For Immediate Release
HYLA Kicks off New Year with Junior High Program
February 3, 2020
The future is bright for twenty-two 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 ninth consecutive year! This year, twenty-two 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 an April graduation ceremony. The first session was sponsored by Accelerated Physical Therapy and was held on January 29th 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: Hannah Lagasse (B/W Middle), Leah Acosta (B/W Middle), Amelia Loper (Hancock Middle), Katie Favre (OLA), Mallory Capo (OLA), Faith Ponte (OLA), and Halee Oster (Hancock Middle).
Middle Row: Amelia Power (B/W Middle), Brennan Acosta (B/W Middle), Cole Bryant (Saint Stanislaus), Parker Saucier (Saint Stanislaus), Jeffrey Hopgood (Hancock Middle), Brooklen Bourgeois (OLA), and Brooke Rachal (B/W Middle).
Back row: Cadence Lyrock (B/W Middle), Kiara Johnson (B/W Middle), Kody Grob (Hancock Middle), Nathan Andrews (Hancock Middle), Alex Ladner (Hancock Middle), William Ascherl (Saint Stanislaus), Jackson Grimes (Hancock Middle) and Mia Marial (Hancock Middle).
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