Submitted by Heather Jackson, Principal NEC
Lawrence Jones, a junior at Natchez Early College @Co-Lin was selected to participate in the Southwest Electric Youth Leadership Program 2022. This competitive program is designed to help students:
- develop the confidence and ability to become better leaders in their schools and communities
- stimulate their interest in governmental affairs and encourage their participation in the democratic process
- inform them about their electric cooperative form of business and the distribution of electricity
- foster interaction among students from communities throughout Mississippi and the nation
Lawrence will attend the Youth Leadership Workshop in Jackson, MS March 2-4, 2022, where he will study the finer aspects of leadership, watch state government in action and hear presentations from government leaders, business leaders and electric cooperative professionals.
Lawrence will also attend the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour June 19-24, 2022. He will join more than 1,800 high school juniors from 47 states across the nation at the Youth Tour where they will learn about cooperatives and rural electrification from national a perspective. During the weeklong trip, students will visit significant monuments and memorials, the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and much more. They will also meet Mississippi’s two senators and their respective representative at the U.S. capitol.
At Natchez Early College @Co-Lin, Lawrence is a model student. He is a member of Beta, National Honor Society and serves as the junior class president. He is also a part of Natchez Youth Leadership.