looking to achieve life goals. Rep. Palazzo said, “We all have failures. We all make mistakes, but true leaders, how do you overcome and do better.”

Reese said, “I’ve been really honored and blessed to come out here and give the kids my life story on how I was able to become successful, so hopefully I can reach you know maybe one or two kids up in here and they can go on and do great things.”

About 400 students attended the event.

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