For Immediate Release
January 24, 2019
The future is bright for 17 Hancock County eighth graders who have been chosen to participate in the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy. The class is comprised of students from all four middle schools in the county (Bay/Waveland Middle, Hancock Middle, Our Lady Academy, and St. Stanislaus College).
“We are so excited to be able to offer this program for the eighth consecutive year! This year, seventeen students will benefit from the program. The students will recognize their leadership potential by learning the importance of being successful and independent,” said Rhonda Rhodes, President of the Hancock Resource Center.
The students will participate in three workshops in the next few months, a service project, retreat, and a May graduation ceremony. The first session was sponsored by Accelerated Physical Therapy and was held on January 16th at the Hancock Resource Center. The students participated in several activities which helped them learn more about each other and the different characteristics of being a good leader.
The Hancock Youth Leadership Academy is the only county-wide youth leadership program for Hancock County, and is a program of The Hancock Resource Center. At this time, local community sponsorships are needed. Please consider sponsoring a session or making a general donation to support the ongoing operation of the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy. Invest in Hancock County’s future by cultivating its next generation of leaders: visit www.hancockhrc.org or call 228-463-8887 to learn how.
Pictured from left to right:
Front row: Makayla Robertson (Hancock Middle), Katie Koenenn (OLA), Hailey Capo (OLA), Lilianne Martine (OLA), and Ali Mauffray (Bay Middle).
Middle Row: Ella Key (Hancock Middle), Jenna Antunica (Hancock Middle), Lilly Lundgren (OLA), Kamryn Avery (Bay Middle), Brynn Compretta (Bay Middle), and Louis Weber (Saint Stanislaus).
Back row: Max Garrett (Hancock Middle), Landon DeWitt (Hancock Middle), Elijah Boudreaux (Hancock Middle), Edward Dezendorf (Saint Stanislaus), Trinity Reynolds (Bay Middle), and Owen Haynes (Hancock Middle).