Jackson Academy Students Step Up as Youth Leaders

March 27, 2018 / Upper School/All News
Serving as youth leaders across the Jackson metro area are (from left) Logan Thomas,
Gabrielle Morris, Charlie Gautier, and Lacey Irby. Not pictured: Preston McWilliams.

Each year, Jackson Academy is proud to have several students selected for participation in youth leadership programs across the Jackson metropolitan area. This year Preston McWilliams and Gabrielle Morris have been selected for the Madison County Youth Leadership Class. Charlie Gautier, Lacey Irby, Gabrielle Morris and Logan Thomas have been named Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Junior Diplomats.

“Volunteering in your community is really fulfilling,” said junior Gabrielle Morris. “We live in this city, so we want it to be the best it can possibly be.” Participation in the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Junior Diplomats program and the Madison County Youth Leadership Class opened her eyes to the many ways students can serve in their communities. Both leadership programs offer a variety of workshops, seminars, and community-service projects to develop students’ awareness and ability to lead and to serve with character and wisdom.