Students compete in the SW MS Power Co-Op University Leadership Program

Adrian Marshall and Ashton Williams, both juniors at Natchez High School, were selected to compete in the Southwest Mississippi Power Co-Op University Leadership Program. The 2-day event was filled with fun activities. They learned what a co-op is and how it is beneficial. They were amongst 18 participants from schools like Brookhaven, Jefferson County, and more.

Southwest Electric participates with other electric cooperatives in Mississippi in an annual Youth Leadership Program designed for high school juniors.  The Program, now in its 35th year, is sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi.  Southwest Electric has participated in the Program for 34 years.  The Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn how and why cooperatives operate and how electricity is distributed, in addition to sharpening their leadership skills.

“I am amazed at what these incredible students have accomplished,” said Iris Myles, Natchez High 11th School Counselor. “though they were not chosen to move forward with the program and go to Washington, DC, they were both winners in my book! Congratulations to Adrian and Ashton.”

Lawrence Jones, an 11th grader at Natchez Early College, was selected to represent Southwest Electric for the 2022 Youth Leadership Program. Jones is one of three applicants selected to participate in the program.  Lawrence will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington  D.C.

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