Youth Leadership Summit in Gulfport
This morning, nearly 400 high school juniors and seniors from across South Mississippi came to Gulfport to take part in Congressman Steven Palazzo’s Youth Leadership Summit.
Congressman Palazzo has hosted this event for the past eight years in order to build a brighter future for our state. Students get a chance to hear from a hand-picked group of successful Mississippians who had to overcome difficulties to achieve their goals.
This year the speakers were Dr. Kelly Lucas, the director of the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, Miss Mississippi 2018 Asya Branch, and Dr. Christopher Frigo from Frigo Orthodontics. Congressman Palazzo said, “We are not here to preach to them. We are here to kind of reach them in a different way by sharing our stories. We want them to engage the speakers, ask questions, because after all the reason we do this is we are trying to cultivate the leaders who are not only going to be leading South Mississippi, but Mississippi and our nation.”