Friday, March 1, 2013

City Recognizes Area Youth for Protocol and Etiquette Training

Victoria Burton
Area students were recognized on Thursday night (Feb 28) for their participation in Protocol and Etiquette training through the Mayor's Youth Leadership Program. The buffet banquet at Lake Tiak O’Khata was attended by students, parents, grandparents, mentors and city officials.

Click to enlarge- Area Students
participated in Mayor's
Leadership Protocol and
 Etiquette Training
The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) is completing its second year in Louisville and attendance in the protocol and etiquette training is a prerequisite for membership in the Council. While younger students are eligible to participate in the training, the MYC is composed of youth selected in grades 9 through 12. The Youth Council is accepting membership applications from now until April 15 and forms can be picked up at Louisville City Hall. Applicants will know by the end of the school year if they had been accepted into the program.

After a welcome by Mayor Will Hill, the gathering heard from a student, Victoria Burton, who thanked the local city leaders and especially the Mayor, along with parents and classmates who participated in the program. The Youth Council’s Mayor, Macy Donald and Vice Mayor, Zachary Allen, also spoke of their experiences and participation in the organization.

MYC Mayor and Vice Mayor
Macy Donald & Zachary Allen
Alderwoman Judy McLeod and the Youth Council Advisor Lori Black also spoke to the group prior to the recognition of students.

Current Youth Councilmembers are scheduled to attend a statewide Youth Summit in Hattiesburg on Friday. The Summit is a two day event sponsored by the Mississippi Municipal League. The purpose of the summit is to bring city officials and youth together to share their experiences of their programs and the impact made on the community. Louisville’s MYC are scheduled to lead a breakout session during the Summit. 

Individual and group photos of Thursday night's banquet will follow and can also be seen on the City of Louisville website.